Victorian Christmas Markets, Veterans Day Parades, And Sheepdog Showdowns!

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We're gearing up for a full weekend of Tar Heels' favorite things to do…watch parades, eat fried food, and enjoy local Carolina beer. From the Veterans Day Parade in Warsaw and the Sheepdog Trials and Dog Show in Rural Hill to two bustling Christmas marketplaces in Myrtle Beach and Charlotte, there is plenty of family-friendly fun happening throughout North Carolina and South Carolina this weekend. Plus, check out some of our current giveaways for Carolina Traveler VIP subscribers.

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Warsaw Veterans Day Parade

Take part in the Warsaw Veterans Day Parade on November 4 in Duplin County.

Fun Fall Family Weekend In Duplin County, NC

If you're dreaming of a family-friendly fall getaway, look no further than Duplin County, NC – a place where memories are made. 🌟🍂Start your journey with a visit to the Veterans Museum, a place where stories of bravery come to life. Explore interactive exhibits and pay tribute to those who've served our nation. 🏛️🎖️
🚂 Warsaw Veterans Day Parade: Join the patriotic celebration on Saturday November 4 for the 103rd Warsaw Veterans Day Parade, the oldest consecutive Veterans Day Parade in America! Wave your flags, cheer on the heroes, and feel the spirit of unity that comes with honoring our veterans. 🎉
🍇 Duplin County is home to enchanting vineyards that stretch for miles. Take a sip of the season with wine tastings, enjoy the vineyard views, and savor quality time with your loved ones. Cheers to family bonding! 🍷🌿
You can learn more about Duplin County — including information on holiday happenings and Christmas markets — on the Carolina Traveler website.
Enter to win tickets to Myrtle Beach Christmas shows

Win tickets to the Dickens Christmas Market

Shop In Style At A Victorian Era Christmas Market

Carolina Traveler is giving away tickets to the Dickens Christmas Show and Market! Three lucky winners will receive a pair of tickets each to the Dickens Christmas Market in Myrtle Beach, SC. The show opens Nov. 9 and runs through Nov. 12. Enter Here

Carolina Traveler VIPs can claim your free tickets to the Dickens Show, and the Christmas Carousel in Raleigh. Just send an email to our Ambassador of Fun, Susie ([email protected]) and she'll get you into the show!

Looking for other fun things to do in Myrtle Beach? Check out the best restaurants as well as places to stay.

Dickens Christmas Show and Marketplace in Myrtle Beach, SC

Find special gifts for everyone on your Christmas list at the Dickens Christmas Show November 9-12.

VIP Subscriber Offers

Contact Susie ([email protected]) to take advantage of these ticket offers…
  1. Renaissance Festival (Sep. 30 – Nov. 19, Huntersville, NC) – Up to 2 adult and 2 child passes
  2. Renaissance Festival VIP parking contest (Sep. 30 – Nov. 19, Huntersville, NC) – see the Carolina Traveler page on Facebook
  3. Dickens Christmas Show and Marketplace (Nov. 9-12, Myrtle Beach, SC) – Two passes to the Christmas market
  4. Christmas Carousel marketplace (Nov. 24-26, Raleigh, NC) – Two passes
Click to learn more about being a VIP subscriber.
Rural Hill Sheepdog Trials and Dog Festival

That's right — a whole festival dedicated to watching these talented dogs herd!

Rural Hill Sheepdog Trials and Dog Festival

Every year, the sheepdogs at the Sheepdog Trials and Dog Festival in Historic Rural Hill compete in a range of physical challenges. On November 4th and 5th, 2023, they will take part in tests designed to assess their herding abilities, agility, and obedience.

Attendees can purchase food and beverages and, if they dare, make their way through the pet adoption area. There will also be an opportunity to meet the dogs and their handlers, while sessions on the history and training of sheepdogs will prove educational and entertaining.

New this year is Huntersville's Next Top Dog Show, which will feature prize categories like “fluffiest coat,” “curliest tail,” “silliest name” and “best trick.”

Pirate Royale

Pirate Royale will be performing at Carolina Renaissance Fest this weekend.

It's Pirate's Christmas Weekend At The Carolina Renaissance Festival

Pillage the holiday village with early Christmas market shopping discounts. Plus, spend $250 or more to receive one free adult ticket to the Carolina Renaissance Festival. Participate in the Pirate Costume Contest to win additional prizes.

Carolina Traveler VIPs: Check your email for instructions on claiming your tickets! While supplies last, we're giving VIPs up to 4 tickets the the festival (2 adult and 2 child tickets) valued at $104! If you don't see the email in your inbox, check your spam or promotions tab. Want to get in on all the fun stuff as a Carolina Traveler VIP, like free tickets to some of the best fall festivals in North Carolina? It's easy, here's what you do:
  1. Click subscribe
  2. Select the VIP package
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  4. Get tickets to fun stuff like the Pirate's Christmas Market!
South Carolina Pecan Festival

The South Carolina Pecan Festival takes place in Florence every year.

Go Nuts At The South Carolina Pecan Festival

Limited release beers will be served throughout the day at the Pecan Pub — adults can pick any four for a flight. Kids will enjoy a host of free activities in the Fun Zone, including inflatables, games, and STEM activities! The Classic Car Show takes place on W Evans St, where drivers can compete in a range of daily categories.

Cherokee woodland walking tour

Trek through the quiet, contemplative woods of Cherokee, North Carolina.

Go On A Graveyard Hike…If You Dare

The woods are calling…or is that a voice from an unsettled spirit, determined to seek revenge upon unassuming hikers?

Have no fear! Led by a professional naturalist, a hike through the Great Smoky Mountain National Park is sure to be an unforgettable (and certainly survivable…) adventure. Upon booking, you'll discover hidden waterfalls, ancient forests, and delicate mountain streams while learning about the rich biodiversity of the Appalachian region. Keep your eyes peeled for old abandoned homes and graveyards from centuries past — each one with its own story to tell. Your journey will culminate with stunning vistas of the Smokies. Book a Cherokee woodland walking tour.

Looking for more information on SC Upstate things to do or autumn itineraries in North Carolina? Visit our Carolina Traveler Facebook page and website for all things seasonal in NC and SC.

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