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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.
Fun Fall Family Weekend In Duplin County, NC
- Renaissance Festival (Sep. 30 – Nov. 19, Huntersville, NC) – Up to 2 adult and 2 child passes
- Renaissance Festival VIP parking contest (Sep. 30 – Nov. 19, Huntersville, NC) – see the Carolina Traveler page on Facebook
- Dickens Christmas Show and Marketplace (Nov. 9-12, Myrtle Beach, SC) – Two passes to the Christmas market
- Christmas Carousel marketplace (Nov. 24-26, Raleigh, NC) – Two passes
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.”
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.
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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.
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.