Celebrate Veterans Day Weekend With 3 Free Ticket Giveaways

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Don't let boredom linger at home this Veterans Day weekend in North and South Carolina. We've charted a captivating course for you, from the poignant “War Without Front Lines” exhibit in Columbia to the timeless charm of the historic train depot in Blueberrytown. The Highlands Food & Wine Festival beckons with its culinary delights and soul-stirring melodies.

For our esteemed VIP subscribers, we extend an exclusive offer: free tickets to three festive holiday events. Keep perusing to savor the details of this family-friendly Southern adventure that awaits you in the Carolinas. Learn how to join our Carolina Traveler Facebook group and become a subscriber to the Carolina Traveler magazine!

Spend Veterans Day weekend at the War Without Front Lines" exhibit in Columbia, SC

Spend Veterans Day weekend at the War Without Front Lines” exhibit in Columbia, SC.

It's Veterans Day Weekend In The Carolinas

Visiting the “A War With No Front Lines: South Carolina and the Vietnam War, 1965-1973” exhibit at the SC Confederate Relic Room in Columbia is a compelling journey into a lesser-explored facet of American history. This exhibit unravels the complex narrative of the Vietnam War and South Carolina's role within it.

Intriguing artifacts, documents, and photographs bring to life the stories of South Carolinians who served in Vietnam. Their sacrifices, experiences, and contributions are revealed, shedding light on the war's profound impact on the state and its people. The exhibit delves into the tumultuous era, providing historical context and fostering a deeper understanding of the conflict's complexity.

For history enthusiasts and those eager to comprehend the legacy of the Vietnam War, this exhibit serves as a poignant reminder of a war that reshaped a generation. It offers a chance to reflect on the sacrifices made, the lessons learned, and the enduring impact on both South Carolina and the nation as a whole.

Enter to win tickets to Myrtle Beach Christmas shows

Win tickets to the Dickens Christmas Market

Claim Your Free Tickets To This Veterans Day Weekend's Dickens Christmas Show & Market

Ah, the Dickens Christmas Show & Marketplace in Myrtle Beach, a festive marvel to warm even the chilliest of hearts (here's looking at you, Ebenezer Scrooge!)

As if plucked from the pages of a Victorian tale, this splendid event transports you to a bygone era of Yuletide merriment. Wander through a winter wonderland of over a hundred period-dressed vendors, offering treasures and trinkets for every holiday wish. Delight in the sights, sounds, and savory aromas of a Dickensian Christmas, with carolers, roasted chestnuts, and mirthful revelry. A place where Scrooge's heart could thaw, and Tiny Tim's hope could flourish, the Dickens Christmas Show & Marketplace is a true holiday delight!

Carolina Traveler VIPs can claim their free tickets to the Dickens Christmas Market in Myrtle Beach. Just send an email to Susie, our Ambassador of Fun, and she'll get you into the market!

Not a VIP subscriber? You may be in lucky! We're giving away free tickets to the Dickens Christmas Show & Market in Myrtle Beach, running November 9-12. Looking for other fun things to do in Myrtle Beach? Check out the best restaurants as well as places to stay.

Crowd at the Highlands Food & Wine Festival

Cheers to great food, great wine, and great music!

A High Falutin' Veterans Day Weekend At The Highlands Food & Wine Festival

This weekend's Highlands Food & Wine Festival (running November 9-12) calls for an exquisite touch of “mountain chic” in your attire. Delight in wine dinners and unique culinary experiences, including the Farm Harvest Dinner & Barn Dance or the captivating Catch & Release signature dinner.

Savor the flavor at “A Shot At Redemption” reimagined Southern Sunday brunch. Indulge in an opulent and over-the-top Bloody Mar bar, delectable bites, and soul-stirring sounds of The Harlem Gospel Travelers.

Participating chefs and talent include Taylor Montgomery of Urban Wren in Greenville, SC; Chef Adé of Wa Mi Dounou in Norlina, NC; and, Ryan Bethea of Oysters Carolina.

The Christmas Carousel Market in Raleigh, NC

The Christmas Carousel Market in Raleigh is one of the biggest holiday markets in the state!

Claim Your Free Tickets To The Christmas Carousel Holiday Market In Raleigh, NC

Raleigh's ultimate Christmas extravaganza, the unmissable Christmas Carousel Market is back! Get ready to jingle all the way to the NC State Fairgrounds for a holiday shopping spree featuring over 250 exhibitors. You'll feel like you stepped into a 90,000 sq. ft. winter wonderland of delicious treats, blooming florals, dazzling decor, and more!

Carolina Traveler VIPs can claim their free tickets to the Christmas Carousel Market in Raleigh, NC. Just send an email to Susie, our Ambassador of Fun, and she'll get you into the market!

The Charleston Literary Festival

In addition to hearing from illustrious authors, the Charleston Literary Festival brings bookworms into some of the most iconic Charleston architectural wonders.

Book It To The Charleston Literary Festival (Margaret Atwood Will Be In Attendance!)

The 2023 Charleston Literary Festival graces the city until November 12, 2023. Amidst the cobblestone streets and oak-shaded alleys, esteemed venues like the Circular Congregational Church, Mills House, and Dock Street Theatre bear witness to this literary affair.

Delve into Margaret Atwood's latest short story collection, Old Babes in the Wood, and list to co-authors Joseph McGill, Jr., Herb Frazier, and Dr. Felice Knight discuss their recent project Sleeping With The Ancestors.

Looking for other fun things to do in Charleston?

Time Travelers Weekend costume contest participants

Can you guess who all of these time travelers are dressing up as?

Claim Your Free Tickets To Time Travelers Weekend At The Carolina Renaissance Festival

Children ages 5-12 receive FREE ADMISSION to the Carolina Renaissance Festival this weekend with a school supply donation (see desired items).

Come as you are or dress as your favorite time-traveling character inspired by film, TV, comics, sci-fi, or fantasy — all costume genres are welcome for participation in the Renaissance Festival costume contest!

Carolina Traveler VIPS can claim up to FOUR FREE TICKETS to the Carolina Renaissance Festival this year (2 adults & 2 children). If you didn't see the email in your inbox or spam, just send an email to Susie, our Ambassador of Fun, and she'll get you into the festival!

Blueberrytown mural

Oh where, oh where, can this mural in honor of “Blueberrytown, NC” be found?

Which NC City Is Known As Blueberrytown?

Winter in this city offers a charming and serene escape for those seeking a unique southern experience. The season brings mild temperatures, making it an ideal time to explore the town without the sweltering heat of summer.

Visit the historic train depot, soak in the town's rich heritage and intriguing murals, and savor comfort food at local eateries. Additionally, the Pender County countryside takes on a tranquil beauty, perfect for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.

So which city is Blueberrytown? None other than Burgaw, NC!

Looking for more information on things in to do in North Carolina and South Carolina? Whether it's Veterans Day weekend, Groundhog Day, or a regular ole' long weekend in summertime, you can visit our Carolina Traveler Facebook page and Carolina Traveler website for all things seasonal in NC and SC.

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