Day Out with
Thomas at the Tweetsie Railroad (much further afield in Blowing
June 1 - Sunday, June 10, 2007 Enjoy a Day Out With Thomas and Ride on the Real Thomas the Tank
Engine! Advance reservations required for the 25-minute Thomas
ride. Receive savings on other area attractions (such as Grandfather
Mountain, Chimney Rock Park, Biltmore Estate, and discounts at the Mast
General Store) with your Tweetsie Railroad Ticket. Park Admission: Adults $27, Children 3-12,
$19. Prices include $1 processing fee for phone and Internet orders
Children 2 & under Free! Order online or call toll-free 1-877-TWEETSIE.
Rodeo (Orange County Recreation & Parks Dept.)
Saturday, June 2, 2007 9am (registration at 9am;
fishing at 9:30am; lunch at 11:15 am)-2:30pm
Strayhorn Pond, (Bob Strayhorn's Farm), Chapel Hill, located off New Hope Church R. & 86N. Free
admission. Ages 3-15 years. Rain date: Sunday, June 3, 2007.
June 2, 2007
Herb, Garden, and Craft Festival
Sat., June 2, 2007, 10am-4pm Enjoy a summer day at a historical outdoor herb festival featuring traditional herbal use displays, a wide variety of herb vendors,
refreshments, and afternoon musical performances. Children can play historic
games; visitors can also view craft demonstrations and purchase pottery, baskets, herbs, and more.
Duke Homestead and Tobacco Museum, 2828 Duke Homestead Rd., Durham, NC. www.ibiblio.org/dukehome/events.html
Sat., June 8 - 9, 2007
Occaneechi-Saponi Spring Festival
- Annual PowWow, NEW LOCATION FOR 2007 - Occaneechi Tribal Grounds,
Daily Store Rd. 1 mile off NC 119 N, Mebane, NC. (Take Exit 153 off
I-85/40 and follow signs for NC119.)
See photos of Occaneechi
powwows in prior years.
Friday, June 8, 2007 5-9pm, and Saturday, June 10, 2007, 10am - 9pm.
Admission fee $.. Learn about and experience traditional Native American culture, dance,
art and handcrafting at the Annual Occaneechi-Saponi Spring PowWow.
Join Chief John Blackfeather, his wife Lynette, and their friends and many
families as they invite you to celebrate traditional Occaneechi ceremonies
and dance. Modern-day Occaneechi tribe members wear traditional brightly
colored and intricately beaded and feathered costumes and participate in
traditional dance. See Native American handcrafting in natural
materials and artifacts; artists' work available for purchase at the
25th Annual Hillsborough Hog
Friday, June 15, 2007 6pm-10pm; Saturday, June 16, 9am-6pm. Held on
the grounds off E. Margaret Lane and King Street, Downtown Hillsborough. Festivities include Carolina barbecue cook-off, great food, live music, craft sales,
merchandise vendors, petting zoo, games and rides, and classic auto show.
Saturday's musical entertainment includes Carla Wilson & All-American
Country, The Nomads, The ROcket Band, Stillhouse, Jeffrey Dean Foster
& Birds of Prey, and Tres Chicas. No pets allowed.
(919) 732-8156. www.hogdays.com
Classic Golf Tournament to raise funds for the N.C. Children's Hospital,
the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill and the Childhood Trust
Thursday, June 21, 2007. Since its inception in 1989, the Caolina Kdis Classic has raised more
than $2 million for children across North Carolina. The N.C.
Children's Hospital, the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill and the
Childhood Trust all benefit from this annual event. Participants
have the opportunity to play golf with host emeritus Dean Smith and
honorary hosts Roy Williams and BUtch Davis. Sponsorship
opporuntiies are available. For more information, please call (919)
Horseshoe Tournament at Anderson Community Park, Carrboro, NC 207 DATE AND TIME TBA Contact Carrboro Recreation and Parks Dept., 301 Main St., Carrboro for
more information. (919) 918-7364.
DATES AND TIMES TBA
Willow Oak Music Park
5th Annual Family Style Bluegrass Festival
965 Blalock Dairy Rd., Roxboro, NC 27574. Food, wagon rides, fishing lake, arts, crafts, hot showers and free
camping with weekend pass. Hours: Thurs. 3-10:30pm;
Fri. 1:30 - 11:3-pm; Saturday, noon-11pm. www.willowoakmusicpark.com
June 17, 2007 is Father's Day!
Sun., June 23 and 24, 2007
CFSA NC Mountain
Farm & Garden Tour
(much farther afield)
Saturday - Sunday, June
23-24, 2007 Learn more about organic produce and pasture-raised livestock!
Enjoy educational and entertaining tours of small family farms raising a
wide range of flora and fauna including flowers, organic fruits and
vegetables, free-range chickens and pasture-raised cows. Also
demonstrations such as yarn spinning; sample ice cream at Maple View
Farm. Purchase a "support local farms" button and visit
any of 30 or so farms on the tour located in Alamance, Orange, Durham,
Chatham and Lee counties. Admission: $25.00 per car.
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