What To Do This Labor Day Weekend in NC

>>Happy Labor DayBY CLAIRE LONG

Asheville, NC

Check out a free performance of Shakespeare’s rarely performed, “Coriolanus” (donations gratefully accepted!). The play will be performed at The Montford Park Players, North Carolina’s longest running Shakespeare Festival. An opening night champagne reception will follow the performance on Friday, August 29th. The fun doesn’t stop after Labor Day Weekend though—the show runs until Saturday, September 20th. >>More info.

Fontana Lake, NC

Join the fun at the Fontana Village Marina for this year’s family-friendly Labor Day Weekend, Fireworks, & LakeAlooza Celebration. Located on beautiful Fontana Lake, this celebration features live music straight out of Western North Carolina—The Josh Fields Band will be performing a blend of Southern rock, classic and contemporary country, and bluegrass too! And fear not, you don’t need a boat to enjoy the festivities. Fontana Marina accommodates on-shore guests with wonderful food, dancing, music, and entertainment. >>More Info.

Hendersonville, NC

Most of our parents told us that, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” We’re not sure about the validity of this claim, but that’s no reason to turn down Hendersonville’s North Carolina Apple Festival. It is held annually on Labor Day Weekend (August 29th-September 1st) to recognize the apple and apple industry in Henderson County. Events include arts & crafts, a parade, street dance, vendors, and more. >>More info.

Pinehurst, NC

Celebrate the 26th anniversary of Pinehurst’s Annual Food and Wine Festival from Friday, August 29th-Monday, September 1st. Come for a day, a night, or spend the entire weekend. The festival features over 90 wineries, and includes informative wine seminars, tastings, culinary demonstrations, and nightly gala dinners. You especially won’t want to miss the food prepared by world-renowned chef and, “culinary genius” Norman Van Aken. Visit the website for more information. >>More info.

Raleigh, Greensboro, and Charlotte, NC

Join Moral Monday Labor Day: The #TalkUnion Tour! In these difficult times, workers find hope by taking collective action via unions and Moral Monday. Come out to a tour stop (or two or three) to show your support. The #TalkUnion Tour kickoff is at 9 AM in >>Raleigh, followed by a noon stop in >>Greensboro, and ends at 5:30 PM in >>Charlotte with a massive Moral Monday rally in Marshall Park. Signs will be provided at all locations.

Southern Pines, NC

Break a sweat this Labor Day by joining cyclists from all over North Carolina, and neighboring States in the annual Tour de Moore Bike Festival. You can still register to bike, or you can go and show your support by watching cyclists participate in the festival dedicated to preserving the Sandhills’ rich history of cycling. This year’s Tour de Moore Classic offers three supported ride distances: a 28 mile cruise, a 50 mile ramble, and the Classic TdM Century Ride of 100 miles tracing the original Tour de Moore Professional Road Race route. Rides start and finish at The Train House, and are followed by the Tour de Moore Community Festival featuring live music, food, and fun. Bonus: The Pinehurst Resort is offering a special rate of only $135 for participants in the 2014 Tour Classic—rate good for check-in on Sunday, August 31st. >>More info.


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