Here are lots of totally cool things to do in the South in June! Know about a fabulously Southern event? Contact us and get it listed here!
June 3 & 4 – NC Gold Festival - Old Fort, North Carolina – Annual event featuring gold exhibits, gold mining techniques and demonstrations, treasure and scavenger hunts, geo-caching, gold panning, numerous vendors including arts and crafts, raffles. Friday night kicks-off the festival deep in the heart of North Carolina’s gold country. Why Wander? What is more fun than panning for gold with the kids and then screaming “Eureka!” for no reason at all? YEEEeee-HAAaaaaWWW!
Saturday, June 4 – Salute! North Carolina Wine Celebration – Winston-Salem, North Carolina – The 6th Annual Salute! North Carolina Wine Celebration uncorks in the streets of downtown Winston-Salem, with over 30 North Carolina wineries offering tastings and purchase of their harvest on Saturday, June 4, 2011, with several winemaker dinners taking place on Friday, June 3. Voted a “Top 20 Event in the Southeast” by the Southeast Tourism Society, this event offers a total experience that highlights the fast-growing North Carolina wine industry in a fun and festive setting. Delicious food selections, musical entertainment, and the new “North Carolina Food & Wine University,” an interactive and fun educational area will be definite crowd-pleasers. Tweets: @SaluteNCWine Why Wander? Sample the best wines of the South in beautiful downtown Winston-Salem. What a great day!
June 6 – 12 – Triangle Restaurant Week - Raleigh, Cary, Durham, Chapel Hill, North Carolina - TRW is a weeklong celebration of culinary excellence designed to incorporate the entire premier Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and surrounding area Restaurants. Restaurants will be offering a special fixed price, 3-course meal (appetizer / entrée / dessert) each and every day they are open* during the event. We are proud to announce that 2011 marks the first year TRW will be held bi-annually featuring more than five dozen of the region’s best restaurants!…So let your inner ‘foodie’ run wild, explore, and experience the Triangle dining scene to the fullest! Tweets: @TriRestWeek Why Wander? A.) It starts on Dawn’s Birthday B.) Yummy food at the best joints in town!
June 9 – 12 – Texas Pete Rib Fest – Winston-Salem, North Carolina - The Texas Pete Twin City RibFest is a four-day food and music festival in Winston-Salem showcasing national rib cookers and more than 20 national and regional music acts. Tweets: @TriCityRibFest Why Wander? Named one of the “Top 20 Event in the Southeast” by the Southeast Tourism Society it’s a tasty event for meat lovers. Besides with a sponsor like Texas Pete you know it’s gonna be spicy! Cannot wait to wander to this great event.
Saturday, June 18 – Maker Faire North Carolina – Raleigh, North Carolina - Maker Faire: North Carolina celebrates things people create themselves — from James Bond-worthy electronic gizmos to Martha Stewart-quality “slow made” foods and homemade clothes. Inspiration is ubiquitous at the festival and there are surprises around every corner for people of all ages. The goal is to bring together Makers, Crafters, Inventors, Evil Geniuses, Scientists, Artists, and everyone else for a day of fun and inspiration. Tweets: @makerfaireNC Why Wander? Totally cool, funky, inspirational science is abound!