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 North Carolina High Country Calendar of Events
Category Sub-Category Venue Sub-Venue
Celebrating Strong Mountain Women
Celebrating Strong Mountain Women
9/6/2014 10:00 AM - 1/3/2015 5:00 PM
Blowing Rock, NC
Highlighting numerous women who made a significant impact to life in the High Country, this exhibit will celebrate and showcase their unique contributions to our region. (Dr. Mary Martin Sloop of Crossnore, pictured)Blowing Rock Art and History Museum | 159 Chestnut Street | Blowing Rock, NC | 828.295.9099Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.Thursday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. (admission between 4 and 7 p.m. is free)Closed Sundays (during winter months)* and Mondays and most major holid...
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Harvest Farms Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch
Harvest Farms Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch
9/19/2014 10:00 AM - 10/19/2014 10:00 PM
Valle Crucis, NC
Located at 3287 NC 194 Valle Crucis, NC 28691Hours: Fridays- 10am- 10 pm.Saturdays: 10am-10pmSundays: 1pm-6pmJust a short drive from Boone and Banner elk to Valle Crucis, NC. Come out and enjoy family fun and lots of activities including a corn maze, pumpkin patch, and a hay ride.For the adventure seekers come out at dark and experience the flashlight maze to see if you can find your way out.Corn Maze Admission: Adults, $8 Ages 4-12, $5, and 3 and under, free! Night Maze: Adults, $10 and Childre...
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Ghost Train - Tweetsie Railroad
Ghost Train - Tweetsie Railroad
10/3/2014 7:30 PM - 11:30 PM

Tweetsie Railroad's annual Ghost Train and Halloween Festival.

Every Friday and Saturday night - Sept. 26 thru Nov. 1

Gates Open at 7:30pm

For more details and information: www.tweetsie.com

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Watauga County Farmers Market
Watauga County Farmers Market
10/4/2014 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Boone, NC
Farm fresh produce, meat and whole foods at Watauga County Farmers Market in Boone. Each Saturday, May 3 - October 25. 591 Horn in the West Drive.
http://www.wataugacountyfarmersmarket.org
Visit Hickory Ridge Living History Museum
while you are at the Horn in the West site.

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Brushy Mountain Apple Festival
Brushy Mountain Apple Festival
10/4/2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
October 5, 2013 8am-5pm North Wilkesboro, NC The Brushy Mountain Apple Festival is one of the largest one-day arts and crafts festivals in the Southeast. The streets of downtown North Wilkesboro, NC are filled with over 425 arts and crafts, 100 food concessions, 4 different music stages consisting of Blue Grass, Country, Folk, Gospel, and Appalachian Heritage. Cloggers, folk dancers, rope skippers, and square dancers provide additional entertainment venues for festival goers. Appalachian Herita...
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Hickory Ridge Living History Museum
Hickory Ridge Living History Museum
10/4/2014 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Boone, NC
Hickory Ridge Living History Museum, located on the grounds of "Horn in the West," is an eighteenth-century living history museum highlighting the daily lives of our mountain ancestors. See live demonstrations of a various pioneer skills, such as hearthside cooking, flintlock rifle, blacksmithing, spinning and weaving, etc. Open Saturday mornings, May - October, and evenings before "Horn in the West," Tues. - Sun., mid-June through mid-August. Admission to the museum is by donation. www.hickoryr...
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Autumn at Oz
Autumn at Oz
10/4/2014 10:00 AM - 10/5/2014 6:00 PM
Beech Mountain, NC

Walk the Yellow Brick Road and meet your favorite Oz characters, Dorothy, Tin Man, Lion, Scarecrow, Witches and the Wizard. They're all there. Visit Auntie Em's farm and hide from the tornado in the basement. Lot's of fun, food, music, hay rides, memorabilia and more. 

Open 10am-6pm each day

For tickets:  http://www.autumnatoz.com/

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Art in the Park
Art in the Park
10/4/2014 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Blowing Rock, NC

Art in the Park

10am-5pm

A juried arts & crafts show held in downtown Blowing Rock.

For more info: 828-295-7851 or www.blowingrock.com

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ASU Football vs. South Alabama
ASU Football vs. South Alabama
10/4/2014
Boone, NC

Mountaineer Football at Kidd Brewer Stadium in Boone NC

Kickoff TBA

For tickets and more info:  www.goasu.com

For downtown gameday parking info: http://www.downtownboonenc.com/default/?LinkServID=F042FA4D-F7D4-B40D-85252EC921EAAA52

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Inaugural Carolina Ramble & Reunion Hosted by Possum Jenkins
Inaugural Carolina Ramble & Reunion Hosted by Possum Jenkins
10/4/2014
A day full of music and cool mountain breezes will fill the autumn air at the inaugural Carolina Ramble & Reunion, hosted by band Possum Jenkins, on Saturday, Oct. 4, in the Watauga County community of Bethel.The family-friendly event will feature live music from noon to 10 p.m. by Possum Jenkins, Wurlitzer Prize, Soul Benefactor, The Worthless Son-In-Laws, Molly McGinn and more. Passes are $35 and free for kids 12 and younger for the entire day, which includes onsite camping. Pass sales are lim...
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First Friday Art Crawl in Downtown Boone
First Friday Art Crawl in Downtown Boone
10/4/2014 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Boone, NC
Come to downtown to experience our thriving arts community, see an array of different performers, and enjoy complimentary refreshments. Shops and businesses remain open to the public for an after hours art reception.

For more info: Call (828) 268-6280 or visit: www.downtownboone.com
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Watauga Humane Society’s 17th Annual Fur Ball
Watauga Humane Society’s 17th Annual Fur Ball
10/4/2014 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Blowing Rock, NC
The Watauga Humane Society has announced that tickets are now available for the highly-anticipated Fur Ball. The 17th annual event will be held this year on Saturday, Oct. 4 at the Blowing Rock Country Club.The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with cocktails and a silent auction. Donated items at the auction include gift certificates to local dining hot spots, quilts, crafts and artwork, pet supplies and much more. Following the silent auction, dinner will be served at 7 p.m. and will be followed b...
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Creatures of the Night and Bonfire Delight
Creatures of the Night and Bonfire Delight
10/4/2014 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Linville, NC
Join Grandfather Mountain staff for stories told by firelight and rare after-dark tours of the Mountain that include a visit to the bear habitat, an owl prowl, interesting historical facts about Grandfather, and the opportunity to meet Grandfather Mountain’s nocturnal educational animals.Participants must be at least eight years old to attend.Registration for this event includes a bonfire and hot apple cider, hot chocolate, marshmallow roasting sticks and chairs will be provided. Registration co...
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Ghost Train - Tweetsie Railroad
Ghost Train - Tweetsie Railroad
10/4/2014 7:30 PM - 11:30 PM

Tweetsie Railroad's annual Ghost Train and Halloween Festival.

Every Friday and Saturday night - Sept. 26 thru Nov. 1

Gates Open at 7:30pm

For more details and information: www.tweetsie.com

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Strictly Clean and Decent Opens Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music Fall Concert
Strictly Clean and Decent Opens Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music Fall Concert
10/4/2014 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Blowing Rock, NC
Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music kicks off its fall concert series with regional favorite, Strictly Clean and Decent, presenting a show titled Remembering Earl and Doc.Strictly Clean and Decent is an acoustic trio that features the singing and playing of husband and wife Patrick and Kay Crouch, whose blend of brilliant vocal harmonies tops a solid instrumental foundation. They are dedicated to performing a variety of musical styles in an acoustic setting.The concert is set for Saturday, Oct. 4,...
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North Carolina Symphony with the Appalachian Symphony Orchestra
North Carolina Symphony with the Appalachian Symphony Orchestra
10/7/2014 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Boone, NC
Event date: Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 8:00pmLocation: Schaefer Center for the Performing ArtThe North Carolina Symphony is a vital and honored component of North Carolina’s cultural life. Its 175 annual performances are greeted with enthusiasm throughout the state, in communities large and small, in concert halls, auditoriums, gymnasiums and outdoor settings. Founded in 1932 and subsequently the first state-supported symphony in the country, the North Carolina Symphony has grown in stature and ...
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The Inner Life of the Healer, A Women's Retreat with Spiritual Consultant, Janet Sussman
The Inner Life of the Healer, A Women's Retreat with Spiritual Consultant, Janet Sussman
10/10/2014 12:00 AM - 10/12/2014 10:30 AM
Boone, NC
This workshop will emphasize the soul-level skills that support our personal mission. We will deeply examine the ability to catalyze sacred transformation and insight in the lives of our clients. The workshop will utilize direct transmission of the Sunpoint™ frequency as well as guided meditative exercises. Location: The Art of Living Retreat Center 639 Whispering Hills Rd, Boone, NC 28607 For more information and to purchase tickets please go to www.timeportalpubs.com or call Marcee Musgrove a...
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Ghost Train - Tweetsie Railroad
Ghost Train - Tweetsie Railroad
10/10/2014 7:30 PM - 11:30 PM

Tweetsie Railroad's annual Ghost Train and Halloween Festival.

Every Friday and Saturday night - Sept. 26 thru Nov. 1

Gates Open at 7:30pm

For more details and information: www.tweetsie.com

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Watauga County Farmers Market
Watauga County Farmers Market
10/11/2014 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Boone, NC
Farm fresh produce, meat and whole foods at Watauga County Farmers Market in Boone. Each Saturday, May 3 - October 25. 591 Horn in the West Drive.
http://www.wataugacountyfarmersmarket.org
Visit Hickory Ridge Living History Museum
while you are at the Horn in the West site.

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Todd New River Festival
Todd New River Festival
10/11/2014 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Todd, NC
October 11, 2014
Walter and Annie Cooke Memorial Park (across from Todd General Store) - Todd, NC 28684 (10 miles northeast of Boone on Hwy. 194/Jefferson Highway.)
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Hickory Ridge Living History Museum
Hickory Ridge Living History Museum
10/11/2014 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Boone, NC
Hickory Ridge Living History Museum, located on the grounds of "Horn in the West," is an eighteenth-century living history museum highlighting the daily lives of our mountain ancestors. See live demonstrations of a various pioneer skills, such as hearthside cooking, flintlock rifle, blacksmithing, spinning and weaving, etc. Open Saturday mornings, May - October, and evenings before "Horn in the West," Tues. - Sun., mid-June through mid-August. Admission to the museum is by donation. www.hickoryr...
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Sugar Mountain's Oktoberfest
Sugar Mountain's Oktoberfest
10/11/2014 10:00 AM - 10/12/2014 5:00 PM
Banner Elk, NC
Sugar Mountain will host the 24th annual Oktoberfest! This annual event brings all the best of Bavarian culture to the High Country including traditional Bavarian cuisine and traditional Spaten beer to wash it all down! The event will also feature an array of craftspeople and food vendors for your shopping pleasure. Kids will also be able to enjoy a children's activity area that will feature play stations, bounce houses, hay rides, face painting and much more! Live music will be taking place all...
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Second Saturday Studio and Gallery Hop
Second Saturday Studio and Gallery Hop
10/11/2014 10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Boone, NC
How to Participate in Second Saturday: ()Second Saturday has two components: the Studio Hop which you can undertake throughout the county, using a map; and, the 5:30 - 7:30 Gallery exhibits at the Blue Ridge ArtSpace in Boone.For the Studio Hop:Download a map from the WCAC website or come pick one up at the Blue Ridge ArtSpace | 377 Shadowline Drive | Boone, NC | 828-264-1789.Check out and enjoy several of the participating studios and galleries at your leisure during the day…get a signature or ...
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The Colors of Grandfather
The Colors of Grandfather
10/11/2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Linville, NC
This guided walk led by Grandfather’s education staff takes guests out onto the trails of Grandfather to discuss fall color.Topics of discussion include the reasons trees change color and the different forces that affect fall color. The different species of trees around the trail will be identified. This daily program may be canceled or incur a change in topic due to adverse weather.Location : Grandfather Mountain | Address: 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC 28646 | For more information...
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ASU Football vs. Liberty (homecoming)
ASU Football vs. Liberty (homecoming)
10/11/2014

Homecoming for the App State Mountaineers as they take on the Liberty Flames at Kidd Brewer Stadium in Boone NC.

Kickoff TBA

For tickets and more info:  www.goasu.com

For downtown gameday parking info:  http://www.downtownboonenc.com/default/?LinkServID=F042FA4D-F7D4-B40D-85252EC921EAAA52

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Second Saturday Studio Hops
Second Saturday Studio Hops
10/11/2014 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
11/8/2014 10:00 AM - 7:30 PMBoone, NCHow to Participate in Second Saturday:Second Saturday has two components: the Studio Hop which you can undertake throughout the county, using a map; and, the 5:30 - 7:30 Gallery exhibits at the Blue Ridge ArtSpace in Boone.For the Studio Hop:Download a map from the WCAC website or come pick one up at the Blue Ridge ArtSpace | 377 Shadowline Drive | Boone, NC | 828-264-1789.Check out and enjoy several of the participating studios and galleries at your leisure ...
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Ghost Train - Tweetsie Railroad
Ghost Train - Tweetsie Railroad
10/11/2014 7:30 PM - 11:30 PM

Tweetsie Railroad's annual Ghost Train and Halloween Festival.

Every Friday and Saturday night - Sept. 26 thru Nov. 1

Gates Open at 7:30pm

For more details and information: www.tweetsie.com

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Boone Heritage Festival
Boone Heritage Festival
10/12/2014 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Boone, NC
Enjoy a day of celebrating Appalachian heritage with living history demonstrations, "yarn-spinners," music jams (bring your instrument!), and old-time music on stage. Hear award-winning musicians and storytellers of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area perform in the cozy setting of the Coffey Cabin porch. Historical interpreters in period clothing will demonstrate 18th century skills such as spinning and weaving, throwing a tomahawk, shooting a flintlock rifle and more. Make-and-Take Crafts i...
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Ghost Train - Tweetsie Railroad
Ghost Train - Tweetsie Railroad
10/17/2014 7:30 PM - 11:30 PM

Tweetsie Railroad's annual Ghost Train and Halloween Festival.

Every Friday and Saturday night - Sept. 26 thru Nov. 1

Gates Open at 7:30pm

For more details and information: www.tweetsie.com

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Watauga County Farmers Market
Watauga County Farmers Market
10/18/2014 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Boone, NC
Farm fresh produce, meat and whole foods at Watauga County Farmers Market in Boone. Each Saturday, May 3 - October 25. 591 Horn in the West Drive.
http://www.wataugacountyfarmersmarket.org
Visit Hickory Ridge Living History Museum
while you are at the Horn in the West site.

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Valle Country Fair
Valle Country Fair
10/18/2014 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Valle Crucis, NC
The Valle Country Fair is set in the center of one of the most picturesque valleys in the North Carolina mountains at the peak of the fall color season. All monies raised go to fund High Country organizations which serve people in need. Last year more than 13,000 people enjoyed:-Mountain music-Crafts, food, mountain music-150 juried fine art & crafts booths-Activity area for kids-Freshly pressed apple cider-Hot-out-of-the-kettle apple butter-Homemade jams & jellies-Brunswick stew, chili, barbecu...
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Hickory Ridge Living History Museum
Hickory Ridge Living History Museum
10/18/2014 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Boone, NC
Hickory Ridge Living History Museum, located on the grounds of "Horn in the West," is an eighteenth-century living history museum highlighting the daily lives of our mountain ancestors. See live demonstrations of a various pioneer skills, such as hearthside cooking, flintlock rifle, blacksmithing, spinning and weaving, etc. Open Saturday mornings, May - October, and evenings before "Horn in the West," Tues. - Sun., mid-June through mid-August. Admission to the museum is by donation. www.hickoryr...
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Woolly Worm Festival
Woolly Worm Festival
10/18/2014 - 10/19/2014
Banner Elk, NC
Don't miss this one of a kind festival where racing woolly worms is a highlight. Woolly Worms are racing all day for this two day event with the Championship race held Saturday at the end of the festival close to the day's end for the festival. You will find great food, a worm race, live entertainment, and lots of arts and craft vendors.
For more information, please visit www.averycounty.com or call 800-972-2183
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Ghost Train - Tweetsie Railroad
Ghost Train - Tweetsie Railroad
10/18/2014 7:30 PM - 11:30 PM

Tweetsie Railroad's annual Ghost Train and Halloween Festival.

Every Friday and Saturday night - Sept. 26 thru Nov. 1

Gates Open at 7:30pm

For more details and information: www.tweetsie.com

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Los Lobos
Los Lobos
10/23/2014 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Boone, NC
Event date: Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 8:00pmLocation: Schaefer Center for the Performing ArtsLos Lobos now celebrates 40 years of making uniquely iconic tunes comprised of Tex-Mex, folk, country, R&B and classic rock themes.Los Lobos, Spanish for “The Wolves,” have produced chart-topping songs such as “Come On, Let’s Go” and “We Belong Together.” Rolling Stones wrote, “This is what happens when five guys create a magical sound, then stick together for [more than] 30 years to see how far it ca...
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Ghost Train - Tweetsie Railroad
Ghost Train - Tweetsie Railroad
10/24/2014 7:30 PM - 11:30 PM

Tweetsie Railroad's annual Ghost Train and Halloween Festival.

Every Friday and Saturday night - Sept. 26 thru Nov. 1

Gates Open at 7:30pm

For more details and information: www.tweetsie.com

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Watauga County Farmers Market
Watauga County Farmers Market
10/25/2014 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Boone, NC
Farm fresh produce, meat and whole foods at Watauga County Farmers Market in Boone. Each Saturday, May 3 - October 25. 591 Horn in the West Drive.
http://www.wataugacountyfarmersmarket.org
Visit Hickory Ridge Living History Museum
while you are at the Horn in the West site.

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Hickory Ridge Living History Museum
Hickory Ridge Living History Museum
10/25/2014 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Boone, NC
Hickory Ridge Living History Museum, located on the grounds of "Horn in the West," is an eighteenth-century living history museum highlighting the daily lives of our mountain ancestors. See live demonstrations of a various pioneer skills, such as hearthside cooking, flintlock rifle, blacksmithing, spinning and weaving, etc. Open Saturday mornings, May - October, and evenings before "Horn in the West," Tues. - Sun., mid-June through mid-August. Admission to the museum is by donation. www.hickoryr...
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Beary Scary Halloween at Grandfather Mountain
Beary Scary Halloween at Grandfather Mountain
10/25/2014 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Linville, NC
Celebrate Halloween early at Grandfather Mountain with a full day of crafts, nature programs, trick-or-treating in the animal habitats and a costume contest. Participate in an interactive program titled “Going Batty for Bats.” Children in costume enter park for half-price. Events are included with park admission.
For more information, please visit www.grandfather.com or call (828) 733-2013.
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Ghost Train - Tweetsie Railroad
Ghost Train - Tweetsie Railroad
10/25/2014 7:30 PM - 11:30 PM

Tweetsie Railroad's annual Ghost Train and Halloween Festival.

Every Friday and Saturday night - Sept. 26 thru Nov. 1

Gates Open at 7:30pm

For more details and information: www.tweetsie.com

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Boone Boo - Halloween Event
Boone Boo - Halloween Event
10/31/2014 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Boone, NC
Ghosts, ghouls and goblins hit the streets of Downtown Boone for the Annual Downtown Boo Boone on October 31, 2014. Children may participate in arts, crafts, and games at the Watauga County Library and then "parade" down to the Jones House Community Center where families can tour a "haunted house" with prizes, games and candy. Families can then go trick-or-treating with downtown Boone Merchants. For more info: http://www.downtownboonenc.com/index.cfm/news-and-events/downtown-boone-events/ ...
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Ghost Train - Tweetsie Railroad
Ghost Train - Tweetsie Railroad
10/31/2014 7:30 PM - 11:30 PM

Tweetsie Railroad's annual Ghost Train and Halloween Festival.

Every Friday and Saturday night - Sept. 26 thru Nov. 1

Gates Open at 7:30pm

For more details and information: www.tweetsie.com

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Ghost Train - Tweetsie Railroad
Ghost Train - Tweetsie Railroad
11/1/2014 7:30 PM - 11:30 PM

Tweetsie Railroad's annual Ghost Train and Halloween Festival.

Every Friday and Saturday night - Sept. 26 thru Nov. 1

Gates Open at 7:30pm

For more details and information: www.tweetsie.com

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