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‘Secret Wine Bar Night’ in Waynesville

There will be a ‘Secret Wine Bar Night’ from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2 and 9 (both drop in), at Bosu’s Wine Shop in Waynesville. The Secret Wine Bar at Bosu’s will host the ‘Taste of Grapes of Spain’ with Javier Baquero from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7 (5 for $5, drop in) and Chef Jackie’s ‘BYOB Dinner’ at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8 ($50, by reservation). or 828.452.0120. 


Get on the wine train

The “Railroad Reserve” specialty dinner train will depart at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Depot in Bryson City. 

A specialty train experience featuring wines selected to pair with your meal. Narrator onboard to discuss the six wines selected to accompany a sampling of local cheeses, a freshly made entree and a chef-selected dessert. Passengers receive a souvenir wine glass and tote bag. The Cottage Craftsman, located across from the depot will have all of the sampled wines available for purchase. 

Age 21 and over only. 

For more information or tickets, call 800.867.9246 or visit



• The Darnell Farms Corn Maze will be open from Sept. 3 through Nov. 1 on U.S. 19 at the Tuckasegee River Bridge in Bryson City. Besides the maze, there will also be a pumpkin patch, picnic area, farm fresh products, hayrides, and other activities. 828.488.2376.

• The 14th annual Thunder in the Smokies fall rally will be Sept. 9-11 at the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds. Live music, vendors, bike games, and more. $20 for a weekend pass, $8 for a weekend pass under age 12. 

• The 13th annual PAWS wine tasting and silent auction will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at Land’s Creek Cabins in Bryson City. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. They can be purchased at the PAWS thrift store or at 

• There will be a “Cooking with Herbs” class held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, at The Community Kitchen in Canton. To signup, call 828.648.2924. 

• A bingo night will run at 5:45 p.m. on Thursdays through Sept. 1 at the Maggie Valley Pavilion. Cash prizes and concessions by Moonshine Grill. Sponsored by the Maggie Valley Civic Association. 828.926.7630. 

• A wine tasting will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sept. 3 and 10 at Papou’s Wine Shop in Sylva. $5 per person. or 828.586.6300.

• A free wine tasting will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Sept. 3 and 10 at Bosu’s Wine Shop in Waynesville. or 828.452.0120.

• A wine tasting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 3 and 10 at The Classic Wineseller in Waynesville. Free with dinner ($15 minimum). 828.452.6000.

• Free cooking demonstrations will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturdays at Country Traditions in Dillsboro. Watch the demonstrations, eat samples and taste house wines for $3 a glass. All recipes posted online. 

• The ceremonial Cherokee bonfires will run from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday through Oct. 1 Spend an evening with the Cherokee people by a roaring fire. Listen as Cherokee storytellers in period dress from the 17th century spin tales of days gone by, myths and mysteries passed down through the ages and talk of the history. Learn Cherokee survival skills and experience the dance. Your hosts will provide light refreshments. The events are free and open to the public. 

• The “Way Back When” trout dinner will continue at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, at the Cataloochee Ranch in Maggie Valley. The dinner showcases a recreation meal, music, storytelling and atmosphere of a 1930s Appalachian trout camp. Cost is $39.95 per person, plus tax and gratuity. The dinner will also be held on Sept. 16. To RSVP, call 828.926.1401 or 800.868.1401 or

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