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Scots at the Rickman Store

There will be a special presentation by Charles Coburn from the Scottish Tartans Museum at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, at the historic Rickman Store in Franklin.

Continuing with the series on “Secrets Gems in Cowee” as part of the 90th Anniversary of the store, the Friends of the Rickman Store are sharing with visitors the many gifts and talents of members of our community. Coburn will share stories and answer the frequently asked questions: How did the Scots come to North Carolina? Why do we have a Scottish Museum in Franklin? Are there really many folks here of Scottish descendants?

The store is located on 259 Cowee Creek Road, next to the Macon County Heritage Center, where visitors can find additional parking. Refreshments and musical entertainment will follow the presentation. 


Seven Clans Rodeo rides into Cherokee

The Seven Clans Rodeo will be held Sept. 4-5 at the intersection of U.S. 19/441 in Cherokee. Gates open at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Rodeos begin at 8 p.m. 

Between the broncos that will be busted, the bulls that will be bucking, and the rodeo clowns looking to avoid getting stomped in the head, there will be all sorts of skills competitions and top-name riders in this SRA-sanctioned event. All performances are included in the price of the ticket

Single day tickets are $12 for adults ($15 at gate), $6 for children ($8 at gate). 

For more information, tickets and a full schedule, click on www.showclix.com.

www.visitcherokeenc.com or 800.438.1601.


All aboard the wine and cheese train

The Rail Line Wine Experience “MacNeill Uncorked” will be held at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 5 at the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad in the Bryson City Train Depot. 

The event is a specialty train experience featuring wines selected by French Broad Vignerons to pair with your meal. Full service all-adult first class ride in the MacNeill car. A narrator will be onboard to discuss the six wines selected to accompany an exclusive sampling of local cheeses, a freshly made entree and a chef-selected dessert. All passengers receive souvenir stemless 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.

Tickets are $109 per person.

www.gsmr.com or www.greatsmokies.com


Wine dinner at Evolution

There will be a wine pairing dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, at Evolution Wine Kitchen in Sylva.

Wendy Dunn from Mutual Wine will be on hand to educate and serve while the kitchen will pair their favorite menu items. You’ll taste eight different wines paired with five of our small plates.

$27.50 per person.




• The PAWS wine tasting and silent auction will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, 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 www.pawsbrysoncity.org. 

• Coach’s Bistro will have its grand opening from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 3 in Dillsboro. The restaurant and lounge is adjacent to The Jarrett House. 

• There will be a farm-to-table dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, at the Hidden Valley Farm in Clyde. There will also be live music. Tickets are $50 per person. 828.450.2232 or www.hiddenvalleyfarmnc.com. 

• The “End of the Summer Dive In” will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 4 at the Sylva Pool and Sept. 5 at the Cashiers Community Pool. Open swim followed by a PG or G film at 8:30 p.m. $5 gets the whole family in, $3 for individuals. Concession stand will other pizza, drinks, candy, and more. 828.293.3053.

• The second annual Fire & Rescue Day will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, at Riverfront Park in Bryson City. 828.736.1859.

• The Flea Market at the Fairgrounds will be from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 5 at the Haywood County Fairgrounds in Lake Junaluska. www.haywoodcountyfairgrounds.org or 828.400.1704.

• The LakeALooza Labor Day celebration will be Sept. 4-6 at Fontana Village Resort. Live music, dancing, cookouts, family activities, and more. 800.498.2258 or www.fontanavillage.com. 

• The “Way Back When” trout dinner will be held at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 28 and Sept. 4 at the Cataloochee Ranch in Maggie Valley. The dinner showcases a recreation meal, music, storytelling and atmosphere of a 1930s Appalachian trout camp. Enjoy a wagon ride across the ranch property amid the authentic re-creation of Mr. Tom and Miss Judy Alexander’s first fishing camp. Tickets for the event also includes food and beverage. 828.926.1401 or 800.868.1401 or www.cataloocheeranch.com.

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