2015 COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS

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The Community Christmas Celebration is free and includes: 

Life-size Nativity scene and photo station

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“Sounds of the Season” with local choirs, North Carolina Brass Band & Carolers

Photo & gift for the children who visit Santa

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“Falling Snow” Winter Wonderland

Beautiful Decorations

North Pole Children’s playland

Arcade games & entertainment

Carriage rides with Clydesdale horses

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Holly Jolly Hot Dog Shoppe, hot cocoa and coffee

In the event of rain, the celebration will continue on campus in Slane Center, R.G. Wanek Center and the North Pole Playland will be relocated into Millis Gym.

Share your photos & tag us on social media with #HPUCommunityChristmas

View the Community Christmas Map

For more information visit: http://www.highpoint.edu/community/christmas/

Roy’s Folks Craft Fair Nov. 21-22 in High Point

Roy’s Folks Crafts Fair will be held November 21-22

The annual fair will be held in the old J.C. Penney location at Oak Hollow Mall on November 21 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and November 22 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Roy’s Folks Craft Fair Vendor List, November, 2014

Visit the Fox 8 News Website for more info.

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Phone-(336) 886-6255
Location-Oak Hollow Mall 921 Easchester Dr, High Point, North Carolina 27265

What’s Happening Events and Concerts for October

Halloween at BB&T BallPark with The Dash and Peppercorn Theater in October

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Come out this October to see the BB&T Ballpark “Field of Fears,” a special event for the entire family. Activities include making your own scarecrow,hayrides, mazes and “face your fears” exhibits. A “dark room” will be set up for kids 12 and older.

Pick a pumpkin from our pumpkin patch and decorate it right at the ballpark. There is something for the entire family. The promotion runs from October 16-9, 23-26 and 30-31. For times and more information,please go to http://www.wsdash.com

The Winston-Salem Dash and Peppercorn Theatre will present a new special event, Field of Fears – A Fall Festival for All Ages, for 10 days in October at BB&T Ballpark. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in various Halloween-themed family activities at the home of the Winston-Salem Dash.

This special event features a “Face Your Fears Walk,” where participants of all ages will interact with exhibits to conquer their fears. These experiences will consist of live reptiles, bugs, clowns, dogs and much more. In addition to the “Face Your Fears Walk,” Field of Fears will include hay rides, a spider web maze and Dash inflatables. Attendees can also build scarecrows and decorate pumpkins.

Field of Fears will begin on Thursday, October 16, and will be open every Thursday through Sunday until Halloween. The full schedule, which includes the hours of operation, is available below:

Thursday, October 16: 4-9 p.m.
Friday, October 17: 4-9 p.m.
Saturday, October 18: 12-9 p.m.
Sunday, October 19: 1-5 p.m.
Thursday, October 23: 4-9 p.m.
Friday, October 24: 4-9 p.m.
Saturday, October 25: 12-9 p.m.
Sunday, October 26: 1-5 p.m.
Thursday, October 30: 4-9 p.m.
Friday, October 31: 4-9 p.m.

Tickets are on sale now, and you can purchase your tickets online here or by calling (336) 714-2287. Admission is $11 if purchased in advance or $14 when making day-of purchases, while children two and under can attend for free. These prices already include the North Carolina Entertainment Tax, but processing fees may apply. Parking is free for all 10 dates. Food, beverages, pumpkins and scarecrows will be available for purchase.

For more information on Field of Fears or the Dash’s 2015 season, call (336) 714-2287 or visit wsdash.com. Peppercorn Children’s Theatre is a 501c3 non-profit organization that showcases emerging professional artists and produces original theatre works to introduce live performance art to the families of Winston-Salem and surrounding communities. To learn more, please call (336) 745-0853 or visit www.peppercorntheatre.org.

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31st Annual Lexington Barbecue Festival – Saturday, October 25 

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Let’s Celebrate! Lexington and Davidson County residents can once again look forward to everybody’s favorite NC specialty. The 31st Annual Barbecue Festival is set for Saturday, October 25 in Uptown Lexington.

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The month of October has been declared Barbecue Month,a month full of activities including the Tour de Pig Cycling event, 5K Hawg Run, Pepsi Pig Tale Writing Competition, Golf Tournament, Tennis Tournament, Hawg Shoot Air Rifle Tournament, and many other exciting events For more information,  email info@barbecuefestival.com or visit the website http://www.barbecuefestival.com

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WBFJ CONCERTSAaronShustAaron Shust

Reynolda Church
Date: Oct 28 2014
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: 2200 Reynolda Road – Winston-Salem  Get Directions
It’s Free / Love Offering
(336) 721-1560

Listen to Aaron Shust @ Spotify https://play.spotify.com/artist/0oM8RWZXhJYSnzGdepP7fM

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ROCK 92 CONCERTS

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Motley Crue

with Alice Cooper
October 22nd, 2014
Greensboro Coliseum
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Paul McCartney

Ocotber 30, 2014
Greensboro Coliseum
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Dixie Classic Fair 132nd Anniversary October 3-12, 2014

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Set-up is underway! Fair opens at 11am this FRIDAY. Featuring Unlimited Ride Promotion day and Demolition Derby – Don’t miss out! #DCFair

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Why buy Advance Tickets to the Dixie Classic Fair? Enjoy the Tradition of Food, Fun and Competition at a discounted price! Advance Tickets now available online and at the locations below! Buy now, save now and enjoy more at the 2014 Dixie Classic Fair!

Advance Ticket Prices
Adults (ages 12 & up) – $7
Children (ages 6–11) – $3
Children (5 & under) and Senior Adults (65 & over, with ID) – Free
Up to 25% savings with advance purchase.

Advance Ride Card Prices
Strates Shows Fun Cards – $10 for 30 credits
Up to 50% savings with advance purchase.

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Dixie Classic Fair History and Facts

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The scrambler ride at the Dixie Classic Fair, 1960.

The Dixie Classic Fair Winston Salem is generally held at the beginning of October. It is a ten-day event. The Dixie Classic Fair is an annual fair held in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The fair takes place every autumn on the Dixie Classic Fairgrounds (formerly known as the Forsyth County Fairgrounds), which is part of the Winston-Salem Entertainment-Sports Complex; the grounds are located adjacent to the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum. 371,219 attended the 2007 Dixie Classic Fair, which was a new attendance record. This attendance record elevated the Dixie Classic Fair to the 50th largest attended Fair in North America.

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Joe White and Jim Dalrymple, at left, examine heads for the baldest man contest at the Dixie Classic Fair, 1967.

The fair began in the former town of Salem as a grain exposition in 1882 (2007 was the 125th anniversary). In 1897, the Piedmont Tobacco Fair was started and shortly thereafter the two events merged to form the Winston-Salem Fair. The fair moved to its current fairgrounds in 1952 and changed its name to the “Dixie Classic Fair for Northwest North Carolina” in 1956. Today, the event is most commonly known as just the Dixie Classic Fair.

There is a wide variety of entertainment and activities that are suitable for the entire family. Rides, games, livestock competitions, wine tasting, and arts and crafts workshops are just a few of the reasons why Dixie Fair 2014 will be better than ever. ~Scott Ray

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2014 Dixie Classic Fair Schedule

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Every day is a brand new day at the fair. A Tradition of Food, Competition and Fun!

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Promotions and events you don’t want to miss.

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Featuring one heart-racing, toe-tapping event after another.

All Grandstand events are FREE with paid Gate Admission to the Fair.
All seats are on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Our 2014 Grandstand Entertainment Schedule has been finalized! Can’t wait to see all these amazing events!

Friday, Oct. 3 at 7:30 pm:
FOX 8 Demolition Derby

Saturday, Oct. 4 at 7:30 pm:
FOX 8 Figure 8 Racing

Sunday, Oct. 5 at 7:30 pm:
Rodeo

Monday, Oct. 6 at 7:30 pm:
Concert: Parmalee sponsored by WPAW 93.1 The Wolf

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Concert: Craig Campbell presented by Q104.1 New Country

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Concert: Jamie Grace and Colton Dixon sponsored by WBFJ Your Family Station

Thursday, Oct. 9 at 7:30 pm:
FOX 8 Demolition Derby

Friday, Oct. 10 at 7:30 pm:
FOX 8 Figure 8 Racing

Saturday, Oct. 11 at 2:00 pm:
OTTPA Tractor Pull

Sunday, Oct. 12 at 7:30 pm:
Rodeo

Top Spin Fun at the Dixie Classic Fair

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Top Spin rated the best ride at the Dixie Classic fair. Scary!

Dixie Classic Fair Official Website: www.dcfair.com

Dixie Classic Fair on Facebook: www.facebook.com/dcfair

Apple Fest- Happening Now

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Apple Fest Saturday, September 20, 2014 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Come celebrate apples, cider, pies, and more food again this year with main-stage American Heritage musicians, vendors, down-home entertainment, orchards selling new and heirloom apples, hay wagon rides, children’s games and colonial re- enactors demonstrating old-time apple cooking and crafts.

Location:

Historic Bethabara Park

2147 Bethabara Road

Winston-Salem, NC

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Apple Fest crowd

  • Herr Kater and the Apple Tree Puppet Show
  • Triad Scottish Fiddlers and Friends
  • Hogway Speedway – The Official Racing Pigs – Sponsored by Mr. BBQ

Fried apple pies, apple cider and other apple products will be featured but the event will also offer much, much more. The crowds of around 9,000 people will also enjoy music, dancing, children’s games and activities, book signings, craft vendors, colonial re-enactors and more.

The day will consist of several music concerts as well as dancing by Pat Adkins and the South Fork Cloggers. Also, guests will be able to pick their winner at the “Hogway Speedway: The Official Racing Pigs.” Historical interpreters will demonstrate spinning, pottery, and basket making.

Apples from local orchards will be available for purchase along with a variety of food and drinks..

Admission is free but there will be a charge for crafts, food, and drinks

Main Stage Music 

10:30 – Adam Hurt & Beth Hartness
11:30 – Molasses Creek
12:30 – Company Store Band
  1:30 – Adam Hurt & Beth Hartness
  2:30 – Molasses Creek
  3:30 – Company Store Band

These are the participants for this years event:

Anna’s Sweet Treats
Cindy Poindexter Baskets
Creasman Farms
Dennis & Marie Nodine
Dewey’s Blue Ridge Ice Cream
Freedom Farm Soaps
Handcrafted Originals by Peri
Inga’s Apples
J’s Corn
KBL Art
Levering Orchard
Lumpy’s Ice Cream
Mrs. Pumpkins
Museum of Anthropology
Paddy’s Italian Ice
Pfafftown Animal Hospital
Rawhide rancher
Ricky Byerly
Shade Lane Apiary
Tin Creations
TLP Pottery
Woodcarving from Orchard Grove

Apple History at Bethabara Park

Bethabara is the 1753 site of the First Moravian settlement in North Carolina

When Moravians arrived in Bethabara in 1753, they almost immediately set about planting apple trees from seeds brought from Europe. According to records, it was recommended to plant six apple trees for every family member.

Within a few years, all the hills around the Park were filled with apple orchards. It is estimated between five and eight acres, according to the maps the Moravians kept.

Apples were among Bethabara’s biggest products, probably not far behind cattle. The settlers also probably traded grafts from apple trees to pioneers who passed through Bethabara on their way our west.

Historically, apples were a big part of American life. In the Piedmont, people mostly dried apples but the Moravians built root cellars where fresh apples could be kept for a long time.

Apples were used the same as today – dried apples in pies, apple cider to drink, as a side dish and as vinegar.

We celebrate Apple Festival with a tribute to the Moravian way of life on this day.

http://www.cityofws.org/departments/recreation-parks/historic-bethabara/hbp-events-listing/apple-fest

Triad Buying Co-op Open House

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Come meet us tomorrow! Get to know the Triad’s Food Buying Co-op. 

The Triad Buying Co-op is a member-owned and operated food buying co-operative offering an alternative to commercial profit-oriented business. We are committed to supporting our local communities, farms and businesses by practicing and encouraging sustainable practices.

Located in West Salem Square near Old Salem in Winston-Salem, NC, we distribute produce, dairy and bread every Tuesday and offer the complete line of products once every four weeks.

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We are hosting three open houses in the coming weeks. Please stop by to meet with members and ask questions, see the ordering process in person, and tour the facility on any of these days:

  • Saturday, May 3rd, 2-6 pm
  • Tuesday, May 6th, 3-7 pm
  • Saturday, May 10th, 2-6 pm

Becoming a member is easy!

  1. apply online
  2. take a tour
    • ask all of your questions
    • see how it works
  3. begin ordering

Working and non-working memberships are available; work shifts are 3-4 hours per month.

Triad Buying Co-op, 1001 South Marshall Street, Winston-Salem, NC 

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Find Us on Facebook @ www.facebook.com/TBCoop

Visit our Official Website @ www.tbcoop.org

An evening of chocolate-dipped history Historic Coffee, Tea, & Chocolate

An Evening of Chocolate-Dipped History

Friday, February 28, 2014
7:00pm – 10:00pm
Old Salem Visitor Center

This special evening event is a prelude to Saturday’s Chocolate-Dipped History

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Join us for a celebration of all things chocolate and things that go great with chocolate. Featuring a chocolate history demonstration by Mars Chocolate North America showcasing a colonial-style drinking chocolate, American Heritage Chocolate®. Guests will enjoy socializing and tastings from local food and beverage vendors celebrating “all things chocolate.” The event also features live music from local musicians and fun giveaways! Attendees will also have the opportunity to purchase historic drinking chocolate to enjoy at home.

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COST: $30 for Friends of Old Salem / $40 for non-members. Admission includes hors d’oeuvres, dessert stations, local beers, wine, spirits and live music.

Click here to purchase a ticket to this special event. For more information, please contact Sarah Chandler (336-201-5177, schandler@oldsalem.org).

For more information, please contact info@oldsalem.org or 336-721-7300

WATCH: Roy’s Folks 25th Anniversary Special

Watch as Roy Ackland and David Weatherly celebrate 25 years of Roy’s Folks.

Visit the Official Website for more info @ www.myfox8.com

Visit here for the original news update. Roy’s Folks 25th Anniversary Special

Annual Roy’s Folks Craft Fair Coming Soon!

Correction. Date is November 22-23

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This Christmas season will be here before you know it so make your calendars now for the Annual Roy’s Folks Craft Fair on Friday, November 22 and Saturday, November 24.

The event will be held at old JC Penney at Oak Hollow Mall.  The fair will run from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Roy’s Folks features more than 75 vendors, all who have been featured on one of Fox 8 WGHP’s Roy’s Folks segments.

The crafts range from handmade yo-yo’s, rocking chairs, jewelry, pottery, fine art, glass and metal artistry, and more!

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The fair is unique among other events of its type.  All of the money raised from the entry fee benefits Fox 8 WGHP’s Gifts for Kids program–specifically toys for High Point.

Roy’s Folks Crafts Fair Vendor List

For more info go to www.salvationarmycarolinas.org