Bakersville hosts 71th annual North Carolina Rhododendron Festival June 16 & 17


From event promoters:

North Carolina Rhododendron Festival Celebrates 71 Years & 2 Full Days of Family Fun

On June 16 and 17, the Town of Bakersville, “Gateway to the Roan” and “Home to the Arts”, will host its 71th North Carolina Rhododendron Festival, which is among the oldest and most respected festivals in the Southeast. The two-day Festival will feature the Rhododendron Festival Pageant on Friday and Saturday evenings. The Rhododendron Festival Arts and Crafts Fair on both Friday, June 16 and Saturday, June 17 will have live music all day, food vendors, featuring local and organic selections and church baked goods; regional arts and crafts people; commercial vendors; inflatables and train rides for the kids; nonprofit exhibits, and the famous Ducky Derby. We will have a classic car show on Saturday, as well as a 10K run and street dancing both Friday and Saturday nights. Come to Bakersville! There are vendor spaces still available: Contact Dr. Dan Barron or 828-284-1914

About Max Hunt
Max Hunt grew up in South (New) Jersey and graduated from Warren Wilson College in 2011. History nerd; art geek; connoisseur of swimming holes, hot peppers, and plaid clothing. Follow me @J_MaxHunt

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