September 14th - 30th
Explore Caldwell
Caldwell County is a community of craftsmen and adventurers. It is the home of historic downtowns, acres upon acres of rugged wilderness, traditional music and art, and the most public sculptures per capita in the United States. Rich in history & natural beauty, Caldwell is nestled in the foothills of the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains.
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Wild Fungi Foraging with Ken Crouse
September 14th
12 PM - 4 PM
The Patterson School Foundation
Ken Crouse is a lifetime resident of the Southern Appalachian region and has studied all aspects of mycology (mushrooms) for over 30 years. Workshop attendees will walk with Ken through the woods of the Patterson campus and learn about the great diversity of fungi around us that can be used for food and medicine! Visit the Facebook Event to learn how to RSVP.
Hudson Festival of the Arts
Saturday, September 16th
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Downtown Hudson
Featuring local artisans, musicians, interactive demonstrations, storytelling, wine and beer tastings. The music lineup consists of Rooted, Quinn & Crowe, Shelby Rae Moore Band, Junior Appalachian Musicians and Harper School of Performing Arts.

Granite Falls Merchants Festival on Main
Saturday, September 16th
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Downtown Granite Falls
Come enjoy food, great vendors, and music in colorful Downtown Granite Falls!

Daniel Boone Day
Saturday, September 16th
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Whippoorwill Academy & Village
This annual event reflects the significance Boone played here in the Yadkin Valley during the 1700’s. There will be period demonstrations, games, food, music, vendors, and as always, Whippoorwill Village. $5 admission. Kids get in for free.

Performing Artist Series
Monday, September 18th
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
CCC&TI Campus, Room B100
The Associate of Fine Arts Music program presents: The Fall 2017 Performing Artist Concert Series Featuring Chris Rosser & River Guerguerian of Free Planet Radio; A Tapestry of Global Music. This concert is free and open to the public. Free Planet Radio has been bringing its exciting and innovative world-jazz-classical music blend to both concert stages and classrooms.

Caldwell County Agriculture Fair
September 19th - 23rd
Caldwell Fairgrounds, Lenoir
Come enjoy the county fair's rides, food, exhibits and fun at the Caldwell Fairgrounds. There will be a pet show on the 22nd, and Senior Citizens Day will be on Wednesday the 20th.

Twisted Painting
Thursday, September 21st
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Twisted Vine Winery
Get ready to sip some wine and do some painting! For just $35 you'll get to paint a 11x14 canvas, a glass of your favorite Twisted Vine wine, and you'll also get the help and guidance from Jeannie Hawkin's, owner of Lolli-Lu's Art Studio . Space is limited so call, message, or email Twisted Vine today to reserve your spot!

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First Day of Fall!
Friday, September 22nd
Tourism spikes in our area this time of year. People travel from all over the nation and even the world to experience the beauty of the mountains in North Carolina. In the foothills, we have a cozy little spot to witness nature's majesty all around us. Take some time to explore Caldwell this fall!

Caldwell Women's Forum
Thursday, September 28th
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Bud's Diner, Lenoir
The Caldwell Women's Forum was established to create a forum for working women to support one another in all aspects of their busy lives. The focus is to introduce extraordinary women to one another and help them utilize their unique talents in connecting each other to individuals that will help them springboard their businesses to the next level. They meet every last Thursday of the month.

The Complete History of America (Abridged)
September 28th - 30th
JE Broyhill Civic Center
Presented by Foothills Performing Arts
600 years of history in 6000 seconds . . . history will never be the same! This play is a ninety-minute rollercoaster ride through the glorious quagmire that is American History, reminding us that it's not the length of your history that matters - it's what you've done with it! See the talented local players of FPA bring our history to life - like you've never seen it before. 
Coming Up in October...
Creating a Productive and Rewarding Workplace in Your Small Business
Thursday, October 5th
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
JE Broyhill Civic Center
Best-selling author Dr. Gary Chapman presents "The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace: Empowering Organizations by Encouraging People." Hosted by the region's Chambers of Commerce and Small Business Centers.
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