Monday, October 3, 2011

Holiday Parades 2011, Piedmont Triad, NC


Liberty-- Christmas Tree Lighting Festival, December 3, 5:30-6:30pm. 112 S Greensboro St Liberty, NC 27298 Get in the Christmas spirit with an annual tree lighting event, visits from Santa Claus, food and Christmas music.

Thomasville -Christmas Parade Downtown.  November 29, 3-4pm.

Asheboro-- Christmas Parade 123 Sunset Ave Asheboro, NC 27203.  December 2, 7-8pm.   Come to Downtown Asheboro for an old-fashioned Christmas parade featuring creative floats, carolers, marching bands, and antique cars.

Randleman-- Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade.  December 1, 7-9pm. 102 W Naomi St Randleman, NC 27317 Celebrate the holiday season with this special Christmas event which will include special displays and exhibits! 

High Point-- Holiday Festival Parade Downtown High Point on Main Street starting at Green Drive.  November 20, 3-5pm.  High Point, NC 27260 Celebrate the holiday season with the High Point Holiday Festival Parade. The High Point community has ushered in the Christmas season with this event since 1925. The celebration will kick into high gear at 3pm as scores of floats, marching bands, community groups and more delight your senses as the parade marches up Main Street from Green Drive to Montlieu Avenue.

Ramseur-- Christmas Parade.  December 10, 10-11am. 1544 Main St Ramseur, NC 27316 This Christmas parade features the Eastern Randolph High School marching band, floats, tractors, emergency vehicles, classic cars, candy for the children, and a visit from Santa aboard the fire department's original 1939 Ford Oren fire truck.

Liberty-- Christmas Parade.  December 3, 2:30-3:30. 101 S Fayetteville St Liberty, NC 27298 Come to Downtown Liberty for an old-fashioned Christmas parade featuring creative floats, carolers, marching bands, and antique cars. 

Thursday, September 22, 2011

September 22-29

Lots of fun things going on this week!

Friday, September 23

Greensboro-- Family Friday Night, Greensboro Children's Museum, 5-8pm.  220 N. Church St.  Admission is $3.  Call 574-2898 for more info or check out their website here.

Saturday, September 24

Winston-Salem--  ArtsFest, Grace Court in the Historic West End, 10am-5pm.  For more information, check out their website here.   FREE

Greensboro-- Children's Festival, Kaplan Commons at UNCG, 1000 Spring Garden St.  11am-3pm.  Featuring Big Bang Boom and fun activities.  FREE

Fallfest, Greensboro Sportsplex, 2400 16th St.  10am-4pm.  Open house featuring live music.  Call 373-3272 or check out their website here.  FREE

Thomasville--  Everybody's Day, Downtown Thomasville.  9am-4pm.  Live music, arts and crafts and food vendors.  Call 475-6134 for more info.  FREE

Sunday, September 25

High Point--  Cornhusk Doll Making, High Point Museum and Historical Park, 1859 E. Lexington Ave.  1-4pm.  Call 885-1859 for more info or check out their website here.  $1 per doll.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Downtown Kernersville, NC

I've been visiting the new Botanical Gardens on Main Street since last year.  They had their grand opening last Saturday, and I'm really excited about what it will bring to Kernersville!  The gardens are divine, and their plans for the future (walking paths, ponds, and of course lots of interesting plants, flowers and trees) really give us something to look forward to. Here are a few photos from their pattern garden a few days before the Grand Opening.  Love it, so beautiful!

If you haven't been to downtown Kernersville lately, you should definitely make the visit!  Especially on a Saturday, when the Kernersville Indie Flea is open for local handmade artisans and vintage sellers to sell their wares.  You can also visit Korner's Folly,  the strangest house in the world!  Kernersville's first train depot is also interesting for a quick stop. 

There's lots of shopping in Downtown Kernersville, independent local shops that usually close up by mid-afternoon on the weekend.

You can also bring the kids to one of several parks close by.  Harmon Park is located downtown, with playground equipment, picnic tables under a shelter, and a big open grassy area.  Drive a mile west down Mountain Street and you can enjoy Fourth of July Park, one of our favorite places to hang out.  You can also drive a few miles east to the Forsyth/Guilford county line and spend hours at Triad Park.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Natural Egg Dying

Now this sounds like fun!!

Get ready for the Easter Bunny! We’ll provide eggs you can dip in dyes made from plant material, like onionskins and blueberries. All ages welcome. $1 per egg. Free for members. Drop-in. 

 High Point Museum and Natural Park
1859 E. Lexington Ave.
High Point, NC 27262

April 16-April 17
Saturday 10 am to 4 pm Sunday 1 pm to 4 pm

Thursday, April 7, 2011

April 9, 2011

Greensboro-- Spring Community Day at Weatherspoon Art Museum.  Celebrate the Weatherspoon's 70th Anniversary on Saturday, April 9, 1-4pm with special musical performances by area students, hands-on art activities, and North Carolina's wonderful Paperhand Puppet Intervention, who will lead a community parade with their marvelous larger than life puppets.  500 Tate St.

Friday, April 1, 2011

April 3, 2011

Greensboro-- Artisans at the Park, Proehlific Park.  Local artisans and craftsmen, with proceeds benefiting the POWER of Play Foundation. 1-5pm at 4517 Jessup Grove Road. 

Greensboro-- Festival of Service, 1-5pm on the Downtown Greenway (at the intersection of Eugene St and Bragg St). The event will feature outstanding local music, free food, children's games, and opportunities to learn more about our organizations.

Monday, March 28, 2011

March 30, 2011

Greensboro-  Free concert by the Guilford African Drum Class.  Special guest Amadou Kouyate and Uasuf Gueye. Come and enjoy an evening of West African Music and Culture for FREE.  8pm at Dana Auditorium on the Guilford College Campus.  5800 West Friendly Avenue. 

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Saturday, March 26

Winston-Salem-- Reynolda Junction Community Day at Reynolda House!  12-4pm.  Free admission all day!  Train travel will set the stage!  Go here for more info.  2250 Reynolda Road.

North Wilkesboro-- Cowboy Fun Day Event at the Wilkes County Equestrian Center, 310  Broadway Tower Road.  Texas Barrels, Pony Express Race, Goat Tying, Team Penning, Arena Roping, Concessions, and Horse Rides. Spectators FREE.

Greensboro-- Artabilities! Community Art Day at the Cultural Center, 200 N Davie Street.  10am-2pm.  Come join in with other young artists of all ages and abilities to explore the visual arts! No registration is required - just show up!  FREE.

Kernersville-- Opening Day of the Kernersville Indie Flea!  10am-4pm in Historic Downtown Kernersville, featuring local handmade artists and crafters, vintage, local food, music.  And stop by and see me!  I'll be there with soulenergy! 

Monday, March 14, 2011

Vendor Applications for Piedmont Triad Events

I've had a few people ask me about vendor information for the Artisan Markets I listed here.

Here are links  for the ones I know about.  If you can help me add to the list, please email me at

Here's a link to the vendor application for KIF. Please be sure to tell Chris how you found out about it!

And the vendor app for First Friday Indie Market in Greensboro

The deadline to apply for Shop Local was March 12, but she may still have some space available. The organizer's name is Anna Waters and her email is

And I got the information about GlenFest from Justiann of WitchHazelHandmades on etsy. The vendor fee is only $10 for a 12x12 space. You can contact her at for more info.

There's also an Artisans at the Park event at Proehlific Park April 3. Here's a link to the application

Arts on Sunday in downtown Winston-Salem is the only festival I know of that is absolutely free to vend.  I've done this festival for two seasons, and with the live music and family atmosphere, it is a lot of fun to do!  Here's information about participating.

I don't know the people at Proehlific Park (and this is their first year), but I do know everyone else, so please mention how you heard about it. Good luck this season!

If you're an artist or crafter, be sure to bookmark this page (or better yet, subscribe me in a reader or "like" me on Facebook).  I'll be adding to this page as I get more information. 

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Local Art, Craft Shows, Festivals

It's that time of year again!  Arts and Crafts shows, festivals, shop local fairs... I'll keep them all listed here as I find out about them.  If you can help me add to the list, please send me an email at and I'll be happy to include the event.

K'ville Indie Flea (Kernersville)-- Opening Day is March 26 from 10am-4pm.  New location just off Main Street by Mountain Street close to the Farmer's Market and Botanical Gardens.  There will be lots of local artists and crafters, and there will also be more food and live music this year.  Every Saturday until October.  **I'll be a vendor at KIF at least once a month with wire jewelry and local photography.  Please stop by and see me!

First Friday Indie Market (Greensboro)-- Friday, April 1 at the corner of S. Elm & MLK in Downtown Greensboro from 4pm-9pm.  Every First Friday until December.  This one is huge and you don't want to miss it! 

Shop Local Fair (Greensboro)--   May 7 11am-5pm on State Street.   This has always been one of my favorites, with lots of local crafters and artists.  Be sure to check out the local independent shops on State Street as well!

GlenFest  (Greensboro)--  Glenwood Neighborhood's Multicultural Festival will be April 30 from 12pm-6pm.   Live muic and cultural performances, artist and craft vendors, a kids area with games and multicultural dress up, and lots of good food.  Corner of Grove Street and Glenwood Avenue.

You can find vendor information for these events here.  

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Local Etsy Artisan Teams: Treasury

Awesome local treasuries created by awesome local artisans!  This first one features the Handmade Triad team and was curated by Anitra, the one woman show of  LeeLuCreations.

The next treasury was curated by Meredith of MeeMawVintage and features artisans in the WSNC Street Team.

Enjoy!  And thanks for shopping local!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

January 22, 2011

High Point--  Costumed Interpreters will be making Bread and Butter at this free demonstration in the Hoggatt House of the High Point Museum.  Saturday 10am-4pm and Sunday 1-4pm,  1859 East Lexington Avenue.

Jamestown-- Free Family Movie at Jamestown Public Library, 200 West Main Street.  Despicable Me will begin at 10:15am, and a snack will be provided. 

Bread and Butter Plates by WhyNotPottery in Seagrove

January 11, 2011

Greensboro-- Free Musikgarten Preview Class at Peaceful Beginnings, 515 College Road, Suite 4.  0-3 years old 10-10:30am.

The Dance of Our Souls by WhimsicalJewels in Winston-Salem

January 8, 2011

Greensboro-- Free Musikgarten Preview Class at Kathleen Clay Edwards Family Branch Library, 1420 Price Park Road.  Ages 0-3 is 9:30-10am, Ages 3-5 will be from 10:15-10:45am. 

Greensboro-- Cupcake Saturday at Crawford's Creations, Ten flavor varieties for $1 each!  10am-2pm at North Spring Street.  Come early for the best selection!

Cute Cupcake Winter Girls Hat handmade by ShannonN in Kernersville

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