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8/31/2012 - Asheville festivals roundup
by Asheville Citizen Times

This weekend

North Carolina Apple Festival, today-Monday, downtown Hendersonville. Food, crafts, family fun, live music. www.ncapplefestival.org.

Labor Day festival, today-Monday, Canton Rec Park, 77 Penland St., Canton. Live music, crafts, food vendors, kiddie rides, outdoor movie night at dusk on Saturday, car show. Parade at 10 a.m. Sept. 3. Ends with music by Hoss Howard Band at 3:30 p.m. and Chase Rice at 7 p.m. Free admission. www.cantonnc.com.

Smoky Mountain Folk Festival, Friday and Saturday at Stuart Auditorium at Lake Junaluska. Open tent show begins at 5 p.m. with ticketed mainstage performance at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 advance, $12 door, free to children ages 11 and younger. Call 800-334-9036.

Wild Things Weekend, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Pack Place, 2 S. Pack Sq., Asheville. Live animal show, wildlife films, interactive exhibits. $5. Hosted by conservation organization Wild South. www.wildsouth.org.

Annual Mile High Kite Festival, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Beech Mountain. BJ's Dog Show 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Open meadow in heart of town and Beech Bark park. Free admission. Demonstrations by kite clubs and open flying. Kid's activities. Dog show entry fee is $20 one dog, $30 two dogs. 800-468-5506.

TriCities Bacon Fest, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. with concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Bristol Motor Speedway, 151 Speedway Blvd., Bristol, Tenn. Music, arts/craft vendors, and bacon. Visit www.tricitiesbaconfest.com or http://facebook.com/tcbaconfest.

Lexington Avenue Arts and Fun Festival, Sunday, Lexington Avenue. A ticketed pub crawl is 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday night ($20 advance, $25 day of event includes admission to many downtown venues). http://lexfestasheville.com/

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