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This week's show takes us to Belhaven where the River Forest Manor has been gracefully restored, next we head to Cary for the Chinese Lantern Festival, followed by the Antiques Extravaganza in Raleigh, a tour of Little River Park in Rougemont, and Deborah learns about holiday activities at Chimney Rock State Park.
This week's show takes to Lake Lure where Julia Carpenter examines the antique collection at the 1927 Lake Lure Inn and Spa, then to New Bern to explore the renovated battlefield park. We meet a scent artist in Cary who creates personalized fragrances at Escentuelle, then off to Charlotte to sample the doughnuts at Joe's Doughs, followed by Bob Garner's visit to Randy's BBQ in Troutman.
This week's show takes us to the mountains to explore New River State Park. Then we celebrate the 21st American Indian Heritage Festival in Raleigh, explore Town Creek Indian Mound, meet the owner of Big Oak Restoration in Mebane, and Deborah Holt Noel immerses us in the Serafina Experience in Asheville.
This week's show takes us first to Asheville to meet the owner of the Gourmet Potato Chip Company, then we head to Selma to check out the country music scene at the Selma Ice House Theatre, next a preview of the Carolina Artisan Craft Show in Raleigh, followed by a preview of the NC ComicCon in Durham, and Bob Garner samples softshell crabs at the Spot Grill in Beaufort.
This week's show takes us to Manteo to meet the rum makers at Outer Banks Distilling, then we head to Black Mountain to meet the Dynamite Coffee Roasters. Next, off to Greenville for a preview of the Down East Holiday Show, followed by a visit to Southern Roots Restaurant in Jamestown, and finally, Deborah Holt Noel goes on train ride with the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad.
This week's show takes us to Rockingham County for a hay bale sculpture event called "Hayodan." We also explore Cataloochee Ranch in Maggie Valley, go on the Wilmington Art Walk, visit the popular Mason Jar Tavern in Holly Springs and Bob Garner samples brunch at Pembroke's in Wilmington.
This week's show previews the new Art Deco Cars exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of Art, then we head to Kannapolis to explore the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame. Next, its off to Winston-Salem to meet the Popcorn Fanatics, the Sparta where they throw an Hillbilly Comedy Show, and wrapping up with a trip to BBQ HQ, Grillbillies in Raleigh.
This week's show takes us to the Chicken Mull Festival in Martin County, we visit Capt'n Bill's Volleyball and Grill in Wilmington, we explore the historic Propst House in Hickory, meet the owners of the Roaring River Vineyard, and Bob Garner samples the food at a seafood themed food truck in WIlmington.
This week's show takes us to Lenoir for a profile of folk artist Charlie Frye, then we head to Banner Elk to explore the food scene, then its off to Raleigh for a preview of the International Festival, followed by a trip to the Bost Grist Mill in Concord, and we wrap up with after-hours fun at the NC Zoo.
This week's show takes us to Avery County for a tour of Apple Hill Farm and its many creatures, then we enjoy a Saturday at Duplin Winery, sample the award winning burgers at Hops Burger Bar in Greensboro, learn about the Lunsford Music Festival in Mars Hill, and Bob Garner extols the legendary shrimpburger in at El's Drive-in.
This week's show takes to Wilson to learn why its the antiquing capitol of North Carolina, then we head to Thomasville to learn about its train heritage. Next we charter the Miss Bea for a tour of the waters around Washington, followed by a visit to the popular Stanbury Restaurant in Raleigh and we end the show with a trip to Rocky Mount for the Eastern North Carolina BBQ Throwdown.
This week's show highlights three big festivals in our state: the Carolina in the Fall Music and Food Festival in Wilkesboro, the Stokes Stomp at Moratock Park in Danbury and the National Folk Festival in Greensboro. We also preview the NC Mountain State Fair in Fletcher, and Bob Garner samples the fare at Lanes Ferry Dock and Grill in Rocky Point.
This week's show takes us to Durham for the vintage motorcycle show called the Bull City Rumble, then we go to Lillington to paddle or float with Cape Fear River Adventures, next we look for hidden treasures with Pickers in Oriental, sample moonshine at Broadslab Distillery in Benson and Deborah Holt Noel samples country food and more at the Depot at Cody Creek.
This week's show takes us a for a sampler of the diverse summertime activities at Beech Mountain, then we explore the Grand Bohemian Hotel in Asheville, take in a show at the Barn Dinner Theatre in Greensboro, visit the Carolina Raptor Center in Huntersville, and Bob Garner samples the seafood at the Banks Grill in Morehead City.
This week's show takes us to the state's biggest RV show to see the different ways to travel the state in style, then we explore Raven Rock State Park in Lillington, sample Italian fare at La Strada at Lake Lure, meet the owners of the popular Flying Melon Restaurant in Ocracoke, then Deborah Holt Noel visits Raleigh's newest hot spot, the Raleigh Beer Garden.
This week's show explores the Chihuly Venetians exhibit at Alamance Arts in Graham, we preview the Blue Ridge Brutal bike ride in Ashe County, explore Merchants Millpond State Park, learn about genealogy at the State Archives, and Bob Garner samples Mexican fare at El Taco Loco in New Bern.
This week's show take us on a day of activities in Rockingham County, including waterfalls, paddleboarding and a winery, then we visit County Line Raceway in Elm City, followed by a preview of Forest of Wake Storyfest, then a journey down Hwy 21 and its three-day road market, followed by Deborah Holt Noel's visit to the North Carolina Zoo.
This week's show takes us to Topsail Island to visit the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital, then we check out the craft brew scene in Clayton at Deep River Brewing. Next, its off to Transylvania County to explore Gorges State Park, followed by a preview of the outdoor drama, "From This Day Forward" in Valdese, followed by a visit to Southern Salt Seafood in Morehead City.
This week's show explores the Southern Highland Craft Guild in Asheville, we preview Charlotte Restaurant Week, meet the family behind the Straightaway Cafe in Black Mountain, check out the outdoor drama Unto These Hills in Cherokee, and Deborah Holt Noel visits Shutters on the Banks boutique hotel in Kill Devil Hills.
This week's show takes us to Jacksonville for the North Carolina Polynesian Festival, then we head to Asheville and meet the artists at Lexington Glassworks. Then up to Stokes County where Jessup Mill offers camping, music and more. A visit to the elegant Burke Manor Inn and Pavilion is next, followed by Bob Garner's visit to La Place in Hillsborough to sample Louisiana cooking.
This week's show takes us to Kings Mountain for a backstage look at "Liberty Mountain" historical drama, then we check out the NC Blackberry Festival, meet the chef behind Heirloom Restaurant, explore Aloha Safari Zoo in Cameron, and Deborah Holt Noel visits Aqua Restaurant and Spa in Duck.
This week's show takes us to Saluda to explore the oldest grocery store in the state, then we check out the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras, we take the kids to Discovery Place Kids in Rockingham, tour the elegant Inn on Little Pond Farm in Valle Crucis, and Bob Garner samples pho and other Asian delights at Pho Pho Pho in Raleigh.
This week's show takes us to Danbury to see all that Hanging Rock State Park has to offer, then we head to Ayden to meet the people and cows behind Simply Natural Creamery, We go on another farm tour with Nomad Farms in Tobaccoville, check out the music scene at Feed and Seed in Fletcher, and Deborah Holt Noel explores the Durham Hotel in Durham/
This week's show takes us to Asheville to learn about their famous Friday Night Drum Circle, then we sail on the schooner Jeanie B on the waters off Washington, we sample wines at Burntshirt Vineyards in Hendersonville, check out the New Hope Valley Railroad and Bob Garner samples the 'cue at Johnson Family BBQ in Durham County.
We explore River Forest Manor, an antiques fair and Chimney Rock State Park.
We explore the Lake Lure Inn, visit Joe's Doughs, and sample BBQ in Troutman.
We visit New RIver State Park, and enjoy the Serafina experience in Asheville.
We visit a gourmet potato chip company, preview NC ComicCon & visit The Spot Grill.
We visit a rum distillery, a coffee roaster, and take a train ride through the mountains.
We preview "Hayodan," explore Cataloochee Ranch and sample brunch at Pembroke's.
We preview an art deco cars exhibit, the NC Music Hall of Fame & meet Popcorn Fanatics.
We go to the Chicken Mull Festival, a volleyball playground and a seafood food truck.
We explore the Banner Elk food scene, meet Charlie Frye and groove at the zoo.
We visit an alpaca farm, the Lunsford Festival, & sample shrimpburgers in Morehead City.
We go antiquing in Wilson, charter a boat in Washington, and check out a BBQ throwdown.
We visit three festivals, the Mountain State Fair, and a popular grill in Rocky Point.
We visit a vintage motorcycle show, raft the Cape Fear River and visit the Depot.
We get active at Beech Mountain, explore the Grand Bohemian Hotel and a raptor center.
We visit an RV show, the Flying Melon on Ocracoke, and the Raleigh Beer Garden.
We visit a Chihuly exhibit in Graham, go biking in Ashe County & visit El Taco Loco.
We explore Rockingham County visit a county raceway, a storyfest, and the NC Zoo.
We visit a sea turtle hospital, Gorges State Park, and sample seafood in Morehead City.
We visit the Southern Highland Craft Guild, see Unto These Hills and visit the OBX.
We celebrate Polynesian culture, visit glass blowers in Asheville, and sample Cajun food.
We preview "Liberty Mountain," go to the NC Blackberry Festival, and visit an OBX spa.
We visit Thompson's Store, an inn in Valle Crucis, and sample pho in Raleigh.
We visit Hanging Rock State Park, get ice cream in Ayden, and explore the Durham Hotel.
We visit Asheville's drum circle, sail the Jeanie B, and sample 'cue in Durham.
The December 1st broadcast of North Carolina Weekend will be part of NC Night — a live pledge event featuring our locally produced programs with a special emphasis on food and beverage stories!
Here's what's coming up on North Carolina Weekend this Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 9:00pm:
Linville Falls Winery - Producer Clay Johnson - Linville, NC
French Broad Chocolate Lounge - Producer Rob Holliday - Asheville, NC
The Mecca Restaurant - Producer Scott Marsh - Raleigh, NC
Curate Tapas Bar - Producer Katherine Johnson - Asheville, NC
Heritage Food and Drink - Producer Bob Garner - Waxhaw, NC
About North Carolina Weekend
Join host Deborah Holt Noel as she shares the best things to see and do across the state each weekend.
After a long week of work, chores, and routines, most people breathe a sigh of relief when the weekend arrives. But how can people find out about all the great places to visit across the state? How can folks get an idea of what an event might be like--before driving two hours to find out for themselves? Wherever you live in North Carolina, chances are that a nearby music festival, craft show, barbecue or street fair is waiting for you on the weekend. Whether it's 5 or 50 miles away, there's a myriad of possibilities to make you look forward to your next trip…and that's what North Carolina Weekend is all about!
This exciting weekly program takes viewers on a journey beyond black and white pictures and boring text descriptions and into the colorful sites and sounds of the story--giving them a firsthand look at what North Carolina has to offer. Whether you're a fan of bluegrass or jazz, an experienced hiker looking for a new trail to conquer, a family planning their next vacation, or just someone who wants to explore the town next door, this show is for you.
Looking to get away this weekend? Then grab your day planner and TV remote and find out what a North Carolina weekend has in store for you.