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October 2018

UPDATE: Carolina Caledonian Fest ~ Fayetteville, NC

October 27, 2018
Campbellton Landing, 1126 Person St
Fayetteville, North Carolina 28312 United States
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From their webpage and FB page: The following UPDATE is from their webpage and FB page: Regretfully, there will be no 2018 Carolina Caledonian Fest We hope to regroup for 2019. Thank you for your interest.   It is with regret that I have to announce that there will be no Carolina Caledonian Fest this year. Many factors have weighed into this decision, including the fact that the venue has been sold and is owned by 2 different parties. We'll try to regroup for next year. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ From their website: By the thousands they came to North Carolina, first to Brunswick Town, later Wilmington. The earliest settlers came by choice in 1734, looking for land to stake their claim in the new World. Over the next century came thousands more, defeated at Culloden, punished by the English government and "cleared" off their lands by their chiefs. Most spoke no English, they dressed in the manner of the Gaels, and set forth to make new lives along the Cape Fear. OUR STORY   The Carolina Caledonian Fest is a celebration of the Argyll Colony, the largest and most significant community of Scot Highlanders in America. Over 160,000 Highlanders came to the Tar Heel State in the 18th Century and settled…

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November 2018

Highland Echoes ~ North Carolina & Virginia tour

November 13, 2018 - November 20, 2018

Photo and info from their website and FB page: Highland Echoes touring group features live music from the Jennifer Licko Band and championship Highland dancers. Passionate stories of the Scottish Highlanders told through music & dance provides audiences with an innovative blend of Scottish dance, music and song. Drawing on Scottish traditions that are related to North Carolina's heritage, Highland Echoes resonates with audiences across all ages. November 13, 2018 - Rural Hill, Huntersville NC Ticket purchase includes a pre-show Reception and Whiskey Tasting November 14, 2018 - Fletcher Opera Hall, Raleigh NC VIP Reception with beverages, snacks, special performance and surprises! This will be a wonderful social time before the show! November 15, 2018 - Fayetteville, NC November 16, 2018 - Craven Community College, New Bern, NC November 17, 2018 - Lancaster Cultural Arts Center, Lancaster, SC November 18, 2018 - The Harvestor, Rocky Mount, VA November 19th, 2018 - The Silk Mill, Fredericksburg VA Ticket purchase includes a pre-show social reception at this beautiful historical setting. November 20, 2018 - Swansboro, NC http://https://youtu.be/IREsBERsadU

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January 2019

Hogmanay Celebration~ Greensboro, NC

January 5, 2019
Greensboro Shrine Club, 5010 Highpoint Rd.
Greensboro, NC 27407 United States
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Image and info from Triad Highland Games FB page: Great News Friends, Hogmanay is on!!! Join us for dinner, entertainment, Scottish traditions, Bagpipes and celebrations. January 5th 2019 at the Greensboro Shrine Club. More details will follow shortly but please save the date!!!

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Discovering Tryon Palace: Outlander in the Governor’s Palace ~ New Bern, NC

January 19, 2019 @ 3:15 pm EST
Tryon Palace, 529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28562 United States
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From their web and Facebook event pages: Fans of Outlander series may now travel in Claire Fraser's literary footsteps in the Governor's Palace, located in New Bern, the first permanent capital city of North Carolina. Meet with the servants who can offer enlightenment as to the facts regarding Claire's place within the household, and other 18th century news. Ticket quantities are extremely limited. Tour will begin at the Palace Gates at 9:15 a.m. Tickets do not include additional tours or access to the Tryon Palace Grounds. Tickets will go on sale a month before the tour date and are non-refundable and cannot be altered or exchanged. There is now a different afternoon tour, “Discovering Tryon Palace: Outlander Hearth and Home” at 3:15 p.m., featuring the Tryon Palace Kitchen Office and Garden and an option to purchase a DISCOUNTED BUNDLE for both tours. Learn more about the new tour and "Outlander Tour Bundles" HERE! Location: Tryon Palace Front Gates Event Price $15 Contact Email: info@tryonpalace.org Contact Phone: 252-639-3524 https://www.facebook.com/events/360152791407660/

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February 2019

Free Day: Daily Life in Historic New Bern ~ New Bern, NC

February 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
Tryon Palace, 529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28562 United States
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From their web and Facebook event pages: Come visit Tryon Palace and enjoy activities and craft demonstrations free-of-charge at Free Day! New Bern was a lively community in the 18th century, just as it is today. Learn what daily life was like for the people who lived in our city in the 1770s. Have you ever wondered what types of jobs men and women had? Or how were boys and girls educated, or what they did in their free time (if they had any!)? Find out as you tour the first floors of the Governor’s Palace, Kitchen Office, Stable Office, and historic Dixon and Stanly Houses; explore 16 acres of gardens; play historic games; and make fun crafts to take home. The Tryon Palace gardens and grounds will be open from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Activities, crafts, and historic buildings will be open from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. https://www.facebook.com/events/1950856861886615/

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April 2019

2019 Loch Norman Highland Games ~ Rural Hill, NC

April 12, 2019 - April 14, 2019
Historic Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road
Huntersville, North Carolina 28078
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Photos and information from their website and Facebook event page: The Loch Norman Highland Games at Rural Hill is a family friendly event presented by Historic Rural Hill. Come and experience all the fun with Highland Dancing, Bagpipe Bands, Highland Athletics, a Giant Kid's Zone, Scottish Merchants, Haggis, Celtic Rock and Traditional Performers, Historic Reenactments, Scottish Country Dancing, Sunday Church Service, Hearth Cooking, NC Beer and Wine, Whiskey Tastings, Kilted Running Events, Scottish Clan Societies, Shoot Long Bows and Blowguns, Throw a Battle Axe and so much more! Beth Pittman will be attending and will have an Outlander North Carolina sponsored tent located in Clan Row so be sure to stop by and say Hello! APRIL 12TH, 13TH, & 14TH 2019 Tickets available for Saturday, Sunday or all weekend. http://www.lochnorman.com/ https://www.facebook.com/events/2027380150716003/  

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An Evening with Diana Gabaldon ~ New Bern, NC

April 26, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Tryon Palace, 529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28562 United States
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A Q&A with Diana Gabaldon ~ New Bern, NC

April 27, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Tryon Palace, 529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28562 United States
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Diana Gabaldon at Paramount Theater of Burlington ~ Burlington, NC

April 27, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Burlington Paramont Theater, 128 E Front St
Burlington, North Carolina 27215
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(Photo courtesy of Terence Patrick with Variety Magazine). Photo and information from their website and Facebook event page: Herself will be coming to North Carolina and Outlander North Carolina will be there! Saturday, April 27, at 6 p.m. the Paramount Theater, 128 E Front St, Burlington, will host Diana Gabaldon for a talk and book signing. VIP tickets for this special event are $100 and include an opportunity for an autograph from Dr. Gabaldon, and a photo using your own device. General admission tickets are $50, and do not include a signed book or photo. Tickets go on sale March 18. Tickets are only available through eTix at https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/12794 or by calling the Paramount Theater box office at (336) 222-8497.

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Experience Outlander at Alamance with Diana Gabaldon ~ Burlington, NC

April 28, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Alamance Battleground State Historic Site, 5803 South Nc 62
Burlington, NC 27215 United States
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Photo and information from their website and Facebook event pages: Experience Outlander at Alamance Battleground with Diana Gabaldon, when the Alamance Battleground State Historic Site will host Dr. Gabaldon at a VIP Brunch. Tickets for this very special event are limited to 40, and will include a history of the Regulators, the events that led to the Battle of Alamance and a walking tour of the battlefield. Dr. Gabaldon will read from “The Fiery Cross.” Brunch will be served. Tickets for the brunch and tour are $300, and will go on sale March 18 through EventBrite. For more information, call (336) 227-4785 or email jeremiah.degennaro@ncdcr.gov.

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