3 Picks for August Family Fun
Photo courtesy of Tweetsie Railroad
A storytelling festival in Wake Forest, a business fair for young entrepreneurs in Morrisville and a Railroad Heritage Weekend in Blowing Rock offer fun excursions.
Forest of Wake Storyfest
The art of live storytelling returns to the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts Aug. 6, 1-9 p.m. The Forest of Wake Storyfest includes professional storytellers Donna Washington, Lona Bartlett and Daniel M. Blaisdell, who will deliver colorful, humorous and inspirational music and stories for ages 6 and older. Entertaining workshops, concerts and an open mic session for budding storytellers round out the fun. Guests with special needs and their families can enjoy a free storytelling hour from 11 a.m.-noon. Purchase tickets, $5-$15, at wakeforestnc.gov/2016-forest-of-wake-storyfest.aspx.
Triangle Children’s Business Fair
Young entrepreneurs ages 6-14 have the opportunity to showcase their own business, sell their product or service and make a profit at the Triangle Children’s Business Fair Aug. 20, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at Park West Village in Morrisville. The fair will have 50 outdoor booths featuring handmade jewelry, artwork, hair accessories, homemade pet treats and more created by future business leaders of tomorrow. Admission is free. trianglecbf.com.
Photo courtesy of Acton Academy
Railroad Heritage Weekend
All aboard! Railroad Heritage Weekend takes place at Tweetsie Railroad in Blowing Rock Aug. 27-28 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. both days. Train enthusiasts can celebrate the history of Tweetsie Railroad and mountain culture, take special excursions on trains pulled by Tweetsie Railroad’s historic steam locomotives, and tour the park’s unique locomotive repair shop, exhibits and demonstrations. The highlight of the weekend for many rail fans will be when the original locomotive No. 12 pulls the 1870s vintage coach car on nonstop trips around the mountain, recreating the historic trains of the narrow-gauge East Tennessee and Western North Carolina Railroad. Purchase tickets, $28-$49, at tweetsie.com.