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AUGUST 2009

Thru 8/22 Toys and Games That We Loved. Tues-Sat 10 am-4 pm. Kings Mountain
Historical Museum, located one block south of King Street, Highway 74 Business, on the
corner of South Piedmont Ave. and East Mountain Street. 100 East Mountain Street,
Kings Mountain, 704-739-1019, www.kingsmountainmuseum.org
Thru 8/31 Telling Our Stories Photography Exhibit This collection of 50 images, is on
loan from the N. C. Department of Cultural Resources. The photographs will be on
display throughout the library until August 31. This is free and open to the public during
regular library hours. Mauney Memorial Library, 100 South Piedmont Avenue, Kings
Mountain, NC 704-739-2371
Thru 11/14 Kings Mountain Weapons of War - "Live the Actual Life of a Colonial
Militiaman" Every Sat. 1 pm. Tours for buses, groups and families by apt. Fire a
Cherokee blow gun, throw a tomahawk, witness a flintlock fired, shoot a bow and arrow
or use our spear throwing range. Engage in meeting colonial troops, militia and prepare
yourself for combat in fire and sword around our campsite. Study the tactics used to win
the war of independence on tactical maps and decisions made with Colonel Hambright
and Cleveland. The Inn of the Patriots, 301 Cleveland Avenue, The historic Hambright
House, Grover, Located at NC exit 2 or SC exit 106 on I-85. 704-937-2940
www.theinnofthepatriots.com
Thru 12/10 Servants & Service in the Age Antebellum - An underground discovery: Sat 1
pm or by apt. Step underground into the cold darkness of the servant’s quarters in an
1879 House built by Civil War Confederate Surgeon, Doctor Alfred Frederick Hambright.
See the life of a Butler, Head Housekeeper and Estate Chef from yesteryear while touring
the full White House holdings in our collections of 24k gold plates and more. Tours for
buses, groups and families anytime - otherwise open Saturdays at 1 p.m. The Presidential
Culinary Museum, 301 Cleveland Avenue, The historic Hambright House, Grover,
Located at NC exit 2 or SC exit 106 on I-85. 704-937-2940
www.theinnofthepatriots.com
8/1 & 2 The 10 Essentials of Hiking 11 am. What items should you always carry with
you when hiking? Join a Park Ranger at the Visitor Center to learn about the "10
Essentials.” South Mountains State Park, 3001 South Mountains Park Avenue, Connelly
Springs, NC 28612. (South Mountains State Park is located south of Morganton off of
old Highway 18) 828-433-4772 www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/somo
8/1 & 2 What’s in the Water? 2 pm. How many different kinds of critters live in the
river?? Join a Park Ranger in the stream to turn over some rocks and learn more about
what you might find there. Come prepared to get wet!! Meet at the Visitor Center South
Mountains State Park, 3001 South Mountains Park Avenue, Connelly Springs, NC
28612. (South Mountains State Park is located south of Morganton off of old Highway
18) 828-433-4772 www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/somo
8/4 Walker Brothers Circus at Shelby City Park 5:30 pm & 7:30 pm.
Ticket prices are $ 20 per adult witch get's two children 14 and under in for FREE and
also one free adult with a coupon at your local shops! Shelby City Park, Shelby City
Park, 850 W. Sumter St., Shelby, 704-484-6476, Ticket info 800-528-6577,
www.walkerbrotherscircus.com
8/4 National Night Out in Kings Mountain 6-10 pm. Patriots Park Gazebo. 704-
734-0333. www.CityofKM.com
8/4 & 6 Caddisfly Cases 11 am Tue, 2 pm Thur. Kids are introduced to the life cycle of
an aquatic insect and its adaptation as they construct their own caddisfly cases. Meet at
the Visitor Center. South Mountains State Park, 3001 South Mountains Park Avenue,
Connelly Springs, NC 28612. (South Mountains State Park is located south of
Morganton off of old Highway 18) 828-433-4772 www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/somo
8/7 Owl’s Eye Wine Down Fridays 6-8 pm. A great way to end the week and start
the weekend. Enjoy wine, hor’deurves and local live music. Owl’s Eye Vineyard &
Winery, 1414 Metcalf Road, Shelby, 704-471-9196, www.OwlsEyeVineyard.com
8/8 Moon Rise Hike 8 pm. Enjoy an easy hike along the banks of the Broad River
and watch the moon rise over the water. There isn't a more relaxing way to spend a
summer evening. Bring a flashlight to help you return to the parking lot. Meet at Phifer
Cabin, Broad River Greenway, Boiling Springs, 704-434-2357
www.BroadRiverGreenway.com
8/8 & 9 Bats 11 pm. Are bats blind? Do they fly into your hair? Do they turn into
vampires? Join a park ranger at the Visitor Center to learn some Bat facts and have an
opportunity to view some Bats. South Mountains State Park, 3001 South Mountains Park
Avenue, Connelly Springs, NC 28612. (South Mountains State Park is located south of
Morganton off of old Highway 18) 828-433-4772 www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/somo
8/8, 9 & 15 Ssssnakes 2 pm. Join a Park Ranger at the Visitor Center to learn about some of
the many snakes that live in South Mountains State Park. South Mountains State Park,
3001 South Mountains Park Avenue, Connelly Springs, NC 28612. (South Mountains
State Park is located south of Morganton off of old Highway 18) 828-433-4772
www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/somo
8/9 Foothills Bridal Fair 12-4 pm. More than 30 vendors will be showcasing the
hottest new trends. Register for prizes including trips. Cleveland Mall, 2001 E. Dixon
Blvd. Shelby, 704-484-2001 www.shopclevelandmall.com
8/10-14 Southern Arts Society Multi-Art Exploration Creation 9-11:30 am for
children. $20. The Ladies of the arts center will conduct this workshop. Kings Mountain
Arts Center, Old Depot at 301 N. Piedmont Ave, Kings Mountain, NC, 704-739-5585
8/11 & 13 Element of Disguise 11 am Tues, 2 pm Thur. Can you see me now? Kids, join a
Park Ranger for a program on animal camouflage. Learn how both predators and prey
use the true art of camouflage for survival. Meet at the Visitor Center. South Mountains
State Park, 3001 South Mountains Park Avenue, Connelly Springs, NC 28612. (South
Mountains State Park is located south of Morganton off of old Highway 18) 828-433-
4772 www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/somo
8/14 Owl’s Eye Wine Down Fridays 6-8 pm. A great way to end the week and start
the weekend. Enjoy wine, hor’deurves and local live music. Owl’s Eye Vineyard &
Winery, 1414 Metcalf Road, Shelby, 704-471-9196, www.OwlsEyeVineyard.com
8/15 Backcountry Militia Encampment Kings Mountain National Military Park is
located on South Carolina Highway 216. From Greenville, SC travel on I-85 North to NC
Exit #2. From Charlotte, NC travel on I- 85 South to NC Exit #2. 864-936-7921
8/15,16,29 & 30 Skulls & Skins 11-12 am. Look for a Park Ranger and his interesting display
of skulls and skins at the Visitor Center. South Mountains State Park, 3001 South
Mountains Park Avenue, Connelly Springs, NC 28612. (South Mountains State Park is
located south of Morganton off of old Highway 18) 828-433-4772
www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/somo
8/16 Scavenger Hunt 2-4 pm. One last fling before school starts! Enjoy a lively
scavenger hunt along the Broad River. Great for kids of all ages. Meet at Phifer Cabin,
Broad River Greenway, 126 Broad River Road, Boiling Springs, 704-434-2357
www.BroadRiverGreenway.com
8/16 & 23 Streamside Hike 2 pm. Join a park ranger at the Jacob Fork Parking Area for a
hike along the Jacob Fork River. Watersheds, flora, fauna, and water quality will be the
focus of this 1.0 mile walk. South Mountains State Park, 3001 South Mountains Park
Avenue, Connelly Springs, NC 28612. (South Mountains State Park is located south of
Morganton off of old Highway 18) 828-433-4772 www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/somo
8/20 Alive After Five Free Outdoor Concert Series 5:30 pm. End the summer with a
band that plays it all…BIG SAM. A variety of live music on the court square, presented
by the Uptown Shelby Association and its community partners. Food and beverage
vendors on site, Uptown restaurants open late for dinner. Cleveland County Court
Square, Shelby 704-484-3100 www.UptownShelby.org
8/21 Owl’s Eye Wine Down Fridays 6-8 pm. A great way to end the week and start
the weekend. Enjoy wine, hor’deurves and local live music. Owl’s Eye Vineyard &
Winery, 1414 Metcalf Road, Shelby, 704-471-9196, www.OwlsEyeVineyard.com

8/22 & 23 Tree ID Hike 11 am. Meet at the Jacob Fork Parking Area for an easy hike to
learn about the trees of South Mountains State Park, 3001 South Mountains Park Avenue,
Connelly Springs, NC 28612. (South Mountains State Park is located south of
Morganton off of old Highway 18) 828-433-4772 www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/somo
8/22 & 29 Birds of Prey 2 pm. Join a Park Ranger at the Visitor Center and learn about
some of the birds of prey found in the South Mountains. You will learn about the
distinguishing characteristics of these animals, and find out why they are called birds of
prey. South Mountains State Park, 3001 South Mountains Park Avenue, Connelly
Springs, NC 28612. (South Mountains State Park is located south of Morganton off of
old Highway 18) 828-433-4772 www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/somo
8/28 Owl’s Eye Wine Down Fridays 6-8 pm. A great way to end the week and start
the weekend. Enjoy wine, hor’deurves and local live music. Owl’s Eye Vineyard &
Winery, 1414 Metcalf Road, Shelby, 704-471-9196, www.OwlsEyeVineyard.com
8/29 Greater Shelby Community Theatre Season Opener 7:30 pm. Repeat
performance by the Taffetas and introduction to the upcoming season. Cleveland County
Arts Council – 111 S. Washington St., Shelby, 28150, 704-484-2787,
www.ccartscouncil.org
8/29 Magical Kingdom Kids Night Out 6-9 pm $20/6-10 pm $30. Moms and dads.
Oops! I mean Kings and Queens! Drop your prince or princess off at the castle so you
can have a Royal good time! Entertainment, snacks, arts and crafts will be provided.
Multiple child discounts available. Reservations must be received by Friday, August 28.
Academy of Performing Arts, 1 North Lafayette Street, Shelby, 704-484-3419
8/29-30 2009 Cleveland County Tennis Championships 8 am. All matches will
be played at Cleveland Country Club. Entry Deadline: Tuesday, 8/25 at 5pm. Cleveland
Country Club Tennis, 1360 E. Marion Street, Shelby, 704-484-3332
8/30 Black Bears, Majestic Creatures of the Wild 2 pm. How dangerous are black
bears? Can we coexist? Why are black bears so unique? What should I do if I see a
black bear? South Mountains State Park, 3001 South Mountains Park Avenue, Connelly
Springs, NC 28612. (South Mountains State Park is located south of Morganton off of
old Highway 18) 828-433-4772 www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/somo
SEPTEMBER 2009
Thru 11/14 Kings Mountain Weapons of War - "Live the Actual Life of a Colonial
Militiaman" Every Sat. 1 pm. Tours for buses, groups and families by apt. Fire a
Cherokee blow gun, throw a tomahawk, witness a flintlock fired, shoot a bow and arrow
or use our spear throwing range. Engage in meeting colonial troops, militia and prepare
yourself for combat in fire and sword around our campsite. Study the tactics used to win
the war of independence on tactical maps and decisions made with Colonel Hambright
and Cleveland. The Inn of the Patriots, 301 Cleveland Avenue, The historic Hambright
House, Grover, Located at NC exit 2 or SC exit 106 on I-85. 704-937-2940
www.theinnofthepatriots.com
Thru 12/10 Servants & Service in the Age Antebellum - An underground discovery: Sat 1
pm or by apt. Step underground into the cold darkness of the servant’s quarters in an
1879 House built by Civil War Confederate Surgeon, Doctor Alfred Frederick Hambright.
See the life of a Butler, Head Housekeeper and Estate Chef from yesteryear while touring
the full White House holdings in our collections of 24k gold plates and more. Tours for
buses, groups and families anytime - otherwise open Saturdays at 1 p.m. The Presidential
Culinary Museum, 301 Cleveland Avenue, The historic Hambright House, Grover,
Located at NC exit 2 or SC exit 106 on I-85. 704-937-2940
www.theinnofthepatriots.com
9/3-10/1 Sister City Art Exchange & Art 'Round Town Gallery Crawl Mon.-Fri., 9am-
6pm; Sat. Sept. 5th, 10am-2pm. Opening Reception Sept. 3rd, 5:30-8:30pm. An exciting
exhibit featuring the works of artists from Shelby’s Sister City – Laurel, MS., Free to
Attend Cleveland County Arts Council – 111 S. Washington St., Shelby, 28150, 704-484-
2787, www.ccartscouncil.org
9/3 Art ‘Round Town Gallery Crawl 5:30-8 pm area galleries will hold their Fall
Gallery Crawl. Please join Alan Griffin Pottery, Alley Quilts, Buffalo Creek Gallery,
Cleveland County Arts Council, Frame Masters Gallery and Synergy Studio for an
evening with area artists. Frame Masters Gallery is proud to introduce photographer,
Dale Handlin. In his travels through Europe, Dale’s subjects were gardens, architecture,
people and flowers. Nature’s colors captured by his lens will fascinate your senses. You
will also be fascinated with his studio portrait work. Frame Masters Gallery & Gifts, 105
W. Warren Street, Shelby, 704-481-8312
9/4 Owl’s Eye Wine Down Fridays 6-8 pm. A great way to end the week and start
the weekend. Enjoy wine, hor’deurves and local live music. Owl’s Eye Vineyard &
Winery, 1414 Metcalf Road, Shelby, 704-471-9196, www.OwlsEyeVineyard.com
9/5 2nd Annual Redbone Willy’s Blue Grass & Peddler’s Festival 12 noon-?
Tickets are $20.00 and children under 12 FREE. We have a full day of events scheduled
including multiple bands and performers, an Artisan Village, food and wine vendors, a
"Field of Screams" for the children in addition to a petting zoo. Games, music, food, and
fun for the entire family. Bring a lawn chair and a picnic and spend the day. Limited sites
for primitive camping as well as Redbone Willy's Old General Store, all situated on
lovely farm land at the foot of the scenic South Mountains in rural western North
Carolina! Located at the crossroads of Highway 18 and Highway 27 in Lawndale, NC.
6533 Fallston Rd., 704-538-3670 www.Redbonewilly.com
9/5 & 6 The Roles and Responsibilities of a NC State Ranger 11 am. What does a Park
Ranger do on a day to day basis? A Park Ranger will share some interesting stories and
pictures of the roles he fulfills at South Mountains State Park every day. Meet in the
Visitor Center auditorium. South Mountains State Park, 3001 South Mountains Park
Avenue, Connelly Springs, NC 28612. (South Mountains State Park is located south of
Morganton off of old Highway 18) 828-433-4772 www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/somo
9/5-6 Backcountry Militia Labor Day Encampment Kings Mountain National
Military Park is located on South Carolina Highway 216. From Greenville, SC travel on
I-85 North to NC Exit #2. From Charlotte, NC travel on I- 85 South to NC Exit #2. 864-
936-7921
9/6 Got Trails 2 pm. Join Ranger Waltz for a program on outdoor ethics for
horsemen and a presentation on the Back Country Horsemen of America. Meet at the
Visitor Center. South Mountains State Park, 3001 South Mountains Park Avenue,
Connelly Springs, NC 28612. (South Mountains State Park is located south of
Morganton off of old Highway 18) 828-433-4772 www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/somo
9/8-11/14 Honor Our Veterans Tues-Sat 10am-4pm. Display of uniforms, equipment,
memorabilia from the Revolutionary War through Operation Iraqi Freedom, Kings
Mountain Historical Museum, 100 E Mountain St., Kings Mountain. 704-739-1019.
www.kingsmountainmuseum.org
9/10-12 19th Annual Belwood Antique Tractor & Engine Festival Thur – Antique
Tractor Pull 7-11pm. Fri – Lawn Mower Pull 7pm. Sat – Parade 1pm, Kids tractor pull 3
pm. Exhibits and demonstrations in pottery making, blacksmith shop, 1916 Band Organ,
molasses mill, operating saw mill, country store, leather works, hundreds of tractors,
dozens of hit & miss engines, miniature steam engine & thrasher, collectable signs,
concrete block making and working corn mill. Admission $5 and proceeds go to
Belwood Heritage Museum. Free parking. Delicious food, camping with limited hook
ups available. Old Belwood School, Highway 18 N. to 133 Carpenters Grove Church
Road. 704-538-3451 or 704-538-8468
9/10 Lindsay Jazz in Concert Paul, Susan, and Tyler have been performing as a
family since 2001 when they began playing weekly at the International Baptist Church in
Honolulu, Hawaii. Ryan joined them in 2002 at the age of five, and Christina completed
the ensemble when she was four in 2004. The Lindsay family performs as a brass
quintet, jazz trio, quartet, and quintet, and their music is widely varied to appeal to
audiences of all ages and musical tastes. Gardner-Webb University, 110 South Main
Street, Boiling Springs, 704-406-4340; www.gardner-webb.edu
9/11 Kings Mountain Patriot Day Observance 12 noon. City Hall Plaza, Kings
Mountain, NC. 704-734-0333. www.CityofKM.com
9/12 TNT Concert Featuring the best in contemporary Christian music. Shelby City
Park, 850 W. Sumter St., Shelby, 704-484-6476, www.CityOfShelby.com/Parks
9/12 Bar H International Demolition Derby Formerly held at the Cleveland County
Fair Grounds for 25 years. Bar H Arena, Hwy 150 (look for signs). 704-434-2866,
www.BarHevents.com
9/12 Gospel Fest Block Party Noon. Kingston Park, 2014 Kingston Road,
Kingstown. 704-484-9776
9/12 Famous and Infamous Women of North Carolina 11 am Presentation by
storyteller Randell Jones, editor of "Scoundrels, Rogues, and Heroes of the Old North
State" by Dr. H. G. Jones. Mauney Memorial Library, 100 South Piedmont Avenue,
Kings Mountain, NC 704-739-2371
9/12 & 13 Box Turtles 11 am. Want to learn more about North Carolina’s state reptile? If
so, join a Ranger at the Visitor Center and participate in a statewide turtle study as you
search for box turtles. This program includes indoor & outdoor activities. South
Mountains State Park, 3001 South Mountains Park Avenue, Connelly Springs, NC
28612. (South Mountains State Park is located south of Morganton off of old Highway
18) 828-433-4772 www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/somo
9/12 & 13 Animals of the South Mountains 2 pm. Join a Park Ranger to learn about the
many animals that call South Mountains home. The Visitor Center auditorium, South
Mountains State Park, 3001 South Mountains Park Avenue, Connelly Springs, NC
28612. (South Mountains State Park is located south of Morganton off of old Highway
18) 828-433-4772 www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/somo
9/17 Alive After Five Free Outdoor Concert Series 5:30 pm. BILLY SCOTT AND
THE PARTY PROPHETS. A variety of live music on the court square, presented by the
Uptown Shelby Association and its community partners. Food and beverage vendors on
site, Uptown restaurants open late for dinner. Cleveland County Court Square, Shelby
704-484-3100 www.UptownShelby.org
9/19 Tree ID Hike 11 am. Meet at the Jacob Fork Parking Area and join a Park
Ranger for an easy 1.0 mile walk along the Hemlock Nature Trail. South Mountains
State Park, 3001 South Mountains Park Avenue, Connelly Springs, NC 28612. (South
Mountains State Park is located south of Morganton off of old Highway 18) 828-433-
4772 www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/somo
9/19 & 26 Streamside Hike 2 pm. Meet at the Jacob Fork Parking Area for a hike along the
Jacob Fork River. South Mountains State Park, 3001 South Mountains Park Avenue,
Connelly Springs, NC 28612. (South Mountains State Park is located south of
Morganton off of old Highway 18) 828-433-4772 www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/somo
9/20 Annual Birthday Party and Blue Grass Bash and Rubber Ducky Regatta 3-5
pm. Join us for this annual favorite. Live music with TATER, free cake and ice cream,
face painting and activities for the kids. Rubber Ducky Regatta begins at 4:30. Duck
adoptions are $3 each or a six quack for $15. Great prizes will be awarded for the
winning ducks. Broad River Greenway, 126 Broad River Road, Boiling Springs, 704-
434-2357 www.BroadRiverGreenway.com
9/26 Performance, Musical Instrument and Production Show 10 am-7pm.$3
advance/ $5 at the door. See hundreds of items in sound reinforcement and lighting, meet
production and events coordinators, agents and buyers from both Carolinas will be
present, Musical instruments and other gear for sale, musical groups will showcase their
talent. Open to anyone interested in music in any way. Presented by Star Stage & Sound
at the Shelby City Park, 850 W. Sumter St., Shelby, 704-480-0709,
www.StarsStageandSound.com
9/26 & 27 Skulls & Skins 11-12 am. Look for a Park Ranger and his interesting display of
skulls and skins at the Visitor Center. South Mountains State Park, 3001 South Mountains
Park Avenue, Connelly Springs, NC 28612. (South Mountains State Park is located south
of Morganton off of old Highway 18) 828-433-4772
www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/somo

OCTOBER 2009
Thru 11/14 Kings Mountain Weapons of War - "Live the Actual Life of a Colonial
Militiaman" Every Sat. 1 pm. Tours for buses, groups and families by apt. Fire a
Cherokee blow gun, throw a tomahawk, witness a flintlock fired, shoot a bow and arrow
or use our spear throwing range. Engage in meeting colonial troops, militia and prepare
yourself for combat in fire and sword around our campsite. Study the tactics used to win
the war of independence on tactical maps and decisions made with Colonel Hambright
and Cleveland. The Inn of the Patriots, 301 Cleveland Avenue, The historic Hambright
House, Grover, Located at NC exit 2 or SC exit 106 on I-85. 704-937-2940
www.theinnofthepatriots.com
Thru 12/10 Servants & Service in the Age Antebellum - An underground discovery: Sat 1
pm or by apt. Step underground into the cold darkness of the servant’s quarters in an
1879 House built by Civil War Confederate Surgeon, Doctor Alfred Frederick Hambright.
See the life of a Butler, Head Housekeeper and Estate Chef from yesteryear while touring
the full White House holdings in our collections of 24k gold plates and more. Tours for
buses, groups and families anytime - otherwise open Saturdays at 1 p.m. The Presidential
Culinary Museum, 301 Cleveland Avenue, The historic Hambright House, Grover,
Located at NC exit 2 or SC exit 106 on I-85. 704-937-2940
www.theinnofthepatriots.com
10/1-10 Cleveland County Fair Times vary per day. 1751 East Marion Street
Shelby, NC 28152, 704-487-0651 www.clevelandcountyfair.com
10/2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, 30-31 Haunted Pyramids A true Hollywood special effects artist
sets up the most frightening haunted attraction in the state. Four indoor haunted houses.
2725 Toney Road, Lawndale, NC 28090. (Near Burns High School). 704-538-3961.
www.hauntedpyramids.com mailto:thehauntedpyramids@msn.com

10/9-11 Foothills Quilters Guild Quilt Show and Sale Fri. & Sat. 10 am -5 pm, Sun.1-4
pm. Admission $3. This show only happens once every two years and this year, with over
100 quilts displayed, promises to be the best yet. Shop in the boutique and enjoy the craft of
some of our state’s best quilters. Cleveland County Arts Council, 111 S. Washington St.,
Uptown Shelby. 704-484-7486 www.foothillsquiltersguild.org
10/10 Equestrian Ride at the Broad River Greenway Co-hosted by Bar H Ranch
a weekend of equestrian events includes a trail ride at the Broad River on Saturday followed
by live music at Bar H on Saturday evening. Broad River Greenway, 126 Broad River
Road, Boiling Springs, 704-434-2357 www.BroadRiverGreenway.com
10/10-11 Backcountry Militia Anniversary Encampment Kings Mountain National
Military Park is located on South Carolina Highway 216. From Greenville, SC travel on
I-85 North to NC Exit #2. From Charlotte, NC travel on I- 85 South to NC Exit #2. 864-
936-7921
10/10 Kings Mountain Gateway Festival 10 am-5 pm. Revolutionary war encampment
and battle reenactment. Live cannon fire! Barber and Cornwell Houses Open for tours.
Live music, early crafts and demonstrations of domestic skills. Kings Mountain
Historical Museum, 100 E Mountain St., Kings Mountain. 704-739-1019. Event occurs at
Patriots Park in downtown Kings Mountain. www.kingsmountainmuseum.org
10/11 Fall Color Walk at Broad River Greenway 2 pm. You don't have to drive for
hours to the mountains to see explosive fall foliage! Joins us for this easy hike along the
banks of the Broad River for an incredible fall color experience. Meet at Phifer Cabin,
Broad River Greenway, 126 Broad River Road, Boiling Springs, 704-434-2357
www.BroadRiverGreenway.com
10/12-13, 19-20, 26-27 Terror By The Tracks 8 pm-midnight. The haunted theatre awaits you!
Joy Performance Center, 202 S. Railroad Ave, Kings Mountain. 704-730-9408.
www.kmlt.org
10/22-11/19 Traveling Postcard Exhibit Mon.-Fri., 9am-6pm; Sat. Nov. 7th, 10am-2pm.
Opening Reception Oct. 22nd, 5:30-7:30pm. Seven arts councils in the region will
present Postcards, a traveling exhibit of postcard sized art work created & donated by
area artists to raise awareness & funds in support of the mission of the councils
involved. The traveling Postcard exhibit will feature approximately seventy postcard size
paintings framed in elegant black shadow boxes. The art will be exhibited in each council
gallery for one month before traveling to the next. The artwork is nominally priced with
sales revenue being shared by the arts councils & WAANC. , Free to Attend. Cleveland
County Arts Council – 111 S. Washington St., Shelby, NC 28150, 704-484-2787,
www.ccartscouncil.org
10/23-25 3rd Annual Chitty Memorial Junior Futures Tennis Tournament. Cleveland
County Tennis Association, 1360 E. Marion Street, Shelby, NC 704-484-3332.
www.clevelandcountytennis.com
10/24 Kingstown Cancer Awareness Walk 9 am. Palmer Grove Baptist Church, 1606
Kingston Road, Shelby
10/24 Shelby Fall Festival 10 am-12 pm. Dress up and be a part of the children’s
costume parade in Uptown Shelby on the Court Square. Shelby businesses will sponsor
games, treats and crafts for children of all ages. Friendly dog and cat PET PARADE, face
painting, pumpkin painting and photos with your pet or just you. CAROLINA RAPTOR
CENTER will be there with birds of prey. (rain date Oct. 31) Uptown Shelby Historic
Court Square, Washington Street. 704-484-3100. Brought to you by Uptown Shelby
Association www.uptownshelby.org
10/24 Livermush Expo 10 am-5 pm. Taste Shelby’s famed Livermush and learn new
recipes. Mack’s Livermush will be selling their famous livermush sandwiches. Area
restaurants will have samples of their livermush dishes. First ever, LIVERMUSH
POKER RUN! Bike show and line up at 10 am, first bike out at noon. End at Art of
Sound Music Festival and join in the party! Enjoy the husband calling contest sponsored
by WADA radio. Media sponsor Cleveland Headline News. Uptown Shelby Historic
Court Square, Washington Street. 704-482-7882 www.TourClevelandCounty.com
10/23-24 Art of Sound Music Festival Fri. 8-11 pm./Sat. 11 am-11 pm. A variety of
musicians and groups will perform in several different venues with music and fun for
everyone. Beer garden on Washington Street during event. Cleveland County Arts Council,
111 S. Washington St., Uptown Shelby. 704-484-2787 www.ccartscouncil.org
10/30 Kings Mountain Great Pumpkin Halloween Parade 10 am. Downtown Kings
Mountain. 704-734-0333. www.CityofKM.com
10/3, 10, 17 & 24 Trolley Ghost Tour Get on board the trolley and listen to the "untold" ghost
stories of Cleveland County. Sit back and learn some history as the stories unfold.
Trolley Tours are 1 hour in length - available at 7:00 pm, 8:00 pm and 9:00 pm.
Reservations required. 704-482-9077 www.travellynxtours.com
10/16-31 Bar H Haunted Hayrides Fri, Sat & Sun only. Open at dark. Cleveland County’s
oldest and one of the best haunted attractions. Family oriented concessions available. Bar H
Arena, Hwy 150 (look for signs). 704-434-2866, www.BarHevents.com
10/30-11/1 Holiday Gift Galleria Sponsored by the Junior Charity League of Shelby to benefit
its children’s clothing closet, the gift galleria will feature regional and local vendors selling
a high quality selected variety of gifts just in time for the Christmas season. There will be a
gift-wrapping station and concessions for your one-stop gift buying experience. Cleveland
County Fairgrounds, 1751 E. Marion St, Shelby. 704-480-8924 www.jclshelby.com
TBA Talking Pumpkin, Spooky Train and Haunted Tunnel at City Park at the
Carrousel and train. Visit the Talking Pumpkin at the Carrousel. Costumes are encouraged.
From 4:00-9:00 pm -- scary tunnel dark ride at the Train. (Suitable for children) 704-484-
6476 www.cityofshelby/parks
NOVEMBER 2009
Thru 11/14 Kings Mountain Weapons of War - "Live the Actual Life of a Colonial
Militiaman" Every Sat. 1 pm. Tours for buses, groups and families by apt. Fire a
Cherokee blow gun, throw a tomahawk, witness a flintlock fired, shoot a bow and arrow
or use our spear throwing range. Engage in meeting colonial troops, militia and prepare
yourself for combat in fire and sword around our campsite. Study the tactics used to win
the war of independence on tactical maps and decisions made with Colonel Hambright
and Cleveland. The Inn of the Patriots, 301 Cleveland Avenue, The historic Hambright
House, Grover, Located at NC exit 2 or SC exit 106 on I-85. 704-937-2940
www.theinnofthepatriots.com
Thru 12/10 Servants & Service in the Age Antebellum - An underground discovery: Sat 1
pm or by apt. Step underground into the cold darkness of the servant’s quarters in an
1879 House built by Civil War Confederate Surgeon, Doctor Alfred Frederick Hambright.
See the life of a Butler, Head Housekeeper and Estate Chef from yesteryear while touring
the full White House holdings in our collections of 24k gold plates and more. Tours for
buses, groups and families anytime - otherwise open Saturdays at 1 p.m. The Presidential
Culinary Museum, 301 Cleveland Avenue, The historic Hambright House, Grover,
Located at NC exit 2 or SC exit 106 on I-85. 704-937-2940
www.theinnofthepatriots.com
11/6-7 Hog Happnin’ 18th annual Tar Heel BBQ Championship cook-off Get a plate,
pull up a chair and feast on the best BBQ in the country! Teams from all over the
Southeast compete. Enjoy the car and cycle show and arts and crafts. Music on the
entertainment stage from noon-1:30pm. BBQ serving lines are open from 11:00am-
3:00pm. Cleveland County Fairgrounds, 1751 E Marion Street, Shelby. 704-476-2747,
www.hoghappnin.com
11/6-7 2nd Annual Broad River Greenway Enchanted Forest 7-9 pm. Gardner-Webb
University partners with the Broad River Greenway to help kids understand the animals
of North Carolina. Great animal costumes and GWU student volunteers make this a truly
enchanted evening for parents and children. Meet at the Ranger Station, Broad River
Greenway, 126 Broad River Road, Boiling Springs, 704-434-2357
www.BroadRiverGreenway.com
11/11 Veteran’s Day Parade and Observance 10:30 am. War Memorial to the
Veterans Memorial. 704-734-0333. www.CityofKM.com
11/14 Carolina Pottery Festival 10am-4pm. Admission fee: $2/under 12 free. Over
100 potters showing and selling traditional and contemporary works at the 8th annual
festival at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds, 1751 E. Marion Street, Shelby. 704-824-
9928. www.carolinapotteryfestival.org
11/19 Kingstown Community Thanksgiving Meal 6 pm. Palmer Grove Baptist
Church, 1606 Kingston Road, Shelby
11/23 Kings Mountain Children’s Christmas Tree Lighting 7 pm. Mauney Memorial
Library, 704-734-0333. www.CityofKM.com
11/27 Holiday Carriage Rides 5:30-8:30 pm $8.00 for adults and $4.00 for children.
Snuggle beneath a cozy blanket and enjoy the twinkling Shelby lights as your horse-
drawn carriage takes you on a Christmas journey through the town. Uptown Shelby
Association. 704-484-3100 www.uptownshelby.org
11/27 Santa House 5:30-8:30 pm. Sponsored by First National Bank. Bring the
children for photos on Santa’s lap in his house. Located on the historic court house lawn
in Uptown Shelby, 704-484-3100 www.uptownshelby.org
11/28 Backcountry Militia at Howser House Kings Mountain Historical Museum, 100
E Mountain St., Kings Mountain. 704-739-1019. www.kingsmountainmuseum.org
DECEMBER 2009
Thru 12/10 Servants & Service in the Age Antebellum - An underground discovery: Sat 1
pm or by apt. Step underground into the cold darkness of the servant’s quarters in an
1879 House built by Civil War Confederate Surgeon, Doctor Alfred Frederick Hambright.
See the life of a Butler, Head Housekeeper and Estate Chef from yesteryear while touring
the full White House holdings in our collections of 24k gold plates and more. Tours for
buses, groups and families anytime - otherwise open Saturdays at 1 p.m. The Presidential
Culinary Museum, 301 Cleveland Avenue, The historic Hambright House, Grover,
Located at NC exit 2 or SC exit 106 on I-85. 704-937-2940
www.theinnofthepatriots.com
12/1-1/9 Trains, Trains, Trains Tues-Sat 10am-4pm. The Atlantic Coast ‘S’ Gauges.
Kings Mountain Historical Museum, 100 E Mountain St., Kings Mountain. 704-739-
1019. www.kingsmountainmuseum.org
12/4, 11 &18 Holiday Carriage Rides 5:30-8:30 pm $8.00 for adults and $4.00 for children.
Snuggle beneath a cozy blanket and enjoy the twinkling Shelby lights as your horse-
drawn carriage takes you on a Christmas journey through the town. Uptown Shelby
Association. 704-484-3100 www.uptownshelby.org
12/5 Christmas Traditions of the 19th Century 12 – 3 pm. Barber and Cornwell
Houses open for tours. Christmas parade starts at 3 pm. Kings Mountain Historical
Museum, 100 E Mountain St., Kings Mountain. 704-739-1019.
www.kingsmountainmuseum.org
12/5 Kings Mountain Family YMCA's 9th Annual Jingle Bell Run 8 am. 600m
Kid's Fun Run, @ mile Kid's Run (K-6 grade), 5K Run, 5K Walk, 10K Run. A special
visit from Santa who leads the 600 m race. Medals for all kids. Trophies for all 1st place
winners in by age category. Certified USATF Course. Race approximately 300 runners
from all around! A course for everyone! Patriot’s Park in Downtown Kings Mountain,
NC, 704-739-9631
12/6 Santa at Phifer Cabin 2-4 pm Santa Claus is coming to town. So take a
break from the shopping and join us at Phifer Cabin for Santa and fun! Meet at Phifer
Cabin. Bring your camera for a great photo with Santa. Broad River Greenway, 126 Broad
River Drive, Boiling Springs, NC. 704-434-2357. www.Broadrivergreenway.com
12/11 Kings Mountain Mountaineer Christmas 5:30-9 pm. Join us in downtown
Kings Mountain for some late night shopping, carriage rides and costumed carolers. Store
windows will “come alive” with characters from favorite Christmas stories. Mountaineer
Partnership Inc., Downtown Kings Mountain, NC. 704-730-0283,
www.mtnpartnership.com
12/11 to 1/15 "White House Gingerbread Tasting with Wassail" Come see our newest
gingerbread house designed like the White House and, "All of the Presidents Men, butlers
and Chefs! A chance to see Actual White House Historical Association ornaments, Camp
David trinkets and a few stories with First Family Christmas Cards. Also enjoy a snack
of gingerbread and Chef Marti's homemade recipe for warmed wassail. Tours for buses,
groups and families anytime - otherwise tours are Saturdays at 1 p.m. The Presidential
Culinary Museum, 301 Cleveland Avenue, The historic Hambright House, Grover,
Located at NC exit 2 or SC exit 106 on I-85. 704-937-2940
www.theinnofthepatriots.com
CHRISTMAS PARADES
11/29 Grover Christmas Parade 1 pm, 980-721-6343

11/29 Boiling Springs Christmas Parade 3 pm, 704-434-9419
12/5 Polkville Christmas Parade 2 pm,
12/5 Kings Mountain Christmas Parade 3 pm, 704-734-0333
12/6 Earl Christmas Parade 3 pm,

12/12 Fallston Christmas Parade 2 pm, 704-538-3111
12/13 Kingstown Christmas Parade 2 pm,
TBA Casar Christmas Parade, 3 pm, 704-538-3366
12/20 Shelby Christmas Parade 3 pm, 704-484-3100