Piedmont Craftsmen Gallery
The Gallery was founded in 1963 to provide a forum for the wide appreciation
of fine traditional and contemporary craft. Piedmont Craftsmen represents
both established artists and promising newcomers who have been selected
as exhibiting members through an annual jury process which maintains
rigorous standards of quality in concept and technique. Media represented
include clay, fiber, glass, leather, metal, jewelry, paper, wood furniture,
photography and prints. Excellent Shopping!
Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA)
SECCA is a series of cascading galleries housed in the 1929 English
style home of the late industrialist James G. Hanes. By not maintaining
a permanent collection, SECCA can fill these galleries with several
of the Southeast's most impressive temporary exhibits at once.
Tanglewood Festival of Lights
Visit a winter wonderland of nearly a million lights, and enjoy a holiday
dinner your group will never forget! Plan for plenty of time to stop
and shop at the Holiday Village Gift Shop! It is located at the Red
Barn about halfway through the lights. The gift shop has wonderful crafts
and Tanglewood souvenirs that would make great gifts! While at the barn,
don't forget to roast marshmallows at the giant roaster! November 6th
Delicious Hand-Made Moravian Cookies at
Mrs. Hanes' Hand-Made Moravian Cookies
where Eva Foltz I-lanes is the seventh generation of cookie makers in
her family! The tour begins in the warehouse where supplies are stored
and continues to "Grandma's kitchen," complete with an old
wood stove. You will proceed to the packing room, and then on to the
mixing room where you will see a mixer that can mix up to 1,000 pounds
of dough. The most popular area is the special "glassed-in viewing
window" where you will watch the "artists in aprons"
at work. Along the way you will sample all six flavors of the cookies:
Ginger, Sugar, Chocolate, Lemon, Butterscotch, and Black Walnut. These
cookies are made from an old family recipe handed down for generations.
Each cookie is rolled and cut by hand; the flavor is rolled into the
cookies Come Taste and See!
The Inn at Rising Meadow Farm
The peacefulness of country living awaits you at Rising Meadow Farm.
Enjoy the warmth and hospitality of the Inn as the beauty of the surrounding
pastures and gardens envelops you. The center of the Inn itself is a
late 1800's North Carolina farmhouse. Carefully renovated to maintain
the charm of that era, it boasts the original heart pine floors, board
walls and well-worn stairs with a handmade railing. The additions to
the house were designed to complement the original. The front porch,
complete with swing and rocking chairs, is a favorite sitting area to
catch a cool breeze on a warm day, while the rear deck offers a vista
of natural serenity. Rising Meadow Farm is 128 acres of fields, meadows,
and woodland, multiple springs and a pond that is stocked for fishing.
Birds and wildlife are very much at home in this natural environment.
Vegetables, flowers and herbs from the gardens are enjoyed at the table
in season. Enjoy a tour of this farm as you ride through the farm by
a wagon, weather permitting, and learn about shearing sheep, wool, lambing,
feeding of animals and so much more! Light refreshments!
The Inn at Rising Meadow Farm plus
Lunch at the Goat Lady Dairy
The Goat Lady Dairy produces a variety of goat cheese which it sells
to the public at local farmers' markets, as well as local restaurants.
Enjoy a tour of this Dairy along with a delicious lunch - example: hot
or cold homemade soup, smoked turkey, green salad, fresh fruit, homemade
pickles, tea, homemade cookies or pie for dessert. A real delight! Also
available is a tour of Rising Meadow Farm plus a tour of the Goat Lady
Dairy, including a cheese tasting.
Lazy 5 Ranch
Come feed the animals from around the world - Lazy 5 features 400 exotic
animals! On your 3 ½ mile safari through the gently sloping pasturelands,
you will experience animals from six continents. This is a drive-through
experience unique in North Carolina. There is no other collection of
animals like this in the Southeast.
The Bob Timberlake Gallery
Come home to the world of Bob Timberlake with a visit to the Gallery.
The Gallery showcases Bob Timberlake's original artworks, reproductions
and personal memorabilia as well as his highly popular line of home
furnishing, accessories, apparel, gifts and collectibles.
Seagrove: For People Who Love the
Potter's Craft - Seagrove, NC
The North Carolina Pottery Center showcases the pottery and ceramic
arts of North Carolina. The Center features permanent exhibits of historic
pieces of pottery from the Seagrove region as well as the work of local
potters; the Center also features scheduled demonstrations. Home to
95 potters, you will enjoy visiting their shops, many of them within
walking distance of the Center. Excellent shopping! Plan to have lunch
at the Jugtown Café.
North Carolina Asheboro Zoo
In Randolph county, heritage and fun don't stand still! They roam! They
roar! They rumble! One of the nation's finest fully natural habitat
zoos, the North Carolina Zoo is open year-round to visitors from around
the world. The flora and fauna of North America and Africa are well
represented throughout the zoo's 500 acres.
Let's go to the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway to the Chateau Morrisefte
- enjoy a tour of the winery, as well as a wine tasting tour! You will
have a delicious lunch prepared just for you. Lunch at the Chateau is
an event of elegance and taste, as garden fresh vegetables and herbs
blend together with the tranquil surroundings to make this a refreshing
and beautiful day. There will be time to enjoy the gift shop and return
home with lots of goodies.
For more information
call Jean Wells at:
336 725-1624 (Fax: 336 724-5852)