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Wednesday, 19 July 2017 00:00

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Who’s ready for some barbecue?

The Western North Carolina BBQ Festival will take place noon to 8 p.m. July 21 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 22 at the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds.

Alongside an array of barbecue styles, there will also be competitions, vendors and a slew of BBQ-related activities. Live music provided by Mile High Band, Whitewater Bluegrass, Stone Crazy, Caribbean Cowboys, and others. There will also be hot air balloon rides, chainsaw art demonstrations, and more.

Admission is $6 for adults (two day ticket: $10) and $1 per day for children. For more information and a full schedule of events, visit


Heatstroke awareness at Jack the Dipper

To raise awareness about heatstroke, Jack the Dipper is partnering with Safe Kids Jackson County to host a fundraising event on Saturday, July 22, in Sylva.

Members of Safe Kids Jackson County will be at Jack the Dipper from noon to 2 p.m. with the “Hot Car Display,” showing how quickly a car can heat up: on a 75 degree day, a car can heat up to 100 degrees in as little as 10 minutes.

During the hot summer months, the Jackson County Department of Public Health wants to remind the community that leaving a baby, child, or even dog in a car can lead to serious injury or death from heatstroke.

Since 1998, more than 700 children have died of heatstroke after being left in a hot car; 19 children have died in 2017 already. Young children are especially susceptible to heatstroke as their bodies heat up three to five times faster than an adult’s body.

For more information about the event, contact Safe Kids Coordinator Ruby Lawrence at 828.587.8227.



• “The Wizard of Oz” train ride will leave the station at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. July 21-23 at the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad in Bryson City. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

• Sneak E Squirrel Brewing (Sylva) will host the Jackson County Corn Hole Association on Monday evenings ($5 buy in, 100-percent payout), Karaoke with Captain Moose from 7 to 11 p.m. on Tuesdays, Trivia at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays and a Guitar Hero Tournament at 7 p.m. on Thursdays. 828.586.6440.

• “The Wizard of Oz” train will depart at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. July 28-30 at the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad depot in Bryson City. For tickets, visit

• There will be a free wine tasting from 1 to 5 p.m. July 22 and 29 at Bosu’s Wine Shop in Waynesville. or 828.452.0120.

• A free wine tasting will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. July 22 and 29 at Papou’s Wine Shop in Sylva. or 828.631.3075.

• Free cooking demonstrations will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturdays at Country Traditions in Dillsboro. Eat samples and taste house wines for $3 a glass. All recipes posted online.

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