The Playlist for July 26, 2017

Billfish, Bluegrass, Barbecue, Beer, and Bourbon across NC

Eamon Queeney—The North State Journal
A detail look at the finished product of a cook during the Whole Hog Barbecue Championship as part of the International Bluegrass Music Associations Wide Open Bluegrass Festival in downtown Raleigh

July 27-3010th Annual Art & Antiques ShowBlowing RockEnjoy two floors filled with furnishings, porcelain, jewelry, silver, art and more on display from antique dealers along the east coast. Tickets to the three-day event are $10 and may be purchased in advance online or at the door. The show kicks off with a Preview Party on July 27. July 27-29Ducks Unlimited “Band the Billfish” TournamentMorehead CityThe 29th Annual NC Ducks Unlimited Band the Billfish Tournament kicks off at Big Rock Landing, Morehead City Waterfront. More than $1 million has been generated to create and maintain numerous Ducks Unlimited habitat projects within North Carolina and in the northern breeding grounds.July 28-29Beer, Bourbon & BBQ FestivalCaryThis one-day event boasts more than 60 microbrews on tap, 40 barrel-aged bourbons and succulent, mouth-watering barbecue. Additional attractions include live bluegrass, blues and rock music, a cigar tent and tasting seminars led by pitmasters, head distillers and brewmasters.Old Time Bluegrass Fiddlers ConventionJeffersonThis bluegrass and old-time music competition is typical of many fiddlers conventions. Musicians are often jamming and socializing‚ and visitors are welcome to listen. There will also be an Appalachian Barn Dance Friday night. This event is sponsored by the Ashe County Arts Council.July 28-30Nantahala Racing Club US Whitewater Junior OlympicsBryson CityFamily-friendly and fun for beginner through advanced paddlers, the Whitewater Junior Olympics are a great opportunity to meet young paddlers and families from around the country and get inspired about whitewater.