North Carolina Azalea Festival


Seed-Spittin' 101

Watermelon is the BEST summertime treat!! And despite how incredibly HOT is was this past Saturday, I was thrilled to attend the North Carolina Watermelon Festival held in the quaint town of Fair Bluff. They host this festival each year, and this year was the 30th anniversary celebration. Everyone had a great time – even…
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Three Cheers For The Red, White, And Blue

I had the honor of spending my Fourth of July in the beautiful town of Southport, riding in the parade! We began our morning by driving into town and finding our assigned spot. Once parked, we began to decorate our yellow Jeep Wrangler that was generously provided by Neuwirth Motors. After having fun with the…
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Mountains, Square Dancing, and Miss North Carolina

This past weekend, I had the privilege of representing Wilmington by doing quite a bit of traveling. My first stop was a little mountain town about 6 hours away, called Bakersville. This small town hosts the Rhododendron Festival each year, and this was the 69th year of the festival.The festival kicked off Friday evening with…
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Apple Festival Activities

In a world where sometimes the wrong things are celebrated, it was great to be in Hendersonville last weekend, celebrating the good, the fun, the beautiful, and the delicious!
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Happy 4th of July From Azalea Festival Princess Tori Mathew!

I hope that still we can find a way to celebrate these most precious of rights-- life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
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Azalea Festival Princess at the Rhododendron Festival

Is there anything so sweet as a girl moved to tears when she is informed that she has won the privilege of representing the rhododendrons that she cherishes so dearly?
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