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2017 NC Mountain Fair Announces New Attractions

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High-diving firemen and roaming dinosaurs are just two of the new entertainment acts joining the 2017 N.C. Mountain State Fair Sept. 8-17 at the WNC Agricultural Center.

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Celebrity Bartenders at TIEC Shade The Donkeys Event

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The second annual Brooke USA fundraiser held during the USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Land Rover and Nutrena® at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC), kick off Friday, September 1, with the "Shade the Donkeys" event. Taking place under the Announcer's Tower from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. the event will feature Sinead Halpin-Maynard, Tik Maynard, Allison Springer, and JJ Tate each making appearances behind the bar.

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Tryon Resort Announces Dover Saddlery As Official Retail Partner

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Tryon Resort is pleased to announce its upcoming partnership with Dover Saddlery. With retail stores across the country and a vast online presence, the renowned English equestrian retailer is replacing Tryon Tack as the Resort's official retail destination. The new Dover Saddlery location at Tryon Resort will join Dover's collection of 32 retail locations nationwide.

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TIEC Prepares for Fall 2017 Dressage

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This fall, Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) will host to the Fall Dressage FEI CDI-W & CPEDI 3* and USEF National Show presented by Adequan®, which will take place at the venue during the third weekend of September, opening on Thursday, September 14, and concluding Sunday, September 17.

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TIEC To Host 2017 Dressage Instructors Seminar Sept 12-15

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Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) proudly presents the 2017 Dressage Instructors Seminar from Tuesday, September 12, through Friday, September 15. TIEC, home of the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018, will host its ever first Dressage Trainer Seminar featuring three internationally renowned instructor trainers: Barbro Ask-Upmark, Education Manager for Tryon International Equestrian Center; Jodi Lees, USEF "S" Dressage Judge; and Randi Thompson, CEO of the Horse and Rider Awareness Educational Programs.

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Gladiator Polo at TIEC Starting September 1st

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Gladiator Polo™ has taken the equestrian world by storm, bringing together troves of fans from around the country to experience this new high-growth horse sport. With a successful inaugural season in Wellington, FL, during the winter of 2017 and an immensely popular showcase game at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) in late June, worldwide interest and awareness of the game has increased significantly setting the table for a number of national and international initiatives that will be announced in the next month.

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Catawba Brewing Announces New Festbier Specialty Release

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Catawba’s Festbier surfaced at Gauley Fest 2016, a fall festival famous among paddlers as American Whitewater’s biggest fundraiser for river conservation nationwide. Brewed in their Asheville pilot brewery, this crowd-pleaser established an early high-water mark for the first year of Catawba’s Small Batch Program.

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90th Annual Mountain Dance and Folk Festival

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The Mountain Dance and Folk Festival, the country’s longest running folk festival, now in its 90th year of highlighting mountain culture returns this summer for three full evenings: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, August 3, 4 and 5 at the Mission Health/A-B Tech Conference Center near downtown Asheville. Tickets are on sale now.

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Beer & Chocolate Pairing at Catawba Brewing

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Catawba Brewing extends the Independence Day celebration with another edition of their popular Beer & Chocolate Pairing on Wednesday, July 5. This event pairs four specialty Catawba beers with chocolate in Catawba's South Slope Rickhouse bar under the crystal chandeliers. Guests will smell, sniff, chew-melt, and sip in an interactive exploration with their tablemates under the expert guidance of Crawford Rizor, Head Chocolate Producer of the South Slope's favorite chocolate factory - The French Broad Chocolate Lounge. Catawba's Certified Cicerones will collaborate with these experts of edible art to select beers that elevate the pairings beyond the sum of their parts.

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Petco helps Brother Wolf Animal Rescue purchase new van

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Brother Wolf Animal Rescue recently purchased a new van with funding from the Petco Foundation.

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