Celebrate North Carolina food, music, art and more in Durham!
Join Our State magazine August 9 – 11, 2013, at the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club in Durham for "The Best of Our State." Celebrate North Carolina music, history, storytelling, food, art, and humor amid the luxury and tradition of Durham’s only four-diamond hotel that also features a four-diamond restaurant.
The Best of Our State event is sponsored by Croasdaile Village and Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to bring back The Best of Our State to the Washington Duke and Durham,” says marketing development director Amy Jo Wood Pasquini. “There’s no better place to celebrate the very best of life in North Carolina. From food to literature to music, The Best of Our State event is bound to be a weekend of pure entertainment.”
The Best of Our State includes performances and presentations by Clyde Edgerton, author of the new Papadaddy’s Book for New Fathers; Glenis Redmond, award-winning performance poet; actor and composer Grenoldo Frazier; Daniel Ackermann, associate curator of the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts; Bob Garner, television personality and author of Bob Garner’s Book of Barbecue; award-winning author and storyteller Randell Jones; singer/songwriter Aaron Burdett; and the Sweet Potato Pie Band. A full itinerary can be found here.
The weekend package includes the following:
- North Carolina seminars
- Evening entertainment
- Accommodations for Friday and Saturday night
- Sweet potato pie reception Friday
- Locally-sourced dinner Saturday night
- Two breakfast buffets
For reservations to this exclusive event, please call the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club at (800) 443-3853. Please let the reservationists know you are calling about the Best of Our State weekend. It is not necessary to place your reservation with the Our State office. The cost is $775, including tax, for double occupancy.
About Our State
Since 1933, Our State magazine has been North Carolina’s premier travel, food, and culture publication, celebrating the best of life in the state. Published by Mann Media, Inc., the award-winning magazine reaches more than 850,000 readers each month, with subscribers in every state and nearly 30 foreign countries. Learn more online.
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