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Belk-Yates Elves – Thomasville, NC

The Belk-Yates Elves were 12 mechanical toys on display in the Belk-Yates Department Store windows on East Main and Commerce Street in Thomasville, NC from the 1960s through the 1980s. The magical figurines included Santa Claus and his hard-working elves

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Posted in Santa's Workshop, Santas and Santa Villages

Count Istvan Teleky – Mayberry, NC

Count Istvan Teleky is the name of an 18th century nobleman featured on the CBS rural comedy THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW (1960-68). On episode No. 142 “Three Wishes for Opie,” a deck of cards was discovered inside an ornate box

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Elf Village – Glenville, NC

Elf Village is a holiday attraction located on the grounds of the Tom Sawyer Tree Farm in Cashier Valley at 240 Chimney Pond Road in town of Glenville in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Located in a woodsy hollow

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Posted in Parks - Amusement, Santas and Santa Villages

Running of the Leprechauns – Nags Head, NC

Running of the Leprechauns is an 8K run sponsored by Kelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant in Nags Head, North Carolina. Inaugurated in 2009, The 8K (“race for the Pot of Gold”) was launched to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Kelly’s

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Posted in Festivals and Parades

Tom Clark Museum – Davidson, NC

The Tom Clark Museum was located at 131 North Main Street in the college town of Davidson, North Carolina. The museum was dedicated to the work of Thomas Fetzer Clark, a native of Elizabethtown, North Carolina, who graduated from Davidson College

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Posted in Museums, Statues and Carvings

Heinzelmännchen Brewery – Sylva, NC

Heinzelmännchen Brewery is nestled in the Great Smokey Mountains at 545 Mill Street in Sylva, North Carolina in Jackson County. Established April 24, 2004, the microbrewery specializes in traditional “Ale” styles of beer, that is, ales that were brewed in

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Pixie Motor Inn – Linville, NC

The Pixie Motor Inn is a family owned and operated motel just one Block from the Intersection of U.S. 221 & N. C. 105. It is located in Avery County at the base of Pixie Mountain at 4150 Mitchell Avenue

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Posted in Hotels, Motels and Inns

Emily’s Elves – Hayesville, NC

Emily’s Elves is located at 3222 Highway 69 South in Hayesville, NC, not far from the small town of Elf, North Carolina in Clay County. Established in 2011 by owner Juli Grizzle, Emily’s Elves provides Home Elder Care, House Cleaning

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Santa’s Land Fun Park & Zoo – Cherokee, NC

Santa’s Land Fun Park & Zoo is a 25-acre amusement park located southeast of Cherokee, North Carolina at 571 Wolfetown Rd / Hwy 19N Soco Road, just east of Macedonia Rd/BIA Hwy 449. The park is near Harrah’s Cherokee Casino,

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Posted in Santas and Santa Villages

U.S. Trolls – Wilmington, NC

U.S. Trolls is located at 2305 Market Street in Wilmington, NC. It sells stuffed, hand-made troll dolls for children of all ages. The business was founded by Helena Kuuskoski, a talented and imaginative Finnish artist. After World War II, Helena

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Posted in Props, Toys, Dolls & Puppets

Pink Motel – Cherokee, NC

Pink Motel is a vintage 1950s style sleepery located in the Smokey Mountains on US 441 at 1306 Tsali Blvd in the town of Cherokee, NC. It is near Harrah’s Cherokee Casino, the Museum of the Cherokee Indian, and the

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Posted in Hotels, Motels and Inns
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