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SPECIAL EVENTS

Apples are a staple at the Orchard. As are the music, the dancing, the exuberance of the people who come down the driveway.

But the Orchard offers so much more—historical discussions, lectures, book signings and book club meetings—in depth looks at parts of the magical puzzle that is the region's history.

Please check the calendar of events for information, dates, and times of all the special happenings this coming season.

Book Signings

Throughout the season, the Orchard will host new authors, interesting authors, authors with something to say, to write about during free "meet the author" book signings. See you at the O.
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REBECCA WARNER

July 24
11 AM to 1 PM
"My Dad My Dog"
Autobiographical novel
MARK de CASTRIQUE

July 31
11 AM to 1 PM
"Fatal Scores"
A Sam Blackman Mystery
ALLEN COOK

August 15
1 to 2 PM
"Moonshine, Murders, & Mountaineers:
Wildest County in America"
CHELSEA THAYER

August 28
11 AM to 1 PM
"Patchwork Princess"
A Children's Tale
JOY JELINSKI
ILLUSTRATOR

September 18
11 AM to 1 PM
"Just As You Are"

MITZI MOODY

September 25
11 AM to 1 PM
"Mountain Majesty"

Orchard Book Club

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Want to learn more about the collective heritage of our region? Want to share your thoughts with others? The Orchard's book club meets on the third Wednesday of every month in the red barn (November-April at the Tokyo Restaurant in Spruce Pine) at 11:00 AM. All are welcome. Email for more information.

2021 Season of Books

This seasons book run the gamut of themes, but all worth a read:

Jul 21 ~ “My Dad, My Dog” by Rebecca Warner—novel based on her father, her elderly dog, and their coming together

Aug 18 ~ “It’s in My Genes” by Kathy Gillcrist—true story about finding your roots and your reasons

Sep 15 ~ “At Home in Mitford” by Jan Karon—comedy about ordinary people, ordinary lives in ordinary mountain town

Oct 20 ~ “The Stolen Marriage”  by Dianne Chamberlain—as written "emotionally captivating novel of secrets, betrayals, prejudice, and forgiveness"

Nov 17 ~. “Dimestore’ by Lee Smith—a memoir in essays that began in Grundy, VA
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Overmountain Men

September is a busy month for travel . . . in time. Take a trip back to the 18th century with the armies of the Revolutionary War and recall those moments as the Orchard hosts a small reenactment of the actual battle of Kings Mountain between the red coats and the Overmountain Men. Muskets will blaze, voices boom, and hearts beat in a battle that “turned the tide on the war.” This event, on the grounds of the Orchard, will enlighten and engage all who take experience the action.

Then break bread (corn bread) with the musket toting pioneers as they retell the event in an evening banquet. True to its mission, these annual events at the Orchard honor the heritage and history of the region.

* Please check back for information and updates on the 2021 event.

ADDRESSES

ADDRESS:
1025 Orchard Road

Spruce Pine, NC 28777

Blue Ridge Parkway
(mile marker 328.3)

PHONE:
828-765-9531
TOLL-FREE:
888-765-9531

EMAIL:
information@altapassorchard.org

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2021 HOURS

June 1-October 31

Wed-Sun
10 to 5

Subject to change

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