WELCOME TO MACARONI KID Hickory/Western Piedmont!

WELCOME TO MACARONI KID Hickory/Western Piedmont!

Thanks for joining us! We are here for NC Western Piedmont area moms and dads, grandparents and caretakers too, who love finding fun, family-friendly events and things to do in Hickory, Lenoir, Newton-Conover, Morganton, Taylorsville and surrounding areas. New to ...

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5 Fun & Educational Chalk Games That'll Have Kids Playing Outdoors

5 Fun & Educational Chalk Games That'll Have Kids Playing Outdoors

Who doesn't love chalk... or have a million pieces of chalk?? Anyone with small children is bound to have collected buckets of multi-colored chalk anywhere from birthday goody bags to “Oh look what I can find for a $1” weakness ...

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Free Entrance to National Parks for All Fourth Graders

Free Entrance to National Parks for All Fourth Graders

Hey fourth graders! See America's natural wonders and historic sites this year ... for FREE!Last year, President Obama created the youth initiative Every Kid in a Park so fourth graders and their families could discover our wildlife, resources, and history ...

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25 Outdoor Fun Ideas for Take A Child Outside Week ~ Sept 24-30

25 Outdoor Fun Ideas for Take A Child Outside Week ~ Sept 24-30

Take A Child Outside Week, a national initiative spearheaded by the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, runs September 24-30 each year. Designed to help break down obstacles that keep children from exploring the natural world, the week encourages children and ...

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South Mountains State Park's 14th Annual Nature Day Sept 24th

South Mountains State Park's 14th Annual Nature Day Sept 24th

Not just another day at the park… Celebrate the NC State Parks' Centennial while learning about nature and having fun in the outdoors! Build a bird house. See lots of snakes. Take a wagon ride. Listen to Appalachian music. South ...

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23rd Annual Carolina Renaissance Festival ~ TICKET GIVEAWAY!

23rd Annual Carolina Renaissance Festival ~ TICKET GIVEAWAY!

When searching for signs of autumn's arrival one need look no further than the return of the annual Carolina Renaissance Festival. As sure as the changing color of the leaves, for eight consecutive weekends in October and November the Carolina ...

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Britax Warehouse Sale Sept 24th ~ ENTER TO WIN A CAR SEAT!

Britax Warehouse Sale Sept 24th ~ ENTER TO WIN A CAR SEAT!

It's back! The Britax Warehouse Sale is September 24, 2016 from 8 AM-4 PM. This is your chance to score the best strollers, car seats and joggers on the market. If you are not familiar with Britax and their stellar ...

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7 Tips for Picking the Best Apples and Local Places to Pick Your Own

7 Tips for Picking the Best Apples and Local Places to Pick Your Own

Apple picking is a fantastic fall activity for families - visiting the orchard, breathing in the crisp air, and enjoying the time together. Apples are a favorite fruit of many and are one of the easiest fruits to pick and ...

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County Fairs around the NC Western Piedmont

County Fairs around the NC Western Piedmont

It's that time of the year again when counties around our local area host their annual agricultural fairs. County fairs are filled with plenty of opportunities for family fun, from carnival rides and games of skill to food vendors offering ...

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Fall Events & Festivals in Hickory and Western Piedmont

Fall Events & Festivals in Hickory and Western Piedmont

Below is a list of upcoming fall festivities in and around the Western Piedmont area, to help you find fall festivals, fairs and other autumn events in Hickory, Morganton, Lenoir, Taylorsville and surrounding areas. We'll be adding more events to ...

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Back-to-School Articles from our Archives

Back-to-School Articles from our Archives

Here are some more "oldie but goodie" articles for Back to School... from our archives!Tips: School Bus Safety Healthy Study Habits Family Time Management Sleeping Tips for Back to School Success Back to School Shopping on a Budget Let's T-A-L-K ...

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Ten+ Local Places for a Family Bike Ride

Ten+ Local Places for a Family Bike Ride

Family bike rides make for a fantastic family activity, spending quality time together, while getting some healthy exercise as well. It's a great way to unplug and connect with nature and with one another. Here are some wonderful places to ...

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Macaroni Guide to Local Area Farmers' Markets

Macaroni Guide to Local Area Farmers' Markets

When it comes to fruits and veggies, fresh is always best. And the best place for the freshest produce is your local famers market where you can purchase direct from local farmers. Many markets also offer other items such as ...

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Area Restaurants Where KIDS EAT FREE (or Cheap)!

Area Restaurants Where KIDS EAT FREE (or Cheap)!

Don't feel like cooking tonight? We've updated our list of local restaurants that offer specials on kids' meals on certain days so you can eat out and save money too. Just in case, please always double check with the restaurant ...

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Writers Wanted ~ Get Published, Earn Money & Perks

Writers Wanted ~ Get Published, Earn Money & Perks

- Are you someone who knows what's happening around town?- Do you enjoy writing?- Are you looking for fun ways to be more involved in our community?- Do you have tips or parenting advice... activity ideas... a great craft or ...

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Other Local & Helpful Links and Information

Other Local & Helpful Links and Information

Macaroni Kid is funded solely by sponsorship and advertising, which keeps our service FREE to our local community. If you are a local business interested in reaching our audience of 12,500+ local families, please email annah@macaronikid.com.

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