Featured Event
Southern Living Idea House at Bald Head Island

June 16, 2017 to October 29, 2017
Bald head island, NC

Purchase your tickets to tour the 2017 Southern Living Idea House, located in Cape Fear Station on beautiful Bald Head Island, North Carolina. Tickets are $15 for adults and free for children 12 and under when accompanied by a paying adult. A portion of each ticket sold benefits the Old Baldy Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to maintaining North Carolina’s oldest lighthouse, built in 1817.

Self-guided tours of the Southern Living Idea House are offered Wednesday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sundays from noon-4 p.m. from June 16 through September 3, 2017. From September 9 through October 29, 2017, the Idea House will be open on Saturdays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sundays from noon-4 p.m. See calendar at right for available dates.

No bridge connects Bald Head Island to the mainland and travel on the island is by bike, golf cart or your own two feet. Passenger ferries leave every hour on the hour from the Deep Point Ferry Terminal located at 1301 Ferry Rd in Southport, NC. Return ferries leave the island heading back to the mainland every hour on the half hour. Tickets for round-trip ferry passage and tram reservations to take you to the Idea House and back are not included in tour cost and should be booked directly at www.baldheadislandferry.com. Select "Idea House" from the tram drop-down list when you schedule tram service to the home and back. Or, you can rent a golf cart from Cary Cart Co. online at www.bhicarts.com and explore the island. Cary Cart Co. is located a short walk from the Bald Head Island ferry landing.

Events and Gatherings

Get a better taste of life with a visit to a
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Upcoming Events:

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Aiken, SC
Head out to Village Park East in The Village at Woodside on Friday, June 23 for the next installation in our classic summer film series, The Sound of Music! Bring your blankets, chairs, family and friends for an outdoor twilight movie screening free of charge. Don’t forget to arrive early for dinner at one of the fantastic eateries in The Village!
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Midlothian , VA
The Southern Living Street of Hope is an 18-day event featuring designer furnished dream homes. These homes are all Southern Living House plans that showcase the latest in interior decorating ideas, trends and innovations in new homes. This year, nine homes will be on display at the Southern Living Inspired Community Street of Hope in Hallsley.

Past Events:

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Bald head island, NC
Purchase your tickets to tour the 2017 Southern Living Idea House, located in Cape Fear Station on beautiful Bald Head Island, North Carolina. Tickets are $15 for adults and free for children 12 and under when accompanied by a paying adult. A portion of each ticket sold benefits the Old Baldy Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to maintaining North Carolina’s oldest lighthouse, built in 1817.
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Aiken, SC
Join us in The Village at Woodside Pavilion to shop local vendors and farmers, listen to live music, and, as a special treat in June, sample local food trucks! Try Aiken’s best barbeque, Southern fare, tacos and more, all while enjoying an open air market within Woodside’s inviting front porch community.
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Marshall, NC
All it takes is one look. The moment you set your eyes on French Broad Crossing–the carefully preserved mountain landscape, the majestic river, the sweeping views in every direction–you feel a connection to this community. Southern Living magazine has designated French Broad Crossing as one of their premier "Inspired Communities," drawn to its picture–perfect setting, as well as the array of outdoor recreational activities for families of all ages.
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Aiken, SC
Southern Living Inspired Home Tour the Southern Living Inspired Homes at Woodside and The Village at Woodside in beautiful Aiken, South Carolina. Home tours will open April 21, running every weekend through Memorial Day. Visit woodsidecommunities.com for more information.
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Aiken, SC
Third Thursday in The Village at Woodside April 20, 6-8 pm Join us for a special Southern Living twist during April’s Third Thursday! Shop local vendors and farmers, grab dinner at one of our Village eateries, enjoy live music, and as a special treat, catch a demo at 6:30 pm from Kathryn Lott of Southern Living on how to make the perfect Bloody Mary!