"The Pik-N-Pig, with its wood- and charcoal-cooked pork, is a culinary destination. When the restaurant opened several years ago, the landing strip next door saw about one plane come in a week. Now, it averages about 100. While the airfield has a maintenance facility and will start construction on an air museum later this year, airfield owner Roland Gilliam attributes much of the traffic increase to the smoked pork waiting at the end of the runway. The restaurant’s website lists the airfield coordinates along with the street address." -- Our State Magazine
Started in 1988, the Carthage Buggy Festival is a celebration of the rich history of Carthage, North Carolina. The Buggy Festival is held each year to commemorate the famous Tyson and Jones Buggy Factory that, from the mid-1800's to the 1920's, produced the carriages that were essential to life in rural North Carolina. On Saturday, May 9, 2015, the 27th Annual Carthage Buggy Festival will be held in Carthage, located eight miles north of Pinehurst in the Sandhills region of North Carolina, and it promises to be the biggest and best yet. With an annual attendance of 20,000, the Buggy Festival has grown into one of the biggest and best known festivals in the region
The Heritage is a 100 acre country estate owned by the Harold & Faye Sadler Family since 1965, located in the Sandhills of North Carolina and "Horse Country and Home of American Golf". Heritage Campground is surrounded by tall pines and flowering dogwoods, and secluded by the natural screening of native oaks.
Relive the splendor of Victorian days while luxuriating in the comforts of modern times. Built in 1880 by WT Jones, President of the Tyson Jones Buggy Company, The Old Buggy Inn stands at the entrance to Carthage’s beautiful historic district. A proud and elegant Painted Lady, this lovingly restored Queen Anne Victorian lies in the heart of the Sandhills Region, just minutes away from the famous Pinehurst and Southern Pines golfing resorts and within walking and easy driving distance of some of the best antique and pottery shopping in the region. Slip back in time as you enjoy the wrap-around porch, the fanciful gingerbread trim, and the lavishness of this by-gone era.
If you find yourself in the mood for a little music on a Tuesday night in Carthage, Clyde Maness will invite you right over. For more than 30 years, he’s opened the doors to Maness Pottery (and now music) Barn for neighbors to come in for a tune or two. (Photo Credit - Travis Long) -- Our State
In spring and summer, bright flowers surround this plantation house named for its location on a horseshoe bend in the Deep River. The house (ca. 1770) was owned by Philip Alston, whose band of colonists seeking independence from Britain was attacked here in 1781 during the American Revolution by British loyalists led by David Fanning. Later, four-term governor Benjamin Williams lived in the house, which now features antiques of the colonial and Revolutionary War eras.