2022 North Carolina Festival Guide

All your festival listings for Raleigh, Durham, Charlotte, Asheville, Wilmington,s Fayetteville, Greenville and all of North Carolina.

Welcome to North Carolina’s most comprehensive festival guide where you can find all of the music festivals, food festivals, cultural festivals, art festivals, historical festivals, wine and beer festivals and more in such cities as Raleigh, Durham, Charlotte, Asheville, Wilmington, Fayetteville, Greenville and everywhere in-between in North Carolina.

This guide does NOT include county/animal fairs, conventions/expos or events lacking the 3 essentials of a festival (food, vendors and entertainment). Feel free to contact me if you have a question about your event.

Also, please check dates and festival websites in links provided as time approaches, especially for any listings where there is an * (asterisk) next to the date. This means that the date is unconfirmed.

“My Review” means that it’s a link to my review of that festival.

If there is a festival you do not see but would like listed, please Contact Me and let me know about it, especially smaller festivals that don’t have the advertising.

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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

While I do my best to update festival postponement dates, cancellations or note alternative versions, festivals listed may change or cancel suddenly. Therefore, always check festival information before attending.

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JULY

7/5-7/9 – Cherokee Summer Carnival II – Cherokee
7/7-7/10 – Grandfather Mountain Highland Games – Linville
7/8-7/9- Festival on the Square – Hayesville
7/9 – Ridgeway Cantaloupe Festival – Ridgeway
7/9 – Archer Lodge Family Fun Day (usually 4th of July Celebration) – Archer Lodge
7/9 – Coon Dog Day – Saluda

7/14-7/16 – NC Peach Festival – Candor
7/14-7/17 – Wild Goose Festival – Hot Springs
7/15-7/16 – NC Blackberry Festival – Lenoir
7/15-7/17 – Darrington Bluegrass Festival – Darrington
7/16 – Farmers Day – China Grove
7/16 – Island Fun Festival – Hubert
7/16 – Meadieval Festival – Wilkesboro
7/16 – Peach Jam at Darnell Farms – Bryson City
7/16 – Hometown Heritage Festival – Franklin
7/16 – MusicFest ‘N Sugar Grove – Sugar Grove
7/16 – Summertime Brews Festival – Greensboro
7/16 – Front Street Arts and Crafts Show – Dillsboro

7/21-7/23 – Hillbilly Jam – Maggie Valley
7/21-7/23 – Ashe County Fiddlers Fest – Jefferson
7/22-7/23 – Peak City Pig Fest – Apex
7/22-7/23 – FabFest: Beatles Festival – Charlotte
7/23 – Rowan Chamber Dragon Boat Festival – Salisbury

7/28-7/31 – Love Shine Play Yoga Festival – Asheville
7/28-7/31 – Folkmoot Summerfest – Waynesville
7/29-7/31 – Knotts Island Peach Festival – Knotts Island
7/30 – Fair Bluff Watermelon Festival – Fair Bluff
7/30 – Watermelon Bash at Darnell Farms – Bryson City
7/30 – The Brushy Mountain Peach and Heritage Festival – Wilkesboro

AUGUST

8/3-8/6 – North Carolina Watermelon Festival – Murfreesboro
8/4 – Outer Bank Watermelon Festival – Nags Head
8/4-8/6 – Ocracoke Fig Festival – Ocracoke
8/4-8/6 – Preddyfest Bluegrass Music Festival – Franklinton
8/4-8/6 – Mountain Dance and Folk Festival – Asheville
8/4-8/6 – The Big What? – Pittsboro
8/5-8/6 – Reevestock Music Festival – Elkin
8/5-8/6 – Zoo City Summerfest – Asheboro
8/5-8/6 – Mount Mitchell Crafts Fair – Burnsville
8/5-8/6 – Cary Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival – Cary
8/6 – Denton Watermelon Festival – Denton
8/6-8/7 – Arts and Craft Festival at Sapphire Valley II – Sapphire
8/6-8/7 – Art on the Greene III – Banner Elk

8/10-8/11 – Outer Banks Pirate Festival – Nags Head
8/11-8/13 – Soulshine Farm Music Festival – Green Mountain
8/12-8/13 – Waldensian Festival – Valdese
8/13 – Mountain Warrior Renaissance Faire – Lansing
8/13* – Mac and Cheese Cook Off – Winston-Salem
8/13-8/14 – Black Mountain Sourwood Festival – Black Mountain

8/18 – Raleigh Night Market IV – Raleigh
8/18-8/20 – North Carolina State Bluegrass Festival – Marion
8/19* – Weaverville BBQ Festival– Weaverville
8/19-8/20 – NC Beachblast Festival – Kings Mountain
8/19-8/20 – LEAF Downtown – Asheville
8/20 – Franklin Area Folk Festival – Franklin
8/20 – Honeybee Festival – Kernersville
8/20 – Woodleaf Tomato Festival – Woodleaf
8/20 – CaribMask Carnival– Raleigh
8/20* – Carolina Sky Music Festival – Mount Airy – DISCONTINUED
8/20 – Charlotte Tacos ‘N Taps – Charlotte
8/20-8/21 – Charlotte Pride Festival – Charlotte

8/25-8/27 – Night in the Country Carolinas Music Festival – Tryon
8/25-8/28 – Winterville Watermelon Festival – Winterville
8/26-8/27* – Smoky Mountain Folk Festival – Lake Junaluska
8/26-8/27 – Bull Durham Blues Festival – Durham
8/27 – Packapalooza – Raleigh
8/27 – Festival of India – Charlotte
8/27 – FaithFest – Wilkesboro
8/27 – NC Rock Autism Music Festival – Hertford
8/27* – Harvest and Hornworm Festival – Durham
8/27 – High Country Beer Fest – Boone
8/27-8/28 – Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival – Cary
8/27-8/28 – WoodMill Winery’s Grape Stomp Festival – Vale
8/27-8/28 – Highlands Mountaintop Art and Craft Show II – Highlands

SEPTEMBER

9/2-9/3* – Smoky Mountain Folk Festival – Lake Junaluska
9/2-9/4 – Earl Scruggs Music Festival – Mill Spring
9/2-9/4* – Goombay Festival – Asheville
9/2-9/4 – Labor Day Blue Grass Festival – Elon
9/2-9/4 – Happy Valley Fiddlers Convention – Lenoir
9/2-9/4 – Pinehurst Barbecue Festival – Pinehurst
9/2-9/5 – NC Apple Festival – Hendersonville
9/2-9/5 – Matthews Alive Festival – Matthews
9/3* – Founders’ Day Fair – Brevard
9/3 – Chinchorreo Fest – Hope Mills
9/3 – Toe Jam Music Festival – Spruce Pine
9/3 – Holly Ridge Liberty Festival – Holly Ridge
9/3* – Carolina Haitian Food Festival – Charlotte
9/3 – Mile High Kite Festival – Beech Mountain
9/3-9/4 – Art on the Greene IV – Banner Elk
9/3-9/4* – African American Cultural Festival – Raleigh
9/3-9/4 – Silk Hope Old Fashioned Farmers’ Days – Siler City
9/3-9/4* – Emerald Village RockFest – Little Switzerland
9/3-9/4* – ProgDay Progressive Rock Festival – Chapel Hill
9/3-9/4 – The John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival – High Point
9/4 – New River Blues Festival – Grassy Creek
9/4-9/5 – Canton Labor Day Festival – Canton

9/5-9/11 – Antlers and Acorns: the Boone Songwriters Festival – Boone
9/8-9/10* – Hopscotch Music Festival – Raleigh
9/8-9/10* – Blue Bear Music Fest – Todd
9/8-9/11 – Yiasou Greek Festival – Charlotte
9/9-9/10* – Coharie Pow Wow – Clinton
9/9-9/10 – Ayden Collard Festival – Ayden
9/9-9/10 – Mountain Song Festival – Brevard
9/9-9/10 – Morganton Festival – Morganton
9/9-9/10 – Crepe Myrtle Celebration – Angier
9/9-9/11 – NC Folk Festival – Greensboro
9/9-9/11 – Autumn at Oz I – Beech Mountain
9/9-9/11 – Gears and Guitars Music Festival – Winston-Salem
9/9-9/11 – Thunder in the Smokies Fall Rally – Maggie Valley
9/10* – North Carolina Honey Festival – Whiteville
9/10 – NC Hot Sauce Contest – Oxford
9/10 – Bennett Flatwoods Festival – Bennet
9/10 – Dirty Dancing Festival – Lake Lure
9/10* – Stokes Stomp Festival – Danbury
9/10 – Piedmont Triad Water Lantern Festival – Reidsville
9/10 – Four Oaks Acorn Festival – Four Oaks
9/10* – Pickin’ by the Lake – Roxboro
9/10 – Outlaw Music Festival – Charlotte
9/10* – Harmon Field Music Festival – Tryon
9/10 – Carolina Bible Camp Bluegrass Festival – Mocksville
9/11 – Triangle VegFest – Durham

9/15 – Raleigh Night Market V – Raleigh
9/16-9/17 – Eden RiverFest – Eden
9/16-9/17 – Hog Day – Hillsborough
9/16-9/17 – Carolina Jubilee – Harmony
9/16-9/17* – West Jefferson Old Time Antiques Fair – West Jefferson
9/16-9/18 – Autumn at Oz II – Beech Mountain
9/16-9/18 – Festival in the Park – Charlotte
9/16-9/18 – Vintage Market Days of Charleston – Charleston – My Review
9/17 – Harrisburg Multicultural Festival – Harrisburg
9/17* – Day at the Dock – Hatteras
9/17* – Blowing Rock Music Festival – Blowing Rock
9/17 – Dublin Peanut Festival – Dublin
9/17 – Art in Autumn – Weaverville
9/17* – Groove in the Garden – Raleigh
9/17* – Randy Travis Music Festival – Marshville
9/17* – Carolina Irish Fest – Charlotte
9/17 – Mountain Heritage Festival – Sparta
9/17* – North Carolina Jerk Fest – Durham
9/17* – Festival Latino – Greenville
9/17 – Knightdale Arts and Education Festival – Knightdale
9/17 – Cherokee Heritage Festival – Hayesville
9/17 – Union County Heritage Festival – Monroe
9/17* – CrabDaddy Seafood and Wine Festival – Jarvisburg
9/17* – East Meets West Festival – Morrisville
9/17 – Creedmoor Music Festival – Creedmoor
9/17 – Yadkin Valley Harvest Festival – Yadkinville
9/17 – Huntersville Fall Festival – Huntersville
9/17 – Art in Autumn Arts and Crafts Festival – Asheville
9/17-9/18* – Fayetteville Greek Festival – Fayetteville
9/17-9/18 – CenterFest – Durham
9/17-9/18* – Burlington Carousel Festival – Burlington – USUALLY IN THE SPRING
9/17-9/19 – Raffaldini Vineyards Festa Italiana – Ronda
9/18* – PepperFest – Pittsboro
9/18 – Greensboro Pride – Greensboro
9/18 – Winston-Salem Fall Food Truck Festival – Winston-Salem

9/19-9/25 – Mayberry Days – Mount Airy
9/22-9/25 – Benson Mule Days – Benson
9/22-9/25 – Festival of Books and Authors – Winston-Salem
9/23* – Farm City Jam – Vale
9/23-9/24 – Liberty Antiques Festival: Fall – Staley
9/23-9/24 – Carolina in the Fall Music and Food Festival – Wilkesboro
9/23-9/24* – Art of Cool Festival – Durham
9/23-9/24* – Asheville Greek Festival – Asheville
9/23-9/24 – Carolina Country Stampede – Williamston
9/23-9/25 – The Beaufort Pirate Invasion – Beaufort
9/23-9/25* – Asheville Barnaroo – Leicester
9/23-9/25 – Autumn at Oz III – Beech Mountain
9/24* – Greater Triangle Dragon Boat Festival – Cary
9/24 – North Carolina Muscadine Festival – Kenansville
9/24* – Old Timey Fall Festival – Burnsville
9/24 – International Food and Music Festival – Wendell
9/24* – Irish Fest in the Forest – Wake Forest
9/24 – Gold Hill Founders Day – Gold Hill
9/24* – Groove Jam Music Festival – Greensboro
9/24* – Alpaca Fiesta USA – Huntersville
9/24 – Everybody’s Day – Thomasville
9/24 – Bright Leaf Hoedown – Yanceyville
9/24* – ‘Tawba Walk Arts and Music Festival: Fall– Cornelius
9/24 – Mountain Heritage Day – Cullowhee
9/24 – International Folk Festival – Fayetteville
9/24* – Black Walnut Festival – Bethania
9/24* – Land Between Two Rivers Native American Festival – Vale
9/24* – Beer, Bubbles and BBQ – Beaufort
9/24 – Pride: Durham – Durham
9/24 – Blue Ridge Pride Festival – Asheville
9/24 – Apple Festival at Historic Bethabara Park – Winston-Salem
9/24 – Festa Italiana Raleigh – Raleigh
9/24 – Hiddenite Celebration of the Arts – Hiddenite
9/24 – Emerald Isle Beach Music Festival – Emerald Isle
9/24 – Art on the Island Festival – Marshall
9/24-9/25 – Carolina Indie Fest – Sanford
9/24-9/25 – Murray’s Mill Harvest Folk Festival – Catawba
9/25* – Street Fair on 5th – Greenville
9/25 – Carolina Mountain Cheese Festival – Asheville

9/27-10/1 – IBMA World of Bluegrass – Raleigh
9/30-10/1 – Smoky Mountain Elk Fest – Maggie Valley
9/30-10/1 – IBMA Bluegrass Live! – Raleigh
9/30-10/1 – Ol’ Front Porch Music Festival – Oriental
9/30-10/1 – National Pumpkin Festival – Spring Hope
9/30-10/1 – Breakaway Music Festival: Charlotte – Concord
9/30-10/2 – Taste of Charlotte – Charlotte
9/30-10/2 – The NC Seafood Festival – Morehead City

OCTOBER

10/1 – Brushy Mountain Apple Festival – North Wilkesboro
10/1 – Hops and Harmony Craft Brew Fest – Statesville
10/1 – Wendell Harvest Festival – Wendell
10/1 – Madison Heritage Arts Festival – Mars Hill
10/1 – Colorfest! – Dillsboro
10/1 – Farm City Day – Hendersonville
10/1 – Hilltop Fall Festival – Rutherfordton
10/1* – Asheville Oktoberfest – Asheville
10/1* – KingFest – King
10/1 – Personality Festival – Roxboro
10/1* – Celebrate Fuquay-Varina – Fuquay-Varina
10/1 – Autumn Fest in Downtown Mebane – Mebane
10/1 – Southern Pines AutumnFest – Southern Pines
10/1 – NASCAR Day Festival – Randleman
10/1 – Scotland County Highland Games – Laurinburg
10/1* – Phoenix Fest – Durham
10/1* – Stanley Country Fest – Stanley
10/1 – Denim Days – Erwin
10/1 – Sunset at Sunset Festival – Sunset Beach
10/1* – Moo and Brew Craft Beer and Burger Festival – Charlotte
10/1 – Charlotte Wine and Food Festival – Charlotte
10/1* – South End Wine and Hops Fest – Charlotte
10/1 – Spruce Pine BBQ and Bluegrass Festival – Spruce Pine
10/1-10/2 – Arts and Craft Festival at Sapphire Valley III – Sapphire
10/1-10/2 – Carrboro Music Festival – Carrboro
10/1-10/2* – Pleasure Island Seafood, Blues and Jazz Festival – Kure Beach
10/1-10/2 – Asheboro Fall Festival – Asheboro
10/1-10/2 – Carolina Renaissance Festival and Artisan Marketplace I – Huntersville
10/2 – La Fiesta del Pueblo – Raleigh
10/2 – Asheville VeganFest – Asheville

10/4-10/8* – Cherokee Indian Fair – Cherokee
10/7-10/8 – Ocean Fest – Surf City
10/7-10/8 – Claremont Daze – Claremont
10/7-10/8 – Selma Railroad Days Festival – Selma
10/7-10/8 – Eastern Carolina BBQ Throw Down – Rocky Mount
10/7-10/8* – Triangle Oktoberfest – Raleigh
10/7-10/9* – Raleigh Greek Festival – Raleigh
10/7-10/9 – Wilmington Riverfest – Wilmington
10/7-10/9 – Cotton Ginning Days/Heritage and Harvest Days – Dallas
10/7-10/9* – Meherrin Indian Nation Powwow – Ahoskie
10/7-10/9 – Hickory Oktoberfest – Hickory
10/7-10/9 – Cashiers Valley Leaf Festival – Cashiers
10/8 – Diwali Celebration – Cary
10/8 – Sanford StreetFest – Sanford
10/8 – Church Street Art and Craft Show – Waynesville
10/8 – Mountain Glory Festival – Marion
10/8* – CiderFest NC – Asheville
10/8* – Molasses Festival – Granite Falls
10/8* – WNC Garlic Fest – Asheville
10/8 – Goldston Old Fashion Day – Goldston
10/8* – Scuppernong River Festival – Columbia
10/8* – Wilson’s Mills Pumpkin Festival – Clayton
10/8 – Charlotte Dragon Boat and Asian Festival – Charlotte
10/8* – Oaks Festival – Mocksville
10/8 – Mountain High Music, Craft, and Car Show – Franklin
10/8 – Fall on First Avenue – Knightdale
10/8 – Gibsonville Fall Festival – Gibsonville
10/8 – Bur-Mil Park Fall Fest – Greensboro
10/8* – Apple Butter Festival – Bakersville
10/8 – Bush Hill Hometown Jamboree – Archdale
10/8 – High Point Fall Food Truck Rodeo – High Point
10/8* – Festival of the Frescoes – Glendale Springs
10/8* – Coats Farmers’ Day – Coats
10/8* – Beericana Craft Beer and Music Festival – Holly Springs
10/8 – John Blue Cotton Festival – Laurinburg
10/8-10/9 – Duck Jazz Festival – Duck
10/8-10/9 – New Bern MumFest – New Bern
10/8-10/9 – Oktoberfest at Sugar Mountain – Sugar Mountain
10/8-10/9 – Carolina Renaissance Festival and Artisan Marketplace II – Huntersville
10/8-10/9 – Mullet Festival – Swansboro

10/13-10/15 – North Carolina Fall Festival – Raeford
10/13-10/15 – Fall Harvest Days Engine and Tractor Show – Fletcher
10/14-10/15 – Stecoah Valley Harvest Festival – Stecoah/Robbinsville
10/14-10/15* – Smoking in the Foothills BBQ Festival – Lenoir
10/14-10/15* – Vander Pig Cook-off – Fayetteville
10/14-10/15* – Waccamaw Siouan Powwow – Bolton
10/14-10/15 – Pineville Fall Fest – Pineville
10/14-10/16 – Carolina BalloonFest – Statesville
10/14-10/16 – Autumn with Topsail – Topsail Beach
10/14-10/16 – Autumn Leaves Festival – Mount Airy
10/15* – Taylorsville Apple Festival – Taylorsville
10/15 – Outer Banks Seafood Festival – Nags Head
10/15 – Fairmont Farmers Festival – Fairmont
10/15 – Hola Charlotte – Charlotte
10/15 – Falling for Local at Dorothea Dix Park – Raleigh
10/15 – NC Liver Mush Festival – Shelby
10/15* – Fall For Matthews – Matthews
10/15 – Valle Country Fair – Banner Elk
10/15* – A Day on Main Street Fall Festival – Ramseur
10/15* – Fall Jubilee – Reidsville
10/15* – Taste of Lebanon – Raleigh
10/15 – Lincoln County Apple Festival – Lincolnton
10/15 – Das Best Oktoberfest – Charlotte
10/15* – Quaker Lake Pumpkin Festival – Climax
10/15 – Yadkin Valley Grape Festival – Yadkinville
10/15* – Deep River Brewing Company Oktoberfest – Clayton
10/15 – North Carolina Wine Festival at Koka Booth Amphitheater – Cary
10/15* – Apple Harvest Festival – Waynesville
10/15-10/16* – Lake Lure Autumn Arts and Crafts Festival – Lake Lure
10/15-10/16* – Carolina Bohemian Jam – Salisbury
10/15-10/16 – Woolly Worm Festival – Banner Elk
10/15-10/16* – Tarheel Antiques Festival: Autumn – Efland
10/15-10/16 – Punkin Chunkin Festival – Hayesville
10/15-10/16 – NC Oyster Festival – Ocean Isle Beach
10/15-10/16 – Carolina Renaissance Festival and Artisan Marketplace III – Huntersville
10/15-10/16* – Mustang Rock and Roast – Corolla

10/20 – Raleigh Night Market VI – Raleigh
10/20-10/22 – Bluegrass Island Festival – Manteo
10/20-10/22 – Mint Hill Madness Family Fun Festival – Mint Hill
10/20-10/23 – LEAF October Festival – Black Mountain
10/21-10/22 – Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival – Sneads Ferry
10/21-10/22 – New Bern MumFeast! – New Bern
10/21-10/22 – Smoke on the Water – Washington
10/21-10/22 – Halifax County Harvest Days – Halifax
10/22 – The Barbecue Festival – Lexington
10/22 – NC Yam Festival – Tabor City
10/22 – PumpkinFest – Franklin
10/22* – Stallings Fest – Stallings
10/22 – Autumn in the Park – Sawmills
10/22* – WoodMill Winery Fall Wine Festival – Vale
10/22 – Crystal Coast Highland Games – Beaufort
10/22* – Laketoberfest Music and Brew Festival – Cornelius
10/22* – Calabash Oktoberfest – Calabash
10/22 – North Carolina Ceramic Arts Festival – Asheville
10/22* – The Old School Sorghum Festival – Roseboro
10/22* – Youth Arts Festival – Greenville
10/22-10/23 – Carolina Renaissance Festival and Artisan Marketplace IV – Huntersville
10/22-10/23* – Festival by the Sea – Holden Beach
10/23* – St. Paul Fall Festival – Goldsboro

10/27-10/30 – Clayton Harvest Festival – Clayton
10/28 – Voracious and Rare Beer Festival – Wilmington
10/28-10/30* – Foothills Highland Games – Nebo
10/28-10/30 – Denton Farmpark Fun on the Farm Fall Festival – Denton
10/29 – Smoky Mountains Bluegrass Festival – Waynesville
10/29* – Inter-Tribal Pow Wow – Raleigh
10/29 – HollyFest – Holly Springs
10/29* – Rocky River Vineyards Fall Festival – Midland
10/29* – Drink Durham Beer Festival – Durham
10/29* – Pittsboro Street Fair – Pittsboro
10/29 – The Carousel Center Beer and Wine Festival – Wilmington
10/29 – Belmont BooFest – Belmont
10/29* – Halloweenfest – Brevard
10/29 – Seaboard Festival – Hamlet
10/29 – Barktoberfest – Durham
10/29* – Autumn Extravaganza Street Festival – Albemarle
10/29-10/30 – Carolina Kite Festival – Atlantic Beach
10/29-10/30 – Goose Bumps in the Grove – Wilmington
10/29-10/30 – Carolina Renaissance Festival and Artisan Marketplace V – Huntersville

NOVEMBER

11/4-11/5* – NC Poultry Jubilee – Rose Hill
11/4-11/6 – Greensboro Holiday Market – Greensboro
11/4-11/6* – Tarheel Balloon Festival – Efland
11/5 – Statesville Pumpkin Fest – Statesville
11/5* – North Carolina Cotton Festival – Dunn
11/5 – North Carolina Pecan Harvest Festival – Whiteville
11/5* – WNC Pottery Festival – Sylva
11/5 – Charlotte Whiskey, Wine and Fire Festival – Charlotte
11/5* – Tryon Beer Fest – Tryon
11/5* – Christmas in the Woods – Thomasville
11/5* – Currituck Bulls and BBQ – Powells Point
11/5* – St. Stanislaus Polish Festival – Castle Hayne
11/5 – Fall Festival at Bentonville Battlefield – Four Oaks
11/5-11/6 – NC Whirligig Festival – Wilson
11/5-11/6* – The NC Spot Festival – Hampstead
11/5-11/6 – Carolina Renaissance Festival and Artisan Marketplace VI – Huntersville
11/6* – Day of the Dead Celebration – Raleigh
11/6 – Raleigh Veg Fest – Raleigh
11/6* – WNC Fermenting Festival – Marshall

11/10-11/13 – Southern Christmas Show I – Charlotte
11/11-11/13* – Tanglewood Park Festival of Lights I – Clemmons
11/11-11/13* – Vintage Market Days of Asheville Metro: Fall Market – Fletcher – My Review
11/12* – Stargazer Music Fest – Concord
11/12 – Rocky Mount Beer Fest – Rocky Mount
11/12* – Waccamaw Siouan Heritage Celebration – Whiteville
11/12-11/13 – North Carolina International Festival – Raleigh
11/12-11/13* – Jones County Heritage Festival – Trenton
11/12-11/13 – Rural Hill Sheepdog Trials and Dog Festival – Huntersville
11/12-11/13 – Carolina Renaissance Festival and Artisan Marketplace VII – Huntersville

11/14-11/20* – Tanglewood Park Festival of Lights II – Clemmons
11/14-11/20 – Southern Christmas Show II – Charlotte
11/16-11/20 – Cucalorus Festival – Wilmington
11/16-11/20* – Sandhills Children’s Center Festival of Trees – Pinehurst
11/17 – Raleigh Night Market VII – Raleigh
11/18-11/19* – Merry Moore Market I – Raleigh
11/18-11/20* – NC Chinese Lantern Festival I – Cary
11/18-11/20* – Shadrack Christmas Wonderland I – Charlotte
11/18-11/20* – The North Carolina Arboretum’s Winter Lights I – Asheville
11/19* – American Indian Heritage Celebration – Raleigh
11/19* – Holiday Village Market – Selma
11/19* – Mebane Hometown Holiday Celebration – Mebane
11/19-11/20* – Seagrove Pottery Festival – Seagrove
11/19-11/20 – Carolina Renaissance Festival and Artisan Marketplace VIII – Huntersville
11/19-11/20* – Kannapolis Celebration of Lights I – Kannapolis
11/19-11/20* – Durham ArtWalk Holiday Market – Durham
11/20* – Christmas on Main – Laurinburg

11/21-11/27* – Tanglewood Park Festival of Lights III – Clemmons
11/21-11/27* (Closed 11/24) – Kannapolis Celebration of Lights II – Kannapolis
11/21-11/27* – NC Chinese Lantern Festival II – Cary
11/21-11/27* – The North Carolina Arboretum’s Winter Lights II – Asheville
11/21-11/27* – Shadrack Christmas Wonderland II – Charlotte
11/23-11/27* – Lake Myra Christmas Lights I – Wendell
11/23-11/27* – Charlotte Christmas Village I – Charlotte
11/24-11/27* – Shadrack Christmas Wonderland I – Tryon
11/25* – Holiday Flotilla – Swansboro
11/25* – Christmas in the Park – Blowing Rock
11/25-11/26* – Merry Moore Market II – Raleigh
11/25-11/27* – Country Christmas Train at Denton FarmPark I – Denton
11/25-11/27* – Lu Mil Vineyard Festival of Lights I – Elizabethtown
11/25-11/27* – WRAL Nights of Lights I – Raleigh
11/26* – North Carolina Fall Festival – Concord
11/26 – NC Holiday Flotilla at Wrightsville Beach – Wrightsville Beach
11/26-11/27* – Elizabethan Gardens WinterLights I – Manteo

11/28-12/4* – Tanglewood Park Festival of Lights IV – Clemmons
11/28-12/4* – Kannapolis Celebration of Lights III – Kannapolis
11/28-12/4* – NC Chinese Lantern Festival III – Cary
11/28-12/4* – Lake Myra Christmas Lights II – Wendell
11/28-12/4* – Charlotte Christmas Village II – Charlotte
11/28-12/4* – The North Carolina Arboretum’s Winter Lights III – Asheville
11/28-12/4* (Closed 11/28) – WRAL Nights of Lights II – Raleigh
11/28-12/4* – Elizabethan Gardens WinterLights II – Manteo
11/28-12/4* – Shadrack Christmas Wonderland III – Charlotte
11/28-12/4* – Shadrack Christmas Wonderland II – Tryon

DECEMBER

12/1-12/4* – Lu Mil Vineyard Festival of Lights II – Elizabethtown
12/1-12/4* – Lake Julian Festival of Lights I – Arden
12/2* – Wendell Wonderland – Wendell
12/2* – Kris Kringle Market – Canton
12/2-12/3* – Merry Moore Market III – Raleigh
12/2-12/3 – Winterfest: A German Christmas Marketplace I – Spencer
12/2-12/4* – Southeastern Hospice Festival of Trees – Lumberton
12/2-12/4 – Balsam Range Art of Music Festival – Lake Junaluska
12/2-12/4* – Country Christmas Train at Denton FarmPark II – Denton
12/3* – Duck Yuletide Celebration – Duck
12/3* – Christmas on Main – Kenly
12/3 – Christmas in Kings Mountain I – Kings Mountain
12/3* – Scandinavian Christmas Fair – Raleigh
12/3 – Christmas in Mint Hill – Mint Hill
12/3* – Holiday Denim Days – Erwin
12/3* – Archer Lodge Christmas Celebration – Archer Lodge
12/3* – Swan Days Festival – Swanquarter
12/3* – Carolina Beach Holiday Market – Carolina Beach
12/3-12/4* – Core Sound Decoy Festival – Harkers Island
12/4* – Christmas in the Barn – King
12/4* – Unity Christmas Festival – Greensboro

12/5-12/11* – Tanglewood Park Festival of Lights V – Clemmons
12/5-12/11* – Kannapolis Celebration of Lights IV – Kannapolis
12/5-12/11* – Lake Julian Festival of Lights II – Arden
12/5-12/11* – Lake Myra Christmas Lights III – Wendell
12/5-12/11* – The North Carolina Arboretum’s Winter Lights IV – Asheville
12/5-12/11* – NC Chinese Lantern Festival IV – Cary
12/5-12/11* (Closed 12/5) – WRAL Nights of Lights III – Raleigh
12/5-12/11* – Elizabethan Gardens WinterLights III – Manteo
12/5-12/11* – Charlotte Christmas Village III – Charlotte
12/5-12/11* – Shadrack Christmas Wonderland IV – Charlotte
12/5-12/11* – Shadrack Christmas Wonderland III – Tryon
12/8-12/11* – Lu Mil Vineyard Festival of Lights III – Elizabethtown
12/8-12/11* – Country Christmas Train at Denton FarmPark III – Denton
12/9-12/10* – Merry Moore Market IV – Raleigh
12/9-12/10 – Winterfest: A German Christmas Marketplace II – Spencer
12/10 – Christmas in Kings Mountain II – Kings Mountain
12/10* – Christmas in the Ferry – Sneads Ferry

12/12-12/18* – Tanglewood Park Festival of Lights VI – Clemmons
12/12-12/18* – Kannapolis Celebration of Lights V – Kannapolis
12/12-12/18* – NC Chinese Lantern Festival V – Cary
12/12-12/18* – Lake Myra Christmas Lights IV – Wendell
12/12-12/18* – The North Carolina Arboretum’s Winter Lights V – Asheville
12/12-12/18* – Lake Julian Festival of Lights III – Arden
12/12-12/18* – WRAL Nights of Lights IV – Raleigh
12/12-12/18* – Elizabethan Gardens WinterLights IV – Manteo
12/12-12/18* – Shadrack Christmas Wonderland V – Charlotte
12/12-12/18* – Charlotte Christmas Village IV – Charlotte
12/12-12/18* – Shadrack Christmas Wonderland IV – Tryon
12/15-12/18* – Lu Mil Vineyard Festival of Lights IV – Elizabethtown
12/15-12/18* – Country Christmas Train at Denton FarmPark IV – Denton
12/17* – A Night Before Christmas – Waynesville
12/17 – Christmas in Kings Mountain III – Kings Mountain
12/17* – Burlington Holiday Magic – Burlington

12/19-12/22* – Lu Mil Vineyard Festival of Lights V – Elizabethtown
12/19-12/23* – Lake Julian Festival of Lights IV – Arden
12/19-12/23* – Charlotte Christmas Village V – Charlotte
12/19-12/24* – WRAL Nights of Lights V – Raleigh
12/19-12/24* – Lake Myra Christmas Lights V – Wendell
12/19-12/25* – Tanglewood Park Festival of Lights VII – Clemmons
12/19-12/25* (Closed 12/24,12/25) – Kannapolis Celebration of Lights VI – Kannapolis
12/19-12/25* – NC Chinese Lantern Festival VI – Cary
12/19-12/25* – The North Carolina Arboretum’s Winter Lights VI – Asheville
12/19-12/25* (Closed 12/24,12/25) – Elizabethan Gardens WinterLights V – Manteo
12/19-12/25* (Closed 12/24,12/25) – Country Christmas Train at Denton FarmPark V – Denton
12/19-12/25* – Shadrack Christmas Wonderland VI – Charlotte
12/19-12/25* – Shadrack Christmas Wonderland V – Tryon

12/26-12/30* – Kannapolis Celebration of Lights VII – Kannapolis
12/26-12/30* – NC Chinese Lantern Festival VII – Cary
12/26-12/31* – Lake Myra Christmas Lights VI – Wendell
12/26-12/31* – Tanglewood Park Festival of Lights VIII – Clemmons
12/26-1/1* – The North Carolina Arboretum’s Winter Lights VII – Asheville
12/26-1/1* – Shadrack Christmas Wonderland VII – Charlotte
12/26-1/1* – Shadrack Christmas Wonderland VI – Tryon
12/31* – Greenville New Year’s Eve Celebration – Greenville
12/31* – First Night Raleigh – Raleigh
12/31* – Midnight Magic in Manteo – Manteo
12/31* – Southern Pines First Eve Celebration – Southern Pines
12/31* – New Years Eve Gold Nugget Drop – Marion

JANUARY (2023)

1/2-1/8* – NC Chinese Lantern Festival VIII – Cary
1/2-1/8* – Shadrack Christmas Wonderland VIII – Charlotte

1/9-1/15* – Shadrack Christmas Wonderland IX – Charlotte

1/20-1/22* – Winterfest at Wildwood – Greenville

1/28* – Wilmington Coffee Fest – Wilmington
1/28* – International Street Food Festival – Charlotte

FEBRUARY

2/2-2/4* – North Carolina Jazz Festival – Wilmington
2/4* – Big Frosty Beer Festival – Raleigh
2/4-2/5* – Carolina Chocolate Festival – Morehead City

2/11 – Queen City Brewers Festival – Charlotte
2/11* – Triangle Russian Festival – Raleigh
2/11* – Wine and Chocolate Festival – Greensboro

2/18* – Asheville Celtic Fest – Asheville
2/18* – Jacksonville Winterfest – Jacksonville
2/18* – North Carolina Black Heritage Festival – Concord

2/25* – Stanly County Winter Wine Festival – Albemerle
2/25* – New Bern Mardi Gras – New Bern
2/25* – Kite Festival – Charlotte
2/25* – Craft Brewers for a Cause Beer Festival – Charlotte

MARCH

3/3-3/4* – Rumba on the Lumber – Lumberton
3/3-3/4* – North Carolina Rice Festival – Leland
3/4* – Watermans Wintergrass Festival – Wilmington
3/4* – Marchtoberfest – Wilmington

3/9-3/11* – Wham Bam! Music Festival – Pittsboro
3/11* – Wilmington Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival – Wilmington
3/11* – Emerald Isle St. Patrick’s Day Festival – Emerald Isle
3/11* – Charlotte Goes Green Festival – Charlotte
3/11 – Raleigh St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival – Raleigh
3/11-3/12* – Carolina FiberFest – Raleigh

3/17* – Downtown St. Paddy’s Day Bash – Burlington
3/17-3/19* – Vintage Market Days of Asheville Metro “Hello Darling” – Fletcher – My Review
3/18* – Celtic Music Festival – Southport
3/18* – Solstice Healing Arts and Music Festival – Carolina Beach
3/18-3/19* – Lebanese Festival – Raleigh

3/24-3/26* – Vintage Market Days of Charlotte – Concord – My Review
3/25* – Blue, Brew and ‘Que Festival – Kenansville
3/25* – Fort Fisher State Recreational Area Spring Festival – Kure Beach
3/25* – Fremont Daffodil Festival – Fremont
3/25* – Morrisville Holi Festival – Morrisville
3/25-3/26* – The Viking Experience Festival – Oxford
3/25-3/26* – Tarheel Antiques Festival: Spring – Efland
3/26* – Charlotte Donut Festival – Charlotte
3/26* – Keukenhof Spring Festival – Cornelius

3/31* – Spring Pottery and Glass Festival – Creedmoor
3/31-4/1* – Newport Pig Cookin’ Contest – Newport
3/31-4/2* – Charlotte SHOUT! I – Charlotte

APRIL

4/1* – Cary Tacos ‘N Taps – Cary
4/1* – NC Small Batch Beer Festival – Asheville
4/1* – Cruise-In at the Barn and Truck Show – Leland
4/1* – Pride Winston-Salem Trans Pride Festival – Winston- Salem
4/1* – Downtown Randleman Spring Fling – Randleman
4/1* – The Bond Brothers’ Mid-Town Square Festival – Cary
4/1* – Union Market Pop-Up – Monroe
4/1* – Paws in the Park – Pineville
4/1* – NC Small Batch Beer Festival – Asheville
4/1-4/2* – Dreamville Festival – Raleigh
4/1-4/2* – Poplar Grove Herb and Garden Fair – Wilmington
4/2* – Wake Forest Veg Fest – Wake Forest

4/3-4/9* – Charlotte SHOUT! II – Charlotte
4/5-4/9* – North Carolina Azalea Festival – Wilmington
4/6-4/8* – Wub N’ Dub Festival – Willard
4/7-4/8* – Pirate Fest – Greenville
4/8* – Lost Colony Wine, Art and Culinary Festival – Manteo
4/8* – UMAR Arts Festival – Winston-Salem
4/8* – Knightdale Spring Fling Festival – Knightdale
4/8-4/9* – Loch Norman Highland Games – Huntersville
4/9* – Cary Downtown Chowdown – Cary
4/9* – Spring Pottery and Glass Festival – Creedmoor
4/9* – A Sip of Spring Beer and Wine Festival – Wake Forest

4/10-4/16* – Charlotte SHOUT! III – Charlotte
4/13-4/16* – Queen Charlotte Fair I – Concord
4/14-4/15* – Southport Spring Festival – Southport
4/14-4/15* – NC Herring Festival – Jamesville
4/14-4/16* – Little Creek Vineyard Earth Day Festival – Snow Camp
4/15* – The North Carolina ‘Cuegrass Festival – Raleigh

4/17-4/23* – Queen Charlotte Fair II – Concord
4/20* – Raleigh Night Market I – Raleigh
4/20-4/22* – Big Lick Bluegrass Festival – Oakboro
4/20-4/23* – Farmville Dogwood Festival – Farmville
4/21-4/22* – Mebane Dogwood Festival – Mebane
4/21-4/22* – BOOM Charlotte! – Charlotte
4/21-4/22* – Spring X 420 Fest – Charlotte
4/21-4/22* – North Carolina Pickle Festival – Mount Olive
4/21-4/22* – Brewgaloo – Raleigh
4/21-4/22* – Digital Gardens – Charlotte
4/21-4/22* – Fayetteville Dogwood Festival – Fayetteville
4/21-4/23* – Catawba Valley Festival of the Arts – Catawba County
4/22* – RockyFest – Hiddenite
4/22* – Cary Whiskey, Wine and Fire Festival – Cary
4/22* – Children’s Day Festival of Cary – Cary
4/22* – Duck and Wine Festival – Duck
4/22* – Wilmington Earth Day – Wilmington
4/22* – Charlotte Kids Festival – Charlotte
4/22* – Ramseur Food Truck Festival – Ramseur
4/22* – ‘Tawba Walk Arts and Music Festival: Spring – Cornelius
4/22* – Sycamore Brewing Spring Fest – Charlotte
4/22* – Stokesdale Spring Festival – Stokesdale
4/22* – NeoSoul Festival at the Vineyard – Norlina
4/22* – Greening Up the Mountains Festival – Sylva
4/22* – Oxford Main Street Arts and Wine Festival – Oxford
4/22* – Hickory Hops Craft Beer and Music Festival – Hickory
4/22* – Pleasure Island Seafood, Blues and Jazz Festival – Kure Beach
4/22-4/23* – Festival of Legends – Apex
4/22-4/23* – Foothills Merry Go Round Festival – Shelby
4/22-4/23* – April is for Arts: Art on the Green – Davidson
4/22-4/23* – Days at the Docks Festival – Holden Beach
4/23* – Earth Day Celebration – Durham
4/23* – Strawberry and Wine Fest – Sunset Beach
4/23* – Arbor Day Festival at Dix Park – Raleigh
4/23* – Greensboro Food Truck Festival – Greensboro
4/23* – Wilmington VegFest – Wilmington

4/26-4/29* – Grifton Shad Festival – Grifton
4/26-4/30* – Beaufort Wine and Food Festival – Beaufort
4/27-4/30* – MerleFest – Wilkesboro
4/27-4/30* – NC Tribute Festival to the “King” – Lexington
4/28-4/29* – Liberty Antiques Festival: Spring – Staley
4/28-4/29* – Carolina Strawberry Festival – Wallace
4/28-4/29* – Efland Seafood Festival – Efland
4/28-4/30* – HerbFest I – Wake Forest
4/28-4/30* – Tuck Fest – Charlotte
4/28-4/30* – Bear Shadow – Highlands
4/28-4/30* – Thunder in the Smokies Spring Rally – Maggie Valley
4/28-4/30* – Asheville Spring Herb Festival – Asheville
4/29* – BloomFest – Roseboro
4/29* – Pioneer Day – Old Fort
4/29* – Beach Fest at the Farm – Selma
4/29* – Roulston Blooms! – Raleigh
4/29* – Meet Me On Main – King
4/29* – Liberty Downtown Festival – Liberty
4/29* – Lumberton Food Truck Festival – Lumberton
4/29* – Southern Pines SpringFest – Southern Pines
4/29* – Rocky River Vineyards Spring Festival – Midland
4/29* – Kure Beach Street Festival – Kure Beach
4/29* – Fire on the Mountain – Spruce Pine
4/29* – BrightFire Music and Arts Festival – Huntersville
4/29* – Regional Festival of India – Matthews
4/29* – Knotts Island Seafood Festival – Knotts Island
4/29* – Festival Cultural Dia del Niño de Revista Latina – Raleigh
4/29* – Spring Daze Arts and Crafts Festival – Cary
4/29* – NC Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Festival – Raleigh
4/29-4/30* – Kings Drive Art Walk – Charlotte
4/29-4/30* – Beltane-May Day Festival – Reidsville
4/30* – HardLox Jewish Food and Heritage Festival – Asheville
4/30* – Hello Huntersville Music and Arts Festival – Huntersville
4/30* – Waynesville Ramp Festival – Waynesville

MAY

5/4-5/6* – NC Strawberry Festival – Chadbourn
5/4-5/6* – Denton FarmPark Bluegrass Festival – Denton
5/4-5/7* – Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance – Pittsboro
5/5-5/6* – North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival – Huntersville
5/5-5/6* – BBQ Fest on the Neuse – Kinston
5/5-5/6* – Nashville Blooming Festival – Nashville
5/5-5/6* – Down Home Festival – Bessemer City
5/5-5/7* – HerbFest II – Wake Forest
5/5-5/7* – Amanzi Marble and Granite Spring Folly – Kernersville
5/5-5/7* – Mayfest – Pilot Mountain
5/5-5/7* – Dance of the Spring Moon Lumbee Powwow – Maxton
5/6* – Fest in the West – Cary
5/6* – Vanceboro Strawberry Festival – Vanceboro
5/6* – The Whole Bloomin’ Thing – Waynesville
5/6* – Multicultural Festival – Lexington
5/6* – Mayfest Spring Festival – Rutherfordton
5/6* – Spring Chicken Festival – Siler City
5/6* – Apex PeakFest – Apex
5/6* – Pender County Spring Fest – Burgaw
5/6* – Daniel Boone Family Festival – Mocksville
5/6* – Carthage Buggy Festival – Carthage
5/6* – Artageous Kids Art Festival – Manteo
5/6* – North Carolina Butterfly Festival – Hudson
5/6* – Murphy Spring Festival – Murphy
5/6* – Boho Hippie Festival – Maggie Valley
5/6* – “Cooking for the Kids” Broyhill Home Barbecue Festival – Clyde
5/6* – Budbreak Wine and Craft Beer Festival – Mount Airy
5/6* – Bethabara Highland Games – Winston-Salem
5/6* – Spring Wine Festival at Ballantyne Village – Charlotte
5/6* – Ham and Yam Festival – Smithfield
5/6* – Meet in the Street Festival – Wake Forest
5/6* – Jacksonville’s Jamboree – Jacksonville
5/6* – Belville Founders Day – Belville
5/6* – Carolina Beach Street Arts Festival – Carolina Beach
5/6* – Taylorsville Apple Blossom Festival – Taylorsville
5/6* – Ritmo Latino Festival – Raleigh
5/6-5/7* – Hippie Fest – Salisbury
5/6-5/7* – Burlington Carousel Festival – Burlington

5/11-5/13* – Pleasure Island Jeep Jam – Kure Beach
5/12-5/13* – WNC Bigfoot Festival – Marion
5/12-5/13* – LaurelFest – Laurel Hill
5/12-5/13* – Albemarle Rock Fish Festival – Edenton
5/12-5/13* – Summerfield Founders’ Day – Summerfield
5/12-5/13* – BeachFest Matthews – Matthews
5/12-5/13* – Icons of Hotrodding Festival – Maggie Valley
5/12-5/14* – Jiggy with the Piggy – Kannapolis
5/12-5/14* – Wilmington Goth Fest – Wilmington
5/12-5/14* – Wampus Cat Music Fest – Broadway
5/12-5/14* – Epicenter Festival – Rockingham
5/13* – Cary Dog Days – Cary
5/13* – TurtleFest – Holly Springs
5/13* – Earth Jam Day – Salisbury
5/13* – Windmill Wine Festival – Hudson
5/13* – Charlotte Wing A Ding Ding Festival – Charlotte
5/13* – Foothills Folk Art Festival – Newton
5/13* – Spring Bark Festival – Hickory
5/13* – Pickin in the Park – Pleasant Garden
5/13* – RiverFest – Belmont
5/13* – Race City Festival – Mooresville
5/13* – Small Batch Beer Festival – Wilmington
5/13* – Pet Palooza – Charlotte
5/13* – Ole Timey Day Festival – Seven Springs
5/13* – Kaleidoscope Fest – Waxhaw
5/13* – Lu Mil Vineyard May Day Jamboree – Fayetteville
5/13* – Spring in the Park – Sawmills
5/13* – Montford Music and Arts Festival – Asheville
5/13* – Spring Bash Food Truck Festival on Bonnie Place – Archdale
5/13* – Hook, Line and Drinker Festival – Sylva
5/13-5/14* – Ole Gilliam Mill Park Crank-Up – Sanford
5/13-5/14* – Greek Festival at St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church – Durham
5/14* – JoCo Latino Festival – Selma
5/14* – Festa Italiana Charlotte – Charlotte
5/14* – Graham Food Truck Rodeo – Graham

5/17-5/21* – Queen City Cigar Fest – Charlotte
5/18* – Raleigh Night Market II – Raleigh
5/19-5/20* – Beaufort Music Festival – Beaufort
5/19-5/20* – Casual Campout – Raleigh
5/19-5/20* – “Kings of Q” BBQ Cook-Off – Ayden
5/19-5/20* – Power and Sound Revival – Elon
5/19-5/20* – White Lake Water Festival – White Lake
5/19-5/21* – Got to Be NC Festival – Raleigh
5/19-5/21* – St. Sarkis Armenian Festival – Charlotte
5/19-5/21* – NC Potato Festival – Elizabeth City
5/20* – NC Freedom Festival – Goldsboro
5/20* – Party in the Park – Stedman
5/20* – WoodMill Winery Strawberry Wine Festival – Vale
5/20* – Goose Nest Festival – Oak City
5/20* – Cheerwine Festival – Salisbury
5/20* – North Carolina Wine Festival at the Streets of Southpoint – Durham
5/20* – Greensboro Sugar Rush – Greensboro
5/20* – Saluda Arts Festival – Saluda
5/20* – Beach Music Festival – Atlantic Beach
5/20* – Cornelius Jazz Festival – Cornelius
5/20* – Freedom Fest – Fuquay-Varina
5/20* – FlushFest – Hillsborough
5/20* – Durham Blues and Brews Festival – Durham
5/20* – Bimbé Celebration – Durham
5/20* – Pink Hill and Fire Department Spring Festival – Pink Hill
5/20* – Bailey Sweet Potato Festival – Bailey
5/20* – French Market and Seafood Festival – Raleigh
5/20* – Charlotte Beer, Bourbon and BBQ – Charlotte
5/20* – Yadkin Valley Wine Festival – Elkin
5/20* – Haw River Festival – Saxapahaw
5/20* – Carolina Blues Festival – Greensboro
5/20-5/21* – Artsplosure – Raleigh
5/20-5/21* – Strawberry Jam Festival – Bryson City
5/21* – Carolina BBQ Festival – Charlotte
5/21* – Sawyer Springs Vineyard Spring Festival – Hendersonville

5/25-5/27* – Lil John’s Mountain Music Festival – Snow Camp
5/26-5/27* – Swain County Heritage Festival – Bryson City
5/26-5/28* – Circle K Speed Street – Charlotte
5/26-5/29* – First Fruits Farm Memorial Balloon Festival – Louisburg
5/26-5/29* – GRINDfest – Asheville
5/27* – Spring Fling Art and Craft Walk – Dillsboro
5/27* – Charlotte Water Lantern Festival – Charlotte
5/27* – Greater Bath Memorial Day Celebration/Smokin’ on the Point – Bath
5/27* – Fairmont May Day Fun Festival – Fairmont
5/27* – Food Truck Festival at Hickory Motor Speedway – Hickory
5/27* – Stokesdale Marketplace Spring Craft Festival – Stokesdale
5/27* – Hometown Spring Market Day and Airing of the Quilts – Franklin
5/27-5/28* – Art on the Greene I – Banner Elk
5/27-5/28* – Orange Street ArtsFest – Wilmington
5/27-5/28* – KrakenFest NC – Chapel Hill
5/27-5/28* – North Carolina Fossil Festival – Aurora
5/27-5/29* – Lake Lure Spring Arts and Crafts Festival – Lake Lure
5/28* – Raleigh NC Sugar Rush – Raleigh
5/28* – Winston-Salem Spring Food Truck Festival – Winston-Salem
5/29* – Carl Sandburg Music Festival – Flat Rock

JUNE

6/1-6/4* – North Carolina Trail Days – Elkin
6/1-6/4* – Spring South End Wine and Hops Fest – Charlotte
6/1-6/4* – Hoke Fest I – Raeford
6/2-6/3* – Blue Ridge Fiber Fest – Sparta
6/2-6/3* – Angier Bike Fest – Angier
6/2-6/3* – North Carolina Gold Festival – Marion
6/2-6/3* – White Squirrel Weekend – Brevard
6/2-6/4* – Ocrafolk Festival – Ocracoke
6/2-6/4* – Dare Days – Manteo
6/2-6/4* – The Gathering at Paint Rock Farm Music Festival – Hot Springs
6/2-6/4* – Gaston All American Fair I – Gastonia
6/3* – Piedmont Pottery Festival – Eden
6/3* – Cold Mountain Music Festival at Lake Logan – Canton
6/3* – Carolina Beach Music Festival – Carolina Beach
6/3* – Creeper Trail Park Vendor Fest – Lansing
6/3* – Mermaid Parade and Festival – Marshall
6/3* – International Food Festival – Raleigh
6/3* – Livermush Festival – Marion
6/3* – NC Black Bear Festival – Plymouth
6/4* – Asheville Honey Festival – Asheville

6/5-6/11* – Hoke Fest II – Raeford
6/5-6/11* – Gaston All American Fair II – Gastonia
6/8-6/10* – Cherokee Bluegrass Festival – Cherokee
6/9-6/10* – WNC JeepFest – Maggie Valley
6/9-6/10* – Washington Summer Festival – Washington
6/9-6/10* – Cherry Bounce Festival – Forest City
6/9-6/10* – Carolina Catfish Festival (part of All American Fair) – Gastonia
6/9-6/10* – GroverFest – Mooresville
6/10* – Pimento Cheese Festival – Cary
6/10* – Bluff Mountain Festival – Hot Springs
6/10* – Depot District Music Fest – Lexington
6/10* – Trenton Founders’ Day Festival – Trenton
6/10* – Dunleath Porchfest – Greensboro
6/10* – Days Gone By – Creswell
6/10* – High Point Summer Food Truck Rodeo – High Point
6/10* – North Carolina Cigar Box Guitar Festival – Gibsonville
6/10* – Arts by the Sea Festival – Swansboro
6/10* – Avery County Summer Fest – Newland

6/15* – Raleigh Night Market III – Raleigh
6/15-6/17* – Willow Oak Park Bluegrass Festival – Roxboro
6/15-6/17* – NC Rhododendron Festival – Bakersville
6/15-6/18* – Juneteenth Freedom Festival – Fayetteville
6/16* – Juneteenth of Asheville Freedom Festival – Asheville
6/16-6/17* – NC Blueberry Festival – Burgaw
6/16-6/18* – Taste of Scotland and Celtic Festival – Franklin
6/17* – Oink and Ale – Eden
6/17* – North Carolina Juneteenth Festival – Concord
6/17* – Pride Winston-Salem Festival – Winston-Salem
6/17* – Marshville Juneteenth Celebration – Marshville
6/17* – Capital City Juneteenth – Raleigh
6/17-6/18* – Blue Ridge Heritage Weekend Arts and Craft Festival – Waynesville
6/17-6/18* – Arts and Craft Festival at Sapphire Valley I – Sapphire

6/20-6/21* – Under the Oaks Arts Festival – Corolla
6/23-6/24* – Elkin Roots Music Fest – Elkin
6/23-6/24* – That Music Fest – Durham
6/23-6/25* – Ashejam Music Festival – Fletcher
6/23-6/25* – Thunder in the Smokies Summer Rally – Maggie Valley
6/24* – Out! Raleigh Pride – Raleigh
6/24* – Triad Vegfest – Greensboro
6/24* – Salisbury Pride Festival – Salisbury
6/24* – Fletcher Firefly Festival – Fletcher
6/24* – Avery County Heritage Festival – Newland
6/24* – Wilson Juneteenth Festival – Wilson
6/24* – PrideFest – Fayetteville
6/24* – Summer Freedom Celebration – Jacksonville
6/24* – “Everything’s Gonna Be Just Peachy” Peach Festival – Mount Airy
6/24* – Cuban Festival of the Carolinas – Concord
6/24* – Eastern NC Blueberry Festival at Humphrey Farm – Hubert
6/24* – Shagging at the Rock – Blowing Rock
6/24-6/25* – Lumbee Homecoming I – Pembroke
6/24-6/25* – Highlands Mountaintop Art and Craft Show I – Highlands
6/25* – Singing on the Mountain – Linville
6/25* – Finley Freedom Festival – Raleigh

6/26-7/1* – Lumbee Homecoming II – Pembroke
6/28-7/4* – Faith 4th of July Celebration – Faith
6/29-7/4* – Southeast Old Threshers Reunion – Denton
6/29-7/4* – Cherokee Summer Carnival I – Cherokee

JULY

7/1* – Valdese Independence Day Celebration – Valdese
7/1* – “Pre”-July 4th Celebration – Marshville
7/1* – Troyfest – Troy
7/1* – Square to Square Independence Day Street Festival – Clayton
7/1* – Castalia 4th of July Celebration – Castalia
7/1* – Red, White and Boom! – Kings Mountain
7/1* – Yadkinville 4th of July Celebration – Yadkinville
7/1-7/2* – Christmas in July Festival – West Jefferson
7/1-7/2* – Sweet Corn Festival at Darnell Farms – Bryson City
7/1-7/2* – Graham County Heritage Festival – Robbinsville
7/1-7/2* – Art on the Greene II – Banner Elk
7/1-7/3* – Belhaven’s 4th of July Celebration – Belhaven
7/1-7/3* – 4th of July Powwow – Cherokee
7/1-7/3* – Everybody’s Favorite Barbecue and Hot Sauce Festival: Gastonia – Gastonia
7/1-7/3* – Ocean City Jazz Festival – North Topsail Beach
7/1-7/4* – NC 4th of July Festival – Southport
7/2-7/4* (Closed 7/3) – EnoFest – Durham
7/3* – Garner Independence Day Celebration – Garner
7/3-7/4* – Harrisburg July 4th Celebration – Harrisburg
7/4* – Town of Cary Independence Day Celebration – Cary
7/4* – 4th of July Independence Day Celebration – Mebane
7/4* – Fireworks Extravaganza on the Green – Cashiers
7/4* – Yankee Doodle Dandy Day – Sapphire
7/4* – Fun Fourth Festival – Greensboro
7/4* – Fabulous 4th of July Celebration – Edenton
7/4* – City of Greenville Indepedence Day Celebration – Greenville
7/4* – Lillington 4th of July Celebration – Lillington
7/4* – Fourth of July Fireworks and Picnic – Creedmoor
7/4* – North Carolina’s Freedom Fest – Bryson City
7/4* – Manteo Fourth of July – Manteo
7/4* – Knightdale July 4th Celebration – Knightdale
7/4* – Corolla Indepedence Day Celebration – Corolla
7/4* – July 5th Independence Day Celebration – Holly Springs

7/4-7/8* – Cherokee Summer Carnival II – Cherokee
7/6-7/9* – Grandfather Mountain Highland Games – Linville
7/7-7/8*- Festival on the Square – Hayesville
7/8* – Ridgeway Cantaloupe Festival – Ridgeway
7/8* – Archer Lodge Family Fun Day( usually 4th of July Celebration) – Archer Lodge
7/8* – Coon Dog Day – Saluda

7/13-7/15* – NC Peach Festival – Candor
7/13-7/16* – Wild Goose Festival – Hot Springs
7/14-7/15* – NC Blackberry Festival – Lenoir
7/14-7/16* – Darrington Bluegrass Festival – Darrington
7/15* – Farmers Day – China Grove
7/15* – NC Japan Summer Festival – Raleigh
7/15* – Peach Jam at Darnell Farms – Bryson City
7/15* – Hometown Heritage Festival – Franklin
7/15* – Meadieval Festival – Wilkesboro
7/15* – Island Fun Festival – Hubert
7/15* – MusicFest ‘N Sugar Grove – Sugar Grove
7/15* – Summertime Brews Festival – Greensboro
7/15* – Front Street Arts and Crafts Show – Dillsboro

7/20-7/22* – Hillbilly Jam – Maggie Valley
7/20-7/22* – Ashe County Fiddlers Fest – Jefferson
7/21-7/22* – Peak City Pig Fest – Apex
7/21-7/22* – FabFest: Beatles Festival – Charlotte
7/22* – Rowan Chamber Dragon Boat Festival – Salisbury

7/27-7/30* – Love Shine Play Yoga Festival – Asheville
7/27-7/30* – Folkmoot Summerfest – Waynesville
7/28-7/30* – Knotts Island Peach Festival – Knotts Island
7/29* – Fair Bluff Watermelon Festival – Fair Bluff
7/29* – Watermelon Bash at Darnell Farms – Bryson City
7/29* – The Brushy Mountain Peach and Heritage Festival – Wilkesboro

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