2022 North Carolina Festival Guide

All your festival listings for Raleigh, Durham, Charlotte, Asheville, Wilmington, 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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JANUARY

1/21-1/23 – Winterfest at Wildwood – Greenville

1/29 – Wilmington Coffee Fest – Wilmington
1/29 – International Street Food Festival – Charlotte

FEBRUARY

2/3-2/5 – North Carolina Jazz Festival – Wilmington
2/5 – Big Frosty Beer Festival – Raleigh
2/5-2/6 – Carolina Chocolate Festival – Morehead City

2/12* – Triangle Russian Festival – Raleigh – CANCELLED

2/19 – Asheville Celtic Fest – Asheville
2/19 – North Carolina Black Heritage Festival – Concord

2/26 – Stanly County Winter Wine Festival – Albemerle

MARCH

3/4-3/5 – Rumba on the Lumber – Lumberton
3/5* – Marchtoberfest – Wilmington

3/10-3/12 – Wham Bam! Music Festival – Pittsboro
3/12 – Wilmington Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival – Wilmington
3/12 – Emerald Isle St. Patrick’s Day Festival – Emerald Isle
3/12* – Lebanese Festival – Raleigh
3/12 – Raleigh St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival – Raleigh
3/12-3/13 – Carolina FiberFest – Raleigh

3/26 – Blue, Brew and ‘Que Festival – Kenansville

APRIL

4/1-4/2 – Newport Pig Cookin’ Contest – Newport
4/1-4/3* – Charlotte SHOUT! I – Charlotte
4/1-4/3* – NC Herring Festival – Jamesville
4/2 – Tacos ‘N Taps – Cary
4/2* – Spring Festival at Historic Bethabara Park – Winston-Salem
4/2 – The Bond Brothers’ Mid-Town Square Festival – Cary
4/2 – NC Small Batch Beer Festival – Asheville
4/2-4/3 – Dreamville Festival – Raleigh
4/2-4/3 – Poplar Grove Herb and Garden Fair – Wilmington

4/4-4/10* – Charlotte SHOUT! II – Charlotte
4/6-4/10 – North Carolina Azalea Festival – Wilmington
4/8-4/9 – Pirate Fest – Greenville
4/9 – Lost Colony Wine, Art and Culinary Festival – Manteo
4/9 – Currituck Bulls and BBQ – Powells Point – USUALLY IN NOVEMBER
4/9* – Loaded Up and Truckin’ – Brevard
4/9* – Live and Local Spring Fest on Hillsborough Street – Raleigh
4/9-4/10 – Loch Norman Highland Games – Huntersville
4/10 – Cary Downtown Chowdown – Cary

4/11-4/17* – Charlotte SHOUT! III – Charlotte
4/14-4/17* – Moogfest – Durham
4/15-4/16 – Southport Spring Festival – Southport
4/15-4/17* – Little Creek Vineyard Earth Day Festival – Snow Camp
4/16* – Live and Local Spring Fest on Hillsborough Street – Raleigh
4/16 – The North Carolina ‘Cuegrass Festival – Raleigh

4/21-4/23 – Big Lick Bluegrass Festival – Oakboro
4/21-4/24 – Farmville Dogwood Festival – Farmville
4/22-4/23 – Mebane Dogwood Festival – Mebane
4/22-4/23 – BOOM Charlotte! – Charlotte
4/22-4/23 – Spring X 420 Fest – Charlotte
4/22-4/23* – North Carolina Pickle Festival – Mount Olive
4/22-4/23 – Brewgaloo – Raleigh
4/22-4/23 – Digital Gardens – Charlotte
4/23 – RockyFest – Hiddenite
4/23 – Cary Whiskey, Wine and Fire – Cary
4/23* – Duck and Wine Festival – Duck
4/23 – Wilmington Earth Day – Wilmington
4/23* – Greening Up the Mountains Festival – Sylva
4/23* – Hickory Hops Craft Beer and Music Festival – Hickory
4/23 – Pleasure Island Seafood, Blues and Jazz Festival – Kure Beach
4/23-4/24 – Festival of Legends – Apex
4/23-4/24 – Fayetteville Dogwood Festival – Fayetteville
4/23-4/24* – Days at the Docks Festival – Holden Beach
4/24 – Carolina Mountain Cheese Festival – Asheville
4/24 – Wilmington VegFest – Wilmington

4/27-4/30 – Grifton Shad Festival – Grifton
4/28-4/29* – Carolina Strawberry Festival – Wallace
4/27-5/1 – Beaufort Wine and Food Festival – Beaufort
4/28-5/1 – MerleFest – Wilkesboro
4/29-4/30 – Liberty Antiques Festival: Spring – Staley
4/29-5/1 – HerbFest I – Wake Forest
4/29-5/1 – Tuck Fest – Charlotte
4/29-5/1 – Bear Shadow – Highlands
4/29-5/1 – Thunder in the Smokies Spring Rally – Maggie Valley
4/30 – BloomFest – Roseboro
4/30* – Pioneer Day – Old Fort
4/30 – Beach Fest at the Farm – Selma
4/30 – Roulston Blooms! – Raleigh
4/30 – Kure Beach Street Festival – Kure Beach
4/30 – Fire on the Mountain – Spruce Pine
4/30 – Festival Cultural Dia del Niño de Revista Latina – Raleigh
4/30 – Spring Daze Arts and Crafts Festival – Cary
4/30 – NC Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Festival – Raleigh

MAY

5/1 – HardLox Jewish Food and Heritage Festival – Asheville

5/3-5/7* – NC Strawberry Festival – Chadbourn
5/5-5/7 – Denton FarmPark Bluegrass Festival – Denton
5/5-5/8 – Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance – Pittsboro
5/6-5/7* – North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival – Huntersville
5/6-5/7* – BBQ Fest on the Neuse – Kinston
5/6-5/7 – Vanceboro Strawberry Festival – Vanceboro
5/6-5/8 – HerbFest II – Wake Forest
5/6-5/8* – French Broad River Festival – Hot Springs
5/6-5/8 – Amanzi Marble and Granite Spring Folly – Kernersville
5/6-5/8 – Mayfest – Pilot Mountain
5/6-5/8* – Dance of the Spring Moon Lumbee Powwow – Maxton
5/6-5/8* – Mountain Skies Earth and Space Music Festival – Black Mountain
5/7 – Nashville Blooming Festival – Nashville
5/7 – Fest in the West – Cary
5/7* – Lu Mil Vineyard May Day Jamboree – Elizabethtown
5/7 – The Whole Bloomin’ Thing – Waynesville
5/7* – Multicultural Festival – Lexington
5/7* – Mayfest Spring Festival – Rutherfordton
5/7 – Spring Chicken Festival – Siler City
5/7 – Apex PeakFest – Apex
5/7* – Carthage Buggy Festival – Carthage
5/7* – North Carolina Butterfly Festival – Hudson
5/7* – Murphy Spring Festival – Murphy
5/7* – “Cooking for the Kids” Broyhill Home Barbecue Festival – Clyde
5/7 – Budbreak Wine and Craft Beer Festival – Mount Airy
5/7* – Bethabara Highland Games – Winston-Salem
5/7* – Ham and Yam Festival – Smithfield
5/7 – Meet in the Street Festival – Wake Forest
5/7 – Jacksonville’s Jamboree – Jacksonville
5/7 – Carolina Beach Street Arts Festival – Carolina Beach
5/7 – Taylorsville Apple Blossom Festival – Taylorsville
5/7-5/8* – Asheville Spring Herb Festival – Asheville

5/12-5/14 – Pleasure Island Jeep Jam – Kure Beach
5/13-5/14 – WNC Bigfoot Festival – Marion
5/13-5/14 – LaurelFest – Laurel Hill
5/13-5/14 – Icons of Hotrodding Festival – Maggie Valley
5/13-5/15 – Jiggy with the Piggy – Kannapolis
5/13-5/15* – NC Potato Festival – Elizabeth City
5/13-5/15* – Epicenter Festival – Rockingham
5/14 – Cary Dog Days – Cary
5/14 – TurtleFest – Holly Springs
5/14 – Earth Jam Day – Salisbury
5/14 – Foothills Folk Art Festival – Newton
5/14 – Pickin in the Park – Pleasant Garden
5/14* – Carolina Blues Festival – Greensboro
5/14* – Ritmo Latino Festival – Raleigh
5/14* – Montford Music and Arts Festival – Asheville
5/14 – Hook, Line and Drinker Festival – Sylva
5/14-5/15* – Mustang Spring Jam – Corolla
5/14-5/15 – Greek Festival at St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church – Durham
5/14-5/15 – Kaleidoscope Fest – Waxhaw

5/19* – Raleigh Night Market I – Raleigh
5/19-5/20* – Thrive NC Festival – Raleigh
5/20-5/21 – Beaufort Music Festival – Beaufort
5/20-5/22 – Got to Be NC Festival – Raleigh
5/21* – NC Freedom Festival – Goldsboro
5/21 – Reggaetón Fest – Fayetteville
5/21 – North Carolina Wine Festival at the Streets of Southpoint – Durham
5/21 – Greensboro Sugar Rush – Greensboro
5/21 – Saluda Arts Festival – Saluda
5/21* – Cornelius Jazz Festival – Cornelius
5/21 – Durham Blues and Brews Festival – Durham
5/21 – Charlotte Beer, Bourbon and BBQ – Charlotte
5/21 – Yadkin Valley Wine Festival – Elkin
5/21-5/22 – Artsplosure – Raleigh

5/26-5/28* – Lil John’s Mountain Music Festival – Snow Camp
5/27-5/29* – Old Time Fiddler’s and Bluegrass Music Festival – Union Grove
5/27-5/29* – White Squirrel Festival – Brevard
5/27-5/29* – Gears and Guitars Music Festival – Winston-Salem
5/28* – Spring Fling Art and Craft Walk – Dillsboro
5/28 – Charlotte Water Lantern Festival – Charlotte
5/28* – Hometown Spring Market Day and Airing of the Quilts – Franklin
5/28-5/29 – Art on the Greene I – Banner Elk
5/28-5/29* – Orange Street ArtsFest – Wilmington
5/28-5/30* – Lake Lure Spring Arts and Crafts Festival – Lake Lure
5/29 – Raleigh NC Sugar Rush – Raleigh
5/30 – Carl Sandburg Music Festival – Flat Rock

JUNE

6/2-6/5 – North Carolina Trail Days – Elkin
6/3-6/5 – Ocrafolk Festival – Ocracoke
6/4* – Piedmont Pottery Festival – Eden
6/4 – Cold Mountain Music Festival at Lake Logan – Canton
6/4 – Carolina Beach Music Festival – Carolina Beach
6/4* – Livermush Festival – Marion
6/4-6/5* – NC Black Bear Festival – Plymouth

6/9-6/11 – Cherokee Bluegrass Festival – Cherokee
6/10* – Pride in the Park – Durham
6/10-6/11 – WNC JeepFest – Maggie Valley
6/10-6/12* – GroverFest – Union Grove
6/11 – Pimento Cheese Festival – Cary
6/11* – Bluff Mountain Festival – Hot Springs
6/11* – Depot District Music Fest – Lexington
6/11* – North Carolina Cigar Box Guitar Festival – Gibsonville
6/11 – Arts by the Sea Festival – Swansboro
6/11* – Sirens on the Mountain – Todd

6/16* – Raleigh Night Market II – Raleigh
6/16-6/18* – Willow Oak Park Bluegrass Festival – Roxboro
6/17-6/18 – NC Blueberry Festival – Burgaw
6/17-6/18 – NC Rhododendron Festival – Bakersville
6/17-6/18* – Cherry Bounce Festival – Forest City
6/17-6/19 – GRINDfest – Asheville
6/17-6/19* – Taste of Scotland and Celtic Festival – Franklin
6/18* – Oink and Ale – Eden
6/18 – Pride Winston-Salem Festival – Winston-Salem
6/18* – Capital City Juneteenth – Raleigh
6/18* – Juneteenth Freedom Celebration – Waynesville

6/12-6/22 – Under the Oaks Arts Festival – Corolla
6/24-6/25* – Elkin Roots Music Fest – Elkin
6/24-6/25* – Bridgeton Blueberry Fest – Bridgeton
6/24-6/25* – Beats n Bars Festival – Durham
6/24-6/26* – Ashejam Music Festival – Fletcher
6/24-6/26* – Cape Fear Blues Festival – Wilmington
6/24-6/26 – Thunder in the Smokies Summer Rally – Maggie Valley
6/25 – Out! Raleigh Pride – Raleigh
6/25* – Salisbury Pride Festival – Salisbury
6/25* – Shagging at the Rock – Blowing Rock
6/25* – Greensboro Pride – Greensboro
6/25-6/26 – Lumbee Homecoming I – Lumbee
6/25-6/26* – Knotts Island Peach Festival – Knotts Island
6/26 – Singing on the Mountain – Linville

6/27-7/2 – Lumbee Homecoming II – Lumbee
6/30-7/4 – Southeast Old Threshers Reunion – Denton

JULY

7/1 – Valdese Independence Day Celebration – Valdese
7/1-7/2* – Christmas in July Festival – West Jefferson
7/1-7/3* – 4th of July Powwow – Cherokee
7/1-7/3 – Ocean City Jazz Festival – North Topsail Beach
7/2 – Troyfest – Troy
7/2* – Square to Square Independence Day Street Festival – Clayton
7/2* – Archer Lodge 4th of July Celebration – Archer Lodge
7/2* – Garner Independence Day Celebration – Garner
7/2* – Sweet Corn Festival – Franklin
7/2* – Yadkinville 4th of July Celebration – Yadkinville
7/2-7/4* – Festival for the Eno – Durham
7/2-7/3 – Art on the Greene II – Banner Elk
7/3-7/4* – Harrisburg July 4th Celebration – Harrisburg
7/3-7/4 – NC 4th of July Festival – Southport

7/4* – Town of Cary Independence Day Celebration – Cary
7/4* – July 4th Family Music Festival – Mebane
7/4 – Fireworks Extravaganza on the Green – Cashiers
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 – Corolla Indepedence Day Celebration – Corolla
7/5 – July 5th Independence Day Celebration – Holly Springs
7/7-7/10 – Grandfather Mountain Highland Games – Linville
7/8-7/9* – NC Blackberry Festival – Lenoir
7/8-7/10* – Festival on the Square – Hayesville
7/9 – Ridgeway Cantaloupe Festival – Ridgeway
7/9* – Coon Dog Day – Saluda

7/14* – Raleigh Night Market III – Raleigh
7/14-7/16 – NC Peach Festival – Candor
7/14-7/17 – Wild Goose Festival – Hot Springs
7/16 – Farmers Day – China Grove
7/16* – NC Japan Summer Festival – Raleigh
7/16* – Hometown Heritage Festival – Franklin
7/16 – MusicFest ‘N Sugar Grove – Sugar Grove
7/16* – Chickweed – Salisbury
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
7/21-7/24* – Folkmoot Summerfest – Waynesville
7/22-7/23 – Peak City Pig Fest – Apex
7/22-7/23 – FabFest: Beatles Festival – Charlotte
7/23* – Summertime Brews Festival – Greensboro
7/23 – Rowan Chamber Dragon Boat Festival – Salisbury

7/28-7/31 – Love Shine Play Yoga Festival – Asheville

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 – Mount Mitchell Crafts Fair – Burnsville
8/5-8/6 – Cary Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival – Cary
8/6* – Chinchorrea Fest – Hope Mills
8/6* – Denton Watermelon Festival – Denton
8/6* – Atlantic Beach Music Festival – Atlantic Beach
8/6* – NC Rock Autism Music Festival – Hertford
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* – Fair Bluff Watermelon Festival – Fair Bluff
8/13* – Days Gone By – Creswell
8/13* – Charlotte Pride Festival – Charlotte
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* – Personality Festival – Roxboro
8/20* – Mermaid Parade and Festival – Marshall
8/20* – Franklin Area Folk Festival – Franklin
8/20* – Carolina Sky Music Festival – Mount Airy
8/20 – Charlotte Tacos ‘N Taps – Charlotte
8/20-8/21* – Blue Ridge Heritage Weekend – Waynesville

8/25-8/27* – Winterville Watermelon Festival – Winterville
8/25-8/27 – Night in the Country Carolinas Music Festival – Tryon
8/26-8/27* – Smoky Mountain Folk Festival – Lake Junaluska
8/26-8/27* – LEAF Downtown – Asheville
8/26-8/27* – Washington Summer Festival – Washington
8/26-8/27* – Spring Water Festival – Williamston
8/27 – Packapalooza – Raleigh
8/27* – CaribMask Carnival– Raleigh
8/27* – International Food Festival – Raleigh
8/27* – High Country Beer Fest – Boone
8/27-8/28 – Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival – Cary
8/28* – Greensboro Food Truck Festival – Greensboro

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 – 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* – Carolina Haitian Food Festival – Charlotte
9/3-9/4 – Art on the Greene IV – Banner Elk
9/3-9/4* – African American Cultural Festival – Raleigh
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
9/9-9/11 – NC Folk Festival – Greensboro
9/9-9/11* – Autumn at Oz I – Beech Mountain
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* – Toe Jam Music Festival – Spruce Pine
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* – Harmon Field Music Festival – Tryon
9/10* – Carolina Bible Camp Bluegrass Festival – Mocksville
9/11* – Winston-Salem Food Truck Festival – Winston-Salem
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
9/16-9/18* – Autumn at Oz II – Beech Mountain
9/16-9/18 – Festival in the Park – Charlotte
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* – Carolina Irish Fest – Charlotte
9/17* – North Carolina Jerk Fest – Durham
9/17* – Festival Latino – Greenville
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 – Art in Autumn Arts and Crafts Festival – Asheville
9/17* – International Food and Music Festival – Wendell
9/17-9/18* – Fayetteville Greek Festival – Fayetteville
9/17-9/18 – CenterFest – Durham
9/17-9/19 – Raffaldini Vineyards Festa Italiana – Ronda
9/18* – PepperFest – Pittsboro

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
9/23-9/24 – Liberty Antiques Festival: Fall – Staley
9/23-9/24* – Carolina in the Fall Music and Food Festival – Wilkesboro
9/23-9/24* – Dirty Dancing Festival – Lake Lure
9/23-9/24* – Art of Cool Festival – Durham
9/23-9/24* – Asheville Greek Festival – Asheville
9/23-9/24* – Carolina Jubilee – Harmony
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* – Yadkin Valley Pumpkin Festival – Elkin
9/24 – North Carolina Muscadine Festival – Kenansville
9/24* – Lumberton Food Truck Festival – Lumberton
9/24* – Old Timey Fall Festival – Burnsville
9/24* – Irish Fest in the Forest – Wake Forest
9/24* – Tawba Walk Arts and Music Festival – Cornelius
9/24* – Groove Jam Music Festival – Greensboro
9/24* – Race City Festival – Mooresville
9/24* – Everybody’s Day – Thomasville
9/24* – Mountain Heritage Day – Cullowhee
9/24 – International Folk Festival – Fayetteville
9/24* – Black Walnut Festival – Bethania
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* – Knotts Island Seafood Festival – Knotts Island
9/24* – Emerald Isle Beach Music Festival – Emerald Isle
9/24* – Art on the Island Festival – Marshall
9/24-9/25* – Carrboro Music Festival – Carrboro
9/24-9/25 – Carolina Indie Fest – Sanford
9/25* – Street Fair on 5th – Greenville

9/27-10/1 – IBMA World of Bluegrass – Raleigh
9/30-10/1* – Smoky Mountain Elk Fest – Maggie Valley
9/30-10/1 – Ol’ Front Porch Music Festival – Oriental
9/30-10/1* – Selma Railroad Days Festival – Selma

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* – NASCAR Day Festival – Randleman
10/1* – Scotland County Highland Games – Laurinburg
10/1* – Phoenix Fest – Durham
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 – 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
10/6-10/8* – Denim Days – Erwin
10/7-10/8 – Ocean Fest – Surf City
10/7-10/8* – Triangle Oktoberfest – Raleigh
10/7-10/8* – IBMA Bluegrass Live! – Raleigh
10/7-10/8* – Breakaway Music Festival – Concord
10/7-10/9* – Raleigh Greek Festival – Raleigh
10/7-10/9* – Wilmington Riverfest – Wilmington
10/7-10/8* – National Pumpkin Festival – Spring Hope
10/7-10/9* – Taste of Charlotte – Charlotte
10/7-10/9 – Heritage and Harvest Days – Dallas
10/7-10/9* – The NC Seafood Festival – Morehead City
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* – WNC Garlic Fest – Asheville
10/8* – Hola Charlotte – Charlotte
10/8* – Wilson’s Mills Pumpkin Festival – Clayton
10/8* – Halifax Harvest Days – Halifax
10/8* – Festival of India -Charlotte
10/8 – Gibsonville Fall Festival – Gibsonville
10/8* – Bur-Mil Park Fall Fest – Greensboro
10/8* – Apple Butter Festival – Bakersville
10/8* – Festival of the Frescoes – Glendale Springs
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
10/14-10/15* – Stecoah Valley Harvest Festival – Stecoah/Robbinsville
10/14-10/15* – Smoking in the Foothills BBQ Festival – Lenoir
10/14-10/15* – New Bern MumFeast! – New Bern
10/14-10/15 – Pineville Fall Fest – Pineville
10/14-10/16* – Carolina BalloonFest – Statesville
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 – Falling for Local at Dorothea Dix Park – Raleigh
10/15 – NC Liver Mush Festival – Shelby
10/15 – Valle Country Fair – Banner Elk
10/15* – Fall Jubilee – Reidsville
10/15 – Lincoln County Apple Festival – Lincolnton
10/15 – Das Best Oktoberfest – Charlotte
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* – 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
10/20-10/23 – LEAF October Festival – Black Mountain
10/21-10/22* – Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival – Sneads Ferry
10/22 – The Barbecue Festival – Lexington
10/22 – NC Yam Festival – Tabor City
10/22 – PumpkinFest – Franklin
10/22* – Stallings Fest – Stallings
10/22* – Crystal Coast Highland Games – Beaufort
10/22* – Laketoberfest Music and Brew Festival – Cornelius
10/22* – The Carousel Center Beer and Wine Festival – Wilmington
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

10/26-10-30* – Clayton Harvest Festival – Clayton
10/27-10/29* – Denton Farmpark Fall Festival – Denton
10/28* – Voracious and Rare Beer Festival – Wilmington
10/28-10/30* – Foothills Highland Games – Nebo
10/29 – Smoky Mountains Bluegrass Festival – Waynesville
10/29* – Inter-Tribal Pow Wow – Raleigh
10/29 – HollyFest – Holly Springs
10/29* – Drink Durham Beer Festival – 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
11/5* – 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 – Charlotte
11/5* – Tryon Beer Fest – Tryon
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* – WNC Fermenting Festival – Marshall

11/11-11/13* – Tanglewood Park Festival of Lights I – Clemmons
11/12* – Stargazer Music Fest – Concord
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
11/16-11/20* – 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
11/19-11/20* – 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

11/21-11/27* – 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
11/24-11/27* – 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* – 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* – 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
12/2-12/3* – Merry Moore Market III – Raleigh
12/2-12/4* – Southeastern Hospice Festival of Trees – Lumberton
12/2-12/4 – Balsam Range Art of Music Festival – Lake Junaluska
12/3* – Jacksonville Winterfest – Jacksonville
12/3* – Duck Yuletide Celebration – Duck
12/3* – Christmas on Main – Kenly
12/3* – Scandinavian Christmas Fair – Raleigh
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

12/5-12/11* – 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* – 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
12/9-12/10* – Merry Moore Market IV – Raleigh

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* – Shadrack Christmas Wonderland IV – Tryon
12/15-12/18* – Lu Mil Vineyard Festival of Lights IV – Elizabethtown
12/17* – A Night Before Christmas – Waynesville

12/19-12/22* – Lu Mil Vineyard Festival of Lights V – Elizabethtown
12/19-12/23* – Lake Julian Festival of Lights IV – Arden
12/19-12/24* – 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* – 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* – 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

2/11 – Queen City Brewers Festival – Charlotte