North Carolina Festivals 2018, 2019

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Winterfest Artisan Market 2018

Winterfest Artisan Market

November 30, 2018

Jacksonville Commons Recreation Complex, Jacksonville, North Carolina

Mountain High BBQ & Pottery Festival & Car Show 2018

Mountain High BBQ & Pottery Festival & Car Show

August, 2018

Macon County Fairgrounds , Franklin, North Carolina

Summer Craft Fair 2018

Summer Craft Fair

August, 2018

The History Place , Morehead City, North Carolina

Three Days of Light Gathering 2018

Three Days of Light Gathering

August, 2018

Camp Grier , Old Fort, North Carolina

Raleigh RibFest 2018

Raleigh RibFest

August, 2018

Raleigh City Plaza, Fayetteville St & W Lenoir Sr Raleigh, NC, Raleigh, North Carolina

Funk Fest Tour 2018

Funk Fest Tour

August, 2018

PNC Music Pavilion, 707 Pavilion Blvd Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina

Charlotte Bon Odori Festival 2018

Charlotte Bon Odori Festival

August, 2018

Wells Fargo Atrium Plaza, 301 S Tryon St Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina

Charlotte Caribbean Jerk Festival 2018

Charlotte Caribbean Jerk Festival

August, 2018

Rolling Hill Park Grove, Charlotte, North Carolina

Village Art and Craft Fair 2018

Village Art and Craft Fair

August, 2018

Cathedral of All Souls Church Grounds , Asheville, North Carolina

National Black Theatre Festival 2018

National Black Theatre Festival

August, 2018

Multiple Locations in Winston-Salem, Winston-Salem, NC, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival 2018

Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival

August, 2018

Downtown , Cary, North Carolina

Port City Ribfest 2018

Port City Ribfest

August, 2018

North Waterfront Park , Wilmington, North Carolina

Django Django 2018

Django Django

August, 2018

First Avenue, Minneapolis, North Carolina

Charlotte Pride Festival 2018

Charlotte Pride Festival

August, 2018

Multiple Locations on South Tyron Street, 401 South Tryon Street Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina

Three Days of Light Gathering 2018

Three Days of Light Gathering

August, 2018

High Country Motorcycle Camp, 765 Stony Fork Rd Ferguson, NC, Ferguson, North Carolina

Arts and Crafts at Sappire Valley 2018

Arts and Crafts at Sappire Valley

August, 2018

Sapphire Valley , Sapphire, North Carolina

Between Two Rivers Music Festival 2018

Between Two Rivers Music Festival

August, 2018

Glenway Street, Belmont, North Carolina

PreddyFest Bluegrass Festival 2018

PreddyFest Bluegrass Festival

August, 2018

Preddyfest Bluegrass Park, 2284 Green Hill Rd Franklinton, Franklinton, North Carolina

Lake Logan Multisport Festival 2018

Lake Logan Multisport Festival

August, 2018

Lake Logan Episcopal Center, Canton, North Carolina

Carolina Sky Music Festival 2018

Carolina Sky Music Festival

August, 2018

Round Peak Vineyards, 765 Round Peak Church Rd Mount Airy, NC, Mount Airy, North Carolina

Folk Heritage Committee Mountain Dance and Folk Festival 2018

Folk Heritage Committee Mountain Dance and Folk Festival

August, 2018

A-B Tech/ Mission Health Conference Center, 16 Fernihurst Drive Asheville, Asheville, North Carolina

The Bead Mercantile Show 2018

The Bead Mercantile Show

August, 2018

Governor W. Kerr Scott Building , Raleigh, North Carolina

Uncorked & Unplugged wine and music fest 2018

Uncorked & Unplugged wine and music fest

August, 2018

RayLen Vineyards & Winery, Mocksville, North Carolina

Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival 2018

Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival

August, 2018

Community Center Grounds - Sneads Ferry, NC 28460, Sneads Ferry, North Carolina

Discordia Days Burlesque Festival 2018

Discordia Days Burlesque Festival

August, 2018

Community Theatre of Greensboro, 520 S Elm St Greensboro, Greensboro, North Carolina

About Festivals in North Carolina

The Tar Heel State is somewhat a region of contradictions, torn between new-wave liberalism and the staunch conservatism of days gone by. These contradictions are also geographical in nature, from mountains to sands, and from farmlands to cities. But visitors who come here for nature, sport, barbecue and sightseeing are rarely disappointed, and many return with a craving for more. Part of this attraction stems from the state’s diverse festival scene, with great events all year around.

The three-day Fayetteville Dogwood Festival does it like the good ol’ days, and is one of the most popular events in the whole of the state, drawing visitors from all over the USA. The old-school fair-style event offers fairground rides, famous musicians, food vendors and more. The food offerings are diverse and plentiful, with something to suit every palette, while other attractions offer the very best of Northern Californian art, crafts, pageantry, attractions, entertainers and performers. It’s a very diverse affair with fun and excitement for all the family.

More music is on offer at the North Carolina Jazz Festival, which has a proud history of almost forty years. The festival offers concerts and performances from national and international artists, and more modern and traditional jazz than you can blow a trumpet at! There are also jazz classes, workshops, seminars, discussions and more. Previous artists here have included the likes of Art Hodes, Milt Hinton, Dick Hyman and Ed Polcer. Whatever style or genre you like, and whether you’re a newcomer or a lifelong fan, there’ll be something here to blow your bugle! Those who prefer folk might be more inclined to strum to the tune of Folkmoot USA, a two-week celebration of banjos and fiddles, with over 350 performers.

North Carolina also hosts a smorgasbord of food festivals, with events dedicated to barbecues, apples, pickles, fish and more. North Carolina’s Seafood Festival is one of the biggest days in the state’s calendar, and is a great way to get your lips around plentiful offerings of crab, shrimp and lobster. If it comes from the sea, and its edible, you’ll find it here – and all with a great backdrop of live entertainment and arts and crafts.

Other events throughout the state celebrate the great diversity of the region and its people, with festivals dedicated to arts, crafts, theatre, history, heritage, flowers and more. Come and find one you love!