North Carolina Festivals 2023, 2024 - Fairs, Craft Shows, Music Festivals in North Carolina

Blue Bear Music Fest 2023

Blue Bear Music Fest

September, 2023

Blue Bear Mountain, 196 Blue Bear Mountain Rd Todd, Todd, North Carolina

Charlotte Festival in the Park 2023

Charlotte Festival in the Park

September, 2023

Freedom Park, 1900 East Boulevard Charlotte, NC, Charlotte, North Carolina

Denver Days 2023

Denver Days

September, 2023

Corner of St. James Church Road and Highway 16, 3635 N Hwy 16 Denver, NC, Denver, North Carolina

Goldsboro Beak Week 2023

Goldsboro Beak Week

September, 2023

Along Center Street in Downtown Goldsboro, 226 N Center St Goldsboro, Goldsboro, North Carolina

McDonald Artisan & Antique Fair 2023

McDonald Artisan & Antique Fair

September, 2023

McDonald Artisan Farm, Aberdeen, North Carolina

NC Sunflower Festival 2023

NC Sunflower Festival

September, 2023

Chocowinity, North Carolina

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences BugFest 2023

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences BugFest

September, 2023

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W Jones St Raleigh, Raleigh, North Carolina

Outer Banks Latin Festival 2023

Outer Banks Latin Festival

September, 2023

First Flight Middle School Athletic Fields, 109 Veterans Dr Kill Devil Hills, NC, Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina

Queen City Bike Fest 2023

Queen City Bike Fest

September, 2023

Speedway Harley-Davidson, 10049 Weddington Road Extension Charlotte, Concord, North Carolina

St Gregorios Indian Orthodox Church Harvest Festival NC 2023

St Gregorios Indian Orthodox Church Harvest Festival NC

September, 2023

St Gregorios Indian Orthox Church , 225 Bashford Rd Raleigh, NC, Raleigh, North Carolina

The Underground Collective Beats and Bars Festival 2023

The Underground Collective Beats and Bars Festival

September, 2023

Multiple Locations in Durham, Durham, Durham, North Carolina

TORCFest 2023


September, 2023

Lake Crabtree County Park, Morrisville, North Carolina

Third Annual Triangle Oktoberfest 2023

Third Annual Triangle Oktoberfest

September, 2023

Koka Booth Amphitheatre, Cary, North Carolina

17DAYS Arts & Culture Festival 2023

17DAYS Arts & Culture Festival

September, 2023

Multiple Locations in Greensboro, Greensboro, NC, Greensboro, North Carolina

93.1 The Wolf SmallTown Country Music Festival 2023

93.1 The Wolf SmallTown Country Music Festival

September, 2023

Winston-Salem Fairgrounds, 421 27th St NW Winston-Salem, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Asheville Barnaroo 2023

Asheville Barnaroo

September, 2023

Franny's Farm, 22 Frannys Farm Rd Asheville, Asheville, North Carolina

Bikers for Bikers Foundation Music Fest Rally & Swap Meet 2023

Bikers for Bikers Foundation Music Fest Rally & Swap Meet

September, 2023

Vander Civic Association Park, 128 Rock Hill Rd Fayetteville, NC, Fayetteville, North Carolina

Greek Festival Greensboro 2023

Greek Festival Greensboro

September, 2023

Dormition of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church, 800 Westridge Rd Greensboro, Greensboro, North Carolina

Footcandle Film Festival 2023

Footcandle Film Festival

September, 2023

Drendel Auditorium on the SALT Block, 243 3rd Ave NE Hickory, Hickory, North Carolina

French Broad Brew Festival 2023

French Broad Brew Festival

September, 2023

Hot Springs Resort & Spa, 315 Bridge St Hot Springs, NC, Hot Springs, North Carolina

Full Bloom Film Festival 2023

Full Bloom Film Festival

September, 2023

Historic Downtown Statesville, 112 S Center St Statesville, Statesville, North Carolina

Grove Winery & Vineyards Red, White, & Blues Festival 2023

Grove Winery & Vineyards Red, White, & Blues Festival

September, 2023

Grove Winery, 7360 Brooks Bridge Rd Gibsonville, Gibsonville, North Carolina

Happy Valley Fiddlers Convention 2023

Happy Valley Fiddlers Convention

September, 2023

Jones Farm, 3590 NC-268 Lenoir, Lenoir, North Carolina

Dailey & Vincent Landfest 2023

Dailey & Vincent Landfest

September, 2023

Denton Farmpark, 1072 Cranford Rd Denton, NC, Denton, North Carolina

Greensboro Pride 2023

Greensboro Pride

September, 2023

South Elm St, S Elm St & E Gate City Blvd Greensboro, Greensboro, North Carolina

About Festivals, Craft Shows and Fairs 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!