North Carolina Festivals 2020, 2021

Lighthouse Beer Festival 2020

Lighthouse Beer Festival

October, 2020

Greenfield Park and Gardens, Wilmington, North Carolina

TerraVita Food & Drink Festival 2020

TerraVita Food & Drink Festival

October, 2020

Multiple Locations in Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Triangle Oktoberfest 2020

Triangle Oktoberfest

October, 2020

Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Pkwy Cary, Cary, North Carolina

Southern Brides Winter Bridal Show 2020

Southern Brides Winter Bridal Show

October, 2020

Downtown Raleigh , Raleigh, North Carolina

World Beer Festival Durham 2020

World Beer Festival Durham

October, 2020

Durham Bulls Athletic Park, 409 Blackwell Street Durham, NC, Durham, North Carolina

Today's Pleasures Tomorrow's Treasures Quilt Show 2020

Today's Pleasures Tomorrow's Treasures Quilt Show

October, 2020

Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center , Sanford, North Carolina

Fall Galleria Craft Fair 2020

Fall Galleria Craft Fair

October, 2020

St. Raphael Catholic Church , Raleigh, North Carolina

Raleigh Fall Brew Fest 2020

Raleigh Fall Brew Fest

October, 2020

Cardinal Hall, Raleigh, North Carolina

Raleigh Oyster Festival 2020

Raleigh Oyster Festival

October, 2020

Creamery Parking Lot, Raleigh, North Carolina

Xtreme Top Box Throwdown Concord NC 2020

Xtreme Top Box Throwdown Concord NC

October, 2020

Cabarrus Arena & Events Center , Concord, North Carolina

Guy Fawkes Night Raleigh 2020

Guy Fawkes Night Raleigh

October, 2020

Fayetteville Street in Front of The Oxford, Raleigh, North Carolina

Hellbilly Hootenanny 2020

Hellbilly Hootenanny

October, 2020

New Mountain Asheville, 38 N French Broad Ave Asheville, Asheville, North Carolina

Oktoberfest 2020

Oktoberfest

October, 2020

Gateway Museum , Old Fort, North Carolina

Knardirell & Company Independent Author Expo 2020

Knardirell & Company Independent Author Expo

October, 2020

Holiday Inn Express, 9420 E Independence Blvd Matthews, NC, Matthews, North Carolina

Richmond County Agricultural Fair 2020

Richmond County Agricultural Fair

October, 2020

Hamlet Lion's Club , Hamlet, North Carolina

The Wine Feed's Pork & Vine 2020

The Wine Feed's Pork & Vine

October, 2020

The Wine Feed, 602 Glenwood Ave Raleigh, NC, Raleigh, North Carolina

Fairmont Farmer's Festival 2020

Fairmont Farmer's Festival

October, 2020

Main Street - Fairmont, NC 28340, Fairmont, North Carolina

Hola Charlotte Festival 2020

Hola Charlotte Festival

October, 2020

Uptown Charlotte around Tryon Street and 6th Street, 300 North Tryon Street Charlotte, NC, Charlotte, North Carolina

Chowan County Regional Fair 2020

Chowan County Regional Fair

October, 2020

American Legion Fairgrounds, Edenton, North Carolina

Robeson County Fair 2020

Robeson County Fair

October, 2020

Robeson County Fairgrounds, Lumberton, North Carolina

Molasses Festival 2020

Molasses Festival

October, 2020

Sims BBQ , Granite Falls, North Carolina

Oktoberfest 2020

Oktoberfest

October, 2020

Sugar Mountain Resort , Banner Elk, North Carolina

Maggie Valley Fall Arts & Crafts Show 2020

Maggie Valley Fall Arts & Crafts Show

October, 2020

Festival Grounds , Maggie Valley, North Carolina

Autumn Festival 2020

Autumn Festival

October, 2020

Arcade Commerce Center , Lake Lure, North Carolina

Kannapolis International Arts & Music Festival 2020

Kannapolis International Arts & Music Festival

October, 2020

Downtown , Kannapolis, 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!