North Carolina Festivals 2016, 2017

MerleFest 2017

MerleFest

April, 2017

Wilkes Community College, Wilkesboro, North Carolina

Merlefest is an annual festival in Wilkesboro, NC that is dedicated to the memory of Eddie Merle Watson. It's hallmark is a fantastic lineup of musical acts that reflect the festival’s focus on “traditional plus” music. Activities include nature walks Jam Camp, the AcousticKids Showcase, the Songwriter’s Coffeehouse, the Chris Austin songwriting contest, and more... Read More
Northern Voice Festival 2017

Northern Voice Festival

April, 2017

Ted Mann Music Hall, Minneapolis, North Carolina

Enjoy various music genres in Minneapolis. You can hear jazz, sacred, folk, barbershop, chant, and choral at this Minneapolis-based event. Take in the scenic Mississippi River during Singing Earth Day, or sit in a comfortable seat in a recital hall during Singing day In Minneapolis. Don’t forget to sign up to participate if you have a singing talent... Read More
Phuzz Phest 2017

Phuzz Phest

April, 2017

The Garage, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

In spite of its humble openings, Phuzz Phest now stands as one of the North Carolina’s most anticipated music jubilees. The celebration is in April of every year in the downtown Winston-Salem area. More than sixty bands join together for a festival of music and plenty of good eats. This three-night event is highly anticipated from people from all over the area, and it is an event not to be missed... Read More
Carolina Rebellion 2017

Carolina Rebellion

May, 2017

Charlotte, NC, Charlotte, North Carolina

Carolina Rebellion is a two-day festival that features hard rock and heavy metal music. It takes place each year in North Carolina. The jubilee features music, plenty of great food and vendors with all sorts of unique buys. The opening festival took place in Charlotte at the Metrolina Expo. Though it started out as a one-day celebration, in 2013 it became two days to accommodate all the fans... Read More
LEAF Festival 2017

LEAF Festival

May, 2017

Lake Eden, Black Mountain, North Carolina

The LEAF festival is an event held in Black Mountain, North Carolina that assembles a wide range of acts performing traditional music. From Latin to African music to Celtic to Bluegrass, you can discover a wide range of music over a three day period. The LEAF Festival is fun and lively entertainment!.. Read More
Taste of Charlotte 2017

Taste of Charlotte

June, 2017

Tryon Street between MLK Jr. Boulevard and 6th Street, Charlotte, North Carolina

Taste of Charlotte is a summer tradition that began 17 years ago. Home of the Best of the Taste completion, 30 area restaurants compete for the Silver Plater Award. To go with great food, you can also find local beer, cider, and wine. The Marketplace offers handcrafted items, local honey, custom jewelry, and one of a kind art... Read More
Hola Charlotte Festival 2016

Hola Charlotte Festival

October 1, 2016

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

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Charlotte Oktoberfest 2016

Charlotte Oktoberfest

October 1, 2016

NC Music Factory, Charlotte, North Carolina

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Pork Jam BBQ Festival 2016

Pork Jam BBQ Festival

October 1, 2016

Pelham Volunteer Fire Department, Pelham, North Carolina

Wicked Weed Oktoberfest 2016

Wicked Weed Oktoberfest

October 1, 2016

Wicked Weed Brewing, Asheville, North Carolina

Roast & Toast on the Coast 2016

Roast & Toast on the Coast

October 7, 2016

Bald Head Island, North Carolina

Mustang Music Festival 2016

Mustang Music Festival

October 7, 2016

Whalehead in Historic Corolla, Corolla, North Carolina

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Deep River Antique and Craft Fall Festival 2016

Deep River Antique and Craft Fall Festival

October 8, 2016

Riverside Park Franklinville, 27248, North Carolina

Downtown Mebane Autumn Fest 2016

Downtown Mebane Autumn Fest

October 8, 2016

Downtown Mebane, Mebane, North Carolina

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Too Much TV Healthy Communities Walk 2016

Too Much TV Healthy Communities Walk

October 8, 2016

Shaw University, Raleigh, North Carolina

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Columbus County Fair 2016

Columbus County Fair

October 11, 2016

Columbus County Fairgrounds, Whiteville, North Carolina

Boone Heritage Festival 2016

Boone Heritage Festival

October 11, 2016

Hickory Ridge Living History Museum, Boone, North Carolina

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North Carolina State Fair 2016

North Carolina State Fair

October 13, 2016

NC State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, North Carolina

International Festival of Raleigh 2016

International Festival of Raleigh

October 14, 2016

Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, North Carolina

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Huntersville Fall Festival  2016

Huntersville Fall Festival

October 15, 2016

Grounds of Barnette Elementary School , Huntersville , North Carolina

Carolina Book Fest 2016

Carolina Book Fest

October 15, 2016

Marriott City Center , Charlotte, North Carolina

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Goodguys Pennzoil Southeastern Nationals 2016

Goodguys Pennzoil Southeastern Nationals

October 21, 2016

Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, North Carolina

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Downtown Gastonia Fall Festival & Antique Show 2016

Downtown Gastonia Fall Festival & Antique Show

October 22, 2016

Rotary-Centennial-Pavilion, Gastonia, North Carolina

Interbike Fall CycloFest 2016

Interbike Fall CycloFest

October 22, 2016

U.S. National Whitewater Center, Charlotte, North Carolina

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TerraVita Food & Drink Festival 2016

TerraVita Food & Drink Festival

October 28, 2016

Multiple Locations in Raleigh, Raleigh, North Carolina

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About Festivals in North Carolina

There are Festivals in North Carolina all year round, thanks in part to its cooperative climate. The April Great Grapes and Wine Festival in Cary features twenty wineries, live music, Arts and Crafts, and food tastings. The park setting is casual and relaxed. Patrons bring blankets to enjoy the food and wine picnic style. Just before Memorial Day is Artsplosure in Raleigh, a favorite of North Carolina Events. An artists market with 180 juried artists, live music, a birdhouse building area, and good food for adults, coexist with "Kidsplosure" where children can enjoy their own little part of the festival. One of the best of North Carolina music festivals is the John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival that celebrates the life and music of the famed saxophonist. Held on Labor Day Weekend in High Point, the festival features renowned musicians from all over the world.

Rounding out the year is Christmas Town in McAdenville. Known for its Christmas tree display, billed as the largest in the country, there are sleigh rides, music and, of course, Santa Claus. A forty six foot statue of "Old Man Winter" blows snowflakes into the air around the lake where a colored fountain dances seventy feet in the air.