North Carolina Festivals 2022, 2023

17th Annual Come to Leicester Artist Studio Tour 2022

17th Annual Come to Leicester Artist Studio Tour

August 20, 2022

Leicester Community, Leicester, North Carolina

Night In The Country Carolinas Music Festival 2022

Night In The Country Carolinas Music Festival

August 25, 2022

Tryon International Equestrian Center, Mill Spring, North Carolina

2022 Night Nation Run - Raleigh, NC 2022

2022 Night Nation Run - Raleigh, NC

August 27, 2022

Koka Booth Amphitheatre, Cary, North Carolina

Piedmont Triad Water Lantern Festival 2022

Piedmont Triad Water Lantern Festival

September 10, 2022

Lake Reidsville Park, Reidsville, North Carolina

Holiday Market – Greensboro, NC Nov. 1-3rd, 2019  2022

Holiday Market – Greensboro, NC Nov. 1-3rd, 2019

November 1, 2022

Greensboro Coliseum Complex, Greensboro, North Carolina

8th Annual Holiday Market 2022

8th Annual Holiday Market

November 16, 2022

Jamestown, North Carolina

Craftsmen’s Christmas Classic Art & Craft Festival, Greensboro, NC Nov. 29-Dec.1st, 2019 2022

Craftsmen’s Christmas Classic Art & Craft Festival, Greensboro, NC Nov. 29-Dec.1st, 2019

November 29, 2022

Greensboro Coliseum Complex, Greensboro, North Carolina

Cucalorus Film Festival 2022

Cucalorus Film Festival

November, 2022

Multiple Locations in Wilmington, Wilmington, NC, Wilmington, North Carolina

TPPK Holiday Craft & Gift Sale 2022

TPPK Holiday Craft & Gift Sale

November, 2022

Triangle Presbyterian Preschool , Durham, North Carolina

Holiday Arts & Craft Show 2022

Holiday Arts & Craft Show

November, 2022

Cape Hatteras Secondary School , Buxton, North Carolina

Festival in the Park 2022

Festival in the Park

November, 2022

Municipal Park , Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina

Carolina Designer Craftsmen Show 2022

Carolina Designer Craftsmen Show

November, 2022

Raleigh Convention Center , Raleigh, North Carolina

Statesville Pumpkin Fest 2022

Statesville Pumpkin Fest

November, 2022

Downtown , Statesville, North Carolina

Mistletoe Market Holiday Fair 2022

Mistletoe Market Holiday Fair

November, 2022

Wakefield High School , Raleigh, North Carolina

Southern Christmas Show 2022

Southern Christmas Show

November, 2022

The Park Expo and Conference Center , Charlotte, North Carolina

Craftsmen's Christmas Classic Art & Craft Show 2022

Craftsmen's Christmas Classic Art & Craft Show

November, 2022

Greensboro Coliseum , Greensboro, North Carolina

NC Pecan Harvest Festival 2022

NC Pecan Harvest Festival

November, 2022

Downtown , Whiteville, North Carolina

Highland's Bazaar Holidays 2022

Highland's Bazaar Holidays

November, 2022

Highland United Methodist Church , Raleigh, North Carolina

Hickory Hoedown 2022

Hickory Hoedown

November, 2022

Hickory Metro Center , Hickory, North Carolina

Ninety 2022

Ninety

November, 2022

Downtown , Warsaw, North Carolina

American Indian Heritage Celebration 2022

American Indian Heritage Celebration

November, 2022

Downtown, Museum and Pedestrian Plaza , Raleigh, North Carolina

The Handmade Market 2022

The Handmade Market

November, 2022

Cobblestone Hall ‑ City Market , Raleigh, North Carolina

Country Christmas Train 2022

Country Christmas Train

November, 2022

Denton FarmPark , Denton, North Carolina

Gingerbread Arts and Crafts Fair 2022

Gingerbread Arts and Crafts Fair

November, 2022

South Fork Community Center , Winston‑Salem, North Carolina

Holiday Faire 2022

Holiday Faire

November, 2022

Emerson Waldorf School , Chapel Hill, 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!