101 North Carolina Festivals

Whatever the occasion, you’ll find a festival for it

101 North Carolina Festivals

Lexington Barbecue Festival. Photo by Donnie Roberts/The Dispatch

To say that we’re a festive bunch here in North Carolina is an understatement. Whatever time of year and whatever the occasion, you will find communities coming together to celebrate.

We’ve pulled together a list of 101 unique festivals North Carolina has to offer — many of which are sponsored by electric cooperatives — and grouped them by month. Check this list year-round to ensure that, whatever your mood, you’ll be able to join in the fun.

 

"101 North Carolina Festivals"

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  • Sue Martin

    Sue Martin

    26 September 2017 at 16:02

    You forgot the NC Potato Festival that occurs every third weekend in May in Elizabeth City. Check it out at http://www.ncpotatofestival.com/.

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  • Glenn Hood

    Glenn Hood

    27 September 2017 at 12:06

    The Festival of the Frescoes will be held on October 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Glendale Springs, NC. An "old fashioned country fair," the festival celebrates the fresco of The Last Supper which is found in Holy Trinity Church by famous artist Ben Long, and also three frescoes in Saint Mary's Episcopal Church in West Jefferson. The festival recognizes more than a century of service to our community by Holy Trinity Church and its sister church,
    You'll find baked goods, works by artists and crafters, music, booths for regional crafts and local charities, children's activities, a silent auction, and not one, but TWO raffles - one for a handcrafted jewelry box and another for a framed, numbered print by well-known artist, Stephen Shoemaker.
    Lunch is available - barbecued chickens and hot dogs and all the trimmings.

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  • Steve Hunter

    Steve Hunter

    28 September 2017 at 14:56

    Another festival I've enjoyed the last several years is The Ol' Front Porch Music Festival in Oriental, NC. It's scheduled October 6-7 this year. https://olfrontporchmusicfestival.org/

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  • Karen Miller

    Karen Miller

    29 September 2017 at 11:32

    Five days preceding and including July 4th is the Southeast Old Threshers' Reunion at the Denton FarmPark, Denton, NC; www.dentonfarmpark.com
    Denton FarmPark also hosts the Country Christmas Train coming up Nov. 24, 25 & 26; Dec. 1, 2 & 3; 7, 8, 9, & 10; 14, 15, 16, &17; 20, 21, 22, 23; 26 & 27

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  • L P Cherry

    L P Cherry

    29 September 2017 at 16:17

    Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair - www.saffsite.org-- October 27-19, 2017.

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  • Richard and Janet Mitchell

    Richard and Janet Mitchell

    10 October 2017 at 16:16

    This coming weekend, Oct. 13, 14 and 15 is New Bern's Mumfest. I understand it is the largest of its kind in NC. Several streets are closed and there are booths full of all sorts of crafts, food of every description, rides and face painting for the kids and much much more. It is well worth a visit!

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