101 North Carolina Festivals: May - Carolina Country

101 North Carolina Festivals: May

Wooden Boat Show

Wooden boat show. Photo courtesy of beaufortwoodenboatshow.com.

Wooden Boat Show

Sponsored by Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative
Beaufort | beaufortwoodenboatshow.com

Beautiful handcrafted boats are on display, celebrating the art of North Carolina traditional wooden boatbuilding and the sport of boat racing.


Aurora Fossil Festival

Sponsored by Tideland EMC
Aurora | aurorafossilfestival.net

Come join us for our 25th festival, featuring food, fun, fossils and fellowship. Celebrated every Memorial Day weekend.


Carolina Blues Festival

Greensboro | fest.piedmontblues.org

The Carolina Blues Festival is the longest running blues festival in the Southeastern U.S. It is signature fundraising event for the Piedmont Blues Preservation Society, whose missions is to help the youth of the community discover the wonder and joy of music by raising awareness and providing music education to community and schools.


Carolina Roots MusicFest

Statesville | carolinarootsmusicfest.com

Gather your music lovin' friends and join us to experience a 2-day celebration at Carolina Roots MusicFest with diverse artists invited to perform their original Americana Folk, Rhythm & Blues, styled out Rock & Roll, alternative Country Rock, Bluegrass music on 2 stages!


Carolina Strawberry Festival

Wallace | carolinastrawberryfestival.com

In 2011, the Town of Wallace, lead by a core group of leaders, brought the "Strawberry Festival" back to Wallace after 50 years. Each year, the Carolina Strawberry Festival has grown bigger and better. Enjoy entertainment, vendors and other attractions in historic downtown Wallace.



Sponsored by Pee Dee Electric
Laurel Hill | Facebook @laurelfest.laurelhill

Mingle with old friends and some of Scotland County's finest people. Food and merchandise vendors, singing groups, kids activities. Free entry and parking.


NC Strawberry Festival

Sponsored by Brunswick Electric
Chadbourn | ncstrawberryfestival.com

The oldest continuing agricultural festival in North Carolina is celebrated annually on the first weekend in May. This festival features a parade, a beauty contest, cooking and strawberry quality contests, art exhibits, food and craft vendors, a car show and free variety entertainment.


Ole Time Fiddler’s & Bluegrass Festival

Union Grove | fiddlersgrove.com

A family festival preserving traditional American music & values with a focus on preserving the heritage of traditional music and the continuation of handing it down through each generation.


Sanford Arts and Vine Festival

Sponsored by Central EMC
Sanford | sanfordartsandvine.com

A thrill for the senses; a celebration of creativity, talent and tradition. Drawing artists from all over the region, this two-day Festival adds to its focus on North Carolina Pottery by including talented artists working in glass, wood, metal, fiber and jewelry, plus a large selection of state wineries and breweries.


Yadkin Valley Wine Festival

Elkin | yvwf.com

Come taste the wines of the Yadkin Valley! Open to the public, including families with children. Wine tasting, food, craft vendors and music, plus a roving Bacchus and activities for the youngsters.


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