101 North Carolina Festivals: August
Beaufort Pirate Invasion
Sponsored by Carteret-Cravel Electric Cooperative
Beaufort | beaufortpirateinvasion.com
For two full days, you can step back in time with the sights and sounds of the 17th century as Beaufort comes alive with over a hundred pirate and militia re-enactors as they overrun the town. Enjoy historical demonstrations such as sword fighting, cannon firing and see blackpowder weapons displays, a mock trial and hanging and so much more.
National Black Theatre Festival
Winston-Salem | nbtf.org
This event illuminates the powerful theatrical spirit and extraordinary talent of performers, designers, directors, producers and technicians from across the country and abroad. Experience electrifying performances, informative workshops, riveting films and insightful spoken word poetry. The NCBRC is the first and oldest professional African-American theatre company in NC.
NC State Bluegrass Festival
Marion | bit.ly/ncstate-bluegrass
This outdoor festival features multiple Bluegrass artists at the Tom Johnson Camping World under a pavilion and tents. Bring your own chairs! Tickets available online.
Ocracoke Fig Festival
Ocracoke Village | bit.ly/ocracoke-fig-festival
Ocracoke’s history of a passion for figs is celebrated annually at the Ocracoke Fig Festival, taking place this year on August 18th and 19th. This family friendly event is a favorite of both locals and visitors.
Sponsored by Piedmont Electric
Roxboro | Facebook @PersonalityFestival
Personality Festival, a local tradition, takes place in August every year in Uptown Roxboro, North Carolina. Entertainment, Amusement Rides, Food and Craft Vendors!
PreddyFest Bluegrass Festival
Franklinton | preddyfest.com
PreddyFest Bluegrass Park is located in a beautiful scenic setting on the Tar River in Franklin County, NC. There's plenty of space and shade for camping, jamming and family fun. Do yourself a favor and "take a kid jamming."
Read more about PreddyFest, as covered by Carolina Country!
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