101 North Carolina Festivals: August - Carolina Country

101 North Carolina Festivals: August

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Beaufort Pirate Invasion. Photo courtesy of beaufortpirateinvasion.com.

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.

Personality Festival

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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