Festivals and Events. For exact festival dates, contact the local visitors bureaus here

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Map Call Festival/Event City Founded Rate Range Festival Month
Biltmore Estate Festival of Flowers Asheville Asheville 1985 $$$ Apr-May
Polar Plunge New Years Day Asheville Lake Lure 2008 Free Jan
Music on Main Street Asheville Hendersonville 1999 Free Jun-Aug
Waldensian Festival Asheville Valdese 1975 Free Aug
Cherokee Indian Fair Asheville Cherokee 1912 $ Oct
Brewgrass Festival Asheville Asheville 1997 $$$ Oct
Cherokee Gourd Artists Gathering Asheville Cherokee 2002 $ Jun
Spring Herb Festival Asheville Asheville 1989 Free May
Eastern Music Festival Charlotte Greensboro 1962 Varies Jun-Jul
Arts at The Mill Fine Arts Festival Charlotte Mooresville 2017 Free Nov
International Festival of Raleigh Charlotte Raleigh 1986 $ Oct
City of Asheville Outdoor Special Events Asheville Asheville 1792 Varies Jan-Dec IFEA
Garden Jubilee Asheville Hendersonville 1994 $$$ May
Horn in the West Outdoor Drama Asheville Boone 1952 $-$$ Jun-Aug
Village Art & Craft Fair Asheville Asheville 1973 Free Aug
Rhododendron Festival Asheville Bakersville 1946 Free Jun
An Appalachian Summer Festival Asheville Boone 1984 $$ Jun-Jul
Grandfather Mountain Highland Games & Gathering of the Scottish Clans Asheville Linville 1956 $ Jul
North Carolina Apple Festival Asheville Hendersonville 1947 Free Aug-Sep
Lake Lure Dragon Boat Racing Asheville Lake Lure 2007 Free May
Cherokee Bluegrass Festival Asheville Cherokee $$$ Jun
Montford Music & Arts Festival Asheville Asheville 2004 $ May
Mountain Dance & Folk Festival Asheville Asheville 1928 $-$$$ Aug
Tanglewood Festival of Lights Charlotte Clemmons 1992 $$ Nov-Jan
Singing on the Mountain Asheville Linville 1924 Free Jun
Qualla Arts & Crafts Open Air Indian Art Market Asheville Cherokee Free Aug-Sep
Summer Evening Concerts at the Biltmore House Asheville Asheville 1996 $$$ Aug-Sep
Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands - Summer Edition Asheville Asheville 1947 $ Jul
Cherokee Unto These Hills Asheville Cherokee 1950 Free-$$$ Jun
Maggie Valley Summer Arts & Craft Show Asheville Maggie Valley 1986 Free Jul
Christmas at the Biltmore Estate Asheville Asheville 1976 $$$ Nov-Jan
Carl Sandburg Folk Music Festival Charlotte Flat Rock 1991 Free May
Fayetteville Dogwood Festival Charlotte Fayetteville 1982 Free Apr
Carolina Mountains Literary Festival Asheville Burnsville 1956 Free Sep
Fine Art & Master Crafts Festival Asheville Banner Elk 1992 Free Jul-Aug
Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival Asheville Highlands 1981 $$$ Jul-Aug
Mountain High BBQ Festival Asheville Franklin 2009 $ Aug
Native American Pow Wow Charlotte Durham 1992 $ Feb
North Carolina Harmony Brigade Rally Concert Charlotte Southern Pines 1992 Free Jan
John Coltrane International Jazz & Blues Festival Charlotte High Point 2011 $$$ Aug-Sep
North Carolina State Bluegrass Festival Asheville Marion 1974 $$$ Aug
Roasting of the Hog Celebration Asheville Beech Mountain 1973 $ Jul
Southern Spring Home & Garden Show Charlotte Charlotte 1961 $-$$ Feb-Mar
Talking Trees Children's Trout Derby Asheville Cherokee 2002 $ Aug
Woolly Worm Festival Asheville Banner Elk 1977 $ Oct
Hot Nights & Cool Rides Car Show Asheville Lake Lure 1991 Free Aug
Show, Shine, Shag & Dine Asheville Henderson 2001 Free Oct
Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands - Fall Edition Asheville Asheville 1947 $ Oct
Lincoln County Apple Festival Charlotte Lincolnton 1972 Free Sep
National Black Theatre Festival Charlotte Winston-Salem 1989 $$$ Jul-Aug
Wilkes Arts & Heritage Festival Charlotte Wilkesboro 1999 Free Jun
Apple Harvest Festival Charlotte Waynesville 1988 Free Oct
American Dance Festival Charlotte Durham 1934 $$ Jun-Jul
Lake Lure Arts & Crafts Autumn Festival Asheville Lake Lure 2008 Free Oct
Autumn Leaves Festival Charlotte Mount Airy 1967 Free Oct
Carolina Renaissance Festival & Artisan Marketplace Charlotte Huntersville 1994 $$ Oct-Nov
Celebration of Seagrove Potters Charlotte Seagrove 2008 $ Nov
Coca-Cola 600 Charlotte Concord 1960 $$$ May
Mayberry Days Charlotte Mount Airy 1990 Free-$$ Sep
North Carolina Association of Festivals & Events Charlotte Lexington Varies Jan-Dec
Oakboro 4th of July Celebration Charlotte Oakboro 1958 Free Jun-Jul
Farmers Day Charlotte Robbins 1958 Free Aug
Tweetsie Railroad Ghost Train Asheville Blowing Rock $$ Sep-Oct
Town of Chapel Hill Festivals & Events Charlotte Chapel Hill 1793 Varies Jan-Dec IFEA
High Point University Charlotte High Point 1924 Varies Jan-Dec IFEA
Charlotte Center City Partners Charlotte Charlotte 2011 Varies Jan-Dec IFEA
Hospice Taste of the Town Charlotte High Point 1988 $ Aug
Bush Hill Heritage Festival Charlotte Archdale 1986 Free Sep
Cousins in Clay Charlotte Seagrove 2009 Free Jun
Barbecue Festival Charlotte Lexington 1984 Free Oct
Great Grapes Wine & Music Festival Charlotte Charlotte 2003 $$ Oct
Cameron Antiques Fair Charlotte Cameron 2002 Free Oct
Holly Arts & Crafts Festival Charlotte Pinehurst 1978 Free Oct
ChristmasTown USA Charlotte McAdenville 1956 Free Dec
Brushy Mountain Apple Festival Charlotte North Wilkesboro 1977 Free Oct
Charlie Poole Music Festival Charlotte Eden 1999 $ Jun
Folkmoot USA, International Folk Festival Charlotte Waynesville 1984 Varies Jul
Hillsborough Hog Day Charlotte Hillsborough 1982 Free Jun
Hollerin' Heritage Festival Charlotte Spivey'S Corner 2013 Free Sep
Raleigh Art in the Village Festival Charlotte Raleigh Free Oct
Intercultural Week Wilmington Wilmington 1993 Free Feb
Catawba Indian Festival Charlotte Gastonia 1961 $ Oct
North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher Wilmington Kure Beach 1976 $$ Jan-Dec IFEA
North Carolina Oyster Festival Wilmington Ocean Isle Beach 1980 $ Oct
Cucalorus Film Festival Wilmington Wilmington 1994 $ Nov
Cape Fear Blue Marlin Tournament Wilmington Wrightsville Beach 1974 $$$ Jun
Wahine Classic Wilmington Wrightsville Beach 2013 Free Aug
Hillsborough Candlelight Tour Charlotte Hillsborough 1987 $$ Dec
Island of Lights Festival Wilmington Carolina Beach 1995 Free Nov
Mumfest Wilmington New Bern 1980 Free Oct
NC Jazz Festival Wilmington Wilmington 1980 $$-$$$ Jan
North Carolina 4th of July Festival Wilmington Southport 1972 Free Jul
Poplar Grove Paranormal Ghost Tours Wilmington Wilmington 1886 $ Oct
Carolina Beach Music Festival on Pleasure Island Wilmington Carolina Beach 1985 $$ Jun
Riverfest Wilmington Wilmington 1979 Free Sep-Oct
U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament Wilmington Southport 1978 $$$ Oct
St. Nicholas Greek Festival Wilmington Wilmington 1992 $ May
North Carolina Seafood Festival Wilmington Morehead City 1987 Free Oct IFEA
North Carolina Black Bear Festival Wilmington Plymouth 2015 Free Jun
North Carolina Holiday Flotilla Wilmington Wrightsville Beach 1983 Free Nov
Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival Outer Banks Manteo 1997 Varies Oct
Explore Boone Asheville Boone 1872 Varies Jan-Dec PLAN
Smithfield Ham & Yam Festival Charlotte Smithfield 1984 Free May
North Carolina Azalea Festival Wilmington Wilmington 1947 Free Apr IFEA
Cherokee Oconaluftee Indian Village Asheville Cherokee 1952 $$ May-Oct
Independence Day Weekend Celebration Asheville Henderson 1992 Free Jul
Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival Wilmington Sneads Ferry 1971 $ Aug
International Folk Festival Charlotte Fayetteville 1978 Free Sep
Mooresville Visitors Bureau Charlotte Mooresville 1856 Varies Jan-Dec PLAN
WNC History Alive Festival Asheville Asheville 2005 Free May
Cherokee PowWow Asheville Cherokee 1975 $ Jul
RiverRun International Film Festival Charlotte Winston-Salem 1989 $$ Apr
Malcolm Blue Farm Historical Crafts & Farmskills Festival Charlotte Aberdeen 1825 $ Sep
Belk Bowl Charlotte Charlotte 2002 $$$ Dec
Graham County Heritage Festival Asheville Robbinsville 2003 Free Jul
Autumn with Topsail Festival Wilmington Topsail Beach 1988 $ Oct
Blues N' Brews Festival Charlotte Fayetteville 2004 $$ Jun
Stokes Stomp - Festival on the Dan River Charlotte Danbury 1974 Free Sep
Great Chili Cook-Off Charlotte Troutman 2008 $$ Sep
A Dickens Holiday Charlotte Fayetteville 2001 Free Nov
All American Week Charlotte Fort Bragg Free May
Art in the Park Asheville Beech Mountain 1962 Free Jul
Beaufort Old Homes Tour Wilmington Beaufort 1960 $$-$$$ Jun
Craftsmen's Christmas Classic Art & Craft Festival Charlotte Greensboro 1975 $ Nov
Festival of Food Trucks Charlotte Mooresville 2015 Varies Apr-Oct
Hickory Furniture Festival Charlotte Hickory 1997 $$ Jul
MerleFest Charlotte Wilkesboro 1987 $$$ Apr-May
Pleasure Island Seafood, Blues & Jazz Festival Wilmington Kure Beach 1993 $$ Oct
Saluda Arts Festival Asheville Saluda 2003 Free May
Shindig in the Valley Asheville Maggie Valley 2010 $-$$ Jun
Old Wilmington by Candlelight Tour Wilmington Wilmington 1974 $$$ Dec
Poplar Grove Plantation Herb & Garden Fair Wilmington Wilmington 1886 $ Mar
Wright Kite Festival Wilmington Kill Devil Hills 1979 Free Jul
The Lost Colony Theatre Arts Academy Outer Banks Manteo 2015 $$$ Jul-Aug
The Lost Colony Wine & Culinary Festival Outer Banks Manteo 2017 $$$ Sep
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