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Map Call Festival/Event City Founded Rate Range Festival Month Video Book Group
Poplar Grove Paranormal Ghost Tours Wilmington Wilmington 1886 $ Oct
The Lost Colony Outer Banks Manteo 1937 $$-$$$ May-Aug
Wright Kite Festival Wilmington Kill Devil Hills 1979 Free Jul
Biltmore Blooms Asheville Asheville 1985 $$$ Apr-May
Polar Plunge New Years Day Asheville Lake Lure 2008 Free Jan
Music on Main Asheville Hendersonville 1999 Free Jun-Aug
Waldensian Festival Asheville Valdese 1975 Free Aug
Cherokee Indian Fair Asheville Cherokee 1912 $ Oct
An Appalachian Summer Festival Asheville Boone 1984 $$ Jul
Eastern Music Festival Charlotte Greensboro 1962 Varies Jun-Jul
Tanglewood Festival of Lights Charlotte Clemmons 1992 $$ Nov-Jan
Apple Harvest Festival Charlotte Waynesville 1988 Free Oct
Spring Street Fair Charlotte Cameron 2002 Free May
Carolina Beach Music Festival Wilmington Carolina Beach 1985 $$ Jun
Smithfield Ham & Yam Festival Charlotte Smithfield 1984 Free May
Art in the Park Asheville Beech Mountain 1962 Free May-Oct
Old Wilmington by Candlelight Tour Wilmington Wilmington 1974 $$$ Dec
North Carolina Azalea Festival Wilmington Wilmington 1947 Free Apr
N.C. State Fair Charlotte Raleigh 1853 $-$$ Oct
Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival Wilmington Sneads Ferry 1971 $ Aug
International Folk Festival Charlotte Fayetteville 1978 Free Sep
Cherokee PowWow Asheville Cherokee 1975 $ Jul
Duke's Mayo Bowl Charlotte Charlotte 2002 $$$ Dec
Graham County Heritage Festival Asheville Robbinsville 2003 Free Jul
Autumn with Topsail Wilmington Topsail Beach 1988 $ Oct
Blues N' Brews Festival Charlotte Fayetteville 2004 $$ Jun
Spring Herb Festival Asheville Asheville 1989 Free Apr-May
Brewgrass Music Festival Asheville Asheville 1997 $$$ Oct
The Gourd Gathering Asheville Cherokee 2002 $ Jun
Horn in the West Asheville Boone 1952 $-$$ Jul-Aug
Montford Music & Arts Festival Asheville Asheville 2004 $ May
Mountain Dance & Folk Festival Asheville Asheville 1928 $-$$$ Aug
Village Art & Craft Fair Asheville Asheville 1973 Free Sep
NC Rhododendron Festival Asheville Bakersville 1946 Free Jun
Cherokee Bluegrass Festival Asheville Cherokee $$$ Jun
North Carolina Apple Festival Asheville Hendersonville 1947 Free Sep
Garden Jubilee Asheville Hendersonville 1994 $$$ May
Grandfather Mountain Highland Games & Gathering of the Scottish Clans Asheville Linville 1956 $ Jul
International Festival Charlotte Raleigh 1986 $ Oct
Christmas at Biltmore Asheville Asheville 1976 $$$ Nov-Jan
Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands - Summer Edition Asheville Asheville 1947 $ Jul
Live Music at the Bandstand Asheville Asheville 1996 $$$ Jun-Oct
Fine Art & Master Crafts Festival Asheville Banner Elk 1992 Free Jul-Aug
Annual Beech Mountain Hog Roast Asheville Beech Mountain 1973 $ Jul
Carolina Mountains Literary Festival Asheville Burnsville 1956 Free Sep
Cherokee Unto These Hills Asheville Cherokee 1950 Free-$$$ Jun
Qualla Arts & Crafts Open Air Indian Art Market Asheville Cherokee 1946 Free Aug-Sep
Native American Pow Wow Charlotte Durham 1992 $ Feb
Fayetteville Dogwood Festival Charlotte Fayetteville 1982 Free Apr
Carl Sandburg Music Festival Charlotte Flat Rock 1991 Free May
Taste of Scotland Celtic Festival & Highland Games Asheville Franklin 1993 $ Jun
Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival Asheville Highlands 1981 $$$ Jul-Aug
Maggie Valley Summer Arts & Craft Show Asheville Maggie Valley 1986 Free Jul
North Carolina Harmony Brigade Rally Charlotte Southern Pines 1992 Free Jan
John Coltrane International Jazz & Blues Festival Charlotte High Point 2011 $$$ Aug-Sep
Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands - Fall Edition Asheville Asheville 1947 $ Oct
Woolly Worm Festival Asheville Banner Elk 1977 $ Oct
Southern Home & Garden Show Charlotte Charlotte 1961 $-$$ Feb
Tweetsie Railroad Ghost Train Asheville Blowing Rock 1990 $$ Sep-Oct
Children's Trout Fishing Derby Asheville Cherokee 2002 $ Aug
Coca-Cola 600 Charlotte Concord 1960 $$$ May
American Dance Festival Charlotte Durham 1934 $$ Jun-Jul
Show, Shine, Shag & Dine Asheville Henderson 2001 Free Oct
Hospice Taste of the Town Charlotte High Point 1988 $ Aug
Carolina Renaissance Festival & Artisan Marketplace Charlotte Huntersville 1994 $$ Oct-Nov
Hot Nights Cool Rides Car Show Asheville Lake Lure 1991 Free Aug
Lake Lure Arts & Crafts Autumn Festival Asheville Lake Lure 2008 Free Oct
North Carolina Association of Festivals & Events Charlotte Lexington 1989 Varies Jan-Dec
Lincoln County Apple Festival Charlotte Lincolnton 1972 Free Sep
North Carolina State Bluegrass Festival Asheville Marion 1974 $$$ Aug
Autumn Leaves Festival Charlotte Mount Airy 1967 Free Oct
Mayberry Days Charlotte Mount Airy 1990 Free-$$ Sep
Robbins Farmers Day Charlotte Robbins 1958 Free Aug
Oakboro 4th of July Celebration Charlotte Oakboro 1958 Free Jun-Jul
Mountain Heritage Festival Charlotte Sparta 1996 Free Sep
National Black Theatre Festival Charlotte Winston-Salem 1989 $$$ Aug
North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher Wilmington Kure Beach 1976 $$ Jan-Dec
Barbecue Festival Charlotte Lexington 1984 Free Oct
Town of Chapel Hill Festivals & Events Charlotte Chapel Hill 1793 Varies Jan-Dec
Charlotte Wine & Food Festival Charlotte Charlotte 2003 $$ Oct
Charlie Poole Music Festival Charlotte Eden 1999 $ Jun
Hillsborough Hog Day Charlotte Hillsborough 1982 Free Jun
Christmas Town USA Charlotte McAdenville 1956 Free Dec
Mumfest Wilmington New Bern 1980 Free Oct
Brushy Mountain Apple Festival Charlotte North Wilkesboro 1977 Free Oct
Holly Arts & Crafts Festival Charlotte Pinehurst 1978 Free Oct
North Carolina Oyster Festival Wilmington Ocean Isle Beach 1980 $ Oct
North Carolina 4th of July Festival Wilmington Southport 1972 Free Jul
Artsplosure - The Raleigh Arts Festival Charlotte Raleigh 1980 Free May
Hollerin' Heritage Festival Charlotte Spivey'S Corner 2013 Free Sep
Folkmoot International Festival Charlotte Waynesville 1984 Varies Jul
Cucalorus Film Festival Wilmington Wilmington 1994 $ Nov
Intercultural Week Wilmington Wilmington 1993 Free Feb
Wahine Classic Wilmington Wrightsville Beach 2013 Free Aug
North Carolina Jazz Festival Wilmington Wilmington 1980 $$-$$$ Jan
Cape Fear Blue Marlin Tournament Wilmington Wrightsville Beach 1974 $$$ Jun
Island of Lights Wilmington Carolina Beach 1995 Free Nov
Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival Outer Banks Manteo 1997 Varies Oct
North Carolina Seafood Festival Wilmington Morehead City 1987 Free Oct
North Carolina Black Bear Festival Wilmington Plymouth 2015 Free Jun
U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament Wilmington Southport 1979 $$$ Oct
Wilmington Riverfest Wilmington Wilmington 1979 Free Sep-Oct
North Carolina Holiday Flotilla Wilmington Wrightsville Beach 1983 Free Nov
St. Nicholas Greek Festival Wilmington Wilmington 1992 $ May
Seagrove Celebration of Spring Pottery Tour Charlotte Seagrove 2008 $ Apr
City of Asheville Outdoor Special Events Asheville Asheville 1792 Varies Jan-Dec
RiverRun International Film Festival Charlotte Winston-Salem 1989 $$ Apr
Stokes Stomp Festival on the Dan River Charlotte Danbury 1974 Free Sep
A Dickens Holiday Charlotte Fayetteville 2001 Free Nov
All American Week Charlotte Fort Bragg Free Sep
Craftsmen's Christmas Classic Art & Craft Festival Charlotte Greensboro 1975 $ Nov
Hickory Furniture Festival & Clearance Sale Charlotte Hickory 1997 $$ Jul
Farewell Summer Jazz Funeral Wilmington Kure Beach 1993 $$ Oct
Festival of Food Trucks Charlotte Mooresville 2015 Varies Apr-Oct
Saluda Arts Festival Asheville Saluda 2003 Free May
MerleFest Charlotte Wilkesboro 1987 $$$ Apr
Poplar Grove Herb & Garden Fair Wilmington Wilmington 1886 $ Mar
Oconaluftee Indian Village Asheville Cherokee 1952 Free-$$$ May-Oct
The Lost Colony Theatre Arts Academy Outer Banks Manteo 2015 $$$ Jul-Aug
Charlotte Center City Partners Charlotte Charlotte 2011 Varies Jan-Dec
High Point University Charlotte High Point 1924 Varies Jan-Dec
The Lost Colony Wine & Culinary Festival Outer Banks Manteo 2017 $$$ Sep
Explore Boone Asheville Boone 1872 Varies Jan-Dec
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