- Freedom Park Lake 1409 East Boulevard Charlotte, NC 28203 in CHARLOTTE, NC
Held since 1964, the Festival in the Park is a must-see event in Charlotte, North Carolina. Throughout the festival, singers and storytellers descend on the city with art, music and food for all. This festival is held at Freedom Park and is free for all attendees.
Originally a one-day event, Mayberry Days now encompasses three days each year. It is held in the birthplace of Andy Griffith in Mount Airy, North Carolina. This free festival is held in the memory of the Andy Griffith Show and hosts a food eating contest.
- Downtown Water Street Wilmington, NC 28401 in WILMINGTON, NC
The North Carolina coastal town of Wilmington hosts its annual Riverfest for three days each October. Festival goers can kick up their heels and enjoy lovely scenery, antique car shows, dance competitions, live music, sporting events, and a pirate invasion. This family-friendly and diverse festival is always a good time.
Every autumn, Banner Elk Elementary School hosts the fun and unique Woolly Worm Festival, where people show up to see worms race one another. Worms race up a string, and the color of the winning worm is used to forecast the weather for the upcoming year. The Woolly Worm Festival is a unique, family-friendly good time for all.
Taking place each fall in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains just a short drive from Asheville, the LEAF Festival (Lake Eden Arts Festival) is a three-day global music festival for people of all ages.
One of the only fairs in the country that attracts more than one million visitors, the 11-day North Carolina State Fair is by far the largest event in the state. With hundreds of livestock and other competitions, concerts, rides, games, food, and entertainment galore, the fair is a must see.