Every July, the residents of Fair Bluff and surrounding communities are treated with a week-long festival that celebrates the succulent fruit. Originating as a friendly rivalry between watermelon growers, the festival has grown into an anticipated annual event that features a watermelon weigh-off competition, seed spitting contest, and beauty pageant.
The National Black Theatre Festival is a biannual gathering of theatre lovers and the world's most celebrated black theatre companies. Featuring an awards celebration, Opening Night Gala, workshops, seminars, talent shows, and more than 100 theatrical performances from many genres, the National Black Theatre Festival is a Winston-Salem gem.
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.
- 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.
In the fall of each year, Fayetteville hosts the International Folk Festival. This festival draws on the areas storied past to celebrate its ethnic diversity. After over 30 years in existence, the International Folk festival includes traditions and customs from many cultures and is a testament to the area's diversity.