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.
Hosted in Hampstead, the Spot Festival takes place on the fourth weekend of September. Regular events include a Spot Dinner and beauty pageants. To round out the entertainment, there is a shag dance contest, amusement rides and a variety show.
The North Carolina Seafood Festival is one of the largest seafood festivals in the world. Each year, hundreds of thousands of seafood lovers attend the festival on the Waterfront section in Morehead City to partake in a seafood bounty, arts and crafts, and live music for everyone to enjoy.
- 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.