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.
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.
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.
- Statesville Regional Airport Statesville, NC 28677 in STATESVILLE, NC
Designed to suit the whole family, the Carolina Ballonfest is an annual event in Statesville, North Carolina. Within the rolling hills, the air fills with 50 or more hot-air balloons. From competitions to an artist village, the event offers something for everyone to enjoy.
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.