North Carolina Festivals 2023, 2024 - Fairs, Craft Shows, Music Festivals in North Carolina

Popsicles and Parades 2024

Popsicles and Parades

July, 2024

South Park, Fuquay Varina, North Carolina

Eastern Music Festival 2024

Eastern Music Festival

July, 2024

Multiple Locations in Greensboro, Greensboro, Greensboro, North Carolina

Boone County Fair 2024

Boone County Fair

July, 2024

Boone Fairgrounds, Boone, North Carolina

Barnstock BYOB Festival 2024

Barnstock BYOB Festival

July, 2024

Barnstock, Huntersville, North Carolina

WNC BBQ Festival 2024

WNC BBQ Festival

July, 2024

Maggie Valley Festival Grounds , Maggie Valley, North Carolina

Spruce Pine BBQ Championship & Bluegrass Festival 2024

Spruce Pine BBQ Championship & Bluegrass Festival

July, 2024

Riverside Park, 200 E Tappan St Spruce Pine, NC, Spruce Pine, North Carolina

Ocean City Beach Jazz Festival 2024

Ocean City Beach Jazz Festival

July, 2024

Ocean City Community Center, Carolina Beach, North Carolina

Greensboro Fun Fourth Festival 2024

Greensboro Fun Fourth Festival

July, 2024

Elm Street from Friendly Avenue to Gate City Boulevard, S Elm St & W Washington St Greensboro, NC, Greensboro, North Carolina

Freedom Festival Arts & Crafts Show 2024

Freedom Festival Arts & Crafts Show

July, 2024

Haywood County Fairgrounds , Waynesville, North Carolina

Fun In The Sun Car Show & Mega Raffle 2024

Fun In The Sun Car Show & Mega Raffle

July, 2024

Downtown, Madison, North Carolina

Raleigh Gem Jewelry Bead Show 2024

Raleigh Gem Jewelry Bead Show

July, 2024

State Fairgrounds , Raleigh, North Carolina

Macon County Gemboree 2024

Macon County Gemboree

July, 2024

Macon County Community Building , Franklin, North Carolina

Ocean City Jazz Festival 2024

Ocean City Jazz Festival

July, 2024

North Topsail Beach, North Carolina

Cape Fear Blues Festival 2024

Cape Fear Blues Festival

July, 2024

Various venues , Wilmington, North Carolina

Coon Dog Day Festival 2024

Coon Dog Day Festival

July, 2024

Saluda Mountain Jamboree, Saluda, North Carolina

Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds 2024

Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds

July, 2024

Folkmoot, Cherokee, North Carolina

Intergalactic Bead Show 2024

Intergalactic Bead Show

July, 2024

Metrolina Expo Center, Charlotte, North Carolina

North Carolina Blackberry Festival 2024

North Carolina Blackberry Festival

July, 2024

Historic Downtown Lenoir, 306 Main St NW Lenoir, NC, Lenoir, North Carolina

Fun Fourth Festival 2024

Fun Fourth Festival

July, 2024

Downtown Greensboro , Greensboro, North Carolina

NC Blackberry Festival 2024

NC Blackberry Festival

July, 2024

Downtown Lenoir, Lenoir, North Carolina

Folkmoot USA International Folk Festival 2024

Folkmoot USA International Folk Festival

July, 2024

Multiple Locations In Haywood County, Waynesville, Waynesville, North Carolina

PolyFest 2024


July, 2024

Onslow County Parks & Recreation, Jacksonville, North Carolina

Heritage Festival 2024

Heritage Festival

July, 2024

Downtown , Robbinsville, North Carolina

Spruce Pine Gem and Jewelry Wholesale Trade Show 2024

Spruce Pine Gem and Jewelry Wholesale Trade Show

July, 2024

Cross Street Commerce Center , Spruce Pine, North Carolina



July, 2024

West Point on the Eno Park, 5101 North Roxboro Street Durham, NC, Durham, North Carolina

About Festivals, Craft Shows and Fairs in North Carolina

The Tar Heel State is somewhat a region of contradictions, torn between new-wave liberalism and the staunch conservatism of days gone by. These contradictions are also geographical in nature, from mountains to sands, and from farmlands to cities. But visitors who come here for nature, sport, barbecue and sightseeing are rarely disappointed, and many return with a craving for more. Part of this attraction stems from the state’s diverse festival scene, with great events all year around.

The three-day Fayetteville Dogwood Festival does it like the good ol’ days, and is one of the most popular events in the whole of the state, drawing visitors from all over the USA. The old-school fair-style event offers fairground rides, famous musicians, food vendors and more. The food offerings are diverse and plentiful, with something to suit every palette, while other attractions offer the very best of Northern Californian art, crafts, pageantry, attractions, entertainers and performers. It’s a very diverse affair with fun and excitement for all the family.

More music is on offer at the North Carolina Jazz Festival, which has a proud history of almost forty years. The festival offers concerts and performances from national and international artists, and more modern and traditional jazz than you can blow a trumpet at! There are also jazz classes, workshops, seminars, discussions and more. Previous artists here have included the likes of Art Hodes, Milt Hinton, Dick Hyman and Ed Polcer. Whatever style or genre you like, and whether you’re a newcomer or a lifelong fan, there’ll be something here to blow your bugle! Those who prefer folk might be more inclined to strum to the tune of Folkmoot USA, a two-week celebration of banjos and fiddles, with over 350 performers.

North Carolina also hosts a smorgasbord of food festivals, with events dedicated to barbecues, apples, pickles, fish and more. North Carolina’s Seafood Festival is one of the biggest days in the state’s calendar, and is a great way to get your lips around plentiful offerings of crab, shrimp and lobster. If it comes from the sea, and its edible, you’ll find it here – and all with a great backdrop of live entertainment and arts and crafts.

Other events throughout the state celebrate the great diversity of the region and its people, with festivals dedicated to arts, crafts, theatre, history, heritage, flowers and more. Come and find one you love!