North Carolina is popular not only for its natural beauty but also on
its featured festivities. A month is filled with events, scattered
throughout North Carolina's hundred counties. One vivid example is the
month of January that showcases a diverse array of events including
Crystal Coast Bridal Fair (Morehead City), Annual race Car and Sports
Car Auction (Concord), Annual Hog Killing Day (Kenly) and Bass and
Saltwater Fishing Expo (Raleigh).
February events include Black History Exhibition (Smithfield), Carolina
Chocolate Festival (Morehead City) and Moonlight Ghost Tour (Corolla).
Jumping to March is a famous film festival, the Wilmington and North
Carolina's Cape fear Coast Film Festivals directed towards independent
Black American filmmakers. The same month is also the time for Annual
Durham Spring Carnival which has been noted as one great family event
that merged games, rides and other forms of entertainment in one
The month of April graces the Southern Pines county with its Annual Hone
and Garden Festival, the Rocky Mount with its Annual National Juried Art
Exhibition, Raeford with the Stoneybrook Steeplechase, Wadesboro with
Annual Art Gala and Blowing Rock with its Blue Ridge Food and Wine
Festival. April is also the time for the North Carolina Pickle Festival
in Mount Olive, The PirateFest in Greenville and the Annual Jazz and
Blues Fest in New Bern. A multi-cultural event graces the month of May
with the inception of the Festival Cinco de Mayo in Mt. Airy, which
attracts visitors for its wild and interesting collaboration of music,
dance and games, including the fun-inducing eating contest. Other
activities for the month of May include the Annual Ham and Yam Festival
in Smithfield, Annual North Carolina Forest Festival in Plymouth, the
Annual Ribfest at Eden and the Annual Garden Jubilee Festival at
The month of June, on the other hand, is popular for the Cary Dog
Days of June, which is actually a disc competition and a charity event.
Other notable events for June are Pledmont Potter Festival (Eden), Blue
Ridge Barbecue Festival (Tryon) and the Annual Mountain Music Festival
(Robbinsville). Events in the month of July include Cape Fear Blues Festival
(Wilmington) and the arts and crafts oriented Bale Chere (Asheville).
August events include Talking Trees Children’s Trout Derb (Cherokee),
Historic Valdese Waldensian Festival (Valdese) and Lazy Daze Arts and
Crafts Festival (Cary), which was also voted as one of the Best Festival
in the nation. The month of September is the time for the following
events: the High Country Bluegrass Festival in Bloone, Denton Autumn
Festival and Wagram's Annual Pig Picking Festival and the Central
Carolina Fair in Greensboro.
For the rest of the year, here are some of the commendable events. For
October: the second largest agricultural Fair in North Carolina, the
Dixie Classic Fair (Winston-Salem) and MUMfest ( New Bern). For
November: Native American Heritage Festival (Goldsboro) and Foothills
Highland Games (Hendersonville). For December: Annual Appalachian
Christmas (Lake Junaluska) and the Cherokee Christmas Parade.