Sep
29
9:00 AM09:00

Everybody's Day - Thomasville, NC

The 2018 Everybody’s Day will be Saturday, September 29, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in downtown Thomasville.

An important part of Everybody's Day is the support the festival receives from multiple organizations within the community, especially our flagship sponsor Novant Health, local business sponsors, volunteers, and The City of Thomasville, NC.

  • Pinnacle Bank- Main Stage Sponsor
  • Piedmont Crossing- Dance Stage Sponsor
  • Lidl- Kids Carnival Sponsor
  • Crescent Ford- Community Stage Sponsor
  • J.C. Green & Sons and Hospice of Davidson County - Gospel Stage Sponsor
  • Rock 92 & Thomasville Times- Event Sponsor
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Oct
13
to Oct 14

14th Annual Little River ShrimpFest - SC

14th Annual Little River ShrimpFest
October 13-14, 2018

Don’t miss the 14th Annual Little River ShrimpFest, where approximately 25,000 members of our community and visitors gather to celebrate this local favorite. This year’s festival will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13th, 2018 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 14th, 2018 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Historic Little River Waterfront (4460 Mineola Ave, Little River, SC 29566).

 

Festival goers can expect to enjoy a children’s area, face painting, stilt walkers, balloon artists, 2 stages of live music, and approximately 150 different vendors- including a variety of art and craft vendors, business expos, and community organizations. Fresh local seafood will be served by the local waterfront restaurants and your festival food favorites will be available from a variety of talented food vendors.

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Oct
14
9:00 AM09:00

South Carolina Sweet Potato Festival - Darlington, SC

The S.C. Sweet Potato Festival includes more than 100 craft, food, and arts vendors, live entertainment, music, puppets, exhibits, an antique car show, appearances by Spud, and plenty of funnel cakes and sweet potato pies! 9am to 4pm Saturday, October 14, 2017.


Vendor ApplicationVendor Rules.

The Pilot Club of Darlington sponsors the South Carolina Sweet Potato Festival held the second Saturday of October each year.

More than 30,000 people gathered on the Public Square in Darlington during the 25th S.C. Sweet Potato Festival in 2007, and the event continues to be a success, raising funds for community projects including those that develop youth, provide service and education, and uplift families

More than 80 vendors attended the festival in 2007 with entertainment held on the stage beside the Darlington County Courthouse. 

For more information on the S.C. Sweet Potato Festival, call 843-393-3526.

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Creedmoor Music Festival - NC
Sep
15
10:00 AM10:00

Creedmoor Music Festival - NC

FREE ADMISSION

The 27th annual Creedmoor Music Festival will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM.

Main Street Creedmoor will be closed to vehicular traffic starting at 7:00 AM until 8:00 PM from W. Lyon Street to Park Avenue for the safety of festival attendees.

 

NEW FOR 2018!

  • Festival Hours: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Beer Sales: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Complimentary Shuttle Service:  Available every 15 minutes beginning at 9:00 AM thru 7:00 PM for festival goers and vendors.  Departs/Drops-Off at South Granville High School parking lot and intersection of Main Street and Lake Road.  Download the festival Parking & Access Guide.
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Buch Hill Heritage Festival - Archdale, NC
Sep
8
9:00 AM09:00

Buch Hill Heritage Festival - Archdale, NC


Bush Hill Heritage Festival Archdale, N.C.
Archdale Trinity Chamber of Commerce North Carolina
Sat. Sept 8, 2018 - 9am to 4pm

 
Don’t miss this opportunity showcase your booth!
Limited space see details on the application.

The fun-filled free family fair festival event in North Carolina. Can't you just smell those hot dogs smothered in onions, barbecue dipped in some hot Southern sauce or just taste the homemade ice cream? Music, events, crafts, out of town accommodations, barbecue, homemade ice cream all southern style!

This festival was born in 1986 as the bicentennial celebration of the Quaker settling known as Bush Hill.

The heritage is proud and strong and carries with it a tradition of excellence in all this community has become. The festival explodes with the hopes and dreams of this community - from a chamber of commerce which works passionately to ensure its viability to children laughing and adults devouring homemade ice cream and barbecue. It's wonderful.

The streets have changed just a bit since 1986, but the people remain the steadfast in friendship and faith. Keep the tradition alive and enjoy meeting friends you haven't seen since last year's festival. Last year's festival had 230 vendors lining the streets of Archdale with their wares.

This year, the Archdale-Trinity Chamber of Commerce is expecting over 200 vendors who will be selling all types of food, homemade crafts, artwork, raffle tickets, pottery, baskets and more.

       

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Sep
1
7:30 PM19:30

Lowcountry Jazz Festival - Charelston, SC

The Lowcountry Jazz Festival, South Carolina’s premiere annual Smooth Jazz event, celebrates its 10th Anniversary in 2018 in a dynamic new venue – the Charleston Gaillard Center – and with a stellar lineup of superstar artists and up and coming instrumentalists and vocalists. The festival continues its Labor Day weekend tradition, kicking off Saturday, September 1.

The 2018 headliners include chart-topping genre icons and GRAMMY Award nominees saxophonist Boney James, vocalist Avery*Sunshine, pianist David Benoit and Neo-soul crooner Eric “Erro” Roberson. The stellar festival line up also includes acoustic guitarist Marc Antoine, Nick Colionne and Matt Marshak, keyboardist Brian Simpson and saxophonist Eric Darius. Also featured are flutist Althea Rene, R&B/jazz singer-songwriter Selina Albright, and Smooth Jazz Artist of the Year, saxophonist Jazmin Ghent.

 

Proceeds from our Festival support the mission of Closing the Gap in Health Care, Inc. and the Thaddeus John Bell, M.D. Endowment Fund. This scholarship fund was created conjointly with the Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina to assist students who pursue a health science degree and graduate from the Medical University of South Carolina. This will facilitate an increase in the number of African American health providers in the state.

 

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Aug
24
to Aug 25

York Summerfest - York, SC

Celebrating over 35 years, Summerfest, the one-day festival held on the fourth Saturday of August in York, SC, has provided entertainment for the whole family. Admission is FREE! Shop the craft fair, stroll the street filled with vendors and food trucks and enjoy the classic car show; 10-K, 5-K, and fun runs, moonlight bike ride, golf tournament, children’s activities, train rides, climbing wall, inflatables, health fair for all ages, country music contest, music from several stages and much more.

This grand Celebration of Summer evolved from two previous attractions promoting Historic York.  The York Colonial Festival, a Jaycee-sponsored event, premiered in 1960. With much the same format as the Colonial Festival, the South Carolina Grape Festival debuted in 1965.  The excitement and pageantry of this Jaycee-sponsored event spanned 15 years, concluding in 1979 amid the grape market’s near collapse.  It wasn’t long after the demise of the grape festival that the Greater York Chamber of Commerce, with generous support from the City of York, introduced Summerfest to Upstate festival-goers.  The Southeast Tourism Society recognizes Summerfest, held annually in York on the fourth Saturday in August, as a Top 20 event.  The Olde English District honored Summerfest as the 1996 Attraction of the Year.

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Aug
23
to Aug 26

Winterville Watermelon Festival - NC

 

The legendary Winterville Watermelon Festival is a multi-day event featuring activities the whole family can enjoy. You can hear local and nationally known music acts throughout the event. One of the biggest events of the festival is the Watermelon Parade through town. The watermelon-eating contest is always a favorite. Festival-goers young and old can enjoy carnival rides and midway games all weekend. In addition, visitors can checkout the flea market and commercial vendors setup through the festival grounds. Food vendors serve both watermelon treats and classic fair food such as funnel cakes, turkey legs, and corn dogs. The Winterville Watermelon Festival has so much to offer. You don't want to miss it!

 

Festival Hours

  • Thursday: 6:00pm – 11:00pm
  • Friday: 6:00pm – 11:00pm
  • Saturday: 8:00am – 11:00pm

Festival Location

  • 324 Sylvania Street
    Winterville, NC 28590
  • wintervillemelonfest@gmail.com
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Aug
11
1:00 PM13:00

Palmetto Tasty Tomato Festival - Columbia, SC

Do you love tomatoes, music, good food + drink, and old-time festival fun?

Come celebrate local food and the Champion of the Garden: The Heirloom Tomato!

The festival is a celebration of locally grown food in the Midlands – the people who grow it, the restaurants who serve it, the markets that sell, and the people who eat it. The festival has been named to Southern Living’s “Best in the South” list of things to do, so save the date for Columbia’s signature summer local food event!

Because there’s nothing better than a Tasty Tomato!

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Valdese Waldenstan Festival - NC
Aug
10
to Aug 11

Valdese Waldenstan Festival - NC

 

Since 1976, on the second Saturday in August, Valdese hosts an annual festival to celebrate the "Glorious Return" of the Waldenses from exile in Switzerland to their native valleys in the Cottian Alps of Italy in 1689. This celebration is mirrored around the world by other Waldensian communities. The Town of Valdese continues to improve the Waldensian Festival each year and make it one of the best festivals in the state of North Carolina.

The 2018 Waldensian Festival will concentrate on unique crafts, great food, and top-quality entertainment. To achieve this goal, the committee continues to search for wonderful artists, food vendors and entertainers from around the country. Choosing participants that will come together to make an unforgettable festival.

The 43nd Annual Waldensian Festival will be held on August 10 & 11, 2018

2018 Vendor Application is available for download here  | Major Food Vendor Application here | 2018 Sponsorship Application

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Aug
10
to Aug 11

Waldensian Festival - Valdese, NC

Since 1976, on the second Saturday in August, Valdese hosts an annual festival to celebrate the "Glorious Return" of the Waldenses from exile in Switzerland to their native valleys in the Cottian Alps of Italy in 1689. This celebration is mirrored around the world by other Waldensian communities. The Town of Valdese continues to improve the Waldensian Festival each year and make it one of the best festivals in the state of North Carolina.

The 2018 Waldensian Festival will concentrate on unique crafts, great food, and top-quality entertainment. To achieve this goal, the committee continues to search for wonderful artists, food vendors and entertainers from around the country. Choosing participants that will come together to make an unforgettable festival.

The 43nd Annual Waldensian Festival will be held on August 10 & 11, 2018

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Aug
10
to Aug 12

Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival - NC

 

 

SNEADS FERRY COMMUNITY CENTER

126 Park Lane

Sneads Ferry, NC 28460

 

Hours for Festival - Open to the Public

DateGates OpenGates Close

Friday August 10th5:00 pm11:00 pm

Saturday August 11th10:00 amAfter Fireworks

Sunday August 12th11:00 am5:00 pm

 

Please note the parade will begin at 9:30 am on Saturday August 11th.  Please see schedule of events for additional information.  

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Aug
3
to Aug 5

Craftsmen's Classic Art & Craft Festival - Myrtle Beach, SC

  • Myrtle Beach Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

August 3, 2018– Fri. (Hours: 10am – 6pm)

August 4, 2018– Sat. (Hours: 10am – 6pm)

August 5, 2018– Sun. (Hours: 11am – 5pm)

 

Craftsmen's Classics - Each of our juried arts and crafts shows brings together hundreds of the nation’s finest artists and craftsmen, showcasing their incredible talents and techniques. The Craftsmen’s Classics have won many prestigious awards in the industry, including many Southeastern Tourism Society "Top 20 Events", Art Fair Sourcebook's "Top 100" & "Top 200" fine art and fine craft show awards and 209 “100 Best” awards from Sunshine Artist Magazine. We can help you celebrate each season; Spring, Summer, Fall and Christmas! Holiday Market is our commercial show, and it is truly a fun and unique shopping experience! Holiday Market kicks off the holiday season in the Greensboro, NC Triad area the first Friday in November and in North Charleston, SC later in the month, offering specialty shops and apparel, gourmet foods, music, gifts, art, home decor, entertainment – and of course, Santa! Enjoy all the magic, sparkle and spirit of the season as you find your holiday wishes, dreams and gifts under one roof.

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NC Peach Festival - Candor, NC
Jul
20
to Jul 21

NC Peach Festival - Candor, NC

Join us for the 22nd annual N.C. Peach Festival proudly held every year on the 3rd Saturday in July, downtown Candor, NC. 

This year there's something new - Friday Night Kick-Off from 4 - 9pm!  Join us on Friday, July 20th for an evening  of entertainment and activities for the whole family. Vendors and activities will be set up and ready for all of our guests.  Live comedy & music entertainment begins at 7:00pm with the Cleverly's, straight from Branson Missouri! On Saturday, the parade begins at 10:00 a.m. with a wonderful showing of local floats, firetrucks, and other fun parade entrants. Afterwards, stroll down to Fitzgerald Park where the rest of the festivities are located. Bring your lawn chairs, sit back, relax, and enjoy the best live entertainment around. There are always lots of fresh, sweet, local peaches, arts & crafts, and of course, the best homemade peach ice cream in the Great State of North Carolina

Grown-ups and kids alike, can enjoy an abundance of vendors and activities including: Bounce Houses, Petting Zoo, Camel Rides, Bungee Trampoline, Pony Rides, Helicopter Rides, Rock Wall, Putt-Putt, and so much more!!

This year, the N.C. Peach Festival will feature an awesome line-up of live entertainment including: Jim Quick & Coastline, The Sand Band, Loaded Dice, and Locked & Loaded on Saturday. On Friday night we have (Mystery guest to be announced) with comedy and foot stomping entertainment.  We look forward to seeing you on FRIDAY, JULY 20TH & SATURDAY, JULY 21ST, 2018.

214 SOUTH MAIN STREET

CANDOR, NC 27229

910-974-4221

NCPeachFestival@embarqmail.com

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Weicholz Global Film Series: In Between (Bar Bahar) - An Appalachian Summer Festival
Jul
3
to Jul 4

Weicholz Global Film Series: In Between (Bar Bahar) - An Appalachian Summer Festival

Weicholz Global Film Series: In Between (Bar Bahar)

A Year of Women in Film

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

7:00pm

Film

Three very different Palestinian women living together in an apartment in Tel Aviv try to find the balance between tradition and modernity, citizenship and culture, duty and freedom.

An Appalachian Summer Festival 2018

Presented by Appalachian State University’s Office of Arts & Cultural Programs, this annual celebration of the performing and visual arts is held every July in venues across the university campus, and features an eclectic, diverse mix of music, dance, theatre, visual arts and film programming. An Appalachian Summer Festival began in 1984 as a chamber music series, and retains strong roots in classical music, combined with a variety of other programming geared to almost every artistic taste and preference. Celebrating its 34th season in 2018, the festival has risen in stature to become one of the nation’s most highly respected summer festivals, acclaimed for the breadth and quality of its artistic programming.

In recent years, the festival has been selected as one of the “Top 20 Events in the Southeast” by the Southeast Tourism Society. For many years, The New York Times has included An Appalachian Summer Festival in its “Summer Stages” issue, which profiles the nation’s most prominent and interesting summer arts festivals.

Festival Mission

An Appalachian Summer Festival is an annual arts festival presenting and producing programs in music, theatre, dance, film and visual arts. The festival forges a unique national identity through artistic excellence, innovative programming, commissioning new works, educational opportunities, and by bringing the most accomplished and respected creative and performing artists from around the world to the Appalachian State University community. Founded on the principle of promoting young American artists, the festival supports the overall university mission, enhances the cultural life of the Appalachian community through affordable access to its programs, serves as an important gateway onto the campus, and promotes the economic development of our region.

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Young People’s Global Film Series: Amazonia - An Appalachian Summer Festival
Jul
2
1:00 PM13:00

Young People’s Global Film Series: Amazonia - An Appalachian Summer Festival

Young People’s Global Film Series: Amazonia

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

1:00pm

Film

After a small plane crash, Saï, a capuchin monkey born and raised in captivity, finds himself alone and lost in the wilderness of the Amazon rainforest.

An Appalachian Summer Festival 2018

Presented by Appalachian State University’s Office of Arts & Cultural Programs, this annual celebration of the performing and visual arts is held every July in venues across the university campus, and features an eclectic, diverse mix of music, dance, theatre, visual arts and film programming. An Appalachian Summer Festival began in 1984 as a chamber music series, and retains strong roots in classical music, combined with a variety of other programming geared to almost every artistic taste and preference. Celebrating its 34th season in 2018, the festival has risen in stature to become one of the nation’s most highly respected summer festivals, acclaimed for the breadth and quality of its artistic programming.

In recent years, the festival has been selected as one of the “Top 20 Events in the Southeast” by the Southeast Tourism Society. For many years, The New York Times has included An Appalachian Summer Festival in its “Summer Stages” issue, which profiles the nation’s most prominent and interesting summer arts festivals.

Festival Mission

An Appalachian Summer Festival is an annual arts festival presenting and producing programs in music, theatre, dance, film and visual arts. The festival forges a unique national identity through artistic excellence, innovative programming, commissioning new works, educational opportunities, and by bringing the most accomplished and respected creative and performing artists from around the world to the Appalachian State University community. Founded on the principle of promoting young American artists, the festival supports the overall university mission, enhances the cultural life of the Appalachian community through affordable access to its programs, serves as an important gateway onto the campus, and promotes the economic development of our region.

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Broyhill Chamber Ensemble: Where in the World? Part 1 - An Appalachian Summer Festival
Jul
2
10:30 AM10:30

Broyhill Chamber Ensemble: Where in the World? Part 1 - An Appalachian Summer Festival

Broyhill Chamber Ensemble: Where in the World? Part 1

in association with Reflections Series International

Rosen Concert Hall, Broyhill Music Center

8:00pm

Every summer, violinist Gil Morgenstern, Artistic Director of the Broyhill Chamber Ensemble and its international Reflections Series, assembles several of the nation’s most exciting and highly acclaimed chamber musicians for a remarkable concert series. The series opens on July 1, with additional concerts on July 5, 22 and 25.

The Broyhill Chamber Ensemble’s opening concert, Where in the World? Part 1, includes works for strings and piano by Dvořák, Smetana, Rachmaninoff, and Arensky.

An Appalachian Summer Festival 2018

Presented by Appalachian State University’s Office of Arts & Cultural Programs, this annual celebration of the performing and visual arts is held every July in venues across the university campus, and features an eclectic, diverse mix of music, dance, theatre, visual arts and film programming. An Appalachian Summer Festival began in 1984 as a chamber music series, and retains strong roots in classical music, combined with a variety of other programming geared to almost every artistic taste and preference. Celebrating its 34th season in 2018, the festival has risen in stature to become one of the nation’s most highly respected summer festivals, acclaimed for the breadth and quality of its artistic programming.

In recent years, the festival has been selected as one of the “Top 20 Events in the Southeast” by the Southeast Tourism Society. For many years, The New York Times has included An Appalachian Summer Festival in its “Summer Stages” issue, which profiles the nation’s most prominent and interesting summer arts festivals.

Festival Mission

An Appalachian Summer Festival is an annual arts festival presenting and producing programs in music, theatre, dance, film and visual arts. The festival forges a unique national identity through artistic excellence, innovative programming, commissioning new works, educational opportunities, and by bringing the most accomplished and respected creative and performing artists from around the world to the Appalachian State University community. Founded on the principle of promoting young American artists, the festival supports the overall university mission, enhances the cultural life of the Appalachian community through affordable access to its programs, serves as an important gateway onto the campus, and promotes the economic development of our region.

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Theatre Bus Trip to Blumenthal Performing Arts Center: Bright Star - An Appalachian Summer Festival
Jul
1
10:30 AM10:30

Theatre Bus Trip to Blumenthal Performing Arts Center: Bright Star - An Appalachian Summer Festival

Theatre Bus Trip to Blumenthal Performing Arts Center: Bright Star

Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Charlotte

10:30am - 9:00pm

Theatre

An Appalachian Summer Festival is hitting the road and setting its sights for Charlotte! Join us for a matinee performance of the five-time Tony nominated Broadway musical Bright Star.

Presented by Appalachian State University’s Office of Arts & Cultural Programs, this annual celebration of the performing and visual arts is held every July in venues across the university campus, and features an eclectic, diverse mix of music, dance, theatre, visual arts and film programming. An Appalachian Summer Festival began in 1984 as a chamber music series, and retains strong roots in classical music, combined with a variety of other programming geared to almost every artistic taste and preference. Celebrating its 34th season in 2018, the festival has risen in stature to become one of the nation’s most highly respected summer festivals, acclaimed for the breadth and quality of its artistic programming.

In recent years, the festival has been selected as one of the “Top 20 Events in the Southeast” by the Southeast Tourism Society. For many years, The New York Times has included An Appalachian Summer Festival in its “Summer Stages” issue, which profiles the nation’s most prominent and interesting summer arts festivals.

Festival Mission

An Appalachian Summer Festival is an annual arts festival presenting and producing programs in music, theatre, dance, film and visual arts. The festival forges a unique national identity through artistic excellence, innovative programming, commissioning new works, educational opportunities, and by bringing the most accomplished and respected creative and performing artists from around the world to the Appalachian State University community. Founded on the principle of promoting young American artists, the festival supports the overall university mission, enhances the cultural life of the Appalachian community through affordable access to its programs, serves as an important gateway onto the campus, and promotes the economic development of our region.

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NC Sunflower Festival - Chocowinity, NC
Jun
30
to Jul 1

NC Sunflower Festival - Chocowinity, NC

NEW DATES ...MORE SUNFLOWERS...MORE MUSIC and MORE FUN coming to the farm in 2017. PC SOUND of Washington, NC will be providing the farm with an additional stage and sound system as well as exciting musical talents for NC Sunflower Festival. Photographers, sunflower lovers, music lovers, festival lovers, and people who want to have good family fun, a fun date night, and delicious festival food, join us for this special event. Chocowinity will be hosting NC Babe Ruth Girl's Softball Tournament from June 24-28 as well. VENDORS for FOOD, ART, CRAFTS, NON-PROFIT FUNDRAISING and more invited! We will have approximately 100 vendor spaces available with limited electric hookup. SPONSORS who want great exposure for this three-day festival, contact us to support this new one-of-a-kind festival in Chocowinity, NC. VENDOR REGISTRATION: http://www.raisedinabarnfarm.com Pay online to reserve space and download contract to mail to RIABF. Spaces are selling fast.

 

FESTIVAL DATES AND TIMES

Saturday, JUNE 30

10am-11pm

SUNDAY, July 1

9am-4pm

\\WRISTBANDS

Concert goers will receive a wristband upon entry. Alcohol wristbands will be provided appropriately.  Lost wristbands will not be replaced and will require re-purchase.  

\\ENTRY & SECURITY

Parking and entrance to the farm will be directed by volunteers and security officers.  There will be law enforcement present on the grounds.  Instant Command will be on call from Chocowinity EMS services one mile away.  

 

\\ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES

A valid photo ID is required for purchase of alcohol wristband for this event.  We reserve the right to refuse to serve alcohol to anyone whose behavior is not appropriate for a family event and/or appears intoxicated.  

\\WEATHER

This event will be held rain or shine.  There will be NO REFUNDS of tickets.  

 

\\THESE ITEMS ARE ALLOWED

Chairs and blankets are encouraged.  Bring sunscreen and bug spray as needed.  Remember, you ARE on a farm.  

 

\\THESE ITEMS ARE NOT ALLOWED

Sorry, NO COOLERS OR OUTSIDE FOOD OR DRINK, and NO PETS during festival; too many people, insurance requirement; NO WEAPONS ALLOWED of any type allowed, except for law enforcement officers on duty.  NO SMOKING in and around pasture, barn and animals.  A smoking area will be designated in our fire pit area.  

\\ Disclaimer

Our sunflowers are a CROP, and therefore are subject to bloom before, after and during this event.  Multiple plantings are being done and specifically timed in hopes of beautiful fields at the time of our festival, but NO GUARANTEES are given t

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Merlefest - Wilkesboro, NC
Apr
26
to Apr 29

Merlefest - Wilkesboro, NC

About MerleFest

MerleFest was founded in 1988 in memory of Eddy Merle Watson as a fundraiser for Wilkes Community College and to celebrate ‘traditional plus’ music.

We are about the MUSIC, MOMENTS and MEMORIES!

The MUSIC of MerleFest was best explained by Doc himself: “When Merle and I started out we called our music ‘traditional plus’, meaning the traditional music of the Appalachian region plus whatever other styles we were in the mood to play. Since the beginning, the people of the college and I have agreed that the music of MerleFest is ‘traditional plus’.”

The MOMENTS of MerleFest are those unique experiences that only happen here. It may be two musicians you never expected to see collaborating, a shooting star over the Watson Stage during an evening’s closing set, or that one set that seems to have touched everyone in the audience.

The MEMORIES of MerleFest include the memory of Eddy Merle Watson, who we honor each day with “The Tribute to Merle” and the new memories we create each year we come together to celebrate MerleFest. Fond memories we will always cherish are those of Doc and his unending contributions to the festival, the college and the music world. At MerleFest, fans would always flock when Doc graced the stage with his amazing flat-picking style, rich baritone voice and humble presence … a presence that will always be missed.

MerleFest, considered one of the premier music festivals in the country, serves as an annual homecoming for musicians and music fans. Held on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, MerleFest was founded in 1988 in memory of the late Eddy Merle Watson, son of American music legend Doc Watson. MerleFest is a celebration of ‘traditional plus’ music, a unique mix of music based on the traditional, roots-oriented sounds of the Appalachian region, including bluegrass and old-time music, and expanded to include Americana, country, blues, rock and many other styles. The festival hosts numerous artists, performing on 13 stages during the course of the four-day event. The annual event has become the primary fundraiser for the WCC Endowment Corporation, funding scholarships, capital projects and other educational needs.

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Spartanburg Soaring! Kite Festival - SC
Apr
21
11:00 AM11:00

Spartanburg Soaring! Kite Festival - SC

Chapman Cultural Center
200 E. St. John Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306

 

In addition to the professional kite flyers who wow the crowds with amazing aerial maneuvers, and the members of the Spartanburg Soaring! Kite Club, there is live music, great food trucks, and an art market. Kids can make and decorate their own kites, purchase a kite from the CCC, or bring a kite from home. The festival is free and open to all, including the many international kite flyers who have come from Europe, Asia, Canada, and across the United States to join the fun.

Chapman Cultural Center launched a community-wide initiatve in Spring 2014 called Spartanburg Soaring! to build civic pride, promote healthy outdoor play, and celebrate cultural diversity and creativity. Every year, the festival grows, so be sure to attend this year and make Spartanburg Soaring! International Kite Festival the highest-flying event yet!

- See more at:
http://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/spartanburg-soaring.php#sthash.VUorB0XL.dpuf

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The 47th Annual  Grifton Shad Festival - NC
Apr
18
to Apr 23

The 47th Annual Grifton Shad Festival - NC

Most events will be on the
weekend of April 20-23.

Pageant is April 8th & Fishy Tales April 10th
Some events are earlier.
Most are outdoors and FREE.

Grifton “The Family Town”

Grifton Shad Festival
PO Box 928
Grifton, NC 28530

On NC 11 & 118, halfway
between Kinston & Greenville

FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE  – Signs will mark the way. You can use the free shuttle to and from the air activities.

 

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The Festival of Legends
Apr
14
10:00 AM10:00

The Festival of Legends

The Festival of Legends is a celebration of the mythic arts and the magic of life itself. It is a playground for the imagination – for children as well as adults – and an escape from the mundane world. It is a journey to the romantic by-gone eras that never were, and an exploration of the fantastical realms that have always been. The inhabitants are magicians and musicians, acrobats and comedians, artists and crafters, proud knights and fairytale creatures. Step into the Festival of Legends, and step into a place of wonder.

 

Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/festivaloflegends

Questions? Email us at festivaloflegends@gmail.com

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NC Jazz Festival - Wilmington, NC
Feb
1
to Feb 3

NC Jazz Festival - Wilmington, NC

      February  1, 2, & 3, 2018
Wilmington gives a warm welcome to all of the jazz lovers attending our 38th annual North Carolina Jazz Festival!  This historic city located on the bank of the Cape Fear River has many interesting shops, art galleries, museums and restaurants, as well as a movie studio, nearby beaches, plus Revolutionary and Civil War sites to explore during your days here.

We will fill your evenings with exciting performances by some of the greatest traditional jazz musicians from around the globe!

All evening concerts begin at 7:30 pm and held at the
Wilmington Hilton Riverside ballroom

Thursday Night Showcase
Thursday, February 1st, our  Special Event – STYLES OF JAZZ:

  1. Mangroove, Tribute to Horace Silver
  2. Nicki Parrott Trio Presents Their “Road Show”
  3. Rossano Sportiello – solo jazz piano
  4. Professor Cunningham’s Traditional Jazz Jam

Friday and Saturday Nights
Evenings will feature our 15 All-Star musicians in the traditional seven sets of six or seven players, each set with a different leader. These will be 4 ½ hour concerts.
Patron Brunch:
On Saturday from 10:30 until 2pm we treat our patrons to a musical brunch, when all of our All-star musicians play for their pleasure while everyone enjoys a delicious brunch.  During the last hour we have a “jam” when the patrons who are musicians have the opportunity to play with the All-stars.  Fun for all!

 

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Winterfest at Carowinds
Dec
26
to Dec 30

Winterfest at Carowinds

Come for the sights, sounds and festive fun of the holiday season during WinterFest. This all-new event is packed with holiday spirit and unique experiences for friends and families to enjoy. Experience Carowinds like never before and become immersed in the season’s spirit with a grand display of holiday lighting, festive décor, live entertainment and fanciful experiences, including up to 16 of your favorite rides.

What’s the holiday season without the food? The Carowinds culinary team has you covered. Our executive chef has thoughtfully crafted a holiday style menu with special dining locations and food offerings throughout the park. Treat yourself to a hearty helping of smoked turkey, carved hams and traditional fixings; or, try our homemade hot chocolate and holiday desserts that will leave you with dreams of sugar plum fairies.

From millions of shimmering lights and hands-on activities to arts-and-crafts and live shows, WinterFest will be the grandest holiday event in the Carolinas!

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Winterfest at Carowinds
Dec
15
to Dec 21

Winterfest at Carowinds

Come for the sights, sounds and festive fun of the holiday season during WinterFest. This all-new event is packed with holiday spirit and unique experiences for friends and families to enjoy. Experience Carowinds like never before and become immersed in the season’s spirit with a grand display of holiday lighting, festive décor, live entertainment and fanciful experiences, including up to 16 of your favorite rides.

What’s the holiday season without the food? The Carowinds culinary team has you covered. Our executive chef has thoughtfully crafted a holiday style menu with special dining locations and food offerings throughout the park. Treat yourself to a hearty helping of smoked turkey, carved hams and traditional fixings; or, try our homemade hot chocolate and holiday desserts that will leave you with dreams of sugar plum fairies.

From millions of shimmering lights and hands-on activities to arts-and-crafts and live shows, WinterFest will be the grandest holiday event in the Carolinas!

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Elfin’ Around Christmas Show Lenoir, NC
Dec
9
10:00 AM10:00

Elfin’ Around Christmas Show Lenoir, NC

Elfin' Around Christmas Show | J.E. Broyhill Civic Center | Saturday, 09. December 2017

Join us for the 1st annual Elfin' Around Christmas Show to be held Saturday Dec. 9th from 10am-3pm at the JE Broyhll Civic Center. This show will include over 40 vendors for your Christmas Shopping Pleasure! Also, a portion of the proceeds of this show will be donated to help make a Christmas AMAZING for a needy family in Caldwell County! Also, we ask that you donate a new, unwrapped, toy, a coat, or gift cards as you enter the show. These will be collected all day during the show and donated after the show as well. Make sure to enter our raffle as this will be a HUGE support to our donations, and you could win prizes from one of our vendors! We will have 1 raffle item donated by each of the vendors to be won!! Come have fun with the whole family, shop til you drop with specials from our vendors, and help make Christmas much brighter for those in need. We can't do it without you!
100 FREE swag bags will be given to the first 100 adults through the door. These bags will include samples, coupons good for the day of the show and more!
Don't miss this! Join so you don't forget, share the love with everyone you know, and mark your calendar! See you there!!!

Interested in joining as a vendor...or want to help our cause by joining as a SPONSOR?! Email adamseventsnc@gmail.com or visit our website for an application:

Gold Sponsors include:
OMNITRITION w/ Dawn Watson Carroll

Bronze Sponsors Include:
Michele's Cakes by Michele Moose
Paradise Home Improvement w/ Theresa Bregger

Vendors of this show also include:
Mary Kay by Alicia Starnes Coffey
LulaRoe by LuLaRoe Caitlin Pinkerton
Scentsy by Michele Moose
Young Living wih Dinah Young & Mary Clendenin
Paparazzi Accessories by Heather Speagle
Tar Heel Basement Systems
Art by Arlene facepainter
McKays Clay
Three Wise Men of Bethlehem
Segence Lipsense by April Dahlhauser
WoodMill Winery
Sherry's Dance Studio
King of Pops Charlotte
The Big Dawg, 92.1FM w/ Chad Triplett
Carolina Home Remodeling
Mandy's Chic Jewelry Boutique & Rodan & Fields w/ AC-Mandy Phillips
Lil Mert's w/ Merton Jenkins Jr
Color Street w/ Katie Popovici
Crafts , Quilts & more by Peggy Smith
Carter's Cancer Warriors
Sweet Creations Paper Crafts by Pam Isaacs Roths
Busy Bees Organization (Thirty One) by Marisa Miller
Forever Me & Hire the Handicapped by Donna Lee Musto
Nana M Soaps & More by Tonya Melton
Jacob & Mabrey's Gourmet Cotton Candy by Mikol Ward
Plexus w/ Meryl Flynn
Poppin Hot Kettle Corn w/ Tetra Daves
Norwex w/ Lauren Watkins
Rainbow of Troutman w/ Ashley Isenhour
Ruddy Man Beard Co. & Roots & Rain Designs w/ Jimmy Atkins
Bisque n Beads w/ Faye Takai-***
Single Stitches & Hooks w/ Samantha Mozingo
Tupperware w/ Kellie Mosley
Creative Compulsion w/ Brandy Moore Eldreth
Magnabilities-Paula ****/Britney Independent Consultant w/ Paula Young ****
Dot Dot Smile by Kathy's Korner w/ Kathy Moore
Grannys Glass Works w/ Donna Wyatt Summerow
Carolina Lily Boutique w/ Courtney McGee
Gin's Jewelry w/ Ginger Justice
LIttle Country Girls Boutique w/ Faith Foster
Virginia Lopez
Hometown Country Tack and Western Wear w/ Nicole Sipe

Santa will visit from Noon til 1pm!!!

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Dec
9
9:00 AM09:00

Swan Days Festival Swanquarter, NC

Swan Days Festival • Lake Mattamuskeet • December 9, 2017, 9:00AM–4:00PM. Guided bird tours. Living history of CCC Company 424, Swan Quarter and Mattamuskeet Camps. Steve Hoddy of EarthQuest will provide a live raptor demonstration. Craft and food vendors. Much more! All ages! Learn more: (252) 926-4021

Event Location

Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge
85 Mattamuskeet Rd,
Swanquarter, NC 27885

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