Raleigh Fall Festivals – Fall 2024 NC Events

North Carolina State Fair - Raleigh, NC - Oct 17 to Oct 27, 2024
Folk festival, fireworks, flower & garden show, local wine and craft beer exhibit, grandstand shows and more. New for 2019 is the nation’s tallest mobile Ferris Wheel, measuring in at 155 feet (that’s 62 feet taller than Dorton Arena!). Tickets are $6 in advance and $7 at the fair, and are not included in the unlimited rides wristband. Held annually at State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Blvd., Raleigh, NC. Future N.C. State Fair DatesOctober 15-25, 2020; October 14-24, 2021; October 13-23, 2022

Triangle Oktoberfest - Cary, NC - Oct 4 to Oct 5, 2024
Presented by the Apex Sunrise and Cary MacGregor Rotary Clubs in collaboration with the Town of Cary, the Annual Triangle Oktoberfest is an authentic German festival focused on family fun, traditional Bavarian food and fare, and plenty of local and authentic German beers from Munich, all to support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and other local and international charities. Live entertainment, Wiener dog races, a kid-friendly Kinder Platz (inflatables and face painting), Masskrugstemmen (stein hoist), and Hammerschlagen (hammer striking) competitions.

Lafayette Village Oktoberfest - Raleigh, NC - Sep 28 to Sep 28, 2024
Enjoy German food, local craft beer, live music and wiener dog races at this village located on six acres in North Raleigh. There are also kids games, crafts and door prizes. Lafayette Village is designed to resemble a European village with quaint shops, gourmet restaurants and paved walkways. and stuff

North Carolina Gourd Festival - Raleigh, NC - Nov 4 to Nov 5, 2023
Annual event at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds, featuring competitions for gourd growers and crafters. Admission fees cover building rental and insurance.

Wilson Whirligig Festival - Wilson, NC - Nov 4 to Nov 5, 2023
35,000 attend. Arts and crafts, food vendors, 5K, live music and contests, 3 stages of live music and kid’s zone mean fun for the whole family!

Clayton Harvest and Music Festival - Clayton, NC - Oct 26 to Oct 29, 2023
The Clayton Chamber of Commerce’s Clayton Harvest Festival has roots dating back to the 1951 when the Clayton Merchant’s Association (now CCOC) hosted Clayton’s first festival, the Cotton Festival. With over 31,000 in attendance, the current five-day festival incorporates events such as carnival rides and games, a BBQ competition at Squealin’ on the Square presented by Carolina Packers, Home of the Bright Leaf Hot Dog, Clayton’s largest vendor fair with a military crossroads, Halloween night fun, concerts, a Latin American Festival, and much more.

Shakori Hills GrassRoots Fall Festival of Music & Dance - Pittsboro, NC - Oct 5 to Oct 8, 2023
Four days of music, dance, art and education with more than 60 bands on 4 stages.

Hops for Hope - Raleigh, NC - Sep 16 to Sep 16, 2023
Sample over 30 beers curated by their corporate teams who partner with some of the Triangle’s finest breweries*. Hops for Hope will also host food trucks, live music, a vendor village and more!

Oktoberfest Party @ Raleigh Brewing Company - Raleigh, NC - Sep 10 to Sep 10, 2023

Ayden Collard Festival - Ayden, NC - Sep 7 to Sep 9, 2023
A popular event with pageant, parade, art show, eating and cooking contests, live entertainment including music acts and talent show. Since 1975.

Hopscotch Music Festival - Raleigh, NC - Sep 7 to Sep 9, 2023
More than 120 bands over 3 days in downtown Raleigh, offering rock, hip-hop, metal, folk, electronic, experimental, and more, plus an art exhibition and more

Night Nation Run – Raleigh - Cary, NC - Aug 26 to Aug 26, 2023
The world’s first running music festival, supporting Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), will feature DJs on a main stage, plus party zones along the route with DJs, dancers, light shows, selfie stations, and Glow Gear giveaways!

Durham Oktoberfest - Durham, NC - Oct 15 to Oct 15, 2022
The Little German Band and dancers will entertain with oompah music and dancing. Beer inside the Motorco decorated as a beer hall. Bratwurst and pretzels will also be available.