Raleigh Fall Festivals – Fall 2021 NC Events

Oktoberfest Party @ Raleigh Brewing Company - Raleigh, NC - Aug 28 to Aug 28, 2021

Hopscotch Music Festival - Raleigh, NC - Sep 9 to Sep 11, 2021
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

Ayden Collard Festival - Ayden, NC - Sep 10 to Sep 11, 2021
A popular event with pageant, parade, art show, eating and cooking contests, live entertainment including music acts and talent show. Since 1975.

Lafayette Village Oktoberfest - Raleigh, NC - Sep 25 to Sep 25, 2021
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

Shakori Hills GrassRoots Fall Festival of Music & Dance - Pittsboro, NC - Oct 7 to Oct 10, 2021
Four days of music, dance, art and education with more than 60 bands on 4 stages.

North Carolina State Fair - Raleigh, NC - Oct 14 to Oct 24, 2021
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

Clayton Harvest and Music Festival - Clayton, NC - Oct 27 to Oct 31, 2021
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.

North Carolina Gourd Festival - Raleigh, NC - Nov 6 to Nov 7, 2021
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 6 to Nov 7, 2021
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!