Mayberry Days - Mount Airy, NC - Sep 21 to Sep 26, 2021
Live music, comedy, magic shows, Barbecue Cook-off, parade, games and family fun. Hosted by the Surry Arts Council at various locations including the Andy Griffith Playhouse, Earle Theatre and Blackmon Amphitheatre.
Mountain Heritage Day - Cullowhee, NC - Sep 25 to Sep 25, 2021
Hosted by Western Carolina University, this event features the best of folk and roots music bands in the area, performing on three stages. Sample local wine and brews plus great southern styled foods, plus workshops, arts and crafts, dance, family reunion, kids’ tent and more. Admission and parking are free!
Brushy Mountain Apple Festival - North Wilkesboro, NC - Oct 2 to Oct 2, 2021
One of the largest one-day arts and crafts festivals in the Southeast. Enjoy free admission to the event, which features 4 different music stages, dancers and other live entertainment, plus Appalachian Heritage crafts and more from over 425 arts and craft vendors, 100 food vendors, including everything Apple, and more. Attended by over 160,000. Activities begin on Friday night with the Apple Jam.””
Kernersville Oktoberfest - Kernersville, NC - Oct 2 to Oct 2, 2021
Kernersville Oktoberfest will be held from 3-6 pm on the lawn at Korner’s Folly. Must be 21+ to attend. All proceeds benefit Historic Korner’s Folly. Craft beer enthusiasts can look forward to tasting German, Oktoberfest, and Pumpkin brews! Local restaurants donate delicious small bites for a taste of light appetizers.
Autumn Leaves Festival - Mount Airy, NC - Oct 8 to Oct 10, 2021
Nearly 200,000 typically attend over the course of the weekend. Toe tapping, foot stomping, hand-clapping music with arts & crafts and great food choices with Food for the Soul”. Known for its old time Bluegrass and Gospel music. Admission is free. One of North Carolina’s longest running events.”
Colfax Persimmon Festival - Oak Ridge, NC - Oct 16 to Oct 16, 2021
Final event – frozen persimmon pulp sale. With the passing of its founder, this event will not be held in 2022 or beyond. Formerly: An annual event at the historic Stafford farm. A celebration of persimmon and historic farming, plus live music and demonstrations.
Yadkin Valley Grape Festival - Yadkinville, NC - Oct 16 to Oct 16, 2021
Annual festival with live entertainment, food, fun, and of course wine events. Wine tasting tickets are $20 (advance) and $25 (door).
Barbecue Festival - Lexington, NC - Oct 22 to Oct 22, 2022
Free admission for over 100,000 people to the barbecue capital of the world. Great food, live entertainment, and the finest exhibits along with a wine garden, barbecue carnival, sand sculptures, car show, and BMX stunt shows make this a fun day. Since 1984