Mayberry Days - Mount Airy, NC - Sep 21 to Sep 27, 2020
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.
Carolina in the Fall - Wilkesboro, NC - Sep 25 to Sep 26, 2020
Music and Food Festival featuring the state’s best folk/roots music bands, plus a variety of bands from around the world, to entertain bluegrass and folk music lovers. Food trucks from around the region feed the masses and vie for the festival’s Food Truck Championship trophy, and local vineyards and breweries are on hand with the best of the region’s beverages.
Mountain Heritage Day - Cullowhee, NC - Sep 26 to Sep 26, 2020
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 3 to Oct 3, 2020
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.””
Autumn Leaves Festival - Mount Airy, NC - Oct 9 to Oct 11, 2020
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.”
Carolina Balloon Fest - Statesville, NC - Oct 16 to Oct 18, 2020
Watch 50 hot air balloons rise to the skies! Enjoy tethered balloon rides for $5-10 – proceeds from the event benefit local nonprofits. Live music entertainment on 2 stages, plus a kids’ zone, artisan marketplace, 5k run, wine and beer tasting and more.
Yadkin Valley Grape Festival - Yadkinville, NC - Oct 17 to Oct 17, 2020
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 24 to Oct 24, 2020
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
Colfax Persimmon Festival - Oak Ridge, NC - Nov 7 to Nov 7, 2020
An annual event at the historic Stafford farm. A celebration of persimmon and historic farming, plus live music and demonstrations.