Shine to Wine Festival - North Wilkesboro, NC - Sep 7 to Sep 7, 2023
Live entertainment, food, wine, spirits and beer for purchase. 21+ event.
Mayberry Days - Mount Airy, NC - Sep 18 to Sep 24, 2023
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 22 to Sep 23, 2023
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.
Yadkin Valley Pumpkin Festival - Elkin, NC - Sep 23 to Sep 23, 2023
The festivities begin Saturday morning with the Annual Great Pumpkin Weigh-Off on corner of Bridge and Standard Street. There will be pumpkins & watermelon from growers located all over the East Coast. Some will weigh-in at an excess of 1,000 lbs with hopes of placing in the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth top ten. The Main Street of Elkin will be lined with vendors of every description featuring everything from antiques, jump houses, funnel cakes to functional pottery, pumpkin painting, wood furnishings to wine racks, BBQ to baked goods, sand art, pumpkin butter to polish sausages, hand crafted gifts and so much more.
Mountain Heritage Day - Cullowhee, NC - Sep 23 to Sep 23, 2023
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!
Bike MS Tour to Tanglewood - Clemmons, NC - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2023
Bike MS is more than a ride. It’s an experience grounded in camaraderie and marked by passion, inspiration, determination and pure enjoyment. It will be an experience you’ll never forget, shared with new friends and old.
Brushy Mountain Apple Festival - North Wilkesboro, NC - Oct 7 to Oct 7, 2023
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 7 to Oct 7, 2023
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 13 to Oct 15, 2023
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 20 to Oct 22, 2023
Watch 50 hot air balloons rise to the skies! Enjoy tethered balloon rides for – 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 21 to Oct 21, 2023
Annual festival with live entertainment, food, fun, and of course wine events. Wine tasting tickets are $20 (advance) and $25 (door).
The Barbecue Festival - Lexington, NC - Oct 28 to Oct 28, 2023
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