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Music Festivals in North Carolina 2021–2022.

Attend Your Favorite Music Festivals Across North America.

Looking for music festivals in in North Carolina? We got you! Whether you need booking info so you can apply to perform at festivals or are interested in attending events in your town or city, discover music festivals of all sizes on FestivalNet. We publish art shows with stages for regional talent, expos of all sorts that feature local and national entertainment, and craft shows in your own backyard that include all kinds of entertainment! Serving the events industry since 1996, FestivalNet offers many ways to find the right event! Set up a free or pro membership and gain access to search by event attendance, number of stages, genres & types of music, whether there's food trucks, fine art, or anything in between...! Ready? Peruse upcoming music festivals below and join our website for extensive booking information!

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October 30, 2021

brevardnc.org

(828) 884-3278
Downtown Brevard, NC - Brevard, NC

Why wouldn't you want to celebrate Halloween in Transylvania county? Even Count Dracula comes for blood…Streets are closed for vendors. Games for kids, Costume Contest, Downtown Trick-or-Treating, Annual Flight of the Vampire Race, and don't miss Pumpkin Plinko!

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October 8, 2022

Mountain Glory Festival

Main Street, Marion, NC

Status: Updated 9/13/2021

There will be 2 stages with Local talent. The music will be Bluegrass, Country, Old-time and Gospel, and there will be other activities like kids' area.
October 8 - 9, 2022

Duck Jazz Festival

Duck Town Green, Duck, NC

Status: Updated 8/23/2021

There will be 2 stages with International, National, Regional and Local talent. The music will be Swing, Jazz and Blues.
October 14 - 15, 2022

Harvest Festival

Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center, Robbinsville, NC

Status: Updated 9/13/2021

There will be 2 stages with Regional and Local talent. The music will be Bluegrass, Country, Old-time, Folk and Gospel.
October 14 - 16, 2022

Carolina Balloonfest

Statesville Regional Airport, Statesville, NC

Status: Updated 9/8/2021

There will be 2 stages with Regional and Local talent. The music will be Variety, and there will be other activities like 50 balloons, wine & craft beer tasting, balloon rides, children's area, entertainment.
October 1 - 31, 2021

Nights of Fright

Raised In A Barn Farm, Chocowinity, NC

Status: Updated 8/12/2021

There will be 1 stage with Local talent. The music will be Top Forty/Pop, DJ/Dance/Techno, Country, R & B/Soul, Rap/Hip-hop, Rock and Variety, and there will be other activities like friendly corn maze and haunted trail.
October 2 - 30, 2021

Ooh La La Curiosity Market - October

Pritchard Park, Asheville, NC

Status: Updated 5/17/2021

There will be 1 stage with Local talent. The music will be Variety.
October 2 - November 21, 2021

Carolina Renaissance Festival

Carolina Renaissance Festival, Huntersville, NC

Status: Updated 9/23/2021

There will be 16 stages with International, National, Regional and Local talent. The music will be Ethnic, Folk and Variety, and there will be other activities like jousting tournament, games and rides, historical demonstrations.
October 8 - 30, 2021

Pumpkin Fest at Silvermont in Brevard, NC

Silvermont Park and Mansion, Brevard, NC

Status: Updated 9/30/2021

There will be 1 stage with Local talent. The music will be Variety, and there will be other activities like trail of lighted pumpkins, games, tour of historic house, white squirrel scavenger hunt.
October 12 - 16, 2021

Onslow County Agricultural Fair

Fairgrounds, Jacksonville, NC

Status: Updated 8/27/2021

There will be 1 stage with Regional and Local talent. The music will be Variety.
October 12 - 17, 2021

Columbus County Fair

Fairgrounds, Whiteville, NC

Status: Updated 8/27/2021

There will be 1 stage with Local talent. The music will be Variety.
October 14 - 16, 2021

Fall Harvest Days Antique Engine and Tractor Show

Western NC Agricultural Center, Fletcher, NC

Status: Updated 10/2/2020

There will be Roving Performers with Local talent. The music will be Bluegrass, Country and Gospel, and there will be other activities like antique tractor pull.
October 14 - 17, 2021

Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands

Harrahs Cherokee Center, Asheville, NC

Status: Updated 9/13/2021

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October 14 - 17, 2021

Fall LEAF Festival

Camp Rockmont / Lake Eden Events, Black Mountain, NC

Status: Updated 5/3/2021

There will be 6 stages with National, Regional and Local talent. The music will be Swing, Jazz, DJ/Dance/Techno, Salsa, Cajun/Zydeco, Blues, Bluegrass, Old-time, World, Roots, Funk, R & B/Soul, Reggae, Folk, Gospel, Spoken Word, Latin, Children's and Variety, and there will be other activities like poetry slam, children's workshops, drumming, fire spinning, healing arts workshops.
October 14 - 24, 2021

North Carolina State Fair

State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, NC

Status: Updated 10/1/2020

There will be 2 stages with National, Regional and Local talent. The music will be Variety, and there will be other activities like competitons, rides, games, ag exhibits.
October 15 - 16, 2021

Smoke on the Water Festival

Downtown Waterfront, Washington, NC

Status: Updated 8/9/2021

There will be 1 stage with Regional and Local talent. The music will be Jazz, Blues and Variety, and there will be other activities like 5k run fire engine pull, local/state pig cooking contest, chili cook-off.
October 15 - 16, 2021

Waccamaw-Siouan Pow Wow

Buckhead Community, Bolton, NC

Status: Updated 9/8/2021

There will be 1 stage with Regional and Local talent. The music will be Ethnic, Gospel and Variety, and there will be other activities like parade.
October 15 - 16, 2021

Vander Pig Cookoff

Vander Park and walking trail, Fayetteville, NC

Status: Updated 9/13/2021

There will be 1 stage with Local talent. The music will be Variety.
October 15 - 16, 2021

Show, Shine, Shag & Dine Car Show

Historic Downtown, Henderson, NC

Status: Updated 9/14/2020

There will be 1 stage with Regional talent. The music will be Top Forty/Pop and Beach, and there will be other activities like antique & classic cars, muscle cars, trucks and nostalgia drag cars. activities for kids.
October 15 - 16, 2021

Pineville Fall Fest

Pineville Lake Park, Pineville, NC

Status: Updated 6/15/2021

There will be 2 stages with National, Regional and Local talent. The music will be Top Forty/Pop, Beach, Bluegrass, Country, Rock and Variety, and there will be other activities like rides, children's activities, games, children's juried art show, arts & crafts.
October 15 - 17, 2021

Autumn With Topsail

Assembly Building Grounds, Topsail Beach, NC

Status: Updated 9/8/2021

There will be 1 stage with National and Regional talent. The music will be Beach, Blues, Country and Rock, and there will be other activities like kiwanis breakfast each day (sausage & pancakes)
October 15 - 30, 2021

Festifall Arts Markets

TBA, Chapel Hill, NC

Status: Updated 8/30/2021

There will be 3 stages with Regional and Local talent. The music will be Variety.
October 16, 2021

A Day on Main Street Fall Festival

Downtown, Ramseur, NC

Status: Updated 7/19/2021

There will be 1 stage with International, National, Regional and Local talent. The music will be Variety.
October 16, 2021

Yadkin Valley Grape Festival

Downtown, Yadkinville, NC

Status: Updated 8/30/2021

There will be 1 stage with Regional and Local talent. The music will be Beach and Variety.
October 16, 2021

Lincoln County Apple Festival

Downtown, Lincolnton, NC

Status: Updated 7/22/2020

There will be 2 stages with Regional and Local talent. The music will be Swing, Top Forty/Pop, Beach, Bluegrass, Country and Rock, and there will be other activities like kids' activities, farmer's market, agricultural exhibits.