August 20, 2022
Ballantyne's Backyard - Charlotte, NC
Put on your party sombrero! This festival will take you South of the Border for some foodie fun. This ALL-YOU-CARE-TO-TASTE beer & tequila festival offers up some of the area's best Tacos and Mexican Food...along with great live music, margaritas, pinata punching, contests and many other surprises. This NACHO average taco festival. Dueling Margarita Bars. The festival will feature over 15 Taco Trucks, Taquerias and Mexican Restaurants with over 30 different types of tacos. Mariachi Bands and Live Music will make your day Super Spicy! Shop many exhibits.
August 27 - 28, 2022
Kelsey-Hutchinson (Founders) Park - Highlands, NC
Fun family event with high-quality regional fine art, folk art and crafts in downtown Highlands, NC. Demonstrations and good food in cool, beautiful Highlands, NC, 4118' high in the mountains of western NC. Free. (Covid-19 precautions followed, masks required.) In a beautiful park just 1 block from Main Street. Parking, shopping, restaurants and public restrooms at site and nearby. Easy access. Show is pet friendly.
October 1, 2022
Downtown - Randleman, NC
Covers 1 mile area of Main Street and new Commerce Square Park in hometown of the "King" of NASCAR Richard Petty and the Petty Family. Randleman is home to 4 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductees. Petty Fan Club meets at the Petty Museum and the Victory Junction Camp built by the Petty family for children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses is also located in Randleman. Food, fun, arts, crafts, music, car show and more all in Randleman, NC. Three stages of bands. The dinosaur expo will return again this year. Most of the proceeds from the car show go to support 3 area nonprofit projects.
October 15, 2022
Ballantyne's Backyard - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte's 1st Das Best Oktoberfest - the theme is Oompah, Oompah, Oompah! Hundreds and hundreds of ALL-YOU-CARE-TO-TASTE craft beer, wine, cider and schnapps will fill up your souvenir glass as you enjoy this day-long festival in beautiful Ballantyne's Backyard. Fun and more fun!!
October 21 - 23, 2022
Cabarras Arena & Events Center - Concord, NC
Christmas Made in the South is focused on keeping the world of fine artisans and craftspeople vibrant. Exhibitors will be there all three days demonstrating and selling their handcrafted works, Santa's elves hard at work.
November 18 - 20, 2022
Davis Event Center WNC Ag Center - Fletcher, NC
'Tis the Season Holiday Fair is a festive shopping event featuring fabulous art, crafts, adornments for the home as well as delectable holiday food and NC wines. Tis the Season Holiday Fair will be November 18th -20th, 2022 at the WNC Ag Center in the Davis Event Center located near beautiful Asheville, NC.
November 23 - December 23, 2022
Truist Field (Formerly BB&T Ballpark) of the Charlotte Knights - Charlotte, NC
Held at Charlotte's uptown ballpark, Truist Field, simultaneously with Light the Knights. Now featuring an ice skating rink, snow tubing, and light and music displays. The Charlotte Christmas Village continues to be a shopping market based on the centuries-old traditions of a city-center holiday market. The Village brings shopping and gifts from around the world, traditional flavors of German Christmas, unique handmade gifts, and live entertainment.
Events in Jefferson, NC — upcoming
July 2023 (dates not updated)
Ashe County Park, Jefferson, NC
Status: Updated 6/27/2022
This North Carolina Bluegrass Festival will have crafts exhibitors and no food booths. There will be 1 stage with National, Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Fri 5pm-11pm, Sat 9am-11pm. Admission tickets are $10 - $15. This event will also include: camping, children's playground.