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Festivals in Marion, NC.
Festivals, Specialty-Theme Events, Craft Shows

Featured Events

July 4, 2024

(704) 730-2101
Patriots Park - Kings Mountain, NC

Celebrate our nation's independence in an all-new way as the City of Kings Mountain presents Revolutionary 4th on Thursday, July 4th, 2024. Bring your family to Patriots Park Downtown for food trucks, inflatables, and music. The City of Kings Mountain will present its signature, unrivaled fireworks display at 9:45 pm as well from the Deal Park Walking Track (located behind the YMCA) with music that syncs to your radio at 101.1 FM.

August 2 - 3, 2024

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival

(800) 830-3976
Koka Booth Amphitheatre at Regency Park - Cary, NC

Get ready to enjoy all those pleasures that true Southerners live by - Beer, Bourbon and Lots of BBQ. Join us for a great day of of beer sippin', bourbon tastin', music listenin', cigar smokin', and barbeque eatin'. Your admission buys you a sampling glass so you can enjoy an ALL-YOU-CARE-TO-TASTE sampling of beer and bourbon. It's a Southern Fried Good Time!

August 17, 2024

(704) 730-2101
Patriots Park - Kings Mountain, NC

Now called the North Carolina BeachBlast Festival, this tribute to the music and dance that came out of the Grand Strand in South Carolina brings the beach to the mountain. This one-of-a-kind event features great music, great food, and great fun for all ages.

August 24, 2024

tacosntaps.com

(800) 830-3976
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.

September 21, 2024

whiskeywinefire.com

(800) 830-3976
Koka Booth Amphitheatre - Cary, NC

An elegant evening in the Pines - this exclusive foodie celebration will feature: Whiskey Bars, Elegant Wines & Cocktails, great music, tented Food Stations, Food Trucks & Restaurants and Bonfires throughout. Relax around the fire gardens and enjoy an inspired take on fire-kissed bbq, specialty grilling and drink pairings. Enjoy the firebreathers and artists set the night ablaze. Please dress appropriately, the event is outdoors. Souvenir glass to taste Whiskeys & Wines and Food Galore! Enjoy great bbq, grilled meat selections and other goodies...Food Trucks, plus a S'mores station! Enjoy seminars. Listen to live music and shop!

September 28, 2024

charlotte.uncorkthefun.com

(800) 830-3976
Symphony Park @ South Park Mall - Charlotte, NC

Welcome to the revolution! This year we are going to offer not only NC wineries, but other local, National and International wines along with beer and spirits for you to taste. This 18th Annual Celebration is Charlotte's premier casual wine tasting with HUNDREDS of wines available for tasting. Take your souvenir tasting glass as you enter the festival and stroll from tent to tent and table to table tasting and sampling the rich heritage of North Carolina vines. As you sip and savor the afternoon, relax in the beautiful setting of the Symphony Park at South Park Mall. Round out the day with shopping, live music and great food!

October 5, 2024

randlemanchamber.com

(336) 495-1100
Downtown - Randleman, NC

NASCAR Day Festival/Racin to Randleman Car Show covers aprox 1 mile area of Main Street and Commerce Square Park in the 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 12, 2024

kingsmountainevents.com/mountaineer-days

(704) 730-2101
Patriots Park - Kings Mountain, NC

Mountaineer Day Heritage Festival returns to Patriots Park after a five-year hiatus, and we could not be more excited. The fun starts at Noon with live bands, games, activities, arts & crafts vendors, live encampments, demonstrators, food, and fun. Kings Mountain welcomes Country music legend Wade Hayes to the Liberty Mountain Amphitheatre at 6:00 pm.

October 17 - 20, 2024

theleaf.org

(828) 686-8742
Camp Rockmont / Lake Eden Events - Black Mountain, NC

In 2024, we celebrate the extraordinary global citizens who not only create art but also champion causes that resonate with the heartbeat of humanity. These are the voices that echo in the halls of change, the hands that paint the canvas of a better tomorrow. Our chosen artists are not just masters of their craft; they are beacons of hope, tirelessly advocating for a world where justice, peace, and creativity flourish.

October 25 - 27, 2024

MadeInTheSouthShows.com

This is a VIP Promoter
(704) 847-9480
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 2, 2024

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival

(800) 830-3976
Ballantyne's Backyard - Charlotte, NC

An elegant evening in the field - this exclusive foodie celebration will feature: Whiskey Bars, Elegant Wines & Cocktails, great music, tented Food Stations, Food Trucks & Restaurants and Bonfires throughout. Relax around the fire gardens and enjoy an inspired take on fire-kissed bbq, specialty grilling and drink pairings. Enjoy the firebreathers and artists set the night ablaze. Please dress appropriately, the event is outdoors. Souvenir glass to taste Whiskeys & Wines and Food Galore! Enjoy great bbq, grilled meat selections and other goodies...Food Trucks, plus a S'mores station! Enjoy seminars. Listen to live music and shop.

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Events in Marion, NC — upcoming

May 31 - June 1, 2024

NC Gold Festival

NC Gold foundation Property 1296 Polly Spout Road, Marion, NC

Status: Updated 12/12/2023

A Festival organized by NC Gold Foundation, Inc..
This North Carolina Festival will have antique/collectibles, commercial/retail, crafts, film, fine art, fine craft and homegrown products exhibitors, and 10 food booths. There will be 2 stages with National, Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Fri 12pm-6pm, Sat 9am-6pm. This event will also include: gold mine trails, children's games, gold panning contest, treasure hunt (metal detectors)
Second WNC Foothills Volkfest
August 2024 (dates not updated)

Second WNC Foothills Volkfest

Corner of 226 South and Old NC 226 McDowell County, Marion, NC

Status: Updated 7/11/2023

A Specialty-Theme Event organized by WNC Foothills Volkfest.
This North Carolina Specialty-Theme Event will have commercial/retail, crafts, fine craft and flea market exhibitors, and 3 food booths. Admission tickets are $6 - $10. This event will also include: raffles, vendors, scavenger hunt, car show, awards.
August 15 - 17, 2024

North Carolina State Bluegrass Festival

Tom Johnson Camping World, Marion, NC

Status: Updated 11/14/2023

A Bluegrass Festival organized by Evans Media Source.
This North Carolina Bluegrass Festival will have crafts exhibitors and 4 food booths. There will be 1 stage with National, Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Thu 11am-10pm, Fri 11am-10pm, Sat 11am-10pm. Admission tickets are $22 - $110. This event will also include camping available in park.
October 12, 2024

Mountain Glory Festival

Main Street, Marion, NC

Status: Updated 2/29/2024

A Festival organized by City of Marion.
This North Carolina Festival will have crafts, fine craft and homegrown products exhibitors, and 12-15 food booths. There will be 2 stages with Local talent and the hours will be Sat 9am-4pm.
Home For the Holidays
November 2024 (dates not updated)

Home For the Holidays

29 Logan Street, Marion, NC

Status: Updated 10/19/2023

A Marketplace Expo organized by RC Market DAYS.
This North Carolina Marketplace Expo will have antique/collectibles, commercial/retail, crafts and homegrown products exhibitors, and no food booths. Admission tickets are $4.
Appalachian Potter's Market
December 2024 (dates not updated)

Appalachian Potter's Market

McDowell High School, Marion, NC

Status: Updated 11/9/2023

A Craft Show organized by McDowell Arts Council Association.
This North Carolina Craft Show will have crafts, fine art and fine craft exhibitors, and no food booths. Admission tickets are $5.