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Festivals in Raleigh, NC.
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April 20, 2024

ballantyne.uncorkthefun.com

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

Welcome to the revolution! We've re-planted the vineyard and gone International! 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 19th Celebration is Charlotte's premier wine tasting with hundreds of wines available for tasting. Fill your souvenir-tasting glass with the rich heritage of North Carolina vines and more. As you sip and savor the afternoon, relax in the beautiful setting of Symphony Park. Great food to taste and to buy from some of Charlotte's hottest restaurants and food trucks. Great live music and vendors to shop from.

April 20, 2024

NC Cycling Festival

(336) 655-2700
downtown Mocksville - Mocksville, NC

The NC Cycling Festival, held in charming downtown Mocksville, North Carolina, is a celebration of all things cycling. This inaugural event, taking place from April 19 to April 21, 2024, promises an exhilarating weekend for cyclists and non-cyclists of all ages and interests. The weekend event includes competitive and leisure bike rides, a bike show, live music, food trucks, a vendor fair, children's activities, and much more. You don't want to miss this exciting event for the whole family!

May 16 - 19, 2024

(719) 313-7420
Maggie Valley Fairgrounds - Maggie Valley, NC

This event will host the greatest Beatboxers, vocal percussionists, and mouth musicians, that the world has ever seen, from all over the world. Parents, if your kid makes noises and music with their face then this is the event to turn them into the best musicians around! We will have arts and crafts from all over the south, food vendors galore featuring our very own Beatbox Chef Shack, tents for beatbox and music workshops, tents to festive your talent on our House of Ink YouTube page, and competitions for all ages to get a chance to hone their craft as well as a chance to earn great prizes. This is year one! We plan to go all out!

May 18, 2024

beerandbourbon.com

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

Same great location!! Join us for a great day of beer guzzling, bourbon tasting, music listening, cigar smoking, and barbeque eating. 40+ Brews, 20 Bourbons and numerous BBQ tastes are available for sampling. Everything is on-site for you.

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 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 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 Raleigh, NC — upcoming

April 12 - 14, 2024

Fairgrounds Southern Ideal Home Show

North Carolina State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, NC

Status: Updated 1/5/2024

A Home and Garden Show organized by Marketplace Events.
This North Carolina Home and Garden Show will have commercial/retail and corp./information exhibitors, and no food booths. Admission tickets are $10.
April 13 - 14, 2024

The Bead Mercantile Show - Spring Raleigh

NC State Fairgrounds ~ Holshouser Building, Raleigh, NC

Status: Updated 1/9/2024

A Gem-Jewelry-Bead Show organized by The Best Bead Show.
This North Carolina Gem-Jewelry-Bead Show will have commercial/retail and fine craft exhibitors, and no food booths. Admission tickets are $3 - $6.
April 20, 2024

Triangle Raleigh-Durham Doll, Toy & Miniture Show

Amran Shriners Temple, Raleigh, NC

Status: Updated 1/9/2024

An Antiques Collectibles Show organized by Southeastern Doll Shows.
This North Carolina Antiques Collectibles Show will have antique/collectibles and fine craft exhibitors, and no food booths. Admission tickets are $6 - $8. This event will also include doll and toy show - hourly and on the half hour door prizes - children under 12 free.
April 19 - 21, 2024

Griot's Garage North Carolina Nationals

North Carolina State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, NC

Status: Updated 1/19/2024

A Boat Auto Camping Show organized by Goodguys Rod and Custom Association.
This North Carolina Boat Auto Camping Show will have commercial/retail exhibitors and no food booths. There will be 1 stage with Local talent and the hours will be Fri 8am-5pm, Sat 8am-5pm, Sun 8am-3pm. Admission tickets are $10 - $25.
April 20 - 21, 2024

Lebanese Festival

TLAC, Raleigh, NC

Status: Updated 2/19/2024

An Ethnic Festival organized by Triangle Lebanese-American Center (Tlac).
This North Carolina Ethnic Festival will have no exhibit booths and no food booths. There will be 1 stage with International and Local talent and the hours will be Sat 11am-7pm, Sun 12pm-6pm. This event will also include: food, beer, wine, dancing, music, performance, kids' corner, fortune teller,cultural booth.
April 6 - 28, 2024

The Raleigh Market - April

Historic NC State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, NC

Status: Updated 11/1/2023

A Flea Market organized by The Raleigh Market.
This North Carolina Flea Market will have antique/collectibles, commercial/retail, corp./information, crafts, fine art, fine craft, flea market and homegrown products exhibitors, and 10-15 food booths. There will be 1 stage with Local talent and the hours will be .
Satyre Festival, Get in on the Joke
May 2024 (dates not updated)

Satyre Festival, Get in on the Joke

Moore Square, Raleigh, NC

Status: Updated 2/17/2023

A Festival organized by NC Vibes, Events Management & Promotions.
This North Carolina Festival will have commercial/retail, crafts, film, fine art, fine craft and flea market exhibitors, and 5 food booths. There will be 1 stage with Local talent and the hours will be Sat 12pm-6pm.
May 17 - 19, 2024

Got to Be NC Festival

N.C. State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, NC

Status: Updated 1/29/2024

A Festival organized by N.C. Department of Agriculture & Consumer Service.
This North Carolina Festival will have antique/collectibles, commercial/retail, corp./information, crafts, fine art, fine craft and homegrown products exhibitors, and tba food booths. There will be 1 stage with Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Fri 12pm-10pm, Sat 9am-10pm, Sun 9am-8pm. This event will also include: tractor pull, bbq cooking championship, pig races, petting zoo, mower racing, cruise-in.
May 18 - 19, 2024

Artsplosure - the Raleigh Arts Festival

Downtown, Raleigh, NC

Status: Updated 2/21/2024

An Art Show organized by Artsplosure.
This North Carolina Art Show will have fine art and fine craft exhibitors, and 16 food booths. There will be 3 stages with International, National, Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Sat 11am-7pm, Sun 10am-6pm. This event will also include visual art installations and make-and-take activities.
May 4 - 26, 2024

The Raleigh Market - May

Historic NC State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, NC

Status: Updated 11/1/2023

A Flea Market organized by The Raleigh Market.
This North Carolina Flea Market will have antique/collectibles, commercial/retail, corp./information, crafts, fine art, fine craft, flea market and homegrown products exhibitors, and 10-15 food booths. There will be 1 stage with Local talent and the hours will be .
May 25 - 26, 2024

Repticon Raleigh Reptile & Exotic Animal Show - May

North Carolina State Fairgrounds - Exposition Center, Raleigh, NC

Status: Updated 3/7/2024

A Pet-themed Event organized by Herpetorama, Inc Dba Repticon.
This North Carolina Pet-themed Event will have commercial/retail exhibitors and no food booths. Admission tickets are $5 - $15.
June 1, 2024

Raleigh's International Food Festival

City Plaza, Raleigh, NC

Status: Updated 1/9/2024

A Food Festival organized by NC Vibes, Events Management & Promotions.
This North Carolina Food Festival will have antique/collectibles, commercial/retail, corp./information, crafts, film, fine art, fine craft and homegrown products exhibitors, and 40 food booths. There will be 1 stage with International, National, Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Sat 12pm-9pm. This event will also include performances and entertainers.
June 7 - 9, 2024

Raleigh Rocks, Minerals, Fossils & Jewelry Show

Scott Building, Raleigh Fairground, Raleigh, NC

Status: Updated 2/7/2024

A Gem-Jewelry-Bead Show organized by Raleigh, Rock, Gem, Mineral Show.
This North Carolina Gem-Jewelry-Bead Show will have commercial/retail, crafts, fine art and fine craft exhibitors, and no food booths.
June 1 - 30, 2024

The Raleigh Market - June

Historic NC State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, NC

Status: Updated 11/1/2023

A Flea Market organized by The Raleigh Market.
This North Carolina Flea Market will have antique/collectibles, commercial/retail, corp./information, crafts, fine art, fine craft, flea market and homegrown products exhibitors, and 10-15 food booths. There will be 1 stage with Local talent and the hours will be .
State Capitol Independence Day Festival
July 2024 (dates not updated)

State Capitol Independence Day Festival

State Capitol grounds, Raleigh, NC

Status: Updated 6/29/2023

A Holiday Celebration organized by State Capitol Foundation, Inc..
This North Carolina Holiday Celebration will have no exhibit booths and no food booths. This event will also include: games, kid's area.
Geek and Grub Market Super Hero Edition
July 2024 (dates not updated)

Geek and Grub Market Super Hero Edition

Fred Fletcher Park, Raleigh, NC

Status: Updated 7/5/2023

A Vendor Event organized by Triangle Game Night and Events, LLC.
This North Carolina Vendor Event will have commercial/retail, crafts, fine art, fine craft and homegrown products exhibitors, and 6 food booths. There will be Roving Performers with Local talent and the hours will be Sat 6pm-10pm. This event will also include: competitions, giant games, etc.
Vegan Vending and Good Vibes
July 2024 (dates not updated)

Vegan Vending and Good Vibes

Farotage Nation Lounge, Raleigh, NC

Status: Updated 6/23/2023

A Festival organized by Pisces Vegan.
This North Carolina Festival will have antique/collectibles and homegrown products exhibitors, and 2 food booths.
July 6 - 28, 2024

The Raleigh Market - July

Historic NC State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, NC

Status: Updated 11/1/2023

A Flea Market organized by The Raleigh Market.
This North Carolina Flea Market will have antique/collectibles, commercial/retail, corp./information, crafts, fine art, fine craft, flea market and homegrown products exhibitors, and 10-15 food booths. There will be 1 stage with Local talent and the hours will be .
Geek and Grub Market (Anime Edition)
August 2024 (dates not updated)

Geek and Grub Market (Anime Edition)

Fred Fletcher Park, Raleigh, NC

Status: Updated 7/5/2023

A Vendor Event organized by Triangle Game Night and Events, LLC.
This North Carolina Vendor Event will have commercial/retail, crafts, fine art, fine craft and homegrown products exhibitors, and Tbd food booths. This event will also include: free raffle, scavenger hunt.
Repticon Raleigh Reptile & Exotic Animal Show - August
August 2024 (dates not updated)

Repticon Raleigh Reptile & Exotic Animal Show - August

North Carolina State Fairgrounds - Exposition Center, Raleigh, NC

Status: Updated 3/8/2023

A Pet-themed Event organized by Herpetorama, Inc Dba Repticon.
This North Carolina Pet-themed Event will have commercial/retail exhibitors and no food booths. Admission tickets are $5 - $15.
August 17 - 18, 2024

Raleigh Body Mind Spirit Expo

North Carolina State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, NC

Status: Updated 2/6/2024

A Lifestyle-Healthy Living Event organized by Body Mind Spirit Expos.
This North Carolina Lifestyle-Healthy Living Event will have commercial/retail, corp./information, crafts, fine art, fine craft and homegrown products exhibitors, and no food booths. Admission tickets are $10 - $15. This event will also include: lectures, demos.
August 3 - 31, 2024

The Raleigh Market - August

Historic NC State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, NC

Status: Updated 11/1/2023

A Flea Market organized by The Raleigh Market.
This North Carolina Flea Market will have antique/collectibles, commercial/retail, corp./information, crafts, fine art, fine craft, flea market and homegrown products exhibitors, and 10-15 food booths. There will be 1 stage with Local talent and the hours will be .
African American Cultural Festival
September 2024 (dates not updated)

African American Cultural Festival

City Plaza, Raleigh, NC

Status: Updated 6/23/2023

An Ethnic Festival organized by African American Cultural Festival.
This North Carolina Ethnic Festival will have commercial/retail, corp./information and crafts exhibitors, and local food booths. There will be 1 stage with Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 1pm-10pm. This event will also include: family village, village tent.
Taste of Lebanon, Raleigh NC
September 2024 (dates not updated)

Taste of Lebanon, Raleigh NC

Church grounds, Raleigh, NC

Status: Updated 8/11/2023

A Food Festival organized by Saint Sharbel Maronite Catholic Church.
This North Carolina Food Festival will have no exhibit booths and no food booths. There will be Roving Performers with International, National, Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Sat 11am-8pm, Sun 12pm-6pm. This event will also include food -kids area.