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Festivals in Raleigh, NC.
Craft Shows, Festivals, Holiday Celebrations

La Fiesta Del Pueblo - Virtual & Drive Through

September 20 - October 11, 2020

elpueblo.org

(919) 835-1525
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina - Raleigh, NC Or Online at

El Pueblo is proud to present: ¡Y Sigue La Fiesta! Our commitment is that Fiesta be a safe opportunity for us to celebrate our heritage and culture. We are very excited to do something that will bring joy after so much loss and injustice through ¡Y Sigue La Fiesta! a series of events consisting of: 2 Facebook Live events (9/20, 10/4) and 2 Drive-thru events (9/27, 10/11).

Wild Child Studios Fall Festival

October 31, 2020

(336) 309-3040
Wild Child Art Studios - Hampstead, NC

Wild Child Studios is having a fall celebration. Come join our Halloween kids parade, costume contest with prizes, kid friendly activities, booth trick or treating. Dixieland Kettlecorn and Southern Roots Food Truck will be there to feed your soul. Shop our Wild Child Shop or enjoy the festival & shop local art with over 40 vendors and local produce.

Its a Wild Child Christmas

December 19, 2020

(336) 309-3040
14888 Us Highway 17 - Hampstead, NC

Tis the season to join our Christmas Extravaganza Shop our Wild Child Shop, enjoy local art with over 40 vendors for the best gifts in town. Enjoy a family friendly event where kids can paint christmas ornaments and wooden trees. And no event would be complete without a visit from Santa.

Duck Jazz Festival

October 9 - 10, 2021

duckjazz.com

(252) 255-1234
Duck Town Green - Duck, NC

The Duck Jazz Festival returns on Columbus Day weekend in 2021. Start the weekend with a Concert on the Green at 4pm on Saturday. Return to the park on Sunday to enjoy a full day of music during this free, non-ticketed festival showcasing national, regional and local jazz musicians on two stages.

Christmas Made in the South / Charlotte

October 22 - 24, 2021

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.

WNC Holiday Fair

November 19 - 21, 2021

WNCHolidayFair.net

(828) 606-8680
Davis Event Center WNC Ag Center & Expo Building - 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 20-22, 2020 at the WNC Ag Center in the Davis Event Center and Expo Building located near beautiful Asheville, NC.

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Events in Raleigh, NC — upcoming

PNC Wide Open Bluegrass Festival
September 2020 (dates not updated) ?

PNC Wide Open Bluegrass Festival

Downtown, Raleigh, NC

Status: Updated 9/9/2019

A Bluegrass Festival organized by International Bluegrass Music Association.
This North Carolina Bluegrass Festival will have crafts, commercial/retail and corp./information exhibitors, and no food booths. There will be 8 stages with National, Regional and Local talent and the hours will be All Days 12pm-11pm. Admission tickets are $30 - $140.
Raleigh Storytelling Festival
September 2020 (dates not updated) ?

Raleigh Storytelling Festival

Oak View County Park, Raleigh, NC

Status: Updated 6/10/2019

A Storytelling Festival organized by Oak View County Park.
This North Carolina Storytelling Festival will have no exhibit booths and no food booths. There will be 2 stages with National, Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Sat 11am-4pm.
IBMA World of Bluegrass
September 29 - October 3, 2020

IBMA World of Bluegrass

Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, NC

Status: Updated 5/19/2020

A Bluegrass Festival organized by International Bluegrass Music Association.
This North Carolina Bluegrass Festival will have commercial/retail and corp./information exhibitors, and no food booths. There will be 2 stages with International and National talent and the hours will be See website for full schedule. This event will also include: songwriter workshop, instrument workshops, teacher workshop, many more.
Downtown Raleigh Home Show
October 2020 (dates not updated) ?

Downtown Raleigh Home Show

Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, NC

Status: Updated 6/12/2019

A Trade Show organized by Marketplace Events.
This North Carolina Trade Show will have fine art, fine craft, crafts, commercial/retail, homegrown products, corp./information and antique/collectibles exhibitors, and no food booths. Admission tickets are $8 - $10.
Raleigh Heritage Day
October 2020 (dates not updated) ?

Raleigh Heritage Day

Oak View County Park, Raleigh, NC

Status: Updated 6/10/2019

A Festival organized by Oak View County Park.
This North Carolina Festival will have fine craft and crafts exhibitors, and tba food booths. There will be 1 stage with Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Sat 10am-4pm. This event will also include: antique farm equipment & cars, displays, carriage rides.
Taste of China Food and Culture Festival
October 2020 (dates not updated) ?

Taste of China Food and Culture Festival

Bicentennial Plaza, Raleigh, NC

Status: Updated 5/30/2019

An Ethnic Festival organized by Chinese American Friendship Asscociation of North Carolina (Cafa-Nc).
This North Carolina Ethnic Festival will have fine art, fine craft, crafts, film, homegrown products and corp./information exhibitors, and 50 food booths. There will be 1 stage with International, National, Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Sat 11am-5:30pm. This event will also include kids' activities.
Artsplosure - The Raleigh Arts Festival
October 10 - 11, 2020

Artsplosure - The Raleigh Arts Festival

Moore Square/City Market area, Raleigh, NC

Status: Updated 5/11/2020

A Festival organized by Artsplosure.
This North Carolina Festival 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.
North Carolina State Fair
October 2020 (dates not updated) ?

North Carolina State Fair

State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, NC

Status: Updated 6/17/2019

A State Fair organized by North Carolina State Fair.
This North Carolina State Fair will have fine art, fine craft, crafts, commercial/retail and antique/collectibles exhibitors, and tba food booths. There will be 2 stages with National, Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Thu 3pm-12 midnight, Fri 8am-12 midnight, Sat 8am-12 midnight, Sun 8am-11pm, Mon 8am-11pm, Tue 8am-11pm, Wed 8am-11pm, Thurs 8am-12 midnight, Fri 8am-12 midnight, Sat 8am-12 midnight, Sun 8am-11pm. Admission tickets are $3 - $9. This event will also include: competitons, rides, games, ag exhibits.
Carolina Artisan Craft Market
November 2020 (dates not updated) ?

Carolina Artisan Craft Market

Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, NC

Status: Updated 5/18/2019

An Art Show organized by Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild.
This North Carolina Art Show will have fine craft exhibitors and no food booths. Admission tickets are $7 - $13. This event will also include artist demonstrations and live music.
Mistletoe Market Holiday Fair
November 2020 (dates not updated) ?

Mistletoe Market Holiday Fair

Wakefield High School, Raleigh, NC

Status: Updated 10/18/2019

A Craft Show organized by Wakefield High School.
This North Carolina Craft Show will have fine art, fine craft and crafts exhibitors, and local food booths. Admission tickets are $5.
Made and Found
November 2020 (dates not updated) ?

Made and Found

Moore Square, Raleigh, NC

Status: Updated 10/23/2019

An Indie Show organized by The Handmaidens.
This North Carolina Indie Show will have fine art, fine craft and crafts exhibitors, and closed food booths.
The Bead Mercantile Show
November 2020 (dates not updated) ?

The Bead Mercantile Show -- Fall Raleigh

Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, NC

Status: Updated 9/12/2019

A Gem-Jewelry-Bead Show organized by The Bead Mercantile Show.
This North Carolina Gem-Jewelry-Bead Show will have fine craft exhibitors and no food booths.
NC Gourd Arts and Craft Festival
November 2020 (dates not updated) ?

NC Gourd Arts and Craft Festival

Holshouser Building NC State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, NC

Status: Updated 10/18/2019

A Craft Show organized by North Carolina Gourd Society.
This North Carolina Craft Show will have fine art, fine craft, crafts, commercial/retail and homegrown products exhibitors, and no food booths. Admission tickets are $2.
Southeastern Doll Shows
November 14, 2020

Triangle Raleigh-Durham Doll & Toy Show

Amran Shriners Temple, Raleigh, NC

Status: Updated 4/22/2020

An Antiques Collectibles Show organized by Southeastern Doll Shows.
This North Carolina Antiques Collectibles Show will have fine craft and antique/collectibles 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.
A Shopping Spree
November 2020 (dates not updated) ?

A Shopping Spree

Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, NC

Status: Updated 6/17/2019

A Craft Show organized by Junior League of Raleigh.
This North Carolina Craft Show will have fine craft, crafts, commercial/retail and antique/collectibles exhibitors, and no food booths. Admission tickets are $10 - $25.
American Indian Heritage Celebration
November 2020 (dates not updated) ?

American Indian Heritage Celebration

Downtown, Museum and Pedestrian Plaza, Raleigh, NC

Status: Updated 5/15/2019

A Festival organized by North Carolina Museum of History.
This North Carolina Festival will have fine art, fine craft and crafts exhibitors, and 4 food booths. There will be 1 stage with Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Sat 11am-4pm. This event will also include: children's activities and hands-on crafts, films.
NC State Crafts Center Holiday Fair & Sale
November 2020 (dates not updated) ?

NC State Crafts Center Holiday Fair & Sale

NC State Univeristy - Frank Thompson Building, Raleigh, NC

Status: Updated 10/29/2019

A Holiday Celebration organized by North Carolina State University, the Craft Center.
This North Carolina Holiday Celebration will have fine art and fine craft exhibitors, and no food booths. Admission tickets are $3. This event will also include demonstrations.
Christmas Carousel Holiday Gift Market
November 27 - 29, 2020

Christmas Carousel Holiday Gift Market

NC State Fairgrouds, Raleigh, NC

Status: Updated 7/14/2020

A Holiday Celebration organized by Southeast Productions, Inc..
This North Carolina Holiday Celebration will have fine art, fine craft, crafts, commercial/retail and antique/collectibles exhibitors, and no food booths. Admission tickets are $8 - $9. This event will also include santa will be there all three days.
Repticon Reptile & Exotic Animal Shows
November - December 2020 (dates not updated) ?

Repticon Raleigh Reptile & Exotic Animal Show

North Carolina State Fairgrounds Scott Building, Raleigh, NC

Status: Updated 10/30/2019

A Pet-themed Event organized by Repticon Reptile & Exotic Animal Shows.
This North Carolina Pet-themed Event will have commercial/retail exhibitors and no food booths. Admission tickets are $5 - $15.
Scanfair
December 2020 (dates not updated) ?

Scandinavian Christmas Fair

Holshouser Bldg at NC State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, NC

Status: Updated 10/3/2019

A Holiday Celebration organized by Scanfair.
This North Carolina Holiday Celebration will have crafts exhibitors and tba food booths. There will be 1 stage with International talent and the hours will be Sat 10am-5pm. Admission tickets are $1 - $7.
Holiday Craft Market
December 2020 (dates not updated) ?

Holiday Craft Market

Raleigh Elks Lodge, Raleigh, NC

Status: Updated 9/25/2019

A Craft Show organized by Nascina.
This North Carolina Craft Show will have fine art, fine craft, crafts and commercial/retail exhibitors, and no food booths. This event will also include bonus shopping - the raleigh elks lodge is selling christmas trees.
Govenor's Tree Lighting Ceremony and Holiday Festival
December 2020 (dates not updated) ?

Govenor's Tree Lighting Ceremony and Holiday Festival

Capitol Square, Raleigh, NC

Status: Updated 11/13/2019

A Holiday Celebration organized by North Carolina State Capitol Foundation.
This North Carolina Holiday Celebration will have fine craft exhibitors and no food booths. There will be 1 stage with Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Thu 5pm-7:30pm.
First Night Raleigh
December 2020 (dates not updated) ?

First Night Raleigh

Downtown, Raleigh, NC

Status: Updated 11/20/2019

A Holiday Celebration organized by Artsplosure.
This North Carolina Holiday Celebration will have no exhibit booths and 15 food booths. There will be 20 stages with National, Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Tue 2pm-12 Midnight. Admission tickets are $11 - $50. This event will also include: fireworks, procession.