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Festivals in Wilmington, NC.
Craft Shows, Family & Kids Festivals

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 Wilmington, NC — upcoming

Farmers Market
May 20 - September 30, 2020

Farmers Market

Historic Poplar Grove Plantation, Wilmington, NC

Status: Updated 5/15/2020

A Farmers Market organized by Poplar Grove Plantation.
This North Carolina Farmers Market will have fine art, fine craft, crafts, film and homegrown products exhibitors, and 2 food booths. There will be Roving Performers with Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Every Wed 8am-1pm. This event will also include: animal sanctuary tours, art bus, grounds open to the public, demostrations.
Wilmington Riverfest
October 2020 (dates not updated) ?

Wilmington Riverfest

Downtown, Wilmington, NC

Status: Updated 2/12/2019

A Festival organized by Old Wilmington Riverfront Celebration, Inc..
This North Carolina Festival will have Fine Art, Fine Craft, Crafts, Commercial/Retail, Corp./Information and Antique/Collectibles exhibitors, and 35 food booths. There will be 2 stages with Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Sat 10am-11pm, Sun 10:30am-5pm. This event will also include: kid's zone, bmx show, fireworks display, children's stage, wfd / wpd / nhcsd displays.
Voracious & Rare Beer Festival
October 2020 (dates not updated) ?

Voracious & Rare Beer Festival

USS North Carolina Battleship, Wilmington, NC

Status: Updated 9/27/2019

A Wine-Beer Event organized by Lighthouse Beer and Wine.
This North Carolina Wine-Beer Event will have no exhibit booths and tba food booths. There will be 1 stage with National talent and the hours will be Fri 6pm-9pm. Admission tickets are $75 - $85.
Carousel Center Beer and Wine Festival
October 2020 (dates not updated) ?

Carousel Center Beer and Wine Festival

Port City Marina and Pier, Wilmington, NC

Status: Updated 10/1/2019

A Wine-Beer Event organized by Lighthouse Beer and Wine.
This North Carolina Wine-Beer Event will have no exhibit booths and tba food booths. There will be 1 stage with National talent and the hours will be Sat 11:30pm-9pm. Admission tickets are $40 - $50.
Art in the Arboretum
November 2020 (dates not updated) ?

Art in the Arboretum

NHC Arboretum, Wilmington, NC

Status: Updated 8/1/2019

A Craft Show organized by Nhcce Arboretum Foundation, Inc..
This North Carolina Craft Show will have fine art and fine craft exhibitors, and no food booths. Admission tickets are $5.
Cape Fear Fair & Expo
November 2020 (dates not updated) ?

Cape Fear Fair & Expo

Airport, Wilmington, NC

Status: Updated 9/30/2019

A State Fair organized by Cape Fear Fair and Expo Association, Inc..
This North Carolina State Fair will have flea market, commercial/retail and corp./information exhibitors, and local food booths. There will be 1 stage with Local talent and the hours will be Fri 5pm-12 midnight, Sat 12pm-12 midnight, Sun 1pm-11pm, Mon 5pm-11pm, Tue 5pm-11pm, Wed 5pm-11pm, Thur 5pm-11pm, Fri 5pm-12 midnight, Sat 12pm-12 midnight, Sun 1pm-11pm. Admission tickets are $5 - $22. This event will also include local competition.
Twenty-First Festival Latino
November 7 - 8, 2020

Twenty-First Festival Latino

Ogden Park, Wilmington, NC

Status: Updated 4/20/2020

An Ethnic Festival organized by Amigos International.
This North Carolina Ethnic Festival will have corp./information exhibitors and tba food booths. There will be 1 stage with Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Sat 11am-8pm, Sun 12pm-5pm.
Recovery Rock Fest Corp., Nonprofit
November 2020 (dates not updated) ?

Recovery Rock Fest

Hugh Macrae Park, Wilmington, NC

Status: Updated 4/9/2019

A Lifestyle-Healthy Living Event organized by Recovery Rock Fest Corp., Nonprofit.
This North Carolina Lifestyle-Healthy Living Event will have no exhibit booths and no food booths. There will be 1 stage with Local talent and the hours will be Sat 10am-2pm.
Cucalorus Film Festival
November 2020 (dates not updated) ?

Cucalorus Film Festival

Thalian Hall and Jengo's Playhouse, Wilmington, NC

Status: Updated 10/1/2019

A Film Festival organized by Cucalorus Film Foundation.
This North Carolina Film Festival will have film exhibitors and no food booths. Admission tickets are $10 - $15.
Girl Scouts Winter Wonderland Craft Bazaar
November 2020 (dates not updated) ?

Girl Scouts Winter Wonderland Craft Bazaar

Wilmington Moose Lodge #343, Wilmington, NC

Status: Updated 9/14/2019

A Craft Show organized by Girl Scout Troop 593 & 1327.
This North Carolina Craft Show will have fine art, fine craft and crafts exhibitors, and no food booths. This event will also include kids' craft tables.
Holiday Flea at the BAC
December 2020 (dates not updated) ?

Holiday Flea at the BAC

Brooklyn Arts Center, Wilmington, NC

Status: Updated 10/22/2019

A Marketplace Expo organized by Brooklyn Arts Center.
This North Carolina Marketplace Expo will have crafts, flea market, commercial/retail and antique/collectibles exhibitors, and tba food booths. Admission tickets are $5. This event will also include: coffee shop, cash bar.
A Merry Little Christmas Festival
December 12 - 13, 2020

A Merry Little Christmas Festival

Poplar Grove Plantation, Wilmington, NC

Status: Updated 5/15/2020

A Holiday Celebration organized by Poplar Grove Plantation.
This North Carolina Holiday Celebration will have fine art, fine craft, crafts, commercial/retail, homegrown products and antique/collectibles exhibitors, and local food booths. There will be Roving Performers with Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Every Fri 5pm-8pm, Sat 12pm-8pm, Sun 12pm-5pm. Admission tickets are $5. This event will also include: candlelight tours, lawn games, outdoor movies, inflatables, wagon rides, santa.
North Carolina Jazz Festival
January 2021 (dates not updated) ?

North Carolina Jazz Festival

Hotel Ballast, Wilmington, NC

Status: Updated 7/30/2019

A Jazz Music Festival organized by North Carolina Jazz Festival, Inc..
This North Carolina Jazz Music Festival will have no exhibit booths and no food booths. There will be 1 stage with International and National talent and the hours will be Thu 7:30pm-10:30pm, Fri 7:30pm-12 midnight, Sat 7:30pm-12 midnight. Admission tickets are $40 - $60.
Art For All
February 2021 (dates not updated) ?

Art For All

Brooklyn Arts Center, Wilmington, NC

Status: Updated 12/16/2019

An Art Show organized by Brooklyn Arts Center.
This North Carolina Art Show will have fine art and fine craft exhibitors, and tba food booths. Admission tickets are $5. This event will also include: coffee shop, raffle, cash bar.
Beer, Bourbon and Bbq - Wilmington
March 6, 2021

Beer, Bourbon and Bbq - Wilmington

Legion Stadium Complex, Wilmington, NC

Status: Updated 7/30/2020

A Festival organized by Trigger Agency.
This North Carolina Festival will have commercial/retail and corp./information exhibitors, and tba food booths. There will be 1 stage with Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Sat 12pm-6pm. Admission tickets are $1 - $100.
Made in NC: Brooklyn Arts & Crafts Fair
March 2021 (dates not updated) ?

Made in NC: Brooklyn Arts & Crafts Fair

Brooklyn Arts Center, Wilmington, NC

Status: Updated 12/16/2019

A Marketplace Expo organized by Brooklyn Arts Center.
This North Carolina Marketplace Expo will have fine art and fine craft exhibitors, and tba food booths. Admission tickets are $5. This event will also include: raffle, cash bar, coffee shop.
Herb and Garden Fair
March 2021 (dates not updated) ?

Herb and Garden Fair

Poplar Grove Plantation, Wilmington, NC

Status: Updated 5/15/2019

A Home and Garden Show organized by Poplar Grove Plantation.
This North Carolina Home and Garden Show will have fine art, crafts and homegrown products exhibitors, and 8 food booths. There will be 1 stage with Local talent and the hours will be Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm. Admission tickets are $5. This event will also include: classes, kid's activities, tours.
Wilmington Art Association Juried Spring
March - April 2021 (dates not updated) ?

Wilmington Art Association Juried Spring

Hannah Block Community Center, Wilmington, NC

Status: Updated 1/24/2020

An Art Competition organized by Wilmington Art Association.
This North Carolina Art Competition will have fine art exhibitors and no food booths. There will be Roving Performers with Regional talent and the hours will be All Days 10am-5pm. This event will also include in conjunction with Azalea Festival.
Orange Street Artsfest
May 2021 (dates not updated) ?

Orange Street Artsfest

Orange Street & 2nd Street, Wilmington, NC

Status: Updated 2/25/2020

An Art Show organized by Thalian Association.
This North Carolina Art Show will have fine art and fine craft exhibitors, and 2 food booths. There will be 1 stage with Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm.
Cape Fear Blues Festival
June 11 - 13, 2021

Cape Fear Blues Festival

Various venues, Wilmington, NC

Status: Updated 6/1/2020

A Blues Festival organized by Cape Fear Blues Society.
This North Carolina Blues Festival will have no exhibit booths and no food booths. There will be 3 stages with National, Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Fri 6pm-1am, Sat 12pm-1am, Sun 12pm-6pm. Admission tickets are $5 - $25. This event will also include: blues jam, workshops, club shows.
Food Truck Roundup
July 2021 (dates not updated) ?

Food Truck Roundup

Poplar Grove Plantation, Wilmington, NC

Status: Updated 5/15/2020

A Specialty-Theme Event organized by Poplar Grove Plantation.
This North Carolina Specialty-Theme Event will have crafts and antique/collectibles exhibitors, and tba food booths. There will be 1 stage with Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Sat 4pm-8pm. This event will also include: beer and wine garden, lawn games.