Posted on August 28, 2018

10 Fall Festivals For Fabulous Fun in North Carolina

fall festivals for fabulous fun

Fall festivals for fabulous fun happen in North Carolina. Many people choose Fall as their favorite season because of the refreshingly crisp air, gorgeous changing colors of the leaves, and delicious foods that are served during this season. This is a list of 10 upcoming fall festivals here in North Carolina:

    • The NC Apple Festival is held on Labor Day weekend in Hendersonville each year to recognize the important of the apple and the apple industry to Henderson County and North Carolina. They call it “The Fruits of Our Labor Day.” Happens August 31 through September 3, 2018.


    • The NC Collard Festival (which began in September of 1975) occurs September 6 through 9 in 2018 with Rides & Attractions, a Parade, a Collard Eating Contest, and the Crowning of the New Miss Ayden.


    • The NC Mountain State Fair (the third largest fair in our state), held in the town of Fletcher from September 7 through 15, 2018, celebrates the heritage of our gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains. This fun event features livestock shows, agriculture displays, rides, cooking, and entertainment.


    • A Southern tradition for almost 70 years, Benson Mule Days celebrates the role of mules in rural farming. Don’t miss the rodeo, arts and crafts, carnival, vendors, music, dance, and a parade starting September 20 through 23, 2018.


    • Attend the 1st ever Oktoberfest and Bier Garden at Fearrington Village Center in Pittsboro on Sunday September 30, 2018 from 3 to 7 pm. Local NC breweries and historic Bavarian Brauereien alike showcase some of the quintessential Germanic-styles of beer and chefs prepare food that offers twists on classic German fare.


    • The NC Seafood Festival, the largest 3-day festival in North Carolina, occurs from October 5 through 7 on the Morehead City Waterfront. Taste an endless variety of seafood, rides, games, arts and crafts, concerts, and street dances with fireworks on Saturday night.


    • Fabulous live music, crafts and food all day and more than 100 quality vendors at the 12 Annual Sunset at Sunset (Beach) on October 6 starting at 10 am. It’s right in front of the Ingram Planetarium on Sunset Boulevard. Each year three pictures are chosen as winners.


    • Enjoy free live jazz music October 6 and 7 at the Duck Jazz Festival at Duck Town Park in the Outer Banks. Attendees are welcome to bring chairs, food, coolers, blankets, and pets.


    • Autumn Leaves Festival (which takes place in historic downtown Mount Airy) happens October 13 and 14. This festival showcases the area’s cultural and musical heritage, featuring old time, bluegrass and gospel music plus unique arts & crafts of more than 200 vendors. Also serving plenty of soul-pleasing Southern food.


  • The seventh annual “The Shindig” Music Festival in Downtown Clayton (just outside of Raleigh) on November 3 celebrates Americana with local craft beer and food trucks and with nine talented bands on two stages.

Our North Carolina Bed and Breakfast Inns are located throughout our scenic state. Guests who stay at any of our member inns can be assured that they are regularly inspected to the highest standards in the hospitality industry. Moreover, our innkeepers are friendly and talented hosts and chefs as well as ambassadors for their respective local areas.