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Raleigh: Brewgaloo

What:  The state’s largest craft beer festival — and the second largest in the U.S. — will feature more than 100 craft breweries and dozens of food trucks.

When: April 26 and 27

Where: Fayetteville Street, Raleigh, NC 27601

For more information, visit shoplocal.org/brewgaloo.


Lexington: BBQ Capital Cook-off

What: A barbecue cook-off in the “Barbecue Capital of the World.” 

When: April 26 and 27

Where: 13 East First Avenue, Lexington, NC 27295

For more information, visit bbqcapitalcookoff.com.


Beaufort: Wine and Food Weekend

What: Indulge in food, wine, and spirits at this 15th annual festival on the Crystal Coast.

When: April 25 through 29

Where: 29 Middle Lane, Beaufort, NC 28516

For more information, visit beaufortwineandfood.org.


Charlotte: TuckFest

What: Celebrate the outdoors through competitions, live music, demos, and more at the U.S. National Whitewater Center.

When: April 25 through 28

Where: U.S. National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28214

For more information, visit tuckfest.usnwc.org.


Wilkesboro: MerleFest

What: North Carolina’s biggest and most beloved music festival. Camping is optional; jamming out to bluegrass music is not.

When: April 25 through 28

Where: Wilkesboro Community College, 1328 South Collegiate Drive, Wilkesboro, NC 28697

For more information, visit merlefest.org.


Asheboro: Jimmy-June Music and Arts Festival

What: Spend the day munching on snacks, sipping beers, listening to musical performances, and visiting vendors.

When: April 27

Where: Bicentennial Park, 151 Sunset Drive, Asheboro, NC, 27205

For more information, visit jimmyjunefest.com.


For our full list of April events, check out our Carolina Calendar.

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