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Murfreesboro: North Carolina Watermelon Festival
What: Sink your teeth into some delicious melon, watch a parade downtown, or compete for the title of Watermelon Queen at this festival in Murfreesboro.
When: July 31-August 3
Where: 110 Sycamore Street, Murfreesboro, NC 27855
For more information, visit ncwatermelonfest.com.
Asheboro: Pigs & Pedals
What: Barbecue, beer, and local bands converge to celebrate summer in downtown Asheboro. Saturday’s festivities will include a “people’s choice” tent, where you can vote for your favorite ’cue.
When: August 2 and 3
Where: 1135 Sunset Avenue, Asheboro, NC 27203
For more information, visit pigsandpedals.com.
Morehead City: Taste of the Coast
What: Try gourmet seafood from more than 10 local restaurants at the Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City and enter to win weekend trips to the coast in the silent auction.
When: August 3
Where: 3505 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC 28557
For more information, visit nccoast.org.
Bald Head Island: National Lighthouse Weekend
What: Celebrate Old Baldy, our state’s oldest standing lighthouse (yes, it’s an appropriate name), during this festive weekend filled with food and fun.
When: August 2-4
Where: 101 Lighthouse Wynd, Bald Head Island, NC 28461
For more information, visit ncbrunswick.com.
Asheville: Village Art and Craft Fair
What: Browse works from 114 artists and vendors at the Cathedral of All Souls. The creations will include clay, wood, metal, fine art, and more.
When: August 3 and 4
Where: 9 Swan Street, Asheville, NC 28803
For more information, visit ashevillenc.gov.
Spruce Pine: North Carolina Mineral and Gem Festival
What: Gemstones, crystals, fossils, and other treasures will be available for purchase when jewelry and mineral dealers from across the country gather at this festival.
When: August 1-4
Where: 12085 South, NC-226, Spruce Pine, NC 28777
For more information, visit ncgemfest.com.
For our full list of August events, check out our Carolina Calendar.