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Burgas: NC Blueberry Festival

What: Eat blueberries until you’re blue in the face, shop for handmade arts and crafts, listen to live music, and snack on barbecue and street fair food.

When: June 14-15

Where: Downtown Burgaw, NC 28425

For more information, visit ncblueberryfestival.com.


Southport: Historic (and Sweet) Kitchen Tour

What: Taste desserts made from turn-of-the-century recipes while touring beautiful kitchens. A local historical character will come to life and chat about the vintage recipes in each kitchen.

When: June 15

Where: Keziah Memorial Park, 113 West Moore Street, Southport, NC 28461

For more information, visit southport-oakisland.com.


Apex: Peak City Pig Fest

What: Forty-eight teams will compete at this Kansas City Barbecue Society-sanctioned cook-off. Feeling judgy? Purchase plates of chicken, ribs, beef brisket, and pork, and pick your own winner.

When: June 14-15

Where: 220 North Salem Street, Apex, NC 27502

For more information, visit peakcitypigfest.com.


301 Endless Yard Sale

What: Rooooad trip! A stretch of highway more than 100 miles long — U.S. Highway 301 from Weldon to Dunn — will transform into the state’s biggest yard sale, a mecca for flea market enthusiasts on the hunt for stand-out finds.

When:  June 14-15

Where: U.S. Highway 301 from Weldon to Dunn

For more information, visit 301endlessyardsale.com.


Franklin: Taste of Scotland Festival

What: Grab your kilt (you have one laying around, right?) and head to this celebration of Scotland. Think Scottish food, music, and Border collie demonstrations.

When: June 13-16

Where: 26 Church Street, Franklin, NC 28734

For more information, visit tasteofscotlandfestival.org.


Morganton: Daylily Farm Festival

What: Celebrate the sunshiney summer blooms, purchase flowers for your garden, dance to bluegrass music, and enjoy a plate of barbecue at The Bear Webb Daylily Family Farm.

When: June 15

Where: 4560 Silver Creek Church Road, Morganton, NC 28655

For more information, visit bearwdaylilyfarm.com.


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

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