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Cedar Grove: Spring Oyster Roast

What: Meet North Carolina oyster farmer Ryan Bethea and try some just-harvested oysters at Botanist and Barrel. Tickets include all-you-can-eat oysters, a glass of cider, and potatoes and corn on the side.

When: May 19

Where: Botanist and Barrel, 105 Persimmon Hill Lane, Cedar Grove, NC 27231

For more information, visit shop.botanistandbarrel.com.


Durham: Durham Blues and Brews

What: See national and regional blues and musicians and receive unlimited 12-ounce pours from 20 North Carolina breweries at this festival.

When: May 18

Where: Durham Central Park, 501 Foster Street, Durham, NC 27701

For more information, visit durhambluesandbrewsfestival.com.


Elizabeth City: North Carolina Potato Festival

What: Three days of midway rides, fair food, and live entertainment in downtown Elizabeth City.

When: May 17-19

Where: Downtown Elizabeth City

For more information, visit ncpotatofestival.com.


Raleigh: Got to Be NC

What: Take a spin on a carnival ride, sample and purchase from more than 100 food vendors, and tour one of the largest tractor displays in the Southeast at this down-home celebration of our state’s agricultural heritage.

When: May 17-19

Where: North Carolina State Fair Grounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC 27607

For more information, visit gottobencfestival.com.


Belhaven: Pirates on the Pungo

What: Bring your fastest dinghy or keelboat to Wynee’s Gut Town Dock in Belhaven and enjoy a weekend full of food, dancing, and lots of racing at this sailing regatta.

When: May 17-19

Where: Wynee’s Gut Town Dock, 332 East Water Street, Belhaven, NC 27810

For more information, visit piratesonpungo.org.


Asheville: Montford Music & Arts Festival

What: We’ll be dancing in the streets. Listen to live music, eat local cuisine, and visit local artisans on Montford Avenue at Asheville’s longest-running single-day street festival.

When: May 18

Where: 333 Montford Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801

For more information, visit montfordfestival.org.

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