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Colfax: Persimmon Festival

What: It’s ’simmon season! Honor the native fruit — and traditional farming — at the historic Stafford Farm in Colfax. Enjoy music, arts and crafts vendors, historic demonstrations, food and beverages, and tours of the property.   

When: November 2

Where: 558 North Bunker Hill Road, Oak Ridge, NC 27310

For more information, visit colfaxpersimmonfest.com.


Hampstead: North Carolina Spot Festival

What: Eat a spot fish dinner (complete with hush puppies!) paired with beer or wine at the Spot Festival grounds in Hampstead.  

When: November 2

Where: 14221 U.S. 17, Hampstead, NC 28443

For more information, visit ncspotfestival.com.


Asheville: Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival

What: A whole bunch of local food truck faves + dozens of regional and national craft breweries = the perfect festival at the Asheville Outlets.  

When: November 2

Where: 800 Brevard Rd, Asheville, NC 28806

For more information, visit foodtruckfestivalsofamerica.com.


Greenville: Down East Holiday Show

What: Is Halloween too early to think about Christmas? Head to the Greenville Convention Center on October 31 through November 3 to browse more than 180 exhibitors selling handcrafted gifts, holiday decorations, food, and more.  

When: October 31-November 3

Where: 303 Greenville Boulevard SW, Greenville, NC 27834

For more information, visit greenvilleconventioncenter.com.


Wilson: Whirligig Festival

What: Give this festival a whirl. Check out the late Vollis Simpson’s whimsical sculptures, play carnival games, and enjoy live entertainment in Whirligig Park in Wilson.  

When: November 2

Where: 301 Goldsboro St S, Wilson, NC 27893

For more information, visit whirligigfestivalnc.org.


Dunn: North Carolina Cotton Festival

What: Attend a cotton gin tour, enjoy live entertainment, and browse a classic car show at this festival in downtown Dunn.  

When: November 2

Where: Downtown Dunn, NC

For more information, visit nccottonfestival.com.


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

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