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Wilkesboro: Carolina in the Fall Music and Food Festival

What: Reap the rewards of a food truck championship, and then kick back with a full belly: The Kruger Brothers will host some of the region’s best bluegrass, roots, and folk musicians at this festival in downtown Wilkesboro. 

When: September 20-21

Where: Downtown Wilkesboro, North Carolina

For more information, visit carolinainthefall.com.


Pittsboro: Pepper Festival

What: Put a little pep in your step at this downtown Pittsboro event. Taste pepper-themed dishes and beers, and meet with Piedmont brewers and artisans. 

When: September 22

Where: Downtown Pittsboro, North Carolina

For more information, visit pepperfestnc.com.


Durham: CenterFest Arts Festival

What: Local and regional visual artists will showcase their work, and 75 performing arts groups will provide entertainment in downtown Durham during the 45th year of this festival. 

When: September 21-22

Where: 120 Morris Street, Durham, NC 27701

For more information, visit centerfest.durhamarts.org.


Winston-Salem: Camel City Craft Fair

What: Look, it’s still too hot to think about Christmas shopping, but if you did, you might consider attending this craft fair to meet more than 100 local and regional vendors selling handmade arts and crafts at Foothills Brewery in Winston-Salem. 

When: September 22

Where: 3800 Kimwell Drive, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27103

For more information, visit facebook.com/camelcitycraftfair.


Hayesville: Cherokee Heritage Festival

What: Learn about Cherokee heritage by observing traditional dancing, cultural arts demonstrations, and storytelling at the Cherokee Homestead Exhibit in Hayesville. 

When: September 21

Where: Cherokee Homestead Exhibit, 805 Hwy 64 Business, Hayesville, NC 28904

For more information, visit cccra-nc.org.


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

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