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Rocky Point: North Carolina Bacon Festival

What: Bacon makes everything better — including this festival at Old Homestead Farm. Between all the bacon eating, take a helicopter ride, watch pig races, and meet vendors.  

When: September 28-29

Where: 8824 US Highway 117, Rocky Point, North Carolina 28457

For more information, visit facebook.com/ncbaconfestival.


Kenansville: North Carolina Muscadine Festival

What: Celebrate our native grape! Enjoy live music, chat with art vendors, and indulge in unlimited tastings from more than 20 wineries at the Duplin County Events Center.  

When: September 27 and 28

Where: 195 Fairgrounds Drive, Kenansville, NC 28349

For more information, visit ncmuscadinefestival.com.


Roanoke Island: The Lost Colony Wine and Culinary Festival

What: Enjoy breathtaking views and try fine wines and foods on the grounds of the historic Waterside Theatre.  

When: September 27 and 28

Where: 1409 National Park Drive, Manteo, NC 27954

For more information, visit tlcwinefest.com.


Emerald Isle: Beach Music Festival

What: Move and grove to a variety of beach music performances and then fill up on food truck fare at the Western Ocean Regional Access in Emerald Isle on September 28. Who says summer is over?  

When: September 28

Where: Western Ocean Regional Access, Islander Drive, Emerald Isle, NC 28594

For more information, visit emeraldisland-nc.org.


Raleigh: Wide Open Bluegrass Festival

What: Bluegrass lovers rejoice: You can see more than 100 performers across eight stages during this festival. 

When: September 27 and 28

Where: 500 South McDowell Street, Raleigh, NC 27601

For more information, visit worldofbluegrass.org.


Mount Airy: Mayberry Days

What: Channel your inner Andy Griffith at this festival in downtown Mount Airy on September 28. Enjoy music, a golf tournament, a pork chop sandwich from Snappy Lunch, a parade, and more. 

When: September 28

Where: Downtown Mount Airy, North Carolina

For more information, visit mayberrydays.org.


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

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