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Everybody’s Day • Thomasville • September 24
For more than 100 years, Thomasville has been the home of the award-winning Everybody’s Day festival. Each year, people from across the Southeast come to shop for arts and crafts, as well as enjoy music, carnival rides, and great food!
9 a.m.–4 p.m. Free admission. Downtown Thomasville. Learn more: (336) 475-6134 or everybodysday.com.
Asheville Greek Festival • Asheville • September 23-25
Visit the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church to sample Greek foods and pastries while listening to traditional Greek music.
Learn more: (828) 253-3754 or holytrinityasheville.com.
Mountain Heritage Day • Cullowhee • September 24
This old-fashioned mountain fair showcases Southern Appalachian music, art, and dance on three stages, with bluegrass, gospel, clogging, and more.
Learn more: (828) 227-3039 or mountainheritageday.com.
Hiddenite Celebration of the Arts • Hiddenite • September 24
The Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center event includes folk life demonstrations, special exhibits, an interactive “Art in Action” area, arts and crafts for sale, live entertainment, and food.
Learn more: (828) 632-6966 or hiddenitearts.org.
Art on the Island • Marshall • September 24
Head to Blannahassett Island for a free arts and crafts fair combined with food vendors and live music.
Learn more: (828) 649-1301 or madisoncountyarts.com.
International Folk Festival • Fayetteville • September 23-25
Take a trip around the world at the International Folk Festival, featuring a Parade of Nations, live entertainment, international cuisine, craft vendors, cultural showcases, and more.
Learn more: (910) 323-1776 or theartscouncil.com.
Reidsville Federated Woman’s Club Fall Market • Reidsville • September 23-24
Support local charities as you shop for pottery, turned wood, herbs, baked goods, holiday items, collectibles, crafts, and more. There will be door prizes and a chance to win a painting.
Learn more: (336) 342-6625.
Greensboro Symphony Guild’s Feast & Follies • Greensboro • September 24
Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, a seated dinner, and a silent auction while watching performances by the Greensboro Ballet, Greensboro Opera, and Greensboro Symphony Orchestra at LeBauer Park.
Learn more: gsoguild.org.
Ray Price Capital City Bikefest & Motorsports Expo • Raleigh • September 23-25
This roaring three-day event takes place at the Raleigh Convention Center as well as the Ray Price Harley-Davidson and Triumph Dealership. Now in it’s twelfth year, the Ray Price Capital City Bikefest & Motorsports Expo is family friendly and draws visitors from all over the country.
Learn more: (919) 832-2261 or capitalcitybikefest.com.
Carrboro Music Festival • Carrboro • September 25
Local and regional artists from a variety of musical genres showcase their talent at 26 outdoor and indoor venues during this free annual music festival.
Learn more: (919) 918-7367 or carrboromusicfestival.com.
Bluegrass Island Festival • Manteo • September 21-24
Five days of bluegrass at Roanoke Island Festival Park includes performances by Steep Canyon Rangers, Balsam Range, Sideline, and Soggy Bottom Boys, plus a movie screening of O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Learn more: (252) 423-3039 or bluegrassisland.com.
“Branching Out with Quilts” Show • Washington • September 23-24
View bed, lap, and art quilts, wearables, home decor, and boutique items in the Pamlico River Quilters’ Guild’s 21st annual show.
Learn more: (252) 946-2301.
NC Spot Festival • Hampstead • September 24-25
Learn about the importance of the spot fish in Hampstead with fish dinners, arts and crafts, kids’ activities, fireworks, and live entertainment.
Learn more: ncspotfestival.com.
Southport Wooden Boat Show • Southport • September 24
See wooden boats on display around the Southport Yacht Basin, talk to boat builders and owners, and enjoy maritime arts and crafts, demonstrations, and kids’ activities.
Learn more: (910) 457-5223 or southportwoodenboatshow.com.
Fall Festival in Hyde • Swan Quarter • September 24
Celebrate the Autumnal Equinox with a regional arts and crafts show, live entertainment, community yard sales, a farmers market, seafood, antiques, and more.
Learn more: (252) 926-2787 or mattieartscenter.org.
Hands on Arts Fall Festival • Washington • September 24-25
View and purchase works from local and regional artists in Arts of the Pamlico’s first fall art festival.
Learn more: (252) 946-2504 or handsonartsfestival.com.