2018 NORTH CAROLINA - AUGUST 2018
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
(see also: 2016 - 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012)
August 1, 2018 Outer Banks Watermelon Festival
Nag's Head, North Carolina
Join Kitty Hawk Kites and the Wright Flight Foundation for the Annual Watermelon Festival. We’ll have tons of fun activities for kids and parents like: the dunk tank, inflatable obstacle course, watermelon seed spitting distance contests, pie eating contests, music, and of course, tons of watermelon! Proceeds benefit the Wright Flight Foundation, helping students achieve their academic goals.
August 1-4, 2018 33rd Annual NC Watermelon Festival
Murfreesboro, North Carolina
Enjoy a complimentary slice of the State’s finest melons in Historic Murfreesboro, NC! ! Be sure to come out and be a part of the festivities.
August 10-12, 2018 - Oskar Blues Brewery’s Burning Can Festival
Hendrsonville, North Carolina
Oskar Blues REEB Ranch. The Burning Can (notjusta) Beer Fest is an outdoor music-soaked celebration of craft beer in a can, featuring beer sampling, spectator sports, The Beer Relay race, and live music with all proceeds benefitting CAN'd Aid Foundation.
August 10-12, 2018 Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival
Sneads Ferry, North Carolina
The annual event will include an all-day street dance, fireworks, food & craft vendors, carnival, beer & wine garden, karaoke contest, parade and shrimp peeling & cooking contests. Attendance: 10,000.
August 11, 2018 Gluten & Allergen Free Wellness Event
Raleigh, North Carolina
August 11-12, 2018 - 40th Annual Sourwood Festival
Black Mountain, North Carolina
The sourwood tree and our lovely honey bees provide our area with very tasty local sourwood honey. At this annual street festival you can browse the arts and crafts of hundreds of vendors, see honey bee demonstrations, sample festival food and participate in a 5K run. Attendance: 30,000.
August 13-19, 2018 Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week
Raleigh, North Carolina
Participating restaurants will offer delectable, three-course prix fixe dinners for either $20 or $30 per person, depending on the venue (tax and tip not included). As a special amenity to downtown employees and other daytime downtown visitors, some restaurants will be offering $5 and $10 lunch specials during Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week only!
August 23-25, 2018 33rd Annual Winterville Watermelon Festival
Winterville, North Carolina
Watermelon Eating Contest, Seed Spitting Contests, Watermelon Roll, Youth Events, Concerts.
August 26, 2018 Organicfest
Asheville, North Carolina
Pack Square Park in downtown Asheville A celebration of everything organic, sustainable and green. Live Music; Organic Eats; Free Cooking Classes; Samplings & Giveaways; Organic & Green Vendors; Natural Arts & Crafts; Free Family Fun; KIds Parade; and more...
August 31-September 3, 2018 North Carolina Apple Festival
Hendersonville, North Carolina
The North Carolina mountains are known for their apple orchards. In celebration of King Apple, music, a parade, and arts and crafts fill city streets. Many of the growers also feature items such as fried apple pies, apple cakes, apple butter and apple cider.