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JULY 4, 2018 - 4TH OF JULY
U.S. Independence Day

There are so many events on this day that they are too numerous to list. Virtually every community in the U.S. has a 4th of July celebration.

July 12-14, 2018
17th Annual North Carolina Blackberry Festival
Lenoir, North Carolina
In Caldwell County, blackberries are a part of every day life – children beg to go pick from the wild berries lining every bank and mothers take what isn’t eaten during the day for cobblers. Summer fun for all visitors--music, pageant, blackberry eating & recipe contests and children's activities.   BAKERS WANTED!  You and/or your organization are invited to be a part of our community effort to create the World's Largest Patchwork of Blackberry Cobbler by baking and delivering one or more cobblers to the event. All supplies (berries, flour, sugar, margarine, pan & simple recipe) are provided except one cup of milk and your baking expertise.  (also: )

July 14, 2018 - Blueberry Festival - Cherokee, North Carolina
Sponsored by the North American Indian Women’s Association (NAIWA), the Blueberry Festival features fresh berries, delicious recipes, blueberry products, and fun activities for the whole family. Admission is free to the public. Vendor space is available.

July 27-28, 2018 - Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival - Cary, North Carolina
Beer sippin', bourbon tastin', music listenin', cigar smokin', and barbeque eatin'.


Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
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July 8, 2017
Ridgeway Cantalope Festival
Ridgeway, North Carolina
Celebrating the community's fruit farming heritage every third Saturday in July with music, food and more.  Cantaloupe, Brunswick Stew, Hot Dogs, Festival Refreshments and Foods.  Historical Displays, Kiddie Rides, Horse back rides, and Arts and Crafts vendors. Local Entertainment!

July 13, 2017 - La Fête Nationale Française - A Champagne Dinner
Highlands, North Carolina
Help celebrate French Independence Day 2017. Join us Thursday, July 13, on the eve of Bastille Day for a fun and delicious evening with Laurent-Perrier Champagne and Executive Chef Chris Huerta's French immersion experience. Each year, Americans help celebrate this day with festivals in New York City and New Orleans, among others. Now you can celebrate with us at The Farm for a French-inspired evening of music, food and French Champagne. Vive La France!

July 14-15, 2017 - Spruce Pine BBQ Championship & Bluegrass Festival
Spruce Pine, North Carolina
The event features a sanctioned professional BBQ competition, a wings contest, public tastings, live bluegrass, a cornhole tournament, championship clogging teams, craft vendors, BBQ equipment and supplies vendors, local food vendors, a 5K run, a kids play-area, and much, much more!

July 15, 2017  North Carolina Peach Festival - Candor, North Carolina
Featuring peach cooking contest, peach ice cream, musical entertainment, games & rides for the kids, 5K run, helicopter rides and sky diving exhibition. 10am to 4pm.

July 15, 2017  13th Annual Summertime Brews Festival
Greensboro, North Carolina
We are proud to bring you the Annual Summertime Brews Festival at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex.  Serious beer connoisseur's can enjoy the first samples of the frosty brews during the VIP Brewmaster Tasting beginning at 2:30pm. All those who, while you appreciate the wonderful craftsmanship of the beers, are less interested measured analytical sips and would rather jump right in to experience as many of the three hundred beers as responsibly possible, may crash the gates starting at 4pm. Live Music.

July 21-22, 2017  Smokin’ in the Valley - WNC BBQ Festival
Maggie Valley, North Carolina
With up to 40 Cookers, this is a Barbecue (BBQ) Cooking Competition & Kansas City BBQ Society Sanctioned event. On Fri. night, there is a local restaurant competition where you can be the judge! Saturday afternoon, visit the “Tastin’ Tent” to sample competitors’ entries. Daily features include arts & crafts, a kid’s corner, entertainment & beverage sales, including beer & wine.

July 21-23, 2017  N.C. Watermelon Festival - Fair Bluff
Fair Bluff, North Carolina
The annual fest includes entertainment, food court, contests, arts and crafts, car show, parade and children's area.



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July 11-13, 2014  Carolina West Ribfest - Fletcher, North Carolina
A world class professional barbecue competition with chefs from all over the country. Top name live entertainment, carnival, arts & crafts, exhibits and car shows.



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