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2018 NORTH CAROLINA - November & December
Food Festivals, and Other Food, Wine & Beer Events

(see also: 2019  -  2017  -  2016  -  2015  -  2014  -  2008)


November 2-3, 2018
27th Annual North Carolina Pecan Harvest Festival
Whiteville, North Carolina

November 2-3, 2018
North Carolina Poultry Jubilee
Rose Hill, North Carolina
The North Carolina Poultry Jubilee is a celebration of an industry, a people, and a way of life that helps keep North Carolina economically strong and a wonderful place to live, work, and play.

November 3, 2018  16th Annual Statesville Pumpkin Fest
Statesville, North Carolina
Come and join us for the annual festival with three stages of entertainment, over 60 art & craft exhibitors, a variety of tantalizing food booths, cornhole tournament, 5K run, skateboard races, rides and activities such as pumpkin bowling, pumpkin painting, and pumpkin pie eating contest.

November 3-4, 2018  77th Annual NC Gourd Arts and Crafts Festival
Raleigh, North Carolina
North Carolina Gourd Society.  This year's theme: 'Under the Sea.'  Gourds from around the world and from our own backyards. Displays of historic and exotic gourds. Meet crafters and growers who can teach you how to turn a moldy gourd straight from the garden into an object of lasting beauty. On sale will be gourds, gourd craft, supplies and seeds. 

November 3-4, 2018 - Annual NC Spot Festival
Hampstead, North Carolina
Celebrating the Spot fish, a staple of Hampstead. Enjoy a spot dinner with all the fixings along with other regional food, plus a firework celebration on Saturday night. Come out both days and take pleasure in the festivities, including arts and crafts and live music with the crowning of our Spot Queen and Princess on Sunday.

November 8-18, 2018  Southern Christmas Show
Charlotte, North Carolina
The Park Expo and Conference Center.  Every stop offers magic, shopping and fun. Your journey begins at Olde Towne with tall trees, tempting treats, tiny houses, and toe-tapping entertainment. Next comes North Carolina wines, Regional artists, Gifts for you and yours.  It’s Christmas at every turn.


November 15, 2018
Taste of Asheville
Asheville, North Carolina
Asheville Independent Restaurants.  The 2018 Taste of Asheville, "Taste & Tunes," presented by Mission Health, will bring together over forty of Asheville’s best restaurants for tastings and samplings of old favorites and new creations.

November 19-January 4, 2019
26th Annual National Gingerbread House Competition & Display
Asheville, North Carolina
The Omni Grove Park Inn.  The time has finally arrived for the Annual National Gingerbread House Competition on November 19, 2018!  After the judging and the awards ceremony are over, the display will be set up throughout the hotel and will be open for viewing from November 26, 2018 through January 4, 2019.

November 22, 2018 - THANKSGIVING DAY - Nationwide
There are so many events today they are to numerous to list.

November 23-24, 2018 - Wilson County Fair Farm Toy Show
Wilson, North Carolina
At the Wilson County Fairgrounds, 2331 Hwy. 301 S. Show hours are Friday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  For more info call (252) 237-8443.

November 24-Dec 1, 2018  Winter Wonderland - Franklin, North Carolina
Winter Wonderland is held on the consecutive Saturdays after Thanksgiving.  The holidays are a special time for us in Franklin, North Carolina and we invite you to join with us for this most wonderful time of year during Winter Wonderland!  Historic Downtown Franklin is transformed into a "Winter Wonderland" featuring: living window displays of Christmas & the Holidays, live sounds of the season outdoors at the downtown gazebo and inside stores, FREE wagon rides (weather permitting), refreshments, hot cider, great sales from downtown merchants and much more.

December 10, 2018 - Terra Madre Day - Worldwide
A worldwide celebration of local food held every year on December 10. Through hundreds of diverse and unique events across the globe, together we show that a global food revolution grows from local roots.

2019 NORTH CAROLINA - November & December
Food Festivals, and Other Food, Wine & Beer Events

November 2-3, 2019  27th Annual North Carolina Pecan Harvest Festival
Whiteville, North Carolina
The NC Pecan Harvest Festival celebrates the annual harvest of the pecan crop as well as showcasing arts & entertainment both local and regional.  Held in historic downtown Whiteville and anchored at the NC Museum of Forestry. The festival includes a parade, antique car show, antique train exhibit and FREE activities for children including inflatables and a train ride!

2017 NORTH CAROLINA - November & December
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
waiting for new dates

November 11, 2017  Gluten & Allergen Free Wellness Event
Greensboro, North Carolina


December 2, 2017
Downtown Raleigh Tree Lighting Celebration
Raleigh, North Carolina
The Downtown Raleigh Tree Lighting Celebration, produced by the Downtown Raleigh Alliance (DRA) in partnership with the City of Raleigh, draws thousands of people to the downtown area. As a kickoff to the winter season with a giant inflatable slide, a visit from Santa, a Gingerbread House competition and of course the Mayor's Official Tree Lighting ceremony, the event creates memorable experiences for downtown Raleigh visitors.

December 10, 2017  Bull City Holiday Food & Wine Soirée
Durham, North Carolina
The 3rd annual Bull City Holiday Food & Wine Soirée will be December 10th from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Rickhouse in Durham.  As Durham’s only holiday food and wine market, over 30 local NC food and wine producers will be sampling and selling their wonderful products for holiday gifts as well as opportunities to place orders for parties, baskets and stocking stuffers.  This event is free to the public over the age of 21.

December 15-16, 2017
Old Fashioned Christmas
Taylorsville, North Carolina
We will be having Ice Skating all day, Polar Express Train rides, Carriage Rides, a Live Nativity, Manger Petting Zoo, Christmas Shopping all day in our Angel Christmas Market, a Winter Wonderland with Santa vacationing here in Taylorsville, NC for the day... before his big trip around the world.

December 31, 2017 - Clay's Corner Possum Drop
Brasstown, North Carolina
We just want to let you know that we do ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to harm the 'possum.  We celebrate in honor of this marsupial!"

December 31, 2017 - New Year's Eve Pickle Drop
Mt. Olive, North Carolina
Mt. Olive Pickle Company hosts an annual New Year's Eve Pickle Drop, held at the Corner of Cucumber & Vine at 7 p.m. (midnight Greenwich Mean Time.) The celebrations include pickle polka dancing and of course, pickles to crunch on.


2016 NORTH CAROLINA - November & December
waiting for new dates

November 4-5, 2016  Hog Happnin' - Shelby, North Carolina
Many activities including BBQ competition, entertainment, arts & crafts and car & cycle show.


2015 NORTH CAROLINA - November & December
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

waiting for new dates

November 18-22, 2015 - Music To Your Mouth Festival
Lake James, North Carolina
Music to Your Mouth returns for a ninth helping of tastes, tunes, and tonics. And a completely new style.  We’re flipping the food festival model on its head and getting back to what it means to truly celebrate place and people with the same commitment to amazing food, drinks, and music.  We’ve scoured the south, seeking the best and brightest chefs and artisans. Along the way we discovered new names in Southern cooking, uncovered old-school recipes, and were surprised by both the simplicity and the complexity of the southern food scene.  We’ll invite back some familiar faces, and introduce some new folks to the mix for a memorable weekend no one wants to miss.


2014 North Carolina: November & December 2014
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

waiting for new dates

November 1, 2014  Raleigh Fall Brew Fest 2014
Raleigh, North Carolina
The Raleigh Fall Brew Fest will celebrate craft beverages from around North Carolina and beyond and features; live local music, food, and other vendors.

November 15, 2014  Bites n' Books Holiday Bazaar
Mooresville, North Carolina


2008 NORTH CAROLINA - November & December 2008

waiting for new dates

November 1, 2008  Celebrate N.C. Wines - Raleigh, North Carolina

November 13-14, 2008  Int’l Pastry Workshop and Tasting Night
Charlotte, North Carolina



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