2017 NORTH CAROLINA - November & December
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
(see also: 2016 - 2015 - 2014 - 2008)
November 2-4, 2017
25th 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!
November 3-4, 2017 - 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 4, 2017 15th 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 4-5, 2017 - 76th 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 9-19, 2017
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 11, 2017 Gluten & Allergen Free Wellness Event
Greensboro, North Carolina
November 16, 2017 Taste of Asheville - Asheville, North Carolina
The 2017 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 20, 2017-January 8, 2018 - 25th 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! 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 26th through January 4, 2018.
November 23, 2017 - THANKSGIVING DAY - Nationwide
There are so many events today they are to numerous to list.
November 24-25, 2017 Wilson County Fair Farm Toy Show
Wilson, North Carolina
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 25-Dec 2, 2017 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 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 10, 2017 - 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.
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.