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April 21 -April 24, 2005
Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival
Pittsboro, North Carolina
4 days, 4 stages, 40+Bands Country, Reggae, Old Time, African, Zydeco, Cajun It\'s Music Lover\'s Paradi
Estimated attendees-1500    919-542-8142
April 22 -April 24, 2005
Craftsmen\'s Classic Arts & Crafts
Greensboro, North Carolina
See the creative process in action as many exhibitors demonstrate their art/craft throughout the weekend.
Estimated attendees-25000    336-274-5550
April 22 -April 23, 2005
Hart's Creek Bluegrass Festival
Bear Creek, North Carolina
6 PM Friday, Apr 22, 10 AM Sat. Apr 23, $10/ $5 for 65 & over, Jeanette Williams Band, Al Batten
Estimated attendees-5000    919-837-5363
April 22 -April 24, 2005
Sprouting Grass Spring Fling
Mars Hill, North Carolina
3 days of live music and camping in the NC mountains.
Estimated attendees-250    828-689-3847
April 23, 2005
GCCC Strawberry Festival
Garner (Cleveland Area), North Carolina
Amazing Family Fun!!! Activities for kids and great turn-out of festival goers. Call now for more info.
Estimated attendees-2000    919-773-8448
April 23, 2005
Remembering Dale...Cool Car Show
Kannapolis, North Carolina
One-day event in the hometown of NASCAR great, Dale Earnhardt. Cars, food and entertainment galore!
Estimated attendees-7000    704-938-6538
April 28 -May 01, 2005
MerleFest
Wilkesboro, North Carolina
Multi-genre Americana festival hosted by Doc & Richard Watson with crafts and family activities.
Estimated attendees-81000    800-343-7857
April 29 -April 30, 2005
Cherokee County Jam Fest
Andrews, North Carolina
Dr. Ralph Stanley + Many More Bluegrass Festival & Flea Market Shopping All in one gorgeous location!
Estimated attendees-500    828-321-2386
April 30 -April 31, 2005
Taste Carolina Wine Festival
Greensboro, North Carolina
Sample North Carolina's award-winning wines, enjoy true jazz and browse the finest NC crafts
Estimated attendees-2000    336-676-1962
April 30, 2005
NewtonFest
Newton, North Carolina
Cultural festival with fine art, craft, antique, & garden exhibitors and day-long blues concert
Estimated attendees-10000    828-466-8833
April 30, 2005
Herbal Thyme Spring Herb Fair
Greensboro, North Carolina
The Herbal Thyme Spring Herb Fair located at the War Memorial Stadium with plants, products & seminars.
Estimated attendees-150    336-288-0916
May 01, 2005
Jazz In The Park At The Beach
Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
C F J A S & Wrightsville Beach Parks & Rec present "live" jazz in the park, 2-6pm, free!
Estimated attendees-1000    910-256-9880
May 05 -May 08, 2005
The NC Strawberry Festival
Chadbourn, North Carolina
Arts, Crafts, Parade, Scholarship Pageant, Concert, Band Competition, Dances and So Much More.
Estimated attendees-15000    910-654-3518
May 05 -May 08, 2005
Havelock Spring Festival
Havelock, North Carolina
Four day event run in conjuction with Air Show. Events include Parade, street dance and fireworks.
Estimated attendees-50000    252-444-6439
May 07 -May 08, 2005
Rockingham County Folk Festival
Wentworth, North Carolina
2-day outdoor festival featuring historical village, children's area, petting farm, food, crafts, demos.
Estimated attendees-10000    336-349-4039
May 07 -May 08, 2005
Mountain Renaissance Adventure Faire
Asheville, North Carolina
Family Friendly Event, Living Chess Match, Fairey Land, Market Place of Lower Tidmarsh
Estimated attendees-3000    828-775-6723
May 07 -May 08, 2005
MRAF Celtic Music Benefit Concert
Asheville, North Carolina
Celtic Music Concert for Charity, featuring, Gale Warning, Emerald Rose, Empty Hats Julee Glaub and other
Estimated attendees-1500    828-775-6723
May 07 -May 08, 2005
Mountain Renaissance Adventure Faire
Asheville, North Carolina
medieval, renaissance family friendly event
Estimated attendees-3000    828-775-6723
May 07, 2005
MRAF Celtic Music Benefit Concert
Asheville, North Carolina
Celtic Music Benefit Concert to raise money for people with cancer
Estimated attendees-1000    828-775-6723
May 07, 2005
Carolina Claymatters Pottery Show
Charlotte, North Carolina
Local Area Potter's Guild Show and Sale
Estimated attendees-2000    704-563-7766
May 12 -May 15, 2005
Spring Wings
Outer Banks, North Carolina
Spring Wings explores the unique natural history diversity of eastern North Carolina.
Estimated attendees-250    252-987-1118
May 13 -May 14, 2005
Celtic Festival and Highland Games
Winston Salem, North Carolina
Highland Games with Friday night Celidh, and full games and music on Saturday
Estimated attendees-7000    336-924-8191
May 13 -May 14, 2005
Music Festival - Foster Grandparents
Cherokee, North Carolina
Bluegrass, Gospel, Woodwinds, Brasswinds, Kids, Rock, Alternative, Punk - ALL GENRES!
Estimated attendees-2000    828-631-9009
May 14 -May 15, 2005
Hillsborough Spring Garden Tour
Hillsborough, North Carolina
Tour ten private and public gardens. Workshops, plant and book sales. Call for tickets.
Estimated attendees-2000    919-732-7741
May 14, 2005
Red Hat Hoot Day
Brevard, North Carolina
12 Hours of Red Hat.. Fun, Food, Fellowship and surprizes, ya'll come.
Estimated attendees-500    828-883-4917
May 14, 2005
Heritage Day 2005
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Eastover Civic Club; 9AM-3PM, Parade, Parachute Drop, Exhibits, BBQ Dinner, Car Show, Entertainment
Estimated attendees-3000    910-483-6725
May 14, 2005
Old Time Fiddlers' and Bluegrass Co
Mocksville, North Carolina
Promotes Old Time Fiddlers' and Bluegrass music with competitors from over 7 different states.
Estimated attendees-2000    336-284-4167
May 14, 2005
Ashley's Antiques & Yard Sale
Salisbury, North Carolina
Antique dealers,people down-sizing,cleaning garages & attics.If you need something,we got it
Estimated attendees-7500    704-633-9238
May 19 -May 21, 2005
St. Philip Neri Italian Fest
Charlotte, North Carolina
Italian Food, Silent Auction, Games, Bingo, And Entertainment...Great Family Fun !
Estimated attendees-5000    704-504-3089
May 20 -May 22, 2005
Kiwanis SunFest
Surf City - at the Soundside Park, North Carolina
Held the third weekend in May, this Soundside festival has something interesting for the entire family !
Estimated attendees-11000    910-328-8821
May 20 -May 21, 2005
North Carolina Forest Festival
Plymouth, North Carolina
Come join us as we celebrate the industry that has meant so much to this state!
Estimated attendees-3000    252-793-4804
May 21, 2005
Saluda Arts Festival
Saluda, North Carolina
Arts festival featuring fine artists and craftsman of Western North Carolina and Upstate SC
Estimated attendees-1000    828-817-2876
May 21, 2005
KidsSuperSaturday
Cullowhee, North Carolina
KidsSuperSaturday festival is for children ages 2-12. Inflatable rides, entertainment & much more.
Estimated attendees-1500    828-293-3053
May 21, 2005
car & Truck show Benefit
Terrell, North Carolina
trophies, top25 awards, bands,food crafts,games
Estimated attendees-500    828-478-3822
May 21, 2005
Blue Ridge Celtic Festival
Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Festival runs 10 am to 10 pm, concert 7-10 pm, Rathkeltair, Enter the Haggis, vendors, demonstrations
Estimated attendees-2000    828-295-5500
May 21, 2005
Pickin' in the Park
Pleasant Garden, North Carolina
Free Bluegrass Festival, instrument workshops, food, crafts, camping-Gena Britt Band + 6 Other Bands
Estimated attendees-500    336-674-1277
May 21 -May 22, 2005
Smoky Mountain Trout Festival
Maggie Valley, North Carolina
Live Entertainment, Arts & Crafts, Trout Dinners, Kids Zone, Educational Sessions
Estimated attendees-5000    828-926-1686
May 21, 2005
Historic Blair Farm Art Festival
Boone, North Carolina
Art and Antique Festival and on going restoration of 150 year old farmhouse and building in Boone, NC
Estimated attendees-2000    828-758-5520
May 21, 2005
Chocolate Celebration
New Bern, North Carolina
Chocolate fair w/vendors selling chocolate-related items and much more!
Estimated attendees-5000    252-636-3381
May 21 -October 15, 2005
Historic Blair Farm Art Festival
Boone, North Carolina
Art and Antique Festival and on-going restoration of 150 year old farmhouse and building in Boone, NC
Estimated attendees-2000    828-758-5520
May 27 -June 05, 2005
Stoneleaf: A Festival of NC Theatre  
Asheville, North Carolina   Remind Me
10 Days. 26 Shows. 126 Performances.
Estimated attendees-10000   828-257-4530
May 27 -May 28, 2005
Greater Hickory Smoke Barbeque Fest
Hickory, North Carolina
BBQ Competition cookers, a amateur competition, an art show and sale, music and a children’s area
Estimated attendees-12000    828-345-1445
May 28, 2005
Taste of Durham Festival
Durham, North Carolina
Eclectic bands, international theme restaurant sampling, arts, cultural experiences
Estimated attendees-5000    919-401-2926
June 03 -June 04, 2005
MelFest Bluegrass Festival
White Lake, North Carolina
Seven bluegrass bands. RV & amusement parks.
Estimated attendees-1500    910-862-2416
June 04, 2005
Baptist Chapel Benefest Day
Broadway, North Carolina
Rebuild Baptist Chapel, Broadway NC; Church was burnt to the ground Nov 2004. Trying to rebuild.
Estimated attendees-2500    919-258-0575
June 06, 2005
Love Valley Car/Truck/Motorcycle Sho
Love Valley, North Carolina
Car/Truck/Motorcycle show in the beautiful mountains of Love Valley NC - a unique small western town.
Estimated attendees-1500    336-764-2220
June 10 -June 11, 2005
Occaneechi-Saponi Cultural Festival
Hillsborough, North Carolina
Native American Festival with music and food. Admission charged.
Estimated attendees-5000    919-304-3723
June 10 -June 11, 2005
Cane Creek Antique Festival
Snow Camp, North Carolina
Antiques & Collectibles in a country setting. Free Parking. Great Food. Auction.
Estimated attendees-500    336-376-8324
June 10 -June 11, 2005
Big Lick Bluegrass Festival
Oakboro, North Carolina
Bluegrass Festival featuring national bluegrass bands
Estimated attendees-5000    704-485-4906
June 11, 2005
Salemburg Craft Festival
Salemburg, North Carolina
Entertainment, children\'s competitions, unique items to buy, sell & trade, door prizes & more!
Estimated attendees-500    919-562-9932
June 17 -June 18, 2005
Hillsborough Hog Day
Hillsborough, North Carolina
Barbecue, entertainment, arts and crafts, children's games, antique car show and more.
Estimated attendees-30000    919-732-8156
June 18, 2005
Historic Blair Farm Art Festival
Boone, North Carolina
Art and Antique Festival and on-going restoration of 150 year old farmhouse and building in Boone, NC
Estimated attendees-2000    828-758-5520
June 19, 2005
Carnaval Carolina 2005
Charlotte, North Carolina
Largest Hispanic Festival in the east coast. Features internationally renowed latin performers.
Estimated attendees-60000    704-449-9779
June 22 -June 23, 2005
Whalehead Club Arts Festival
Corolla, North Carolina
Outdoor art show in Currituck Heritage Park - Over 100 artists of wood, glass, oil, jewelry, clay & more!
Estimated attendees-5000    252-453-9040
June 24 -June 26, 2005
Whootentown Whootenanny
Washington, North Carolina
Festival dedicated to promoting eastern N.C. musicians.
Estimated attendees-300    252-945-1554
June 24 -June 26, 2005
Whootentown Whootenanny
Washington, North Carolina
Festival dedicated to promoting eastern N.C. musicians.
Estimated attendees-500    252-945-1554
June 25 -June 26, 2005
Summer Splash Craft Fair  
Fletcher, North Carolina   Remind Me
Two day fair with crafters, food vendors, entertainment at WNC Agricultural Center
Estimated attendees-3000   864-647-4560
July 01 -July 04, 2005
Heritage Festival & Street Fair
Robbinsville, North Carolina
Smal Town Street Dance & Live Bluegrass, Logging, Firefighter, Food Tasting Contests, Parade & Fireworks
Estimated attendees-5000    800-470-3790
July 01 -July 02, 2005
Croaker Festival
Oriental, North Carolina
We have 1 1/2 days of music, arts & crafts vendors, kids park, food, and fireworks. free
Estimated attendees-8000    252-675-1411


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