Carolina Renaissance Festival - Huntersville, NC
Nov
17
to Nov 18

Carolina Renaissance Festival - Huntersville, NC

New! Living Mermaids!
Fairies of the Sea!

History comes alive with non-stop, day long entertainments, arts and crafts, games and rides, jousting knights on horseback, feasting and so much more! Time travel to the greatest party since Camelot!

Clashing armor and thundering hooves! Watch as the Queen's bravest Knights battle for her honor 3 times daily! 

Each day is filled with an abundance of attractions and entertainments for all ages.  Twelve stages are packed with continuous live comedy, music, dance, and circus style entertainments!  The Village pathways are bursting to life with over 500 costumed villagers that interact with you for your amusement.  You can choose to play or sit back and enjoy the shows!

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Carolina Renaissance Festival - Huntersville, NC
Nov
10
to Nov 11

Carolina Renaissance Festival - Huntersville, NC

New! Living Mermaids!
Fairies of the Sea!

History comes alive with non-stop, day long entertainments, arts and crafts, games and rides, jousting knights on horseback, feasting and so much more! Time travel to the greatest party since Camelot!

Clashing armor and thundering hooves! Watch as the Queen's bravest Knights battle for her honor 3 times daily! 

Each day is filled with an abundance of attractions and entertainments for all ages.  Twelve stages are packed with continuous live comedy, music, dance, and circus style entertainments!  The Village pathways are bursting to life with over 500 costumed villagers that interact with you for your amusement.  You can choose to play or sit back and enjoy the shows!

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Carolina Renaissance Festival - Huntersville, NC
Nov
3
to Nov 4

Carolina Renaissance Festival - Huntersville, NC

New! Living Mermaids!
Fairies of the Sea!

History comes alive with non-stop, day long entertainments, arts and crafts, games and rides, jousting knights on horseback, feasting and so much more! Time travel to the greatest party since Camelot!

Clashing armor and thundering hooves! Watch as the Queen's bravest Knights battle for her honor 3 times daily! 

Each day is filled with an abundance of attractions and entertainments for all ages.  Twelve stages are packed with continuous live comedy, music, dance, and circus style entertainments!  The Village pathways are bursting to life with over 500 costumed villagers that interact with you for your amusement.  You can choose to play or sit back and enjoy the shows!

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Nov
1
to Nov 4

Charleston Scottish Games and Highland Gathering - SC

2018 Honored Clan - Clan Colquhoun

For Information on Clans and Tent Sales please contact us at charlestonscots@gmail.com

Click Here for Tickets!

Your games ticket also serves as admission to Boone Hall!

 

Schedule of Events

 

Thursday, November 1, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Scotch Whisky Tasting

Gage Hall, 4 Archdale Street, Charleston, SC 29401

 

Friday, November 2, 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM

The Charleston Tartan Ball

Daniel Island Club, 600 Island Park Drive Charleston, SC 29492
Regimental Pipes & Drums, The Citadel; Swingsation Band; Haggis; Heavy hors d’oeuvres
(Black-Tie, Mess Dress, Highland Evening Dress, miniatures)

 

 

SATURDAY • NOVEMBER 3 • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

47th Annual Charleston Scottish Games & Highland Gathering
Boone Hall Plantation, Mt. Pleasant, SC

 

Piping & Drumming and Bands Competition

Inaugural Southern USA Pipe Band Championship (grade III)
“The Ellice & Rosa McDonald Memorial Trophy Targe” 
Clan Donald Lands Trust (CDLT)

 

Scottish Heavy Athletic Competitions

The Sheaf Toss, the Stone of Strength, and of course, the Caber Toss, performed by professional and amateur athletes from across the Southeast. 

 

Highland Dancing Competitions

Inaugural Lowcountry Best Male Dancer Competition
"Colonel John MacDonnell of Lochgarry Memorial Targe"
Clan Donald Lands Trust (CDLT)

 

Scottish Fiddle Competition

Best Senior Lowcountry Fiddle Championship
"Bishop Faber MacDonald Memorial Trophy"
Clan Donald Lands Trust (CDLT)

 

Children's Activities

Games, Crafts, and Culture for the 12-and-under set.

Appearance by Ronald McDonald

Border Collie Demonstrations

 

Beer Garden • Scottish Merchandise • Border Collie Demonstration

Rain or Shine Event

 

No Pets Please

 

SUNDAY • NOVEMBER 4 • 8:45 AM & 11:15 AM

Kirkin o’ the Tartan

First (Scots) Presbyterian Church

53 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401

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Carolina Renaissance Festival - Huntersville, NC
Oct
27
to Oct 28

Carolina Renaissance Festival - Huntersville, NC

New! Living Mermaids!
Fairies of the Sea!

History comes alive with non-stop, day long entertainments, arts and crafts, games and rides, jousting knights on horseback, feasting and so much more! Time travel to the greatest party since Camelot!

Clashing armor and thundering hooves! Watch as the Queen's bravest Knights battle for her honor 3 times daily! 

Each day is filled with an abundance of attractions and entertainments for all ages.  Twelve stages are packed with continuous live comedy, music, dance, and circus style entertainments!  The Village pathways are bursting to life with over 500 costumed villagers that interact with you for your amusement.  You can choose to play or sit back and enjoy the shows!

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Carolina Renaissance Festival - Huntersville, NC
Oct
20
to Oct 21

Carolina Renaissance Festival - Huntersville, NC

New! Living Mermaids!
Fairies of the Sea!

History comes alive with non-stop, day long entertainments, arts and crafts, games and rides, jousting knights on horseback, feasting and so much more! Time travel to the greatest party since Camelot!

Clashing armor and thundering hooves! Watch as the Queen's bravest Knights battle for her honor 3 times daily! 

Each day is filled with an abundance of attractions and entertainments for all ages.  Twelve stages are packed with continuous live comedy, music, dance, and circus style entertainments!  The Village pathways are bursting to life with over 500 costumed villagers that interact with you for your amusement.  You can choose to play or sit back and enjoy the shows!

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Oct
14
9:00 AM09:00

South Carolina Sweet Potato Festival - Darlington, SC

The S.C. Sweet Potato Festival includes more than 100 craft, food, and arts vendors, live entertainment, music, puppets, exhibits, an antique car show, appearances by Spud, and plenty of funnel cakes and sweet potato pies! 9am to 4pm Saturday, October 14, 2017.


Vendor ApplicationVendor Rules.

The Pilot Club of Darlington sponsors the South Carolina Sweet Potato Festival held the second Saturday of October each year.

More than 30,000 people gathered on the Public Square in Darlington during the 25th S.C. Sweet Potato Festival in 2007, and the event continues to be a success, raising funds for community projects including those that develop youth, provide service and education, and uplift families

More than 80 vendors attended the festival in 2007 with entertainment held on the stage beside the Darlington County Courthouse. 

For more information on the S.C. Sweet Potato Festival, call 843-393-3526.

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Carolina Renaissance Festival - Huntersville, NC
Oct
13
to Oct 14

Carolina Renaissance Festival - Huntersville, NC

New! Living Mermaids!
Fairies of the Sea!

History comes alive with non-stop, day long entertainments, arts and crafts, games and rides, jousting knights on horseback, feasting and so much more! Time travel to the greatest party since Camelot!

Clashing armor and thundering hooves! Watch as the Queen's bravest Knights battle for her honor 3 times daily! 

Each day is filled with an abundance of attractions and entertainments for all ages.  Twelve stages are packed with continuous live comedy, music, dance, and circus style entertainments!  The Village pathways are bursting to life with over 500 costumed villagers that interact with you for your amusement.  You can choose to play or sit back and enjoy the shows!

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Oct
13
to Oct 14

14th Annual Little River ShrimpFest - SC

14th Annual Little River ShrimpFest
October 13-14, 2018

Don’t miss the 14th Annual Little River ShrimpFest, where approximately 25,000 members of our community and visitors gather to celebrate this local favorite. This year’s festival will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13th, 2018 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 14th, 2018 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Historic Little River Waterfront (4460 Mineola Ave, Little River, SC 29566).

 

Festival goers can expect to enjoy a children’s area, face painting, stilt walkers, balloon artists, 2 stages of live music, and approximately 150 different vendors- including a variety of art and craft vendors, business expos, and community organizations. Fresh local seafood will be served by the local waterfront restaurants and your festival food favorites will be available from a variety of talented food vendors.

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Duck Jazz Festival - Duck, NC
Oct
6
to Oct 7

Duck Jazz Festival - Duck, NC

october 6 – 7, 2018

The Town of Duck brings jazz to the Duck Town Park annually on Columbus Day weekend. We are looking forward to the 2018 Duck Jazz Festival, which will include a variety of jazz performers. The music begins Saturday evening, October 6, and continues Sunday, October 7, with a full day of performances on two stages. This event is non-ticketed and free to the public. Food and drinks will be available to purchase from town eateries and chairs will be available for rent. Attendees may also bring food, coolers, chairs, blankets and well-behaved dogs.  No beach umbrellas or tents are permitted at the event. The Duck Jazz Festival is held rain or shine. Each year we hope visitors extend their Outer Banks stay to enjoy jazz-themed events and promotions taking place throughout Duck businesses and beyond. Visit the Events Around Town page to learn more about jazz-themed events and celebrations at local businesses. We hope to see you there!

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Carolina Renaissance Festival - Huntersville, NC
Oct
6
to Oct 7

Carolina Renaissance Festival - Huntersville, NC

New! Living Mermaids!
Fairies of the Sea!

History comes alive with non-stop, day long entertainments, arts and crafts, games and rides, jousting knights on horseback, feasting and so much more! Time travel to the greatest party since Camelot!

Clashing armor and thundering hooves! Watch as the Queen's bravest Knights battle for her honor 3 times daily! 

Each day is filled with an abundance of attractions and entertainments for all ages.  Twelve stages are packed with continuous live comedy, music, dance, and circus style entertainments!  The Village pathways are bursting to life with over 500 costumed villagers that interact with you for your amusement.  You can choose to play or sit back and enjoy the shows!

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NC Seafood Festival - Morehead City, NC
Oct
5
to Oct 7

NC Seafood Festival - Morehead City, NC

The North Carolina Seafood Festival is in its 32nd year.

The North Carolina Seafood Festival is a not-for-profit organization of Carteret county citizens and business people, in conjunction with the town of Morehead City, N.C. Recognizing the importance of seafood to eastern North Carolina, Seafood Festival, Inc., organized to develop and conduct a festival every year, the first weekend in October, to: promote the positive social and economic impact of the seafood industry on the citizens of North Carolina; educate the public about seafood and its importance to the state economy; publicize the wide variety of seafood indigenous to North Carolina and provide the opportunity for people to enjoy it; boost tourism and recreation in eastern North Carolina in the non-summer months; establish a scholarship program for educational pursuits related to the seafood industry; provide the opportunity for North Carolina non-profit, civic, church and educational organizations to raise funds through participation in the festival.

Festival proceeds are shared with community organizations who donate their efforts to the event. Since 1987, over $1.8 million has been dispersed among participating Carteret County non-profit groups.

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Gopher Hill Festival - Ridgeland, SC
Oct
4
to Oct 6

Gopher Hill Festival - Ridgeland, SC

October 4-6, 2018

Gopher Hill Festival

This annual festival, named for the now-endangered gopher tortoise,

offers an array of family fun and entertainment. Highlights include a

parade, arts and crafts, kiddie rides, games, free outdoor concert with

a variety of entertainers and the ever-popular turtle race.

gopherhillfestival.org

843.258.4008

Ridgeland

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Carolina Renaissance Festival - Huntersville, NC
Sep
29
to Sep 30

Carolina Renaissance Festival - Huntersville, NC

New! Living Mermaids!
Fairies of the Sea!

History comes alive with non-stop, day long entertainments, arts and crafts, games and rides, jousting knights on horseback, feasting and so much more! Time travel to the greatest party since Camelot!

Clashing armor and thundering hooves! Watch as the Queen's bravest Knights battle for her honor 3 times daily! 

Each day is filled with an abundance of attractions and entertainments for all ages.  Twelve stages are packed with continuous live comedy, music, dance, and circus style entertainments!  The Village pathways are bursting to life with over 500 costumed villagers that interact with you for your amusement.  You can choose to play or sit back and enjoy the shows!

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Sep
29
9:00 AM09:00

Everybody's Day - Thomasville, NC

The 2018 Everybody’s Day will be Saturday, September 29, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in downtown Thomasville.

An important part of Everybody's Day is the support the festival receives from multiple organizations within the community, especially our flagship sponsor Novant Health, local business sponsors, volunteers, and The City of Thomasville, NC.

  • Pinnacle Bank- Main Stage Sponsor
  • Piedmont Crossing- Dance Stage Sponsor
  • Lidl- Kids Carnival Sponsor
  • Crescent Ford- Community Stage Sponsor
  • J.C. Green & Sons and Hospice of Davidson County - Gospel Stage Sponsor
  • Rock 92 & Thomasville Times- Event Sponsor
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Creedmoor Music Festival - NC
Sep
15
10:00 AM10:00

Creedmoor Music Festival - NC

FREE ADMISSION

The 27th annual Creedmoor Music Festival will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM.

Main Street Creedmoor will be closed to vehicular traffic starting at 7:00 AM until 8:00 PM from W. Lyon Street to Park Avenue for the safety of festival attendees.

 

NEW FOR 2018!

  • Festival Hours: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Beer Sales: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Complimentary Shuttle Service:  Available every 15 minutes beginning at 9:00 AM thru 7:00 PM for festival goers and vendors.  Departs/Drops-Off at South Granville High School parking lot and intersection of Main Street and Lake Road.  Download the festival Parking & Access Guide.
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Buch Hill Heritage Festival - Archdale, NC
Sep
8
9:00 AM09:00

Buch Hill Heritage Festival - Archdale, NC


Bush Hill Heritage Festival Archdale, N.C.
Archdale Trinity Chamber of Commerce North Carolina
Sat. Sept 8, 2018 - 9am to 4pm

 
Don’t miss this opportunity showcase your booth!
Limited space see details on the application.

The fun-filled free family fair festival event in North Carolina. Can't you just smell those hot dogs smothered in onions, barbecue dipped in some hot Southern sauce or just taste the homemade ice cream? Music, events, crafts, out of town accommodations, barbecue, homemade ice cream all southern style!

This festival was born in 1986 as the bicentennial celebration of the Quaker settling known as Bush Hill.

The heritage is proud and strong and carries with it a tradition of excellence in all this community has become. The festival explodes with the hopes and dreams of this community - from a chamber of commerce which works passionately to ensure its viability to children laughing and adults devouring homemade ice cream and barbecue. It's wonderful.

The streets have changed just a bit since 1986, but the people remain the steadfast in friendship and faith. Keep the tradition alive and enjoy meeting friends you haven't seen since last year's festival. Last year's festival had 230 vendors lining the streets of Archdale with their wares.

This year, the Archdale-Trinity Chamber of Commerce is expecting over 200 vendors who will be selling all types of food, homemade crafts, artwork, raffle tickets, pottery, baskets and more.

       

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Sep
1
7:30 PM19:30

Lowcountry Jazz Festival - Charelston, SC

The Lowcountry Jazz Festival, South Carolina’s premiere annual Smooth Jazz event, celebrates its 10th Anniversary in 2018 in a dynamic new venue – the Charleston Gaillard Center – and with a stellar lineup of superstar artists and up and coming instrumentalists and vocalists. The festival continues its Labor Day weekend tradition, kicking off Saturday, September 1.

The 2018 headliners include chart-topping genre icons and GRAMMY Award nominees saxophonist Boney James, vocalist Avery*Sunshine, pianist David Benoit and Neo-soul crooner Eric “Erro” Roberson. The stellar festival line up also includes acoustic guitarist Marc Antoine, Nick Colionne and Matt Marshak, keyboardist Brian Simpson and saxophonist Eric Darius. Also featured are flutist Althea Rene, R&B/jazz singer-songwriter Selina Albright, and Smooth Jazz Artist of the Year, saxophonist Jazmin Ghent.

 

Proceeds from our Festival support the mission of Closing the Gap in Health Care, Inc. and the Thaddeus John Bell, M.D. Endowment Fund. This scholarship fund was created conjointly with the Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina to assist students who pursue a health science degree and graduate from the Medical University of South Carolina. This will facilitate an increase in the number of African American health providers in the state.

 

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Aug
24
to Aug 25

York Summerfest - York, SC

Celebrating over 35 years, Summerfest, the one-day festival held on the fourth Saturday of August in York, SC, has provided entertainment for the whole family. Admission is FREE! Shop the craft fair, stroll the street filled with vendors and food trucks and enjoy the classic car show; 10-K, 5-K, and fun runs, moonlight bike ride, golf tournament, children’s activities, train rides, climbing wall, inflatables, health fair for all ages, country music contest, music from several stages and much more.

This grand Celebration of Summer evolved from two previous attractions promoting Historic York.  The York Colonial Festival, a Jaycee-sponsored event, premiered in 1960. With much the same format as the Colonial Festival, the South Carolina Grape Festival debuted in 1965.  The excitement and pageantry of this Jaycee-sponsored event spanned 15 years, concluding in 1979 amid the grape market’s near collapse.  It wasn’t long after the demise of the grape festival that the Greater York Chamber of Commerce, with generous support from the City of York, introduced Summerfest to Upstate festival-goers.  The Southeast Tourism Society recognizes Summerfest, held annually in York on the fourth Saturday in August, as a Top 20 event.  The Olde English District honored Summerfest as the 1996 Attraction of the Year.

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Aug
23
to Aug 26

Winterville Watermelon Festival - NC

 

The legendary Winterville Watermelon Festival is a multi-day event featuring activities the whole family can enjoy. You can hear local and nationally known music acts throughout the event. One of the biggest events of the festival is the Watermelon Parade through town. The watermelon-eating contest is always a favorite. Festival-goers young and old can enjoy carnival rides and midway games all weekend. In addition, visitors can checkout the flea market and commercial vendors setup through the festival grounds. Food vendors serve both watermelon treats and classic fair food such as funnel cakes, turkey legs, and corn dogs. The Winterville Watermelon Festival has so much to offer. You don't want to miss it!

 

Festival Hours

  • Thursday: 6:00pm – 11:00pm
  • Friday: 6:00pm – 11:00pm
  • Saturday: 8:00am – 11:00pm

Festival Location

  • 324 Sylvania Street
    Winterville, NC 28590
  • wintervillemelonfest@gmail.com
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Aug
11
1:00 PM13:00

Palmetto Tasty Tomato Festival - Columbia, SC

Do you love tomatoes, music, good food + drink, and old-time festival fun?

Come celebrate local food and the Champion of the Garden: The Heirloom Tomato!

The festival is a celebration of locally grown food in the Midlands – the people who grow it, the restaurants who serve it, the markets that sell, and the people who eat it. The festival has been named to Southern Living’s “Best in the South” list of things to do, so save the date for Columbia’s signature summer local food event!

Because there’s nothing better than a Tasty Tomato!

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Valdese Waldenstan Festival - NC
Aug
10
to Aug 11

Valdese Waldenstan Festival - NC

 

Since 1976, on the second Saturday in August, Valdese hosts an annual festival to celebrate the "Glorious Return" of the Waldenses from exile in Switzerland to their native valleys in the Cottian Alps of Italy in 1689. This celebration is mirrored around the world by other Waldensian communities. The Town of Valdese continues to improve the Waldensian Festival each year and make it one of the best festivals in the state of North Carolina.

The 2018 Waldensian Festival will concentrate on unique crafts, great food, and top-quality entertainment. To achieve this goal, the committee continues to search for wonderful artists, food vendors and entertainers from around the country. Choosing participants that will come together to make an unforgettable festival.

The 43nd Annual Waldensian Festival will be held on August 10 & 11, 2018

2018 Vendor Application is available for download here  | Major Food Vendor Application here | 2018 Sponsorship Application

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Aug
10
to Aug 11

Waldensian Festival - Valdese, NC

Since 1976, on the second Saturday in August, Valdese hosts an annual festival to celebrate the "Glorious Return" of the Waldenses from exile in Switzerland to their native valleys in the Cottian Alps of Italy in 1689. This celebration is mirrored around the world by other Waldensian communities. The Town of Valdese continues to improve the Waldensian Festival each year and make it one of the best festivals in the state of North Carolina.

The 2018 Waldensian Festival will concentrate on unique crafts, great food, and top-quality entertainment. To achieve this goal, the committee continues to search for wonderful artists, food vendors and entertainers from around the country. Choosing participants that will come together to make an unforgettable festival.

The 43nd Annual Waldensian Festival will be held on August 10 & 11, 2018

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