Just because the kids are back in school and the days are getting shorter doesn’t mean that all of our fun is over. North Carolina offers plenty of great festivals leading into the Fall to keep your family sane as you hang on to those last few memories of Summer. Here are a few recommendations for this September:
Bluegrass Ramble– Raleigh, NC | September 24-28
This first annual Bluegrass festival in Downtown Raleigh will allow its guests to “ramble” around while listening to top performers on one of the seven stages.
NC Muscadine Harvest Festival– Kenansville, NC | September 27 & 28
This two day event will be featuring the Fantastic Shakers, Craig Woolard Band, Beach Billy Brothers, Ken Knox & Company, and over 250 wines from 25 wineries. Food, arts & crafts, children’s activities and a shagging competition will also be included in the events.
“Mountains to Coast” Fall Ride– Spruce Pine, NC | September 28- October 7
For the more adventurous bunch, there is a week long bike ride from the mountains of this great state to the ocean. If you are not able to ride for the entire week, they will be offering daily, 3-day and 2-day options. Both the 3-day and 2-day options are accompanied by a transportation option.
50th Annual North Carolina Spot Festival– Hampstead, NC | September 28 & 29
Enjoy some of our coasts finest seafood by enjoying two event filled days centered around Spot. There will be live music, a firework show on Saturday night and wonderful Spot dinners including all of the fixins’ you could eat.
15th Annual Charlotte Oktoberfest– Charlotte, NC | September 28
For the beer lovers, this is a great craft beer festival that you wont want to miss. Enjoy a beer sampling by choosing any of the 350 craft beers made possible by our wonderful local and regional breweries as well as the nation’s most popular craft beer breweries. There will also be live music and BBQ.