Everyone loves spring … warmer weather and the beautiful Dogwood trees start to bloom, but another reason is the community festivals and events. For years we have welcomed the changing seasons with festivals and celebrations. But none can be as anticipated as the spring festivals.
We might be a little biased, but we think that North Carolina has some of the best spring festivals to offer. Ranging from every tip of our beautiful state, you would be hard pressed not to find at least one festival that caught your fancy. Some of our favorites are MerleFest in Wilkesboro and the BBQ Capital Cook Off in Lexington.
MerleFest began in 1988 in memory of Eddy Merle Watson, and has grown into one of the most well-known Folk and Blue Grass festivals of the Southeast. This four day event features over 60 musical acts and offers workshops, nature walks and countless activities provided by the vendors. If you’re looking to get back to the “roots” of North Carolina and experience the beauty of the foothills, this is your best bet.
Known for their BBQ in Lexington, it only seems natural that they would host a BBQ Cook- Off. If you haven’t graced yourself with a trip to this timeless small town yet, now is your chance. With competitors from around the country showcasing their slow cooking styles, beer and wine tastings, live music and a corn hole throw down…who could resist? This two day event is sure to give you a fun filled weekend.
Whether you are a North Carolina native or just relocated, there are plenty of opportunities for you to celebrate the start of a beautiful season and the wonderful culture of our state. Which festival are you going to kick your spring off with?