Annual Events

Alpha Omega Corn Maze:

Season begins Saturday, September 8, 2018

Apple Picking:

Apple Hill Orchard 828-437-1224

Sky Top Orchard 828-692-7930

Autumn Jubilee at Dan Nicholas Park:

Held the first weekend in October. Includes live music, food, and craft vendors.

Call 704-216-7815

Autumn Leaves Festival:

October 12-14, 2018

Held in Mt. Airy. Highlights the rich musical heritage of Old Time, Bluegrass, and Gospel performed by local musicians on the downtown stage. Craftsman demonstrates skills and talents. Food and much more.


Bethabara Concert Band Performance:

Enjoy evenings outdoors with the Bethabara Concert Band. Bring the family, a blanket, and a picnic dinner. For dates and times, visit

Brushy Mountain Apple Festival:

October 6, 2018

Held in downtown North Wilkesboro. One of the largest one-day arts and crafts festivals in the Southeast. Visit

Carolina Balloon Fest:

October 19-21, 2018

Enjoy hot air balloons of all shapes and sizes. Activities for adults and children.


Carolina Renaissance Festival Student Days:

Weekends: September 29th-November 18, 2018

Visit the website for special Student Days pricing:

Carowinds Rock the Park Fest:

June 2, 2018

Featuring Tobymac, Zach Williams, Big Daddy Weave, Hollyn, and Mr. Talkbox

Enjoy a day at Carowinds, followed by a Christian concert.


Dixie Classic Fair:


421 W. 27th Street, W-S 27102

2018 Dates: September 28th-October 7th

Grandfather Mountain Highland Games:

July 12-15, 2018 at MacRae Meadows on Grandfather Mountain near Linville, NC

Traditional Celtic music, sheep herding, athletic competitions, Scottish Cultural Village, children’s activities, harp competitions, highland wrestling and more. For ticket info, visit

The Nutcracker:

Call 336-721-1945

The University of North Carolina School of the Arts offers ONE school day performance of the Nutcracker performance each year.  **Tickets sell out quickly.**

Piedmont Winterfest:

Outdoor activities, including ice skating, to celebrate the winter season. Beginning in November. See the website for more information:

Tanglewood Festival of Lights:

Friday, November 16, 2018-Tuesday, January 1, 2019

For information on discounted nights, visit the website at

Thrive! NCHE Annual Homeschool Conference:

Winston-Salem Air Show:


Held in September at the Smith-Reynolds Airport for ticket prices and information

Woolly Worm Festival:

October 20-21, 2018 in Banner Elk, NC

Enjoy a festival of fun centered around the weather-predicting woolly worm. 

Learn more at