With the jaw-dropping foliage and the vibrant inspiration stretching across the state, fall in North Carolina is bursting with possibilities and must see beauty. With the diversity of seafood, beer, and music festival options available to you, there is no way you’re going to visit North Carolina without wanting to stay here forever. Regardless of where you visit this fall, inspiration is sure to find you in North Carolina.

The 23rd Annual North Carolina Pecan Harvest Festival

The North Carolina Pecan Harvest Festival will be held on November 7, 2015 and celebrates the annual harvest of the pecan crop! The festival will be showcasing both local and regional arts & entertainment. Held in historic downtown Whiteville and anchored at the North Carolina Museum of Forestry the festival includes a parade, antique car show, a pecan cooking contest, and free activities for children including inflatables and a train ride!

Vist here for more info on this festival www.ncpecanfestival.com/

Onslow Oktoberfest

Onslow Oktoberfest will happen on October 24, 2015 and will be held at the lovely downtown Riverwalk Crossing Park. There will be plenty of bratwurst, sauerkraut and beer for you to enjoy…and don’t forget your lederhosen!

Enjoy a day of family fun with over a hundred vendors. This is a great event to bring your kids to, with an awesome children’s area set up with a stage that will feature live entertainment, games, educational exhibits and a trackless train! Enjoy great bands and featured entertainers on the Main Stage throughout the day.

All proceeds benefit the local Soup Kitchen, Homeless Shelter and the Caring Community Clinic.

For more information visit www.onslowco.org.

Touchstone Energy Cotton Festival

The annual Touchstone Energy Cotton Festival is set for November 7, 2015. The event brings over 10,000 people each year and is a celebration of the cotton farmer and their contributions, as well as the cotton farming and harvesting heritage that plays an important role in the Dunn area.

During the festival, the local cotton gin offers free tours through the gin so that everyone can see cotton production up close and personal. There are also several blocks of carnival rides and games, stages of entertainment featuring a variety of music, a classic car show, food and crafts, downtown shopping from some of the most unique shops you can find, freebies and more!

For additional information visit www.nccottonfestival.com.


KingFest has been rescheduled for November 7th, 2015 at King Central Park in King, North Carolina. Enjoy live music performed at the amphitheatre featuring 50s, oldies, bluegrass and gospel music. Also included in the day’s events are arts and crafts, children’s activities, a youth fishing tournament, a horseshoe pitching tournament, community-prepared country food, heritage demonstrations, miniature train rides, a classic cruise-in car show, kids’ Olympics, a corn hole tournament, contests and prize drawings. And ready for the best part?! Admission and parking are free!

For more information visit www.kingnc.com.