Festival in the Park
1409 East Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28203
Ranked by Sunshine Artists magazine as one of the nation’s top 200 art fairs, the Festival in the Park, which debuted in 1964, attracts around 100,000 to Freedom Park. This September festival is energized by art, music, drama and food. See the Web site for dates, times and other details.
Carolina Renaissance Festival & Artisan Marketplace
16445 Poplar Tent Rd.
Huntersville, NC 28078
Continuous entertainment awaits visitors to the Carolina Renaissance Festival. Located in the suburbs, this annual fair is highlighted by more than 100 craft vendors, jousting tournaments, and 10 stages of comedy and drama. More than 500 costumed characters mingle to enhance the medieval experience. See the Web site for dates, times and other details.
Mountain Heritage Festival
58 S. Main St.
Sparta, NC 28675
“A Celebration of Craft & Music,” the Mountain Heritage Festival is a step back in time, offering an “old-fashioned street festival,” featuring live music and Blue Ridge food favorites, and more than 100 arts and crafts stands on display along Main St. in downtown Sparta. See the Web site for dates, times and other details.
Fall Holiday Craft Show
1685 E. Broad St.
The annual art fair has continued to grow at the indoor art fair at Signal Hill Mall, expecting to draw more than 5,000 spectators to its annual Statesville showcase. See the Web site for dates, times and other details.