Rock Hill’s signature Come-See-Me festival, whose mascots are Glen the Frog and Glenda the Frog.
Rock Hill’s signature Come-See-Me festival, whose mascots are Glen the Frog and Glenda the Frog. Special to the Herald


April 23-26: North Wilkesboro. Stars and up-and-comers in folk, bluegrass and other Americana music take the spotlight at North Wilkesboro College. Details:

May 22-June 7, Spoleto Festival USA: Charleston. Famed and emerging artists of all stripe perform or display at various venues. Details:

July 9-12, Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, Grandfather Mountain (near Linville). Traditional Scottish/Gaelic music, culture and athletics at one of the largest Higlander events in America. Details:


April 25, Mount Olive. N.C. Pickle Festival. Details:

May 2, Smithfield. Ham & Yam Festival. Details:

May 16, Elkin. Yadkin Valley Wine Festival. Details:

May 16-17, Little River, S.C. Blue Crab Festival. Details:

June 6, Winston-Salem. Salute! The N.C. Wine Celebration. Details:

June 20, Burgaw. N.C. Blueberry Festival. Details:

July 10-19, Gaffney (S.C.) Peach Festival. Details:

July 11, Lenoir. N.C. Blackberry Festival. Details:

July 17-18, Pageland (S.C.) Watermelon Festival. Details:

Aug. 20-22, Asheville. Asheville Wine & Food Festival. Details:

Flower & garden

April 17-18, Pickens, S.C. Pickens Azalea Festival. Details:

April 17-18, Cherryville. Cherry Blossom Festival. Details:

May 22-24, Sumter (S.C.) Iris Festival. Details:


May 7-9, Denton. Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver’s Bluegrass Festival. Details:

May 25, Flat Rock. Carl Sandburg Folk Music Festival. Details:

June 5-6, Mount Airy. Bluegrass & Old-Time Fiddlers Convention. Details:

June 6, Carolina Beach. Carolina Beach Music Festival. Details:

July 18, Kings Mountain. Beachblast. Details:

Aug. 6-8, Asheville. Mountain Dance & Folk Festival. Details:

Aug. 13-15. Marion. N.C. State Bluegrass Festival. Details:


May 1-9, North Charleston. North Charleston Arts Festival. Details:

May 8-9, Greenville, S.C. Artisphere. Details:

May 15-17, Raleigh. Artsplosure. Details:

June 6-7, Black Mountain. Black Mountain Arts and Crafts Show. Details:

June 27-Aug. 1, Greensboro. Eastern Music Festival. Details:

July 16-19, Asheville. Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands. Details:

Aug. 7-8, Burnsville. Mount Mitchell Crafts Fair. Details:


May 1-3, Maggie Valley. Thunder in the Smokies Spring Motorcycle Rally.

May 22-24, Asheville. Mountain Sports Festival. Details:

June 5-7, Nags Head. Rogallo Kite Festival. Details:

John Bordsen