Stretching across the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Cascade Highlands has interesting September events and festivals in store for visitors.
The Stomp Festival is held in Moratock Park each September on the riverbanks of the Dan River in Danbury, NC, where crafters, musicians and vendors gather to celebrate the river and the arts. The festival offers crafts, food, music, kayaking demonstrations, children’s activities and more. Stokes Stomp this year is on Saturday and Sunday September 10 and 11. Admission is free.
The Mountain Heritage Festival in Sparta on September 17 is for the craft lover with music, food, crafts, children’s activities, antique cars, farm equipment, and the crowning of the Possum Queen. Expert expositions of all kinds are demonstrated including cider pressing, chain-saw carving, blacksmithing, old-fashioned corn meal grinding, and Christmas tree decorating. Admission is free.
Visitors from across the country will flock to Mount Airy from September 22 to 25 for a four-day celebration of yesteryear known as the Mayberry Days Festival. It allows fans of The Andy Griffith Show to enjoy a glimpse of life in that nostalgic place known as "Mayberry", while tracing the footsteps of Mount Airy's most famous son. Several actors from the show will make appearances.
Pumpkin growers from far and wide come to Elkin each year to compete for the “heavyweight title” in several categories for growing produce. This year’s Yadkin Valley Pumpkin Festival on September 24 is an official weigh-off for the Great Pumpkin Common Wealth, a national body overseeing competitions in giant pumpkin and vegetable growing. The festival features craft vendors, children’s activities, pie-eating contest, and food. Admission is free.
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For more information about top events in North Carolina take a look at the Top Events USA selection of the annual main festivals and events in North Carolina.