North Carolina is beautiful any time of the year, but in the spring there is something special going on all over the state. Before the heavy tourist season starts, and North Carolina is one of the most popular summer vacation destinations not only on the East coast, but in the whole country, the people of North Carolina celebrate spring and invite the world to come and join in the fun. These may seem like local celebrations, but they are a great way to get in an early vacation, if only for a weekend and get to experience a new part of the country. The towns and villages like to celebrate what makes them a community, the one thing that is important to their economy, in this case pickles and fish, and of course music.
If you live in the area, it is easy for you to make plans to visit your neighbors and help them celebrate and if you are just looking for something new to try, there are many inns and bed and breakfasts in the areas that will make your stay a memorable one. So, if you have always wanted to visit North Carolina, spring is the perfect time to finally do it. And if you miss this year, don’t worry, these are all annual events and now that you know about them, no more excuses.
Wilkes Community College
1328 S. Collegiate Drive
Wilkesboro, North Carolina 28697
This is one great festival for the music lover. There will be everything from a Bluegrass Jam to a song writing contest, a guitar contest and a banjo contest. With continuous entertainment on numerous stages, you days will be full of one good time after another.
North Carolina Pickle Festival
Mount Olive, North Carolina
April 27-28 2007
Who doesn’t like pickles and everything that goes with them. The merchants in town will be having a special sale day, a golf tournament, a great carnival, a 5K run, pig races, a mechanical bull and plenty of food to go along with the pickles and much, much more all add up to one great family time.
The Grifton Shad Festival
April 17 – 22
Grifton, North Carolina
If you know about fishing, you know about shad, but of course the festival is about more than fishing, although that is a part of it. Like all good festivals, there is a parade, arts and crafts, plenty of food, a fish throwing contest, carnival rides, pony rides a petting zoo, a flea market, in other words enough to keep the whole family having a good time.