Festivals in North Carolina provide great fun and entertainment for the whole family. Especially in the fall, festivals in North Carolina are a tradition. Make sure to visit some of the great festivals in North Carolina this fall, like the Outer Banks marathon. When looking to enjoy these great festivals in North Carolina, book a stay with Shoreline OBX so you can have a legendary visit to North Carolina! Here are the 5 festivals in North Carolina to get excited for.

1. Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival

The Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival will take place in Manteo this year from September 23-26. The festival will take place at the Roanoke Island Festival Park which is on over 27-acres. Featuring a lineup of some of the best bluegrass musicians, this is one of the top music festivals on the East Coast. Along with late-night jamming sessions and days filled with music, there is also a fireworks show called, “Boomgrass”. Boomgrass is a fireworks show choreographed to bluegrass music. The fireworks show is on Friday, Sept. 25. Buy a four-day pass for $145 or buy tickets to individual days.

2. Mustang Music Festival

Benefitting the Outer Banks wild horses, the Mustang Music Festival will take place on Oct. 9-10 at The Whalehead in Corolla. With bands like Keller Williams & More Than a Little, Rusted Root and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, there are plenty of great bands. This is one of the best festivals in North Carolina and is right here in the Outer Banks!

3. Outer Banks Seafood Festival

The Outer Banks Seafood Festival is scheduled for Saturday, October 17 in Nags Head. The mission of the festival is to honor the coastal seafood heritage and culture by bringing together some of the best seafood restaurants. General admission tickets are $3 while Sea Bucks can be purchased to sample seafood and drinks. Try some of the best seafood at one of the popular festivals in North Carolina. It will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

4. Duck Jazz Festival

The ninth annual Duck Jazz Festival will be held Sunday, October 11in the town of Duck. With gates opening at 10 a.m., this festival will bring together some of the best jazz musicians for a great day of music. This is a unique opportunity to enjoy live jazz in the Outer Banks.

5. Wings Over Water Festival

The Wings Over Water Festival is one of the top wildlife festivals in the country and in North Carolina. Enjoy history trips, tours, programs and more. The festival will be held October 20-25 in Manteo. There will be talks and programs along with tours of wildlife.

Festivals in North Carolina provide great entertainment and fun for everyone in the family and promise memorable experiences.

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