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Onslow County Oktoberfest 2017

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Onslow Oktoberfest 2017

Onslow County Oktoberfest 2017 will be held in Jacksonville, North Carolina on October 26-28, 2017. There will be a Bratwurst and Beer Garden, Assorted Food Vendors, SOUPer Fun Run, Children and Family Friendly Activities, Live Entertainment, Arts & Crafts, Amusement Rides and Animal Rides.

Oktoberfest proceeds benefit Onslow Community Outreach, a 501c3 nonprofit that was founded in 1990. The Outreach provides for the basic human care needs of economically vulnerable and medically at-risk residents of Onslow County. Programs are Soup Kitchen, Homeless Shelter, free medical and dental clinics and Christmas Cheer. Collectively, programs impact and change lives of almost 9,000 residents. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.

For more information visit their website at Onslowoktoberfest.org

Fayetteville Dogwood Festival 2017

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Fayetteville Dogwood Festival 2017

The Fayetteville Dogwood Festival was founded in 1982 by Bill Hurley, John Malzone, and other city leaders who had a vision to improve the image of Fayetteville and create a uniting force for various events in our community. Hurley, Fayetteville’s mayor, began the Dogwood Festival after proclaiming Fayetteville “The City of Dogwoods.” What began as a two week long festival on Hay Street is now a fun-filled three day weekend in Festival Park and downtown Fayetteville. Over time, the festival developed into one of the top events in the southeast and provides an outlet for both local and national musicians, artists, arts and crafts vendors and serves as an educational resource for children.

The Fayetteville Dogwood Festival features entertainment of all genres, arts and craft vendors, street performances, and delicious food and beer. The 2017 spring Dogwood Festival blossomed into an even larger event with three stages of entertainment, more vendors, and more anchored attractions all past the Market House. Friday night kicked off the festival, with live entertainment, carnival rides, and a Boom and Bloom fireworks show. Saturday unveiled a day full of arts and crafts, live entertainment, food, and anchored attractions to include a combat pirate show, a jump rope performance by the world’s best rope jumper, and a performance by a professional juggler and bubbleologist. The fun continued through Sunday as the festival wraps up with the Duck Derby and a classic car show. The Fayetteville Dogwood Festival organization is a volunteer-based nonprofit committed to giving back to other nonprofit partners who help produce their events, while providing free events for the community year-round. They also produce the Fall Dogwood Festival, complete with craft beer and food trucks, Fayetteville After 5 summer concert series, and Cumberland County’s largest pageant.

For more information visit their website at Faydogwoodfestival.com

Randleman NASCAR Day Festival 2017

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Randleman Nascar Day Festival

Randleman NASCAR Day Festival 2017 will be held on Saturday October 14, 2017 from 9 am to 6 pm in downtown. The festival pays homage to its racing heritage with the First Family of NASCAR – The Petty’s. Main Street and the new Commerce Square will be filled with anything you could desire from delicious food including BBQ, handmade crafts, home products, racing memorabilia, cars, kids rides, simulators and three stages of entertainment.

New this year is a wide screen simulator to feed your competitive edge. See who is top dog for the day and earn bragging rights. Autograph sessions will vary with most being in the afternoon.

Get half priced tickets to the Richard Petty Museum at https://www.groupon.com/deals/richard-petty-museum

For more information on the festival visit Nascar Day Festival

Hickory North Carolina Octoberfest 2017

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Hickory Octoberfest 2017

Hickory North Carolina Octoberfest 2017 is a three-day, outdoor festival on the second weekend of October, in Hickory, North Carolina, featuring three stages of non-stop live entertainment ranging from traditional polka to rock & roll, two beer gardens, amusement rides and carnival games, a juried arts and crafts show, and hundreds of food and commercial vendors.

The Hickory Oktoberfest festival started in 1985, and has grown to become one of the premiere festivals in Western North Carolina. This year’s event will be held on October 13 – 15.

For more information visit their website at HickoryOctoberfest.com

Lexington Barbecue Festival 2017

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Lexington North Carolina Barbecue Festival 2017

The 34th Annual Lexington Barbecue Festival will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2017. In addition to the festival, the City of Lexington and Davidson County has officially declared October as “Barbecue” month.

Events are held throughout the month of October which leads to the grand finale, the Barbecue Festival. Events that are held during the month of October include the Tour de Pig-the annual cycling event benefiting the Mental Health Association in Davidson County. Also included is a golf tournament, fishing tournament, and petanque tournament. All of these events draw talented athletes from across the Southeast. There is also a contest for creative writers, the Pepsi “Pig Tales” writing competition. The event is open to children and adults.

The Festival is held in Uptown Lexington. A ten-block stretch of Main Street is closed to traffic, with banners at either end announcing the Festival with a logo featuring four dancing pigs. Over four hundred exhibitors sell everything from handmade crafts to handmade fudge.

The festival is for people of all ages and includes a special section of rides and games for children, the Barbecue Carnival & Family Area. Other special attractions this year will include an antique car show, the “Hogway Speedway”- Racing Pigs, Bicycle Stunt Show, 50-ton pig themed sand sculpture, Corvette display, “Festival Chop Shop”- Lumberjack Sports show, rock climbing wall.

For more information visit their website at BarbecueFestival.com

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