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Festivals

Mt. Music Festival

The State of North Carolina has several official festivals.

In 1993, the General Assembly adopted the Hertford County Watermelon Festival as the official Northeastern North Carolina Watermelon Festival (Session Laws, 1993, c. 212).

In 1993, the General Assembly also designated the Fair Bluff Watermelon Festival as the official Southeastern North Carolina Watermelon Festival (Session Laws, 1993, c. 212).

In 2003, the General Assembly designated Folkmoot USA as the official State International Festival (Session Laws, 2003, c. 315).

In 2007, the General Assembly designated the Ayden Collard Festival as the official State Collard Festival (Session Laws, 2007, c. 28).

In 2007, the General Assembly designated the Lexington Barbecue Festival as the official Food Festival of the North Carolina Piedmont Triad (Session Laws, 2007, c. 533).

In 2009, the General Assembly designated the North Carolina Potato Festival (formerly the Albemarle Potato Festival) as the official Irish Potato Festival (Session Laws, 2009, c. 24).

In 2011, the General Assembly designated the town of Grifton's Shad Festival as the Official Shad Festival of the State of North Carolina. (Session Laws, 2011-36.) The Herring Festival in the town of Jamesville was designated the Official Herring Festival of the State of North Carolina (Session Laws, 2011-59) and the Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival was designated the Official Shrimp Festival of the State of North Carolina (Session Laws, 2011-65).

In 2012, the General Assembly designated the Shelby Livermush Festival as the official fall livermush festival, the Marion Livermush Festival as the official spring livermush festival, and the Swansboro Mullet Festival as the official mullet festival of the State of North Carolina (Session Laws, 2012-29).

In 2013, the General Assembly designated the Blue Monday Shad Fry in East Arcadia the Official State Blue Monday Shad Fry (Session Laws, 2013-282). The same year, the General Assembly adopted the Dublin Peanut Festival as the State Official Peanut Festival (Session Laws, 2013-313).

Image Credit

Baker, Mountain Music Festival, Asheville, NC, September 1938. Conservation and Development Department, Travel and Tourism Division Photo Files, North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, NC. Call # ConDev1454A. Image online at http://www.flickr.com/photos/north-carolina-state-archives/2387463859/.

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Comment: 

HHHHHHMMMMM a North Carolina web site and no mention of stock car racing

Comment response:

Here are some pages that should help you in your research:

http://ncpedia.org/symbols/sport
http://ncpedia.org/sports
http://ncpedia.org/sports/nascar
http://ncpedia.org/sports/petty
http://ncpedia.org/biography/earnhardt-dale

If there is specific information you are looking not covered by the pages listed above, feel free to contact Reference Services at the NC Government & Heritage Library. Their contact information may be found at http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/contact.html.

Best,

Michelle Czaikowski Underhill, Government & Heritage Library

 

Comment: 

What about the Apple Festival in Hendersonville, Western North Carolina???

Comment Response:

 Thank you for your comment on NCpedia. We would love to be able to include all of the festivals held throughout North Carolina, but at this time we are only including the official festivals of NC. Thank you for your interest in NCpedia.

 

Emily Horton, Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina

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good but need more info

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Thanks for the comment, Alisha.

Let us know specifically what information you need and we'll be happy to see if we can get it to you or include it in the entry.

Thanks!

Michelle Czaikowski, Government & Heritage Library

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