August Events in North Carolina


From food and folk festivals to community-wide yard sales, these August events in North Carolina are fun for the whole family:

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North Carolina Watermelon Festival

Aug. 4-7, 2021, Murfreesboro

Summer in North Carolina isn’t complete without watermelon, and the juicy fruit has a whole celebration in Murfreesboro. Now in its 35th year, the festival invites you to get your fill of watermelon while listening to live music or watching the Watermelon Parade. Guests can enjoy festival fare at the food court, catch some thrills on the rides or compete in the watermelon-eating or watermelon seed-spitting contests. Don’t miss the crowning of the Little Farmer and Little Miss Farmer as well as the Watermelon Queen. Festivities will wrap up on Aug. 7 with an impressive fireworks display.

Visit or call (252) 398-7695 for more information.

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Due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) precautions and travel advisories, many upcoming events have been canceled or postponed. Please check with local tourism offices and event organizers for the most up-to-date information.
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