September Events in North Carolina


Mark your calendars for fun events happening across the state this September. Due to COVID-19 and state guidelines, events may be canceled or postponed. Please call ahead and check websites and social media.

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Collard Greens

Ayden Collard Festival – CANCELED

Canceled for 2020, Ayden

The Pitt County town of Ayden hosts the annual Ayden Collard Festival every September. It includes a Collard Eating Contest where one male and one female are named the collard-eating champions and receive $100 each in prize money. Contestants have 30 minutes to eat as many collards as possible.

Find more information about this year’s festival at

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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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