August 2017
North Carolina Association of Festivals & Events 
Welcome to the NCAF&E Monthly Newsletter
NCAF&E Fall Seminar
Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017
The upcoming Fall Seminar is set for Wednesday, September 6 from 10AM until 4PM at the Cary Theater in downtown Cary, NC. 

There will be great educational sessions and networking opportunities. Topics include:
  • ADA for Festivals & Events

  • Weather…Let’s learn how to deal with it!
  • “Taking Social Media to the Next Level”


Opening Introductions/Games & Networking Lunch

Registration is now open. You may download the .pdf form HERE to send with a check...or register on-line with a credit card HERE
August Member Events
8/3               Rockingham, NC           Rockingham Plaza Jam Series
8/4               Salisbury, NC                 Salisbury Summer Sip
8/4               Wilson, NC                     1st Friday on the Lawn
8/5               Shelby, NC                     7th Inning Stretch Festival
8/11-12        Valdese, NC                   Waldensian Festival
8/12-13        Sneads Ferry, NC         Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival
8/12             Danville, VA                   Danville Harvest Jubilee Concert
8/12             Hildebran, NC                Hildebran Cruise-In
8/12             Bessemer City, NC       Bessemer City Community Concert
8/12             Kannapolis, NC             Kannapolis Summer Concert Series
8/18             Rock Hill, SC                 Food Truck Fridays
8/19             Locust, NC                     Locust Summer Concert Series
8/19             Forest City, NC               Hot Nights/Cool Rides Car Show
8/20             Asheboro, NC                 City of Asheboro Summer Concert
8/24             Salisbury, NC                 College Night Out
8/24-26        Winterville, NC               Winterville Watermelon Festival
8/25             Rock Hill, SC                 Old Town Summer Concert Series
8/26-27        Cary, NC                         Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival
8/26             Kings Mountain, NC       BeachBlast
8/26             Bessemer City, NC         Bessemer City Concert & Cruise-In
Congratulations to the NCAF&E Members that made the STS Top20 Events List!
Ham & Yam Festival - Smithfield, NC
NC Blueberry Festival - Burgaw, NC 
NC Seafood Festival - Morehead City, NC
The Barbecue Festival - Lexington, NC
  New Member Spotlight

Carolina in the Fall Music & Food Festival
1305 S. Collegiate Drive
Wilkesboro, NC  28697
Contact: Michelle Isom
Phone: 336-990-0747 

Capitol Production Group
151 Sigma Drive
Garner, NC  27529
Contact: Joshua Hall
Phone: 919-803-4758


Services: Event Production 

Submit events for
Fall is coming - a reminder to submit updated events for

Partners may not want to think about the summer travel season wrapping up, but once Labor Day weekend passes, the seasonal tourism focus shifts to fall. Now is a great time to make sure your events - music, food, beer and harvest festivals, etc. - are updated in the database, to reach potential visitors as they're making fall travel plans. If you represent a North Carolina event or attraction, please work with your local county contact to discuss listing or updating your information on VisitNC.
Save The Date... ShowFest 2018!

We are already looking forward to  Showfest 2018 set for Jan. 28-29, 2018 in Charlotte, NC at the Hilton University Place Hotel.
Quote of the Month
"The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it."
~Hubert H. Humphrey~
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