This year Pepperfest is coming home to downtown Pittsboro!
A celebration of sustainable agriculture, farmers, and the creativity of the Piedmont’s top chefs, brewers and artisans! This amazing culinary event is held in the late cool summer and hosts around 3,000 folks who enjoy live music and revelry, learning and discovery – including a kid’s craft and fun zone – while filling up on delicious pepper-themed dishes made with locally grown sweet, hot and smoky NC peppers.
MumFest is a combination of family fun, entertainment, attractions, exhibitors and great food in the beautifully restored setting of historic downtown New Bern and its waterfront. About 120,000 festival-goers enjoyed Mumfestivities in 2018. And, MumFest 2019 promises to be another fabulous fun-filled fall weekend! So be sure to mark your calendar for October 11-13, 2019!
MumFest is one of the finest award-winning festivals in the state of North Carolina. It is recognized statewide as a major eastern North Carolina family festival, and has received numerous awards over the years to include Best NC Main Street Downtown Event, Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 October events, and the Sun Journal Reader’s Choice winner as Best Festival for many years running. MumFest is a great weekend for visitors of all ages!
Come enjoy Carolina Balloon Fest! Attractions include live music, delicious food vendors, beer & wine, and circus performances! Join Imagine Circus Saturday and Sunday at 1 PM for their flagship show “Cirque Spectacular.” Catch a selfie with our larger than life stilt walkers roving throughout the event!
Rain or Shine… Carolina BalloonFest is open October 18-20, 2019!
Hot Air Balloon Flights are scheduled twice daily; early morning & late afternoon. All ballooning activities including static display, tethered rides and balloon flights are weather-dependent. The decision to inflate hot air balloons is made just prior to the scheduled ballooning activity. Due to limited entrance points into our festival, on Saturday, guests are encouraged to PARK by 1 PM to attend late afternoon launches. Saturday is our most popular festival day and the admissions booths will close when we reach maximum capacity. Tickets are non-refundable.