Festivals, Art And More In Granville County

Granville County, NC

It’s Spring!! Time to get outdoors and enjoy the weather. In Granville County, springtime also means festivals and community gatherings. In Granville, even our events are uniquely Carolina. Things kick-off March 23rd and 24th with the “Viking Experience.” This unique festival features over 30 cast members in character and will include something for the whole family. From the “Fairy Experience,” to the “Fight Pit Pass”. You don’t need to have “Viking” heritage to enjoy the festival. While some festival goers can trace their ancestry back to the Viking culture, most simply have an interest in Viking lore, or just want to have a fun day with their family.

Looking for something else that’s a bit difference? How about men wearing skirts? They’re actually called kilts and on Saturday, April 27th, they will be worn by the athletes at the Central North Carolina Highland Games in Oxford. The day will also include food, music and family fun. Additionally, all proceeds will be donated to the Central Children’s Home of North Carolina. 

Beyond festivals, April brings us the arts. The first two weekends (April 5-7 and April 13-14) features the Cedar Creek Gallery’s Spring Pottery and Glass Festival in Creedmoor. Come out and experience everything that is Cedar Creek! Enjoy the garden and grounds and discover the fine craft of more than 200 local and national artists in the gallery. Some artists are demonstrating their craft and will talk about their creative process. The following weekend (April 20th) the celebration of the arts continues in Oxford, with the town’s “Main Street Arts & Wine Festival”. Live music, art exhibits, and wine sampling highlight the day.
Finally, with spring comes community gatherings. Two of the most popular in Granville County are May 11th with the John Chavis Historical Society’s CultureFest and the end of May (May 31 & June 1) with the Butner Summer Festival. CultureFest showcases the area’s heritage and celebrates the diversity of the community. The Butner festival kicks-off with the Friday Night Dance and rolls right into Saturday with more music, a BBQ chicken cook-off contest, lots of food and craft vendors, kiddie activities and rides, tractor show, and a car show that can’t be beat! 

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