Below is a listing of annual events held in Caldwell County. For specific dates, please check our community calendar.

 

MARCH

  • Northwest District Band Festival, J.E. Broyhill Civic Center
  • Caldwell Traditional Musicians Showcase, J.E. Broyhill Civic Center

APRIL

  • Wilson Creek Visitor Center opens on April 1
  • Spring Youth Festival, Caldwell County Fairgrounds
  • Yadkin Valley Plow Day, Jones Farm
  • Chapel of Rest Easter Eve Services, NC 268
  • Carolina Cruisers, meet every Friday night April through October

MAY

  • Farmer’s Market Opens, every Saturday from May until December, Main Library
  • Lenoir Cruise-In, downtown Lenoir, first Saturday from May until October (except Sept.)
  • Carolina Cruisers, meet every Friday night, April through October
  • Hudson Car Show
  • Butterfly Festival, downtown Hudson
  • Hudson Memorial Day Service

JUNE

  • Pickn’ in the Park, Windmill Park, first Friday from June-September
  • Yadkin Valley Mow Day, Jones Farm
  • Lenoir Cruise-In, downtown Lenoir
  • Carolina Cruisers
  • Annual Heritage Day and Wood Kiln Opening, Bolick and Traditions Pottery
  • Friday After Five, every Friday, from June until August

JULY

  • Pickn’ in the Park, Windmill Park
  • Lenoir Cruise-In, downtown Lenoir
  • Carolina Cruisers
  • Lenoir Fireworks
  • Collettsville Ruritan Club Annual Independence Day Celebration
  • Fourth of July Parade, Hudson
  • Mountain Music Jamin’, Bolick and Traditions Pottery, held every Sunday from July-September
  • Swim Lenoir
  • Blackberry Festival
  • Friday After Five, every Friday, from June until August

AUGUST

  • Harambee Festival, Martin Luther King Jr. Center
  • Pickn’ in the Park, Windmill Park
  • Mountain Music Jamin’, Bolick and Traditions Pottery
  • Annual Jack Tales Festival And Benefit, Bolick and Traditions Pottery
  • Lenoir Cruise-In, downtown Lenoir
  • Carolina Cruisers
  • Friday After Five, every Friday, from June until August

SEPTEMBER

  • Pickn’ in the Park, Windmill Park
  • Mountain Music Jamin’, Bolick and Traditions Pottery
  • Carolina Cruisers
  • Happy Valley Old-time Fiddlers Convention, Labor Day weekend
  • Living History Days at Fort Defiance
  • Sculpture Celebration, J.E. Broyhill Park, first Saturday in September
  • Bridge to Bridge Bike Ride, third Sunday
  • Hospital Foundation Gala
  • Annual Lefty-Righty Tournament, Cedar Rock Country Club

OCTOBER

  • Fall Fair, Caldwell County Fairgrounds
  • Lenoir Cruise-In, downtown Lenoir
  • Smoking in the Foothills Festival
  • Carolina Cruisers
  • Molasses Festival, Sims Country BBQ
  • Historic Downtown Lenoir Trick or Treat, last Friday
  • Ghost Tours, downtown Lenoir
  • Oyster Roast & Wine Festival, Fort Defiance
  • Trick-or-Treat, downtown Lenoir

NOVEMBER

  • Chapel of Rest Thanksgiving Eve Services
  • Hmong Festival, Fairgrounds
  • Farm/City Tour
  • Wilson Creek Visitor Center closes on November 30
  • Annual Thanksgiving Kiln Opening, Bolick and Traditions Pottery
  • Hudson Christmas Tree Lighting
  • Lenoir Christmas Parade, last Saturday in Nov.

DECEMBER

  • Chapel of Rest Christmas Eve Traditional Candlelight Holiday Service
  • Sawmills Christmas Parade, first Saturday
  • Granite Falls Christmas Parade, first Saturday
  • Hudson Christmas Parade, first Saturday
  • Fort Defiance Colonial Christmas