NC Association of Festivals & Events - ShowFest 2018

The North Carolina Association of Festivals & Events is proud to host the 2018 ShowFest Conference & Trade Show at the Hilton Charlotte University Place in Charlotte, NC. We are looking forward to seeing you in North Carolina for an exciting few days of educational sessions, entertainment showcasing, trade show and networking!

ShowFest welcomes members from organizations such as: Arts Councils • Downtown Development Boards • Chambers of Commerce • Convention and Visitor Bureaus • Parks & Recreation Departments • Junior Leagues • Non-Profit Organizations • Civic Organizations • and more!

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UPCOMING Featured Events...


SCFEA 2018 Conference
Hilton Head, SC
January 21-23, 2018


NC Association of Festivals & Events - ShowFest 2018
Charlotte, NC
January 28-29, 2018


SFEA Annual Conference 2018
Murfreesboro, TN
February 25-28, 2018


Emerald Isle St. Patrick’s Festival
Emerald Isle, NC
March 17, 2018


Newport Pig Cookin' Contest
Newport, NC
April 6-7, 2018


Iron City Festival
Blacksburg, SC
April 20-21, 2018


Pickens Azalea Festival
Pickens, SC
April 20-21, 2018


Farmville Dogwood Festival
Farmville, NC
April 27-29, 2018


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Carolina Festival Magazine covers festivals, fairs, pow-wows, antique shows, cookoffs and other  family events. Each issue contains the most comprehensive state calendars that exist plus a convenient Centerfold Event Locator Map. Each issue also features lively and informative articles on events and vendors plus commentary on the event/travel/tourism industry. Visit the state links using the navigation at the top of the page.

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