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First held in 1978, AutumnFest is one of Moore County’s most popular annual festivals, bringing thousands of people to the beautiful Downtown Park in Southern Pines on the first Saturday in October. The festival features arts, crafts, handmade items, live entertainment, delicious food, a 5K road race, youth sprint races, and more.
This year, AutumnFest will jury the arts, crafts, and handmade vendors, while providing an expanded food court located on Broad Street, and a dedicated area for the entertainment (see schedule below) and audience.Unlike in years past, the AutumnFest Committee will select the vendors with the goal to give attendees & vendors a more authentic arts & craft fair experience. The application deadline is June 1, 2023 and notification will begin June 15, 2023. Vendor fees will be returned if application is not accepted.
AutumnFest 5K runners – Ted Fitzgerald/The Pilot
Looking to be more active? Sign up for the AutumnFest 5K Road Race that will feature a new USATF certified course or sign your child up for the Youth Sprint Races. Scroll down to register for the 5K or to see more information on both events.
As plans for the 44th annual AutumnFest are finalized, we invite artists, crafters, and food vendors to apply for a space by using the links below. Space is limited and vendor space fees double after September 1, so submit your application soon!
One event on November 30, 2023 at 6:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Thursday, repeating until December 31, 2023
An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Thursday and Saturday, repeating until October 1, 2023