Best time to go to North Carolina

Clayton Harvest Festival 2023

Carnival midway and plenty of fall-themed entertainment

Dates: October 26–29, 2023

Clayton Harvest Festival is an annual family-friendly event taking place every October at various locations in Downtown Clayton, such as Horne Square and Town Square. The festival, dating back to the 1950s, attracts about 30,000 attendees. This free event features carnival rides midway, located at Horne Square, a car and motorcycle show, a Latin American Festival, the Squealin' on the Square BBQ cook-off, food, music, and lots of vendors.

The three-day festival brings lots of excitement to the little ones, who can enjoy Family Night with a Kid’s Trunk-or-Treat event, pony rides, games, and activities. Other highlights include a movie night, delicious treats from food trucks, hot dog eating contest, a pig calling contest, and the Hometown Talent Showcase with plenty of wonderful performances. The Latin American Festival at Town Square is also part of the Clayton Harvest Festival. The popular car show features muscle cars, classic cars, custom cars, and trucks. Winners will receive Best of Show and other prizes.

Clayton Harvest Festival is organized by The Clayton Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Food Lion. In addition to free admission, parking at the festival is also free. The festival runs from 5 pm to 11 pm. Carnival ride tickets are $1.50 each, and discount packs are available

Find hotels and airbnbs near Clayton Harvest Festival (Map)

Last updated: