Started in 1989, the Carthage Buggy Festival is a celebration of the rich history of Carthage, North Carolina. The Buggy Festival is held each year to commemorate the famous Tyson and Jones Buggy Factory that, from the mid-1800's to the 1920's, produced the carriages that were essential to life in rural North Carolina. On Saturday, May 12, 2018, the 30th Annual Carthage Buggy Festival will be held in Carthage, located eight miles north of Pinehurst in the Sandhills region of North Carolina, and it promises to be the biggest and best yet. With an annual attendance of approximately 20,000, the Buggy Festival has grown into one of the biggest and best known festivals in the region. Read More
THE BUGGY FESTIVAL IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING FOOD VENDOR APPLICATIONS. PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT WITH DUPLICATE-TYPE FOOD VENDORS, WE GENERALLY ACCEPT THE FIRST APPLICANT. IF FOR SOME REASON, YOU WERE NOT ACCEPTED THIS YEAR, PLEASE APPLY EARLIER NEXT YEAR. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE LET US KNOW.
Craft vendor spaces in the circle are very limited. We still have spaces along Monroe and McNeill Streets.
THE FESTIVAL WILL NOT BE CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN
AS STATED IN THE FESTIVAL GUIDELINES, THERE IS NO RAIN DATE AND NO REFUNDS