Spend quality time with family.

Visitors are pleasantly surprised by the unique family-friendly offerings in our small city located in the heart of the Piedmont. 

 
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Everybody's Day

Always held the last Saturday in September, the Everybody’s Day Festival is North Carolina's oldest festival and over 100 years old! The street festival hosts over 200 arts & craft vendors, food vendors, a children’s area with games, rides and special appearances also they have unique events and musical entertainment. Festival Website.

 
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11 Acre Flea Market

The 11-Acre Flea Market has grown into an international outdoor bazaar featuring produce and food representing Mexico, Central and South America and East Asia. Where else can you go to find fresh coconuts on ice for real coconut water, fresh lemongrass, chilled fresh fish from the coast and an incredible array of vegetable. Facebook Page.

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Memorial Day Parade

For over 30 years Thomasville has hosted North Carolina Memorial Day Parade and Celebration It has become the largest such event in the Southeastern United States. Festivities typically include a parade, members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, military bands, paratroopers, Blackhawk helicopters, Vietnam era helicopters, participants from all branches of the armed forces, a keynote address from a high national-ranking military official, free hot dogs, drinks and much more. Pictures for previous years. Festival Website. Festival Facebook Page.

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Thomasville Farmers Market

Open Saturdays from 8 am to 12 pm; Open Tuesdays from 9 am to 1 pm. Thomasville Farmers Market is a 100% producers only market limited to certified growers who live within Davidson County or the counties of Davie, Forsyth, Guilford, Montgomery, Randolph and Rowan counties. A 100% producers only market means you are buying directly from the grower – no middle man, and that produce has been grown in your community. Farmers Market Website.

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Spring Daze

Held the first Saturday in May, this annual event is sponsored by the City Beautification Committee. The Spring Daze festival brings vendors offering a variety of plants, flowers, lawn & garden accessories, arts & crafts and home decor items which range from handmade outdoor furniture to jewelry. You can count on great music, food and kid’s activities as well. It’s fun and provides entertainment for the entire family. Download Spring Daze Vendor Application.

 

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Rail Fan Day

This annual event is held the first Saturday in November honoring RAIL heritage in Thomasville. The event includes a full day of rail fanning including photography and exchanging rail experiences. Rail Fan Day also features a train photo contest resulting in a yearly train calendar. Participation with Amtrack and Norfolk Southern. 

 

Reviews

 
Top spot for rail fanning and train watching.

“ Awesome place for viewing trains in a peaceful and safe environment. Then there is the "World's Largest Chair" as well! ”

— T.S.

Explore Historic Downtown Thomasville!

“ Thomasville is cute, quaint, and growing! A couple of good restaurants, and a neat little downtown to walk about. "

— K.M.

Art and Shopping.

“ Beautiful murals to see and several unique shopping experiences all within walking distance ”

— N.D.