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The Best Annual Festival in Charlotte Charlotte - 2013 About.com Charlotte Readers' Choice Awards

Vote Once a Day Between February 19 and March 19, 2013. Winners will be announced March 27, 2013.

Thank you for participating in this year's Readers' Choice Awards. With your help, we're showcasing some of the best Charlotte has to offer. From where to indulge in coffee and baked goodies and the best hot dogs, burgers and wings, to where to burn off those calories; from doggy day care to the best museum; from the best annual festival to the best place to take in live music. Now that we've narrowed down the finalists, it's time to vote for your favorites!

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Before you cast your vote, please take a moment to get to know each of our finalists in the "Best Annual Festival in Charlotte Charlotte" category.
All information and images were taken directly from company web sites.

Yiasou Greek Festival
The Yiasou Greek Festival began in 1978 and since then has become one of Charlotte’s largest cultural events. It is eagerly anticipated by the Charlotte community each year. Yiasou (the Greek word for Hello, Goodbye and Cheers) Greek Festival features Hellenic cultural exhibits, authentic Greek cuisine and pastries, entertainment, art, shopping and more. Experience the sights and sounds of Greece when you visit the 34th Annual Yiasou Greek Festival. It's a time of the year when everyone can be Greek!

Learn more about the Yiasou Greek Festival by visiting their web site.

Loch Norman Highland Games and Scottish Festival
Along with authentic professional and amateur athletics, the festival promises authentic piping and drumming, highland and Scottish country dancing, fiddle and harp competitions, and plenty more.

Learn more about Loch Norman Highland Games by visiting their web site

Festival in the Park
Since 1964, Festival in the Park has been bringing good music, good art and good times to Charlotteans and visitors from around the world. The sounds of "big band music" drift across Freedom Park's lake whose still surface reflects the lights strung from Camelot exhibit tents..

Learn more about Festival in the Park by visiting their web site

Taste of Charlotte
Looking to sample some of the best food from around Charlotte? This is the place for you. Dozens of local restaurants bring out their best dishes for you to try, all in one spot.

Learn more about Taste of Charlotte by visiting their web site

Carolina Renaissance Festival
The Carolina Renaissance Festival is a medieval amusement park, an 11-stage theater, a 22-acre village marketplace, an interactive circus, an arts and crafts fair, a jousting tournament and a feast -- all rolled into one non-stop, day-long family adventure!

Learn more about Carolina Renaissance Festival by visiting their web site

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