Kernersville, NC

Kernersville's 30th Annual Spring Folly will be held May 5th-7th

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The Kernersville Spring Folly is a large event in Kernersville, North Carolina that attracts approximately 30,000 visitors from all over for a weekend of wholesome family entertainment. This event will be held rain or shine! Note that pets are not allowed at this event.

Starting Friday at 6:00 pm, vendors, musicians, carnival rides and much more will crowd the streets of Downtown Kernersville until 10:00 pm.

On Saturday, the fun and excitement will continue, so you can catch the same vendors if you did not see them on Friday. There will be various bands to listen to and dance to as well as a variety of food. Hours are 10:00 am to 10:00 pm.

On Sunday, the carnival rides and fair food will remain open at Harmon Park for the final day of the Spring Folly. Hours are 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Live Music
Main stage - Sponsored by Parks Buick GMC

Friday May 5th
6pm Camel City Yacht Club
8pm The Legacy Motown Revue, Friday Night Headliner Sponsored by Harris Teeter

Saturday May 6th
12pm Holiday Band
2pm-4pm Southern Fried Jazz Band
6pm Cody Webb
8pm Sounds of the South-Alabama Tribute-Saturday Night Headliner, Sponsored by Ashley Furniture

North Main stage Sponsored by Truist & Kernersville Chrysler Doge Jeep Ram

Friday May 5th
7pm Phase Band

Saturday May 6th
12:00pm Zach Brock and Good Intentions
2:30pm-6pm Christian Bands
7:00pm-8:30pm U.B.U The Band


Craft and Commercial Vendors
Arts & Craft Vendors are set up along North Main Street. Commercial Vendors are set up along East Mountain Street. For both A&C and Commercial Vendors, the hours are Friday May 5th from 6pm to 10pm and Saturday May 6th from 10am to 10pm.

Beer Garden
Kernersville Brewing Company is providing a designated drinking area. The beer garden is located in the Musten and Crutchfield parking lot. Hours are Friday May 5th from 6pm to 9pm, last pour at 8pm and Saturday May 6th from 12pm to 8pm, last our at 7pm.

Anyone is welcome in the Beer Garden, Only 21 and older are allowed to drink. Designated drinking area only.

Old Salem Chapter of the Antique Automobile Club of America
Saturday May 6th from 10am to 3pm. Bring the whole family by the Cruise-In! Admire a grand collection of antique cars of all different shapes and sizes. Located near the Farmers Market in the parking lot of Town Hall.

Clowns Face Painting
It’s not a Spring Folly experience without kids face painting! Stop by the booth located on South Main Street to pick from a variety of options and leave the Folly with a fun, temporary moment.

Chain Reaction Action Sports BMX
Saturday May 6th at 5pm, 6pm, and 8pm experience half pipes bike jumps and more. Located near the Farmers Market in the parking lot of Town Hall.

Captain Jim is Magic Show
A Kernersville favorite, on Saturday May 6th, Captain Jim’s shows are fun for the entire family. Join us on South Main for his show times and don’t forget to meet our stilt walker- Sky High Skyler! Showtimes are: 12pm, 2pm and 4pm.

Mountain Mike Chainsaw Artist
They call him Mountain Mike. He is a member of the 2nd place US Speed Carving Team. Join us at his location for live demonstrations of his hard work and talents. Friday Night Show times are: 7pm & 8pm. Saturday Show times are 11am, 1pm, and 3pm.

Heritage Square

  • 10am-4pm Kville Little Theatre Photo Op
  • WS/FCS registrations for PreK
  • TOK Stormwater Activity
  • Strawberries
  • Paul J. Ciener BG Seed Giveaway & Plant Sale
  • Korner’s Folly Pop Up
  • Kville Museum-Children’s Chalk/Outdoor Exhibits
  • Clown Face Painting
  • KW Edible Landscaping Nursery
  • Foothills Gem Mining

South Main 

  • TOK – Police Department
  • TOK – Fire & Rescue Department
  • Touch-A-Truck w/Best Driving Academy
  • Face Painting w/Circus Daze
  • Ride & Fair Food at Harmon Park

Concessions and Food

Food is provided by Local Civic organizations in Kernersville. The money spent goes right back into the community.

  • Apple Chips $7
  • Apple Pies $4
  • BBQ Sandwich $6
  • Hamburger $6
  • Cheeseburger $6
  • Frozen Custard $3
  • Funnel Cakes $9
  • Hot Dog $3
  • Nachos & Cheese $5
  • Pepsi Products/Water $2
  • Pickles $1
  • Pizza by the Slice $5
  • Soft Pretzels $5
  • Southern Fried Oreos $9
  • Bag of Chips $1
  • Uncrustable w/chips $3 Popcorn $2
  • Quesadillas w/salsa $12
  • Kiwanis Burger (cheese, slaw & onions) $7
  • Taco Basket (3) chicken or steak w/salsa $12
  • Philly Sandwich chicken or steak $12
  • Family Basket of French Fries $8
  • Southern Iced Tea 32oz $5
  • Lemonade (fresh squeezed) $5/$3
  • Family Nachos* (meat, cheese & jalapenos) $12 –Friday Night Only

Here is where your money from Spring Folly Concessions goes:

Rotary Club of Kernersville:

  • Sponsor and Organizer of the Annual Christmas Parade and Pancake Supper
  • Sponsor and Organizer of the Annual 4th of July Parade
  • Sponsor and Organizer of the 4th of July 5K Run
  • Annual Service Above Self High School Graduate Scholarships
  • Annual Forsyth Tech High School Graduate Scholarships
  • Sponsor of Interact Clubs at East Forsyth and Glenn High Schools
  • Sponsor of East Forsyth and Glenn High Schools Annual Scholars Banquet
  • Sponsor of Monthly Student and Teachers of the Month for East Forsyth and Glenn High Schools
  • Sponsor of Annual Kernersville Youth Leadership Academy
  • Partner with Cash Elementary
  • Cash Elementary Study Buddy Program
  • Supporter of Kernersville YMCA Bright Beginnings Program
  • Supporter of Kernersville Elementary Christmas Fund
  • Major Sponsor of CART – Coins for Alzheimer’s Trust Fund
  • Annual Assisted Living Christmas Project
  • Support of Other Local Non-Profits through the Kernersville Foundation

Kiwanis Club of Kernersville:

  • Youth literacy project – provide over 3,000 free children’s books in schools and at community events. We also provide books for summer pop-up day camps held in low-income areas.
  • Support of Local Schools: We help fund special projects in the schools and Teacher Appreciation week. We are currently working towards establishing bookcases in five local elementary schools that children can select a free book as an incentive for good behavior and on-time school attendance.
  • Support of Kernersville youth organizations: Kernersville Family YMCA, schools, Kernersville Library, outfit needy kids for a week at YMCA camp, Kernersville Police Camp, KPD “Shop with a Cop”, Kernersville Cares for Kids (anti-drug program), Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden summer camp.
  • Support of Kernersville human service organizations: Next Step Ministries, Kernersville Little Theatre, Chamber of Commerce education grants, Shepherd Center, Salvation Army (Christmas family).
  • Support of Other Community Organizations: Kernersville Little Theatre, Kernersville Auto Museum.
  • Kiwanis Children’s Events: 39th Miss Mary’s Children’s Parade, Touch-a-Truck.

Kernersville Civitan Club:

We support over 23 organizations including the Salvation Army, YMCA, Shepherd Center and good citizen scholarships to East Forsyth and Glenn high schools. “We are excited to partner with the Project re3 Hope Center food bank this Spring Folly” The Projectre3 Hope Center in a food bank and clothing closet in Kernersville that provides free food and clothing to those in need. In 2023 the Hope Center has helped approx. 250 families (860 people) with food and clothes.

Kernersville Running Club:

All profits earned, go back into our community, through our school’s cross-country and Track programs. We also partnered with the Town of Kernersville to promote and provide the State Championship Cross Country meets at Ivey Redman Park (Besson Park)

Kernersville Family YMCA:

The Y will be using profits to support our summer camp scholarship fund, which runs for 13 weeks this summer and hosts over 150 kids per week, with over a 1/3 relying on scholarships to attend.

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