Heading to the North Carolina Folk Festival or the Central Carolina Fair? Here’s the weather forecast for the weekend in Greensboro

(WGHP) – Annual North Carolina Folk Festival Returns to downtown Greensboro this weekend for a multi-stage outdoor celebration of folk and traditional music, crafts, food and more.

Let’s take a look at this weekend’s forecast for downtown Greensboro.


The celebration of cultural heritage through music, dance and handicrafts kicks off on Friday evening at 5pm with… North Carolina A&T State University Jazz Ensemble Performance at the Old Court Theatre African Drums Workshop At Center City Games.

Since this is an outdoor event, it would be a good idea to bring rain gear, just in case. Scattered rain and storms are expected on Friday afternoon and evening due to a slow-moving cold front.

The front is also likely to raise a chance of prolonged rain and storms for the remainder of the weekend.

We will be very warm Friday evening with temperatures still in the mid 80s at 5pm but the good news is we will cool off quickly. By 8pm Friday, temperatures will be in the mid 70s with a light southerly breeze.

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The final round of shows is on Fridays at 9:30 pm with The faithful men of Zion at Con Health City Stage Theatre, Riyad Qawwali in the grass stage and behavior at the Old Courthouse Theatre. Temperatures will be in the low 70s by 10pm with chances of scattered rain continuing until after midnight.

The NC Folk Festival isn’t the only Triad event this weekend. the Central Carolina Gallery Also taking place in the Greensboro Coliseum complex.

Returning to its 124th year, the Central Carolina Exposition also opens Friday, September 8th at 5 p.m.


If you’re headed to the Greensboro Coliseum complex on a Saturday, temperatures will be in the mid-70s when the fair opens at 11am with a mixture of sun and clouds.

At the NC Folk Fest, the first performances will be Saturday at 12:30 PM Sarah Kate Morgan It will be performed on the Garden Stage while Zoe and Cloyd It will be at the Old Courthouse Theatre.


By 1 p.m., temperatures will be above 70 degrees, and there will be a chance of scattered showers.

Thanks to the cold front we see late in the week, Saturday afternoon temperatures will come in near normal for September. We will struggle to get into the low 80s and see a return of scattered shower opportunities Saturday afternoon.

With rain chances expected again, if you’re at the Greensboro Coliseum for the Central Carolina Expo, you might want to head inside for the “RCHRA VooDoo Throwdown in the ColiseumThe probability of rain on Saturday is 60%.


If you’re at the NC Folk Festival into the evening hours Saturday, temperatures will be in the low 70s by 8 p.m., and rain will still be in the forecast, but that shouldn’t stop you from leaving Cimarron at Cone Health CityStage OR Layla McCalla On the Old Court Theater.


Sunday’s first folk festival performance will be at Cone Health CityStage with Nani Fazana At 11 a.m. temperatures will be in the mid 70s with a slight chance of scattered rain.

Since rain chances remain on Sunday, it will be a good idea to keep your rain gear with you for the final day of the NC Folk Festival.


The final shows for the weekend will run between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Whether you’re headed to the Lawn Stage to hear it Phil Wiggins and Hobie Jenkins Or set up camp at the Old Courthouse Theatre Rick Robertson BandTemperatures will be in the upper 70s with a 40% chance of scattered rain or storms.

The good news about this weekend? Not only will you celebrate folk and traditional music, but you’ll also experience cooler temperatures over three days!

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