My husband and I are having a scouting trip in mid-September for possible relocation spots, including the Raleigh area followed by New Bern. My work schedule is rigid so we are leaving on the 17th and returning on the 24th of September. We had planned to stay in New Bern the weekend of the 23rd and drive back home to NY from there, but I see that an arts festival is being held at the convention center. Sounds great, but is this the type of event that will clog all local roads, making parking downtown and finding a room tougher, or a self-contained little event that shouldn't create concern. Just unsure if we should alter the timing of our arrival accordingly. Maybe reversing the itinerary entirely? Thanks in advance for any advice.