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Farmer’s Market

Oriental’s Farmers’ Market happens every Saturday from 8:30a-11:30a on Hodges Street between South Water and the harbor.

The 5th annual Oriental Classic Car Show

Saturday October 12, 2019 . It’s all at LouMac Park & South Avenue on the Neuse River waterfront.  It is free to see. It’s an open show with People’s Choice judging of the best of hot rods & customs, sports cars, muscle cars, pre ’50 antiques, ’50 -‘91 antiques, Vettes, pre ‘60s trucks, ’60 & newer trucks, and post ’91 moderns. Registration info at or call 252-249-0228.

Ol’ Front Porch Festival

October 4-6 – The Ol’ Front Porch Music Festival is Folk, Americana, Bluegrass, Country, Gospel, Jazz… all in the walkable village of Oriental, North Carolina. The internationally acclaimed Folk-Americana band The Way Down Wanderers will headline the 2019 Ol’ Front Porch Music Festival.

Spirit of Christmas

December 13-14th – The Spirit of Christmas
A whole town celebration to open the holiday season. It is a festive and fun filled weekend.
Starting off with a candle-lit parade heralding the arrival of Santa followed by ‘open-house’ in all of the retail businesses with live entertainment and seasonal refreshments. Schedule of Events coming soon.