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The 39th Annual 2019 Pamlico County Croaker Festival

If you’re looking for something to do this 4th of July then we’ve got just the event for you! The Pamlico County Croaker Festival is a fun filled, family friendly celebration of friends, fellowship and freedom! Come for the parade and stay for the music, vendors and fireworks
June 28th – 30th

Headliner entertainment:
Friday: June 28, Bryan Mayer
Saturday: June 29, The Embers
Tentative: 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Band from Cherry Point
Fireworks – Saturday over the Harbor
Golf tournament on July 1st.

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.