Events in Oriental/Pamlico County, NC

Even a small village like Oriental, NC still manages to keep a busy calendar of annual events that gives visitors, residents, families and day trippers of all ages something to do. Small communities often have the most eclectic events and Oriental is no different as the year's highlights range from regattas and homes tours to chowder cook-offs, arts festivals, fishing and dragons. All annual events are listed by month below.

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January

Oriental #1 Marker
Near the harbor
Oriental, NC 28571
(252) 249-0555

January 1, 2017 Sailors in a sailing town need very little excuse to leave seats in front of television sets and get out on the water. The New Year's Day traditional regatta accepts any motorboats, sailboats, small aircraft and homemade helicopters willing to meet when the countdown begins at Channel One Marker...more about Instead of (Football) Regatta

Hodges Street
South Water to Duck Pond
Oriental, NC 28571
(252) 675-0180

EVERY SATURDAY, all year long from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM, gardeners, crafters, artists and hobby farmers are chatting with customers and neighbors at Oriental Farmers' Market. On Hodges Street between South Water and Duck Pond, creative people are selling home-made baked goods, hand-made craft items, and vegetables, eggs, preserves and plants,...more about Oriental Farmers Market

February

Hodges Street
South Water to Duck Pond
Oriental, NC 28571
(252) 675-0180

EVERY SATURDAY, all year long from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM, gardeners, crafters, artists and hobby farmers are chatting with customers and neighbors at Oriental Farmers' Market. On Hodges Street between South Water and Duck Pond, creative people are selling home-made baked goods, hand-made craft items, and vegetables, eggs, preserves and plants,...more about Oriental Farmers Market

March

Oriental Marina and Hotel
Oriental, NC 28571
(252) 249-0555

TBA 2017 The Chowder Cook-off on the grounds of the Oriental Marina and Hotel is serious business to professional chefs from local restaurants and home-grown chowder perfectionists happy to display their creations to the tasting public. Volunteer firemen are among the most serious cook-contenders, working all hours and guarding their secrets with...more about Oriental Chowder Cook-off

Hodges Street
South Water to Duck Pond
Oriental, NC 28571
(252) 675-0180

EVERY SATURDAY, all year long from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM, gardeners, crafters, artists and hobby farmers are chatting with customers and neighbors at Oriental Farmers' Market. On Hodges Street between South Water and Duck Pond, creative people are selling home-made baked goods, hand-made craft items, and vegetables, eggs, preserves and plants,...more about Oriental Farmers Market

April

Riverfront Convention Center
New Bern, NC
(252) 249-1099

April 1, 2017 The annual HOPE Clinic Ball supports the work of health care for the uninsured in Pamlico County. Made possible by an army of local volunteers, the use of the Pamlico County Health Department building and donations of money and supplies by individuals and businesses, HOPE Clinic celebrates good health...more about Hope Clinic Ball

Hodges Street
South Water to Duck Pond
Oriental, NC 28571
(252) 675-0180

EVERY SATURDAY, all year long from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM, gardeners, crafters, artists and hobby farmers are chatting with customers and neighbors at Oriental Farmers' Market. On Hodges Street between South Water and Duck Pond, creative people are selling home-made baked goods, hand-made craft items, and vegetables, eggs, preserves and plants,...more about Oriental Farmers Market

Oriental Harbor Marina
Oriental, NC 28571
(252) 249-0228

April 21-23, 2017 North Carolina's largest in-water boat show will be held at Oriental Harbor Marina. The 9th annual Oriental In-water Boat Show will again feature their popular nautical flea market and wooden boat expo. The 2016 show brought a record 100 vendors and exhibitors, a record gate and earned a record...more about Oriental In-Water Boat Show

Oriental's History Museum
Broad St.
Oriental, NC 28571
(252) 249-0555

TBA, 2017 Oriental puts on her best face for visitors each April, inviting people into historic homes and modern homes and to visit spectacular gardens as well from 10 AM to 4 PM. Sponsored by Oriental's History Museum and St. Thomas Episcopal Church Women, the tour winds through showplace homes and April-splendid...more about Oriental Tour of Homes

PAWS Pet Parade
Oriental Town Hall
Oriental, NC
(252) 745-7297

TBA, 2017  Every spring for the past nine years, residents of this small riverside community (where boats outnumber people three-to-one) take the opportunity to exercise their creativity, sense of fun and love of all things canine by participating in this much-anticipated family event.

Dogs garbed as everything from astronauts to tiny dragons (and...more about PAWS Pet Parade

May

Waterfront
Oriental, NC 28571

May 8, 2016 Visitors will enjoy one-of-a-kind products displayed along the paths and boardwalk by the harbor in Oriental during Art on the Neuse. Wood carvers, furniture makers, artists in glass and copper enamel, painters in many media and several styles, fiber artists, quilters, sculptors in various materials, jewelry makers and photographers...more about Art on the Neuse

Hodges Street
South Water to Duck Pond
Oriental, NC 28571
(252) 675-0180

EVERY SATURDAY, all year long from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM, gardeners, crafters, artists and hobby farmers are chatting with customers and neighbors at Oriental Farmers' Market. On Hodges Street between South Water and Duck Pond, creative people are selling home-made baked goods, hand-made craft items, and vegetables, eggs, preserves and plants,...more about Oriental Farmers Market

June

NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores
Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28516
(252) 728-2265

June 3, 2017 The Eastern Carolina Artificial Reef Association (ECARA) will be holding its annual fundraising dinner. There will be exhibits, silent auctions, a 50/50 raffle, entertainment, and shows by the aquarium staff. ECARA is a non-profit organization that seeks to raise money to promote the understanding of the economic and...more about Eastern Carolina Artificial Reef Association Annual Fundraiser

Hodges Street
South Water to Duck Pond
Oriental, NC 28571
(252) 675-0180

EVERY SATURDAY, all year long from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM, gardeners, crafters, artists and hobby farmers are chatting with customers and neighbors at Oriental Farmers' Market. On Hodges Street between South Water and Duck Pond, creative people are selling home-made baked goods, hand-made craft items, and vegetables, eggs, preserves and plants,...more about Oriental Farmers Market

 
 
 
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