Events in Oriental and 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

Instead of (Football) RegattaOriental #1 Marker
Near the harbor
Oriental, NC 28571 • map(252) 249-0555

January 1, 2015 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

Oriental Farmers MarketHodges Street
South Water to Duck Pond
Oriental, NC 28571 • map(252) 675-0180

EVERY SATURDAY, all year long, with very few exceptions, 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, between 8 and 11 AM, January through March and from 7 to 11 AM April through December,...more about Oriental Farmers Market

February

Eastern Carolina Artificial Reef Association Annual FundraiserNC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores
Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28516 • map(252) 728-2265

2015 Date TBD The Eastern Carolina Artificial Reef Association (ECARA) will be holding its annual fund raising dinner at the NC Aquarium in Pine Knoll Shores on Saturday, February 22, from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM. This year's keynote speaker is Mike Daniels, one of the finders of the Queen Anne's Revenge....more about Eastern Carolina Artificial Reef Association Annual Fundraiser

Oriental Farmers MarketHodges Street
South Water to Duck Pond
Oriental, NC 28571 • map(252) 675-0180

EVERY SATURDAY, all year long, with very few exceptions, 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, between 8 and 11 AM, January through March and from 7 to 11 AM April through December,...more about Oriental Farmers Market

March

Hope Clinic BallRiverfront Convention Center
New Bern, NC • map(252) 745-4560

2015 Date TBD 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...more about Hope Clinic Ball

Oriental Chowder Cook-offOriental Marina and Hotel
Oriental, NC 28571 • map(252) 249-0555

2015 Date TBD 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...more about Oriental Chowder Cook-off

Oriental Farmers MarketHodges Street
South Water to Duck Pond
Oriental, NC 28571 • map(252) 675-0180

EVERY SATURDAY, all year long, with very few exceptions, 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, between 8 and 11 AM, January through March and from 7 to 11 AM April through December,...more about Oriental Farmers Market

April

Oriental Farmers MarketHodges Street
South Water to Duck Pond
Oriental, NC 28571 • map(252) 675-0180

EVERY SATURDAY, all year long, with very few exceptions, 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, between 8 and 11 AM, January through March and from 7 to 11 AM April through December,...more about Oriental Farmers Market

Oriental In-Water Boat ShowPecan Grove Marina
Oriental, NC 28571 • map(252) 249-0228

2015 Date TBD The Oriental Rotary Club presents the largest in-water boat show between Savannah and Annapolis.  Expect to find 100 exhibitors showing new and used watercraft of all types - sail and power, yachts to kayaks, cruising and fishing - with many in the water for sea trials.  A large array...more about Oriental In-Water Boat Show

Oriental Tour of HomesOriental's History Museum
Broad St.
Oriental, NC 28571 • map(252) 249-0555

2015 Date TBD 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...more about Oriental Tour of Homes

PAWS Pet ParadePAWS Pet Parade
Oriental Town Hall
Oriental, NC • map(252) 249-7297

April 26 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...more about PAWS Pet Parade

May

Art on the NeuseWaterfront
Oriental, NC 28571 • map

May 10, 2014 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...more about Art on the Neuse

Oriental Farmers MarketHodges Street
South Water to Duck Pond
Oriental, NC 28571 • map(252) 675-0180

EVERY SATURDAY, all year long, with very few exceptions, 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, between 8 and 11 AM, January through March and from 7 to 11 AM April through December,...more about Oriental Farmers Market

June

Oriental Farmers MarketHodges Street
South Water to Duck Pond
Oriental, NC 28571 • map(252) 675-0180

EVERY SATURDAY, all year long, with very few exceptions, 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, between 8 and 11 AM, January through March and from 7 to 11 AM April through December,...more about Oriental Farmers Market

July

Oriental Croaker FestivalOriental Town Hall
507 Church St.
Oriental, NC 28571 • map(252) 249-0555

July 4-5, 2014  During Croaker Festival, Oriental's population soars. Thousands of visitors arrive to honor the croaker, a very tasty and surprisingly vocal fish found only in Southern waters. (Anyone not having heard a croaker's croak needs to spend more time in boats.) The festival provides food, great children's games in a...more about Oriental Croaker Festival

Oriental Farmers MarketHodges Street
South Water to Duck Pond
Oriental, NC 28571 • map(252) 675-0180

EVERY SATURDAY, all year long, with very few exceptions, 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, between 8 and 11 AM, January through March and from 7 to 11 AM April through December,...more about Oriental Farmers Market

Oriental Rotary Tarpon TournamentVarious locations
Oriental, NC 28571 • map(252) 249-0555

2015 Date TBD  The annual Oriental Rotary Tarpon Tournament celebrates sport fishing at its finest. Events center around Lou Mac Park and pier and River Neuse Suites in Oriental. The weekend includes a tournament for young anglers up to 12 years of age, with trophies for the biggest and for the most...more about Oriental Rotary Tarpon Tournament

August

Oriental Farmers MarketHodges Street
South Water to Duck Pond
Oriental, NC 28571 • map(252) 675-0180

EVERY SATURDAY, all year long, with very few exceptions, 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, between 8 and 11 AM, January through March and from 7 to 11 AM April through December,...more about Oriental Farmers Market

September

Annual Chili CookoffOriental Marina and Inn
Oriental, NC • map(252) 249-0581

2015 Date TBD  Having a hurricane dampened the planned Fifth Annual Old Theater fundraiser Chili Cookoff, but 2012 promises to be more kind to the mostly annual event. Entry requires no fee, but the chef provides five gallons of his or her secret super recipe by 10 AM. The actual fun...more about Annual Chili Cookoff

Oriental Cup RegattaOriental Town Hall
507 Church St.
Oriental, NC 28571 • map(252) 249-0555

Sept. 12-14, 2014  Raising money for college scholarships, the annual Oriental Cup Regatta presents a three-day weekend party with a sailboat race in the middle. The race is geared to cruisers as well as racers, so all types of sailors, weekenders and competitors are encouraged to join the fun. Festivities start...more about Oriental Cup Regatta

Oriental Farmers MarketHodges Street
South Water to Duck Pond
Oriental, NC 28571 • map(252) 675-0180

EVERY SATURDAY, all year long, with very few exceptions, 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, between 8 and 11 AM, January through March and from 7 to 11 AM April through December,...more about Oriental Farmers Market

October

Goose Creek Island Homecoming ShowCommunity Center
Schoolhouse Rd.
Hobucken, NC • map

2015 Dates TBD  Talents of several generations of Goose Creek Islanders blend in a variety show at the Hobucken Community Center at 7:30 PM, Thursday - Saturday, celebrating tradition, music, dance, comedy skits and the unique flavor of their island home. Written, produced, directed and performed by local residents, the show has...more about Goose Creek Island Homecoming Show

Heritage Day10642 N.C. Hwy. 55 E
Grantsboro, NC 28529 • map(252) 745-2239

Oct. 4, 2014 Heritage Day in Pamlico County, sponsored by The Pamlico County Heritage Center, shows off and celebrates Pamlico County history and growth. Special events include demonstrations of how things were done in the beginning: smithing horse shoes, tying tobacco for drying and running old-time three-legged and sack races for...more about Heritage Day

Oriental Farmers MarketHodges Street
South Water to Duck Pond
Oriental, NC 28571 • map(252) 675-0180

EVERY SATURDAY, all year long, with very few exceptions, 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, between 8 and 11 AM, January through March and from 7 to 11 AM April through December,...more about Oriental Farmers Market

November

Oriental Farmers MarketHodges Street
South Water to Duck Pond
Oriental, NC 28571 • map(252) 675-0180

EVERY SATURDAY, all year long, with very few exceptions, 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, between 8 and 11 AM, January through March and from 7 to 11 AM April through December,...more about Oriental Farmers Market

 
 
 
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