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.

802 Broad Street
Oriental, NC 28571
(252) 249-3340

October 10, 2015  The Oriental History Museum will roll its 1954 Wurlitzer jukebox into the parking lot for an old-fashioned evening of dancing, live entertainment and food. The event runs from 4 PM until 7 PM and also includes a silent auction and the raffle of a "dragon" chest....more about Jukebox Jam Street Dance

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January

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

January 1, 2016 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...more about Instead of (Football) Regatta

Hodges Street
South Water to Duck Pond
Oriental, NC 28571
(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

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

February 27, 2016  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, 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

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

TBA, 2016  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

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

March 12, 2016 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...more about Oriental Chowder Cook-off

Hodges Street
South Water to Duck Pond
Oriental, NC 28571
(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

Hodges Street
South Water to Duck Pond
Oriental, NC 28571
(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 Harbor Marina
Oriental, NC 28571
(252) 249-0228

April 8-10, 2016 The largest in-water show between Annapolis and Charleston, Oriental’s 2016 Boat Show will be held at Oriental Harbor Marina. The show will again feature their popular Nautical Flea Market and will expand on last year’s inaugural Wooden Boat Exhibition. Oriental’s 2015 show brought 96 exhibitors and one hundred...more about Oriental In-Water Boat Show

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

TBA, 2016 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) 249-7297

TBA, 2016  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

Waterfront
Oriental, NC 28571

TBA, 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 display,...more about Art on the Neuse

Hodges Street
South Water to Duck Pond
Oriental, NC 28571
(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

Hodges Street
South Water to Duck Pond
Oriental, NC 28571
(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 Town Hall
507 Church St.
Oriental, NC 28571
(252) 249-0555

July 2-3, 2016  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...more about Oriental Croaker Festival

Hodges Street
South Water to Duck Pond
Oriental, NC 28571
(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

August

Hodges Street
South Water to Duck Pond
Oriental, NC 28571
(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

Oriental Marina and Inn
Oriental, NC
(252) 249-0581

TBA, 2015  Entry requires no fee, but the chef provides five gallons of his or her secret super recipe by 10 AM. The actual fun begins at 11:30 when the tasters descend. The best prize is, of course, the people's choice, so every chef brings all friends and family, the towns...more about Annual Chili Cookoff

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

Sept. 11-13, 2015  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

Hodges Street
South Water to Duck Pond
Oriental, NC 28571
(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

Community Center
Schoolhouse Rd.
Hobucken, NC

October 15 -17 2015 Always held the third weekend in October, this show features the talents of several generations of Goose Creek Islanders and is held 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....more about Goose Creek Island Homecoming Show

Pamlico County History Museum
10642 N.C. Hwy. 55 E
Grantsboro, NC 28529
(252) 745-2239

October 3, 2015, October 2, 2016  Pamlico County Heritage Day, sponsored by the Pamlico County Museum and Heritage Center, celebrates life in Pamlico County during the late 1800s and early 1900s with a working blacksmith shop, a one-room school house, barber shop, farm demonstrations, a tractor show and raffle, vendors,...more about Heritage Day

802 Broad Street
Oriental, NC 28571
(252) 249-3340

October 10, 2015  The Oriental History Museum will roll its 1954 Wurlitzer jukebox into the parking lot for an old-fashioned evening of dancing, live entertainment and food. The event runs from 4 PM until 7 PM and also includes a silent auction and the raffle of a "dragon" chest....more about Jukebox Jam Street Dance

Hodges Street
South Water to Duck Pond
Oriental, NC 28571
(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

Hodges Street
South Water to Duck Pond
Oriental, NC 28571
(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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