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, 2018 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
S Water to Oriental harbor
Oriental, NC 28571
(252) 675-0180

EVERY SATURDAY, all year long from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM (Winter hours 9:00 - noon) gardeners, crafters, artists and hobby farmers are chatting with customers and neighbors at Oriental Farmers' Market. On Hodges Street between South Water and the Oriental Harbor, creative people are selling home-made baked goods, hand-made craft items,...more about Oriental Farmers Market

February

Hodges Street
S Water to Oriental harbor
Oriental, NC 28571
(252) 675-0180

EVERY SATURDAY, all year long from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM (Winter hours 9:00 - noon) gardeners, crafters, artists and hobby farmers are chatting with customers and neighbors at Oriental Farmers' Market. On Hodges Street between South Water and the Oriental Harbor, creative people are selling home-made baked goods, hand-made craft items,...more about Oriental Farmers Market

March

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

March 11, 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...more about Oriental Chowder Cook-off

Hodges Street
S Water to Oriental harbor
Oriental, NC 28571
(252) 675-0180

EVERY SATURDAY, all year long from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM (Winter hours 9:00 - noon) gardeners, crafters, artists and hobby farmers are chatting with customers and neighbors at Oriental Farmers' Market. On Hodges Street between South Water and the Oriental Harbor, creative people are selling home-made baked goods, hand-made craft items,...more about Oriental Farmers Market

April

April 20 - April 22, 2018  Cycle North Carolina's Coastal Ride event brings in 1,500 cyclists and their family and friends to Washington, NC, this year. The three days are spent cycling on back roads throughout the county, always returning to Washington each evening to rest and sleep. The slots for cyclists' participation...more about Cycle North Carolina Coastal Ride

Riverfront Convention Center
New Bern, NC
(252) 745-5760

TBA April 2018 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
S Water to Oriental harbor
Oriental, NC 28571
(252) 675-0180

EVERY SATURDAY, all year long from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM (Winter hours 9:00 - noon) gardeners, crafters, artists and hobby farmers are chatting with customers and neighbors at Oriental Farmers' Market. On Hodges Street between South Water and the Oriental Harbor, creative people are selling home-made baked goods, hand-made craft items,...more about Oriental Farmers Market

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

April 13-15, 2018 The Oriental Boat Show has become one of the largest and most successful in-water boat shows on the East Coast. The 10th annual Oriental In-Water Boat Show will again feature their popular nautical flea market and wooden boat expo. The 2017 show drew over 100 vendors and exhibitors from as...more about Oriental In-Water Boat Show

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

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 one...more about PAWS Pet Parade

May

Waterfront
Oriental, NC 28571

TBA May 2018 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

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

May 5, 2018  Heritage Day in Pamlico, 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 - blacksmithing, tying tobacco, antique tractor and car show as well as games for children, all...more about Heritage Day in Pamlico

Hodges Street
S Water to Oriental harbor
Oriental, NC 28571
(252) 675-0180

EVERY SATURDAY, all year long from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM (Winter hours 9:00 - noon) gardeners, crafters, artists and hobby farmers are chatting with customers and neighbors at Oriental Farmers' Market. On Hodges Street between South Water and the Oriental Harbor, creative people are selling home-made baked goods, hand-made craft items,...more about Oriental Farmers Market

June

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

2019 TBA 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 ecological benefits...more about Eastern Carolina Artificial Reef Association Annual Fundraiser

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

June 28 through July 1, 2018  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...more about Oriental Croaker Festival

Hodges Street
S Water to Oriental harbor
Oriental, NC 28571
(252) 675-0180

EVERY SATURDAY, all year long from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM (Winter hours 9:00 - noon) gardeners, crafters, artists and hobby farmers are chatting with customers and neighbors at Oriental Farmers' Market. On Hodges Street between South Water and the Oriental Harbor, creative people are selling home-made baked goods, hand-made craft items,...more about Oriental Farmers Market

July

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

June 28 through July 1, 2018  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...more about Oriental Croaker Festival

Hodges Street
S Water to Oriental harbor
Oriental, NC 28571
(252) 675-0180

EVERY SATURDAY, all year long from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM (Winter hours 9:00 - noon) gardeners, crafters, artists and hobby farmers are chatting with customers and neighbors at Oriental Farmers' Market. On Hodges Street between South Water and the Oriental Harbor, creative people are selling home-made baked goods, hand-made craft items,...more about Oriental Farmers Market

August

Hodges Street
S Water to Oriental harbor
Oriental, NC 28571
(252) 675-0180

EVERY SATURDAY, all year long from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM (Winter hours 9:00 - noon) gardeners, crafters, artists and hobby farmers are chatting with customers and neighbors at Oriental Farmers' Market. On Hodges Street between South Water and the Oriental Harbor, creative people are selling home-made baked goods, hand-made craft items,...more about Oriental Farmers Market

 
 
 
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