The Croaker Crew would like to welcome you to the 35th Annual Pamlico County Croaker Festival. “Croaker, Swimming Among Coral” is this year’s theme. Coral would be the gift to give on a 35th Anniversary! So don your “Coral” and come on out and help us celebrate!
Lots of Family Fun will fill the Festival Ground. On Friday evening enjoy the Opening Ceremonies featuring the Pamlico County Choral and the Pamlico County Community Band. This is followed by the Miss Minnow and Croaker Queen Pageant and to top things off “The Bryan Mayer Band” will be performing for the Street Dance. On Saturday the Parade strolls down Broad Street, Hodges Street, and makes it way to the Festival grounds. Over 50 vendors will be selling their wares; enjoy live music on the Main Stage under a tented pavilion; Kid’s Park and Heartwork’s Carnival complete with Bounce Houses and a rock climbing wall; not to mention a variety of Grub & Grog (non-alcoholic). Visit the Non-Profit Area and relax under the shade of the old oak trees at the food court area near the Main Stage. Make plans to stay at the festival Saturday evening to enjoy a second Street Dance from 7 ‘til 9. Then to end the night experience — a magnificent display of Fireworks over Oriental Harbor!
The Croaker Festival goes “Green.” Remember to recycle and use the trash cans provided throughout the park. Safety is our utmost concern; there will be a first aid tent located near the main stage and food court, however, should a serious event happen please dial 911. Parking is always difficult throughout our town. Please be courteous and respectful to our town resident’s property and adhere to parking signs and speed limit signs posted.
We would like to take this opportunity to shout out a big “Thank You” to the Residents and Businesses in the Town of Oriental for their continued support of the Festival. Take time while you are in town to visit the local businesses to see what they offer.
Whether you’re a local or come from afar we sincerely hope that your Croaker Festival experience will be enjoyable for the entire family!
The Croaker Crew