People at PirateFest 2016

Experience the "Kings of Q" BBQ Cookoff!

Find the best of barbecue in Downtown Ayden at the Kings of Q Double Cookoff May 17th & 18th! This year’s competition will feature the festival’s first-ever double cookoff and the first Hometown Whole Hog Throwdown! The BBQ competition runs from May 17th through 18th, with the public festivities…

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PirateFest Returns!

On Saturday, April 20 from 11:00am - 8:30pm, swashbucklers of all ages will converge on the banks of the T-ARRRGH River, a pirate's paradise located in Downtown Greenville! Returning for its 17th year to the Greenville Town Common and Tar River district, PirateFest festivities will include fine arts…

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Art is in the Air and on Every Corner in April!

Downtown Greenville springs into action Friday, April 5th from 5pm - 8pm for the Downtown Greenville First Friday ArtWalk! Take a self-guided walking tour, or catch a FREE ride on the Emerald Express Trolley to quickly get from stop to stop to view local, regional, and national artist’s work, enjoy…

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A Shad-Tastic Festival

The Grifton Shad Festival has been a keystone event in Eastern North Carolina for 52 years, celebrating the springtime running of the Shad up the Neuse River, then into tributary creeks such as historicContentnea Creek, which runs through Grifton. The longest-running festival in Pitt County, the…

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Visit NC Honors Pitt County Pitmaster Sam Jones

GREENVILLE, N.C. (March 18, 2024) — At a luncheon today featuring an appearance by Gov. Roy Cooper, Visit North Carolina presented its Esse Quam Videri Award to Glenn Patterson Wilson for leading a revival of her hometown of Halifax, a Roanoke River town with rich Revolutionary War history. The…

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