Croaker Festival 2017 News & Updates

Croaker Festival 2017 News & Updates

Croaker Festival 2017

“Celebrating our Fishing Heritage” is this year’s theme for the 2017 Croaker Festival on June 30, July 1,2, 2017. Planning is well under way but we are in great need of volunteers, specifically for helping with Advertisements and Sponsorships, Vendors, Croaker Booth, Garbology, Kids Park, Publicity and other general tasks. We also need a Parade Meister so if any of these tasks appeals to you please contact Cheryl Thompson or call (252) 249-0510 and leave message.

Vendor News:

Croaker Festival Vendor boothThe Croaker committee is currently accepting vendors for Arts and Crafts, Non-Profit Food, Information Booths.

Fireworks News:

Pamlico County Croaker Festival FireworksThe Croaker Committee has been working with the Town Manager, Pamlico Emergency Services, Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office, East Coast Pyrotechnics, Inc., U.S. Coast Guard and the NC Department of Transportation to solve the dilemma we have each year for the firework display. Our fireworks celebration is a tradition in our little town that draws visitors from all over to view the fabulous display.

This year should prove to be the best ever as we have secured permission to launch them from atop the bridge. We are announcing this exciting news now so that all patrons and residents will have ample opportunity to find a location to view the show. With the bridge being the new launch location there will have to be changes to the bridge closure which will be a slight inconvenience for those persons that normally travel the bridge and/or watch from the bridge. Details are currently being worked out and will be available shortly. Stay tuned through your local media. Please donate to the Fireworks show at “Sponsor a Sparkle” you may pay through Paypal or by check made payable to Croakerfestival, Inc. mailed to P.O.Box 1067. To be in the Program guide as a patron payment must be received by June 1st .

Parade News:

Entry forms may be submitted through the website or picked up at the Hardware Store or Town Hall. If you’re picking up a form please submit it at the Town Hall in Oriental. This year’s Parade will feature the Marine Corp Marching Band!

Entertainment News:

Friday Night: Pamlico Chorale and Pamlico Community Band

Street Dance: Jill and the Authentics – Jazz, Blues , & Rock & Roll

Saturday Lineup: 11-6

Saltwater Acoustics; Ken Belangia; The Moore’s Creek Boys; TBD; Zumba Demo

7-9:15 National Headline Band Masters of Soul Show and TFC Dance Band

Croaker Festival headliners the Masters of SoulThis Band celebrates the music and style of some of the greatest Motown artist and features stylishly costumed fully choreographed tributes to both male and female groups like The Temptations, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles and many more.

The second half features the TFC Band that will open the floor for dancing!

Pageant News:

Little Miss Minnow ( ages 4-7) and Croaker Queen(ages 14-18) contestants must be residents of Pamlico County . Contact Breanna Belangia for more information at email Breanna at or give her a call at (252) 670- 5120.