Croaker Festival Contests

Baking Contest


  • Cakes
  • Cheesecakes
  • Pies
  • Sweet Breads
  • Yeast Breads
  • Dietary Restricted
  • Theme Cakes

Deliver Entries to the judging table located next to the Main Stage on Freemason St. on Friday June 30th between 3:00 -4:00 pm. Entries must be on disposable or non-returnable dishes. They will not be returned. There will be no coolers provided for chilled products. Entries are donations and will be sold after the judging. Theme cakes may be auctioned off. All proceeds go to the “Jerusalem Fund” which is a non-denominational fund distributed through the local churches to help those in need. Children under the age of 12 will also have a separate judging for baking Anything, including cookies. Judging begins at 5:00 and then the goodies go on sale after the judging is complete. Winners will be announced on the Main Stage at 7:00 and will receive our famous “Croaker Trophy.

Croaker Queen Pagaent

Croaker Queen Pageant

Open to Pamlico County Residents ages 14 – 18. Here is your chance to become Queen of the Croaker Festival! Join the pomp, circumstance and pageantry! Contestants will have the opportunity to:

  • Wear an evening gown
  • Attend pre-pageant events
  • Ride in the Parade
  • Apply for Scholarships (academic resume required)
  • Perfect the Royal Wave
  • Open to Pamlico County Residents ages 4-7.
  • Wear your Sunday Best Dress
  • Attend pre-pageant events
  • Ride in the Parade

Pageant Times: Friday June 30, 2017 6:00p.m.

To make application contact Breanna Belangia by phone at 252-670- 5120 or email at

For The Kids

Open Saturday 11-6pm at the Heartworks’ Kids Carnival

  • Carnival Rides and Bounce Houses
  • Pirates Revenge
  • The Boomerang
  • Super Slide and much more….

Tickets for the Rides & Bounce houses will be on sale at High Street.

Kids Free Fun Park Sponsored by Down East Destinations

  • Hulu Hoop Contest
  • Tug O War
  • Watermelon Seed spitting
  • Water Balloon toss
  • Karaoke with Diane Dees under the old oak tree

Kids Coloring Contest sponsored by “The Bean”

Each artist will receive a gift certificate for a choice of a cookie or an ice cream cone. Winning Artist in each age group will win our famous “Croaker trophy”.


  • Colored pages due Saturday at 1pm
  • Deliver to the Croaker Booth
  • One entry per child
  • Entrants must be 3 to 12 yrs. Of age
  • Judges will determine the age group categories depending on entrants.
  • Winning entries will be announced at 4pm on the Main Stage