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Events Down East
A guide to events held Down East. 
Gloucester Mardi Gras
    This event is held annually
    at 476 Pigott Road in
    Gloucester, NC 

Mardi Gras starts about 11:00 a.m. Saturday morning of the event with live music!  Gumbo, deep fried turkey, crawfish, and delicious side dishes are ready by early afternoon, announced by a Fool's Procession.  Mask and hat-making is available.  Costumes are welcome!  Unknown Tongues plays around 3:00, kicking the dance off with the children's King and Queen Coronation, march, and bead toss.  The event is always free and OPEN to everyone!
Visit their website in the link abovefor more information and photos!

Wild Caught Festival

The festival opens Friday night at 6pm with musical performances until 11pm. Saturday music starts at 11am and rocks until 11pm. WILD CAUGHT Seafood dinner served Saturday afternoon. Wild Caught is located on the Pigott property (224 Shore Drive, Gloucester NC 28528).

Click on the link above for more information about this annual event!

Wild Caught is a festival celebrating homegrown music and local seafood! It's located in Gloucester, NC on the beautiful Straits looking toward Brown's Island and Harkers Island.
Core Sound Waterfowl Weekend
Core Sound Decoy Festival
When the halls have been decked by the first weekend in December, the time is ripe to hold the Waterfowl Weekend at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum. That's right on the main road and there are signs - you can't miss it.
Harkers Island comes to life the first full weekend in December each year as the Core Sound Decoy Guild holds its annual Core Sound Decoy Festival.
The festival has many attractions that include antique decoy exhibits, retriever demonstrations, competitons including duck calling, loon calling and head whittling. There’s always delicious food offered by Harkers Island Elementary School staff and
volunteers, and plenty of shopping opportunies from the many vendors who flock to the festival each year.
There are events going on Friday night and all day Saturday.  Go to their website here to see all of what Core Sound Weekend is all about!