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Grifton Shad Festival returns for 50th year

50th Grifton Shad Festival
50th Grifton Shad Festival(Grifton Shad Festival)
Published: Apr. 29, 2022 at 10:41 AM EDT
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GRIFTON, N.C. (WITN) - The annual Grifton Shad Festival is officially underway. This is the town’s 50th festival after missing the last two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Grifton Shad Festival is one of the most time-honored and longest-running festivals in all of North Carolina. It is the oldest festival in Pitt County and the second oldest in Eastern Carolina.

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The festival runs through Saturday. There will be live entertainment, food, vendors, and a petting zoo with pony rides.

Click here for the full schedule of events.

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