Celebrating All Things Potato at the N.C. Potato Festival

Celebrating All Things Potato at the N.C. Potato Festival,
May 19-21 in Elizabeth City, N.C.

Bring the family and a hefty appetite to downtown Elizabeth City for the NC Potato Festival the weekend of May 19-21. It’s a potato-laden celebration of non-stop action, activity, and entertainment all weekend long.

Enjoy rides, games, food and fun!  There will be a USCG Search/Rescue demonstration over the water and the Coast Guard Cutter Ibis will be docked at the waterfront giving tours. Many of the downtown businesses and restaurants will also be open and participating in the events. 

            The festival is a tribute to our local agricultural heritage and one of the state’s most important crops – the potato.

Great live music is a signature aspect of the festival.  The Coteries and The Railers will perform at the festival’s opening night Kickoff Party on May 19. Other performances over the three-day event are Dark Water Rising, Sara Jane McDonald and SweetFire, John Emil, and Delta Son. The Church Sisters will close out the festival on Sunday.

            Don’t forget the ‘tater-related activities for all ages, including the popular National Potato Peeling contest where festival-goers can cheer on peelers, ‘Little Miss Tater Tot’ Contest, Cornhole Tournament, Street Fair and Dance, fireworks, antique tractor and potato equipment exhibit and auto and bike show.

Sign up for the Coast Guard Enlisted Association’s 5K Fun Run/1 Mile Walk on Saturday morning at 8:00 am. The run starts and finishes at Charles Creek Park.

The festival starts with a kickoff party on the evening of May 19 at 5:00 pm and runs until 11 pm. The festival continues Saturday from 10 am to 11 pm and Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm.

Toyota of Elizabeth City, Nissan of Elizabeth City, Perdue, EC Convention & Visitors Bureau, Bojangles, and SKYY-4 are the premiere festival sponsors. FMI and a complete lineup of events and entertainment check the festival’s Facebook page or visit www.ncpotatofestival.com.

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