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MULLET FESTIVAL Information

Parade

We are excited to host the 65th Annual Mullet Parade, which will include participation by the 2nd Marine Division Band.  As a reminder, NC24 will close at 8:30 AM.  Traffic will be detoured from Mills and Thomas Furniture down Main Street Extension past the Rotary Building up to the stoplight next to Riverside Restaurant. Parade participants are reminded to be checked in well before 8:30 AM.  The parade will commence at 9 AM from the corner by Mills and Thomas Furniture, will continue up Highway 24, and and will end at the Swansboro First Baptist Church.  Award announcements will be made from the Pug Pavilion at 1 PM.  Award categories include:

  • Best in Show

  • Best Performance

  • Best Animal/Mascot

  • Most Creative

  • Mayor’s Choice Award

 

Applications will be accepted through Monday – October 7th at Town Hall.  Good luck to all!

Parking and Shuttle

Parking is provided at Ward's Farm on Old Hammock Road behind Hampton Inn. Shuttle will run from 8:30 until 11:00 PM on Saturday and from 9:30 AM until 6:30 PM on Sunday. Shuttle pick up downtown is at the corner of Sabiston and Church Streets. Additionally, a handicap shuttle will be available from the corner of Sabiston and Church Streets to the corner of Water and Church Streets.

Events & Entertainment

Saturday:

9:00 AM Craft and Food Vendors Open throughout downtown (until 6:00 PM, some food vendors will stay open longer)

9:00 AM Parade begins

10:00 AM Kids Area Activities begin at First Citizens parking lot (until 5:00 PM)

10:00 AM Mystic Vibrations at Pug Pavilion

 

 

 

11:00 AM Mullet Fry begins on Front Street (until 5:00 PM)

11:30 AM Scrap Exchange art activities begin at First Citizens parking lot (until 3:30 PM)

1:00 PM Parade winners announced at Pug Pavilion

1:15 PM Mullet Toss at Pug Pavilion

2:00 PM The Holiday Band at Pug Pavilion

5:00 PM Mullet Hair Contest at Pug Pavilion

6:30 PM Party Prophets At Pug Pavilion (Time subject to change due to fireworks)

7:00 PM (approximate) - Fireworks

7:30 PM Party Prophets continue until 10:00 PM

Sunday:

10:00 AM Craft and Food Vendors Open throughout downtown (until 5:00 PM)

11:00 AM The Mighty TAMS at Pug Pavilion

11:00 AM Kids Area Activities begin at First Citizens parking lot (until 4:00 PM)

11:00 AM Mullet Fry begins on Front Street (until 4:00 PM)

2:30 PM Liquid Pleasure at Pug Pavilion until 5:00 PM

T-shirts

2019 Swansboro Mullet Festival T-shirts are now available online. Short sleeve T-shirts are $20 and long sleeve t-shirts are $30 and can be ordered online but will be shipped AFTER the festival. Mens and womens long sleeve performance shirts are $49.99 online and are available for shipping now. ALL shirts will be sold at the booth near Yana's on Front Street during the festival while supplies last.
https://whatthefin.com/search?type=product&q=mullet%20festival*

Other activities

Car and RV show at corner of Main and Elm Streets

Harbor tours by Lady Swan Tours