One of the Oldest and Most Shadtastic Festivals in all of NC!

Annual Grifton Shad Festival

The 47th Annual
Grifton Shad Festival
April 18-23, 2017

The Grifton Shad Festival is one of the most
time-honored and longest running festivals in all of North Carolina.


Welcome to the home of the Grifton Shad Festival on the internet!

We are now entering our 47th year.

Come out and enjoy five days of Down East Hospitality. Most events are held on the weekend.

Grand Marshall – TBA

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“NO PETS, BICYCLES, OR SKATEBOARDS ALLOWED WITHIN THE FESTIVAL AREA PLEASE.”

THIS REQUEST IS FOR EVERYONE’S SAFETY!