We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at the 2018 Grifton Shad Festival Parade!
Sponsored by Doug Henry of Ayden | Emceed by John & Cameron Moore
Contact us from the numbers below or send us an email.
Emceed by John Moore
If you wish to participate in the “Gizzard Shad” pageant please contact:
NOTICE: All ladies interested in participating in the “Miss Grifton Shad Queen Pageant” contact Directors Belinda Howard at 252-413-8907 or Susan Howard at firstname.lastname@example.org / (252) 917-2622.
MUST: Be between the age of 14-18, unmarried and without children, live in the Grifton residence area or within our voting district, and be a reputable role model.
Directors Belinda Howard at 252-413-8907 or Susan Howard at email@example.com / (252) 917-2622.
Returning to the 2018 Shad Festival:
Sponsored by Hastings Ford
Runners will receive a T-shirt and medallion.
Teams are welcomed and encouraged to participate.
The 48th Annual Grifton Art Show will be a feature of the Grifton Shad Festival this April. Eastern North Carolina artists are invited to enter their artwork in the following categories: painting, fiber arts, graphic art/drawing, photography, and three-dimensional art. Artists may enter up to 3 pieces. For adults (over age 18), the entry fee is $5 per entry. There is no charge for school-age children and young adults up to age 18. Prizes or ribbons will be awarded in each category.
Art submissions will be accepted at the Grifton Museum, 437 A Creekshore Drive, Grifton, NC at the following dates:
For Art Show information, entry forms, and a schedule of Shad Festival events visit the forms page.
The public is invited to view the artwork on Saturday, April 21 (Noon to 5 pm) and Sunday, April 22 (Noon to 4 pm). To be a part of the People’s Choice Award, you may vote for your favorite creation during Saturday hours.
Registration: $30 per team – please register by 1PM on tournament day!
The event will be held on the empty lot on McCrae Street – across from the Grifton Depot. Signs will be posted marking the event area. Double Teams/Double Elimination. Boards and bags provided. Contact Galen Treble at 252-939-5438 or firstname.lastname@example.org for an application or register April 21st, beginning at 9:00 a.m and before 1PM. All participants will receive a free Shad Festival t-shirt. Cash prizes will be given to 1st ($100) and 2nd ($50) place wining teams along with full bragging rights.
**NOTE** If you desire to enter the Parade, line up for it prior to registering your vehicle to the Car Show. You will be able to register for the show immediately following the Parade.
Top 40 • Best Ford (1 & 2) • Best Chevy (1 & 2) • Best MoPar (1 & 2) • Best Foreign • Most Unique • Mayors Choice • Best Truck • Longest Distance Driven • Best Overall
Cars will be parked on the eastern end of downtown Queen Street
Bring your entire family to enjoy the day at one of NC oldest festivals.
50/50 Raffle Drawings
The Aviation East Division of the North Carolina Forestry Service will display an Astar 350B3 helicopter at 299 River Rd, Grifton (Horse Stables), Cottage Brook Hobby Farm, Grifton, NC. This helicopter transports initial attack crews when dropping water or foam on fires with 200 gallon dip buckets. This event will start after the Grifton Shad Parade.
Signs will mark the way. You can use the free shuttle to and from the air activities. The shuttle will load at the corner of Queen and Church Streets and will run every 30 minutes.