Entertainment POC’s

  1. Tommy Sugg
    252-560-7828
    tommy.sugg@yahoo.com
  2. Rhonda Hudson Jordan
    252-717-4224
    rhj715@gmail.com

Main Events

Miss Grifton Shad Queen Pageant
Grifton School Auditorium.
Admission Fee = $5.00
Saturday, April 6, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Fishy Tales Storytelling Contest
Grifton School Media Center.
Admission Fee = $1.00
Monday, April 8, 2019, 6:00 p.m.
Gizzard Shad Queen Pageant
Grifton School Auditorium.
Admission Fee = $5.00
Thursday, April 11, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
Abrams Amusements & Rides
Wristbands for unlimited rides = $20.00
Thursday, April 11, 2019, 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Friday, April 12, 2019, 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 13, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Shad Shack
Shad T-shirts and novelty items for sale.
Friday, April 12, 2019, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 13, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 14, 2019, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Mo’s Pub (beer tent) “Be Mo Social”
Happy Hour 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday, April 12, 2019, 4:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 13, 2018, 1:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
3:00 pm – Tony Lefavi
5:00 pm – Willis Gupton
Shad-O (bingo)
Grifton School Cafeteria. Lots of prizes. Snacks for sale.
Friday, April 12, 2019, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Grifton Train Depot
(Local Hometown Favorites)
Friday, April 12, 2019
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Silver Wings
9:00 p.m. – 11:00 pm. – Trail By Fire
Saturday, April 13, 2019
Raffle All Day

Saturday Events – April 13, 2019

Grifton Train Depot

12 Noon – 4:00 p.m. Dunking Booth sponsored by Snow Hill Boy Scout Troop #74
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Morgan Hudson Vickers
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Too Much Band
4:00 pm. – 5:00 pm. Trenice
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. The Wannabees
9:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Captain Jim Is Magic
9:30 p.m. Jesse Bolt

Grifton Elementary School Ball Field

9:00 a.m. Registration for Car Show

Queen Street

10:00 a.m. Shimmy Shakers
10:30 a.m. Grifton Shad Festival Parade
11:30 a.m. Presentation of parade & fishing contest trophies
12 Noon – 2:00 p.m. Car Show
12 Noon – 3:00 p.m. Purple the Clown
12 Noon – 4:00 p.m. Kid’s games
12 Noon – 12:30 p.m. Carolina Heat Martial Arts Demonstration, corner of Queen and Pitt Streets
12 Noon, 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. Captain Jim’s Magic Show & Sky High Skyler Stilt, face painting, Walker & Juggler, located beside Ernie’s Grill
1:30 p.m. ProTown BMX Bike Show
4:30 p.m. ProTown BMX Bike Show

River Road/Horse Stables

10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Helicopter rides provided by Total Flight Solutions

Town Commons

8:00 a.m. Fun Run, 5k Run.
Entry fee = $20.00, participants get t-shirt, medallion, and bragging rights (Line up at the Shad Shack)
10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 3 Wishes & a Hero Disney Characters participating in parade and mingling with crowd
12:00 p.m. Until, Fish Fry, Chicken, & BBQ. New Covenant United Holy Church
11:00 a.m. – Until Fish Stew sponsored by Grifton Lion’s Club
12:00 p.m. Petting Zoo by It’s a Zoo Life
4:00 p.m. Petting Zoo by It’s a Zoo Life

First Citizens Bank lawn

All Day Market Place
All Day Craft Show

Mattie’s Mini Park

2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Anthony Gonzales (Gospel Groups)

Grifton Civic Center

12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Children Ceramic Art Show
12:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m. Historical Museum
12:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m. Grifton Indian Village
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Art Show

Sunday Events – April 14, 2019

Town Commons

12-2 pm Souvenirs – Shad Shack

Grifton Civic Center

12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Art Show

Creekside Overlook Park

9:00 a.m. Community Church Service (by town boat landing)
Bring a chair and enjoy the fellowship and the view.

Events Details

Miss Grifton Pageant

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Grifton School Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

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 howards@ecu.edu / (252) 917-2622.

PAGEANT GUIDELINES:

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.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Directors Belinda Howard at 252-413-8907 or Susan Howard at howards@ecu.edu / (252) 917-2622.

Fishy Tales (Lying Contest)

Monday, April 8, 2019

Grifton School Media Center, 6:00 p.m.

  • Event Sponsor:
  • Event Chairperson: Kelly Buck – 252-320-6042 – kellybuck601@gmail.com
  • Additional Contact Person: Annie Harrison – annie.harrison@dupont.com
  • Mistress of Ceremonies: Amy Hahn
  • Sign-up deadline:
  • Cost per person for entry to the event: $1.00
    (Proceeds will cover the fees for free books given to the Grifton School kids that participate)

Gizzard Pageant

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Grifton School Auditorium, 7:00 p.m.

Emceed by John Moore

If you wish to participate in the “Gizzard Shad” pageant please contact:

  • Christin Nichol  @ 252 -531-4399
  • Julie Monroe @ 252-841-0918

Fun Run, 5k Run

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Town Commons, 8:00 a.m.

Parade

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Queen Street, 10:30 a.m.

We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at the 2019 Grifton Shad Festival Parade!

Contact us from the numbers below or send us an email.

  • Jean Sugg @ 252-939-6198
  • Denice Dixon @ 252-341-7031
  • Jackie Suggs @ 252-258-5597

More Info

Art Show

Saturday and Sunday, April 13-14, 2019

Grifton Civic Center, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The 49th 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.

Submissions accepted:

Art submissions will be accepted at the Grifton Museum, 437 A Creekshore Drive, Grifton, NC at the following dates:

  • Saturday, March 30 – 2 – 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 2 – 5 – 7:00 p.m.

Art show viewing:

  • Saturday, April 13 – 12 noon – 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 14 – 12 noon – 4:00 p.m.

For Art Show information, entry forms, and a schedule of Shad Festival events visit the forms page.

Contact Persons:

  • Shirley Mewborn – swmewborn@gmail.com (Subject Line: Grifton Art Show) @ 252-531-5272
  • Tommy Sugg @ 252-560-7828

Car & Truck Show

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Queen Street, 12 Noon – 2:00 p.m.

  • Registration $20
  • Registration begins 9:00 a.m @ Grifton Elementary School Ball Field
  • Registration Ends 12:00 noon
  • Judging and Awards between 1:00 and 2:00 p.m.

**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.

Awards

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

50 dash plaques to first 50 entries

Bring your entire family to enjoy the day at one of NC oldest festivals.

50/50 Drawing

Sponsored by: Tripp’s Tire Pros & NAPA of Ayden and Ernie’s Grill

Raffle Drawing