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

Annual Grifton Shad Festival

Apps, Forms & Info

The Grifton Shad Festival would like to invite you to participate in our annual Shad Festival on April 11-17, 2016 with most events on April 15 -17. 2016. This year we are celebrating our 46th year!

We are planning a fun filled festival. Some of the planned agenda items includes live entertainment all day Saturday, a street dance on Friday and Saturday night, craft show, parade, Helicopter rides, rides, human foosball, canoe race, our 2nd Annual 5K Mud Run, and of course fish plates. We have over 30 new events this year and we are excited to share this event with you.

If you or your organization are interested in being a vendor at this event, please download, fill out and return the application form. The deadline for application and fee is April 1, 2016 (Fee entries vary for Craft, Market Place, and Food Vendors, please check your application for the correct fee for your category).  For more vendor information contact Mike Coles 252.414.9520 or