In the small southeastern town of Bladenboro, North Carolina, a series of vampire like killings of pets and livestock occurred back in late 1953. The creature doing the killings was described by most witnesses as a "large-like cat creature about 4 to 5 feet long". Others said it resembled a bear. The creature's cries were said to sound like a baby or a woman crying, but louder and more frightening. The locals became afraid to leave their homes after dark and eventually began to refer to the creature as "The Beast of Bladenboro"
Though parties of armed men were organized to hunt down the creature, to this day, it has not been caught. Some say it was all just a hoax.
For over fifty years, the Band of Oz has entertained Beach Music lovers from Florida to Virginia and continues to perform well over two-hundred shows per year, featuring a full horn section and a dynamic eight-member group.
RESCHEDULED FOR SPRING FLING ON APRIL 6TH, 2019 DUE TO RAIN
Always a crowd pleaser and packed the house at our 2016 Saturday Night Concert..................
Beast Fest if proudly hosted by the volunteers of
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Outstanding Food Court Vendors on Friday night starting at 6:00 PM and All Day on Saturday....
2019 Beast Fest
Hear what a few of the residents that lived in Bladenboro around this time have to say about this...
Fact or Fiction---You decide?
2018 Saturday Night Street Dance
Band of OZ
2018 Friday Night Street Dance featuring Gary Lowder & Smokin' Hot
Beast Fest has become one of the fastest growing festivals in Southeastern North Carolina and is always held on the last weekend of October. 2019 will be our 13th year and we challenge ourselves to make Beast Fest an event that everyone in the family, regardless of age or financial situation, can enjoy. All of the live entertainment is free and there is no admission charge for attendees.
Parking is available throughout the downtown area and a designated parking area, directly across from our Main entrance, is available for those with special needs. Golf cart return to the various parking areas can be arranged for those that need assistance. Several low
October is a fantastic time of year to be in Southeastern North Carolina and a great time to attend an outdoor festival. Our weather has started to show some hints of Fall and humidity levels are low. The maple and oak leaves have begun to display their colors as temperatures range in the upper 50's to high 60's during the day and drop down to the high 40's to mid 50's at night. Sweatshirts and light jackets come out of the closet, but you'll still see plenty of
Between 6,000 and 8,000 people usually attend the two-day festival, as locals and those from the surrounding counties and the bordering states flock to our small town.
Fun Time Carnival Rides, Food Vendors, Arts & Crafts Vendors, Classic Car & Tractor Show, Top Level Local Talent show are all just a few of the events we have each year, and we are always adding new and different attractions aimed at keeping the festival fresh.
The "Children's Halloween Costume Contest" has become a big hit and continues to grow each year. At dusk, a live production "Trunk or Treat" by New Light Church has become a second festival in itself and one of the most anticipated events of the entire festival that is attended by thousands of children. Now in its third year, the "Haunted Hayride" is fast becoming a popular attraction for the entire family.
Our nightly entertainment, starting at 7PM is second to none as some of the top entertainment groups perform to a standing room only crowd on both Friday and Saturday nights in our Main Events area.
Special Guest Apperance by Miss North Carolina, Laura Matrazzo and Miss Outstanding Teen, Caroline Credle
You may prefer Carolina Beach Music, Funk, R&B, Top 40 or even some "New and Old Country".......