​​You may prefer Carolina Beach Music, Funk, R&B, Top 40 or even some "New and Old Country"........regardless of your taste, what you will get is a variety of All Of The Above.  If you have attended Beast Fest, you know you will not be disappointed and if this is your first time, you will see that we take great pride in bringing the top entertainment events to the area year after year and because of our great sponsors......…..there is never a cover charge.

​​Special Guest Apperance by Miss North Carolina, Laura Matrazzo

2018 Friday Night Street Dance featuring Gary Lowder & Smokin' Hot

Bronze Level Sponsor

Bladen Community College

Cape Fear Farm Credit

​Diamond Dave's Grill

Hester, Grady, Hester, PLC

Leinwand's of Elizabethtown

Pawn South

S. Preston Douglas & Associates

Thompson, Price, Scott, Adams & Co

Til & Butler CPAs

​Walters Family Farms

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Always a crowd pleaser and packed the house at our 2016 Saturday Night Concert..................

Platinum Level Sponsors

Hear what a few of the residents that lived in Bladenboro around this time have to say about this...

Fact or Fiction---You decide?

Silver Level Sponsor

Bladen Builders Supply

Bryant's Gun & Pawn

​China Town Bladenboro

Fisher's & The Ladies Shop

Giorgio's Restaurant & Pizza

Hester Tire Pros

Johnson & Johnson Law Firm

The Medicine Shoppe

Pizza Palace Bladenboro

​Star Telephone

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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. 

Outstanding Food Court Vendors on Friday night starting at 6:00 PM and All Day on Saturday....AND Oh Yes....The Original Collard Sandwich will be back again in 2018 !!!!!!

2018 Beast Fest

October 26-27

First Citizens Bank

Han-Dee Hugo's

Law Office of Cynthia Adams Singletary

State Farm-Eddie White

Town of Bladenboro

Walane Gas Company

WoodmanLife-Craig Callihan


Allegiance Industries

Allen Brothers Outdoors

​Callihan & Wells

Birdsong Peanuts

Bladen-Gaskins Funeral Home 

Bladen Online.com

Bladenboro Hardware

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Working to make our extended community a better place to live

If you are interested in becoming a member and willing to work on special community improvement projects, please go to our "Contact Us" page

 2018 Saturday Night Street Dance 

Band of OZ 

BEAST FEST

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..Others say it is true


Main Event Sponsors

Cape Fear Valley Bladen Healthcare

Four County Electric Membership Corporation

Smithfield

Sykes Paving

New Light Church

Beast Fest has become one of the fastest growing festivals in Southeastern North Carolina and is always held on the last weekend of October.  Now in our 12th year, Beast Fest is specifically designed so 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 we also have a small designated parking area, directly across from our Main entrance for those with special needs.  Golf cart pick-up and return is also available for those that might need a little assistance. Several low rise sections of bleachers are available in our Main Courtyard area for festival goers to relax and enjoy the live entertainment that goes on throughout the day, but we also encourage you to bring your own fold-ups, as the bleachers fill-up quickly.  


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.  Maple and Oak leaves have begun to display their colors and humidity levels are low.  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 t-shirts, flip-flops, and shorts at Beast Fest.


​Between 10,000 and 12,000 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 and 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 attended by thousands of children. 

 

Please Join Us In Saying Thanks to All The 2017 Sponsors. 

You Made This Possible 

Beast Fest if proudly hosted by the volunteers of

2018 Live Concert Event Schedule

Gold Level Sponsor

Bladen Offroad

Dan's Golf Car & Trailer Sales

Farm Bureau Insurance

​Micha Hester

Storms Farms

Land-O-Lakes Golf

Sweat Mechanical Corporation

Waste Management

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