Please Join Us In Saying Thanks to the 2017 Sponsors. You Made This Possible
2018 Saturday Night Street Dance
Band of OZ
Bronze Level Sponsor
Bladen Community College
Cape Fear Farm Credit
Diamond Dave's Grill
Hester, Grady, Hester, PLC
Leinwand's of Elizabethtown
S. Preston Douglas & Associates
Thompson, Price, Scott, Adams & Co
Til & Butler CPAs
Walters Family Farms
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
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
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.
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.
2018 Friday Night Street Dance featuring Gary Lowder & Smokin' Hot
2018 Beast Fest will be October 26-27
Hear what a few of the residents that lived in Bladenboro around this time have to say about this...
Fact or Fiction---You decide?
Always a crowd pleaser and packed the house at our 2016 Saturday Night Concert..................
Allen Brothers Outdoors
Callihan & Wells
Bladen-Gaskins Funeral Home
First Citizens Bank
Law Office of Cynthia Adams Singletary
State Farm-Eddie White
Town of Bladenboro
Walane Gas Company
Platinum Level Sponsors
Main Event Sponsors
Cape Fear Valley Bladen Healthcare
Four County Electric Membership Corporation
New Light Church
You may prefer Carolina Beach Music, Funk, R&B, Top 40 or even some "New and Old Country".......
Oh Yes! The Original Collard Sandwich will be back again in 2018
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
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.
Special Guest Apperance by Miss North Carolina, Laura Matrazzo
Gold Level Sponsor
Dan's Golf Car & Trailer Sales
Farm Bureau Insurance
Sweat Mechanical Corporation