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


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. 

Han-Dee Hugo's
Hickman Utility Contractors
Houston’s Peanuts
Law Office of Cynthia Singletary
Over Yonder Coffee, Teas, & Creamery
Premier Timber Harvesting
Seacoast Wealth Management
Town of Bladenboro
Walane Gas
WoodmenLife-Craig Callihan 

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..................

Platinum Level Sponsors

Beast Fest if proudly hosted by the volunteers of

Gold Level Sponsor

Bryant's Gun & Pawn, Inc.
Cape Fear Propane
Dan’s Golf Car & Trailer Sales
Farm Bureau Insurance
Waste Management

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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

Outstanding Food Court Vendors on Friday night starting at 6:00 PM and All Day on Saturday....

2019 Beast Fest

October 25-26

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 rise sections of bleachers are available in our Main Courtyard area 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 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 t-shirts, flip-flops, and shorts at Beast Fest.


​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

Bronze Level Sponsor

Bladen Community College
Campbell Oil
Cape Fear Farm Credit
C W's Auto Services
Cox Realty & Appraisal, Inc.
DeVane Builders
Diamond Dave’s Grill
Eric Davis Construction
Hickman Priority Insurance
Leinwand’s 
Pawn South
S. Preston Douglas & Associates
Sachs Peanuts-E.J. Cox Company
Thompson, Price, Scott, Adams & Co

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Please Join Us In Saying Thanks to All The 2018 Sponsors. 

You Made This Possible 

Highlights of the 2018 Festival

​​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.

Allegiance Industries
Allen Brothers Outdoors
Birdsong Peanuts
Bladen Gaskins Funeral Home
Bladen Offroad
BladenOnline.com
Bladenboro Hardware
Callihan & Wells 
Down East Pest Control
Dr. Jenna B. Alvey

​First Citizens Bank​​

Silver Level Sponsor

Benson Air 
Benson's Grill 
Cape Fear Heating & Cooling 
First Bank 
Fisher's Mens Shop & The Ladies 

Giorgio’s Restaurant 
Hester Tire Pros
Hester, Grady and Hester, PLLC
Johnson Law Firm
Medicine Shoppe
Peterson Landscaping
Pizza Palace of Bladenboro
Star Communications 
Walters Family Farms

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Main Event Sponsors

Cape Fear Valley Bladen Healthcare

Four County Electric Membership Corporation

Smithfield Foods

Sykes Paving

New Light Church