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.
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Hear what a few of the residents that lived in Bladenboro around this time have to say about this...
Fact or Fiction---You decide?
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2018 Beast Fest will be October 26-27
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 Show, 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 is becoming a big hit and continues to grow each year and at dusk, a live production "Trunk or Treat" has become a second festival in itself and one of the most anticipated events of the entire festival.