Thanks to ALL the 2017 Beast Fest Sponsors.  You make this possible !

Saturday morning @ 8:00

Southeastern Cruisers Car Show had over 75 entries in 2016. Click on the "Classic Car Show Flyer TAB above for more information about times and contact information.

Saturday afternoon @ 4:00

Children's Halloween Costume Contest

(NO CHARGE TO ENTER but Registration is required - All day until 3:45 PM on Saturday

Oh Yes! The Original Collard Sandwich will be back again in 2017 

2017 Main Event Sponsors

​​​​​You may prefer Carolina Beach Music, Funk, R&B, Top 40 or even "New Country"........regardless of your taste, what you will get is All Of The Above from two of the hottest and most sought after bands in the Southeastern U.S. and we have them both this year at BEAST FEST 2017.  These are two shows you do not want to miss!!!  As always, because of our great sponsors, both of these high energy shows are FREE, FREE, FREEso mark your calendar now.  Come early for the best parking and bring your fold-up chairs. 

Click on the Band's Logo below for a sample

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Friday Night  

October 27th  7:00-10:00 pm

Saturday Night

October 28th 7:00-10:00 pm

2017 Platinum Level Sponsors

Street Dance

2017 Live Concert Event Schedule

Aerial view of 2016 Beast Fest

New Light Church will again host the Beast Fest annual "Trunk or Treat" event.  This production has become one of the more popular events of the entire festival and is attended by approximately 2,000 children. This is a great alternative to the typical "door-to-door" Trick or Treat on a school night.  Children will receive a great selection of "Treats" and enjoy a multi-stop performance, each with a positive message.  If you have little ones, bring them.  You'll be glad you did.      Parents, we encourage you to participate and experience this event with your children.  The entire street is blocked and well-supervised so your child will enjoy a safe environment.  

The Food Court will be open this year on both Friday night from 6-10 PM and All Day Saturday starting at 9:00 am.  All your favorites will be back this year and the variety is once again great, so bring your appetite.

Pre-Festival T-Shirts are availalble NOW (Mon-Sat) at Over Yonder Coffee, Teas, & Creamery in Bladenboro;  The Medicine Shoppe Bladenboro and on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, The Bladenboro Farmer's Market.

Great colors/ Children and Adult sizes/ $10 T-shirts; $20 Hoodies


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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

Saturday morning @ 10:00 
BOB (The Beast) will make an appearance at our Grand Opening Ceremony, which is always a treat for the kids.

The weekend before - Saturday October 21st @ 8:00 am

This year we will hold our annul 5K COLOR Fun Run the weekend before Beast Fest on October 21st @ 8:00 am. Sign up sheets will be available at various locations or you can click on the 5K Fun Run Tab for more information. This event is open to the entire family, so bring the strollers, bikes or just enjoy the walk.  

Beast Fest has become one of the fastest growing festivals in Southeastern North Carolina.  Now in our 11th 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 area for those with special needs.  Golf cart pick-up and return is also available for those that might need a little assistance. A low rise section 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 will usually 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.

Beast Fest 2017 kicks off on Friday night, October 27th from 6-10 pm  and will continue on Saturday, October 28th with our Grand Opening Ceremony at 10 am until 10 pm.  

We expect between 10,000 and 12,000 people to visit the two-day festival, as locals and those from the surrounding counties and the bordering states flock to our small town. 

Make plans now to join us this year.  Our Fun Time Carnival Rides will be running and a wide variety of Food Vendors will be open in the Food Court area both days.  We expect 75 Arts & Crafts vendors and there will be non-stop performers in our Main Area throughout the day on Saturday, a Children's Halloween Costume Contest will be held on Saturday afternoon. At dusk, a live production "Trunk or Treat" will be going on for kids under 12.

Click on one of the TABS above "Festival Schedule" for a full listing of events.  

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

Fact or Fiction---You decide?

Cash Prize awarded to "Best Original Costume" in all Age Groups, so use your imagination

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