Food Vendors will begin customer service on

Friday from 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Saturday from 10:00 am -10:00 pm

We're sure you will also hear from a few "local celebrities" that will be introduced by our Mistress of Ceremonies, Sarah from The Big Wake Up With Don Chase and Sarah from WKLM.

Friday Night

October 29th 

Show starts @ 7:00 PM
North Tower Band

Like many festivals, concerts, sporting events and other large gatherings across the country, Boost the Boro determined the most responsible action we could take in 2020 to help slow the spread of Covid-19 was to suspend Beast Fest.  This decision eventually became a mandate ordered by the state. 

We are once again proud to be the host of the 14th Annual Beast Fest and we are working overtime to have the BEST EVER Beast Fest on: 

October 29th-October 30, 2021 

People are ready to get outdoors, go to events, spend time with their friends and family, and just get back to some normal.  


Indications from the community and our generous sponsors are pointing to a high level of excitement and anticipation and we are expecting attendance to reach all time highs. 

Mark your calendars, connect with old friends or  classmates,  invite your out-of-town family and come join us for a fun and safe family event 

~~You'll be glad you did~~  

Special Appearance

Saturday Afternoon 

October 30th

3:00 PM 

87 & Pine

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​​​Our Two Driving Goals 

It Must Be In Good Taste and Be Safe For Everyone 

It Must Be Welcoming and Have an Inclusive Atmosphere

Helpful Information For You About Beast Fest

Cost - There is Never an Admissions Charge for Beast Fest

Because of the generous sponsors of Beast Fest, Boost the Boro is able to host this event and provide practically 100% of the festival at no charge. All of the live entertainment and most of the events are free~~and as always, there is never an admission charge to attend.

Weather can be unpredictable along the coastal areas of the Southeast during the Fall months, but if you are traveling or just passing through our area, you already know that October is more often than not, one of the most fantastic times of the year in Southeastern North Carolina and a great time to attend an outdoor festival, such as Beast Fest.  

How to Dress
Whatever you want, as long as you are comfortable.  
Weather patterns have usually started to show some hints of Fall, with much appreciated lower humidity levels. The maple and oak leaves have started to display their colors, as temperatures range in the mid to upper 50's on most days, dropping down to the high 40's to the mid 50's at night.
Sweatshirts and light jackets come out of the closet at night, but there's still see plenty of "Beast Festers" wearing flip-flops and shorts.

Parking, Special Needs and Seating
Parking is available, but can be limited or require a short walk to the festival site, especially on Saturday afternoon.  

Boost the Boro will have some designated parking spots reserved for those with special needs or that might need a little help.  Our Beast Fest Staff will also have several golf carts that can shuttle you to and from the parking areas to the festival area, provided someone in your party will stop by the Boost the Boro tent and lets us know your specific needs.  
Several low riser sections of bleachers will be available in our Main Courtyard area to enjoy the live entertainment, but we encourage you to bring your own fold up chairs.

​​​​​​​​Local Talent Show our area is blessed with some extremely talented locals and Beast Fest provides a great place to showcase these talents.

You might hear everything from solo singers, country rock groups, gospel groups, dancers, drill teams and more. 

What you can count on is a whole lot of entertainment packed into a three hour period.  We begin the local talent performances around mid-morning to around two o'clock. 

Sponsored By

​​If you are interested in becoming a member of Boost the Boro and willing to become involved in community improvement projects, please contact us at

Sponsored By

Gary Lowder & SMOKIN' HOT ….
are known as a Soul, R&B party band based out of North Myrtle Beach , SC. Their musical repertoire covers decades of hits from your favorite artists and genres of music including soul, rhythm & blues, funk, reggae, jazz standards, country, 50, 60's and Carolina Beach Music. In addition of performing some the most current hits that are topping the charts today, the group has had many successful chart topping hits on local radio and internet stations across North and South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, and Florida. Gary Lowder & SMOKIN’ HOT..... are comprised of multi-talented musicians who have come together to produce incredible performances each and every time they take the stage.

14th Annual ​Beast Fest ​

October 29-30,2021

​​​​​​​​​Saturday Entertainment 

~Something for everyone~

Sponsored By

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  • ​​​​Since 2009, Boost the Boro has been the organizer and host of this annual Community festival event.
  • We operate as a 501 (c) (3) non profit organization with a current membership of 51 adult and student members. 
  • We take great pride in knowing that Beast Fest has become one of the fastest growing and largest attended weekend Fall festivals in Southeastern North Carolina. 
  • Beast Fest is always held on the last weekend of October and there is never a charge for attendance.
  • Conservative estimates put attendance of the Friday night and all day Saturday festival to be in the 8,000 range. 
  • Our festival is completely underwritten by both business and personal sponsorships of various levels, allowing us to provide most event activities and all the live entertainment free.
  • Any net profits we receive from Beast Fest goes directly back into our community on other projects aimed at areas that will improve our community for both our residents and our small businesses.   
  • We always challenge ourselves to make Beast Fest better than the previous year ............and 2021 is no exception​​

Best "Beast Fest" Foods

Beast Fest is known for having a wide variety of freshly prepared foods, including the much anticipated 

"Beast Fest Collard Sandwich"

Each year, we meet people who say they drove several hours just to get a Beast Fest Collard Sandwich

If you have not experienced the pleasure of of Beast Fest collard Sandwich, you owe it to yourself to give it a try

And, what would a Small Town Festival be unless a few of the elected officials dropped by?  This is as American as Apple Pie.....  

We're always happy when our elected officials take their personal time to stop by and enjoy the festival, talk to the people, enjoy the great food and entertainment, and yes, we do try and give them a few minutes to speak to the crowd.....but B.O.B. is always watching and keeps them on the clock.

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​​​​2021 Nightly Entertainment & Street Dance​

North Tower has been one of the south’s great party bands for over 35 years, providing the best in Top 40, beach, funk and oldies. Sizzling brass, super vocals, and a wide ranging repertoire all contribute to making your event a night to remember

Saturday Night

October 30th 

Show starts @ 7:00 PM
Gary Lowder & Smokin' Hot

The Grand Opening Ceremony ​​​​​​​​​​​​ begins at 10:00 am on Saturday with the appearance of the "Beast of Bladenboro".  This is always a delight to both children and adults and B.O.B. always has some goodies to pass out to the crowd--so make sure and get there early.

We're sure you will also hear from a few "local celebrities" that will be introduced by our Mistress of Ceremonies, Sarah from The Big Wake Up With Don Chase and Sarah from WKLM.

​​​​​​​​​We purposely limit our food vendors to no more than 10 full service food trailers. 

Each vendor is required to prepare their specialties on-site and ALL Food Vendors must obtain a Temporary Food Establishment Permit from the Bladen County Health Department and be personally inspected and approved to operate by the Department, prior to opening for business.​​

Beast Fest is proudly hosted by the 50+ all volunteer membership of Boost the Boro. 

Since its formation in 2006, Boost the Boro has operated as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization working to make our extended communities a better place to live. 

Beast Fest is only possible because of the continued support of our many business sponsors and of course, all of those who attend. 

If you would like to make a donation to Boost the Boro, Inc or to Beast Fest, please mail your check to:

Boost the Boro, Inc.

P.O. Box 771

​Bladenboro, NC 28320

ALL funds we raise are returned back into the community.