The Grifton Shad Festival is one of the longest running festivals in North Carolina, celebrating their 52nd year in 2024! Running from April 16th-20th, although most events will run on Saturday and Sunday. Find shad-tastic activities for all at this festival, including a parade, car show, teen pageant, petting zoo, art show, live music, and the traditional Shad Toss! Come hungry, as there will be delicious food for all at this festival, including the Shad Festival Fish Stew.
Fun Fact: The festival slogan “Eat Mo Shad” came to life in 1974 when graffiti was found on the drawbridge over Contentnea Creek with the tagline.

Dates & Times

April 20, 2024


528 Queen Street
Grifton, NC 28530