The Currituck Heritage Festival will be held on Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Rural Center. Once again, the festival will feature a BBQ competition, bull-riding rodeo, and the Handmade and Homegrown Contest. There will also be live music, heritage displays, vendors, children’s Fun Zone, horse riding demonstrations, cornhole tournament, and more! Also, an arts contest will be held to feature paintings of the county’s heritage.
Admission to the Heritage Festival is free and gates open at 1:00 p.m. Tickets will be required to enter the People’s Choice BBQ Competition and to attend the rodeo.
Information on these specific activities, along with registration forms and information, is available from the N.C. Cooperative Extension and the Currituck Travel and Tourism Department:
- People’s Choice and Kansas City BBQ Competition – Begins at 1:00 p.m. Tickets will benefit Currituck Kids.
- Homegrown and Handmade Contest – Begins at 3:00 p.m. Click here for rules and entry forms.
- 4th Annual Rodeo – Begins at 7:00 p.m. Click here for ticket information.
Art Contest: The Travel and Tourism Department is partnering with the Currituck Arts Council to host an art contest during the festival. Entries should be paintings (only) that depict some aspect of Currituck County and our heritage. All Currituck County artists who are interested in participating should call Bryan Bass at 757-390-6390. Paintings must be submitted at the Moyock Welcome Center by Oct. 15. Please make sure your contact information is attached to the artwork. Entries will be displayed at the Heritage Festival and ribbons will be presented to winners that day. If you are interested in selling your artwork, make sure that you include the price and a card where you can be contacted.