Currituck Heritage Festival, Bulls & BBQ

— Written By and last updated by Stacy Hairfield

How quickly can you shell an ear of corn? Are you the fastest pie eater in the East? Come find out at this year’s Currituck Heritage Festival! The Currituck County Rural Center (CCRC) will once again be the host site for this annual event. Festivities for the public will begin at 1 pm on September 16th at the CCRC in Powells Point. Join us as we celebrate “Currituck Heritage, Bulls & BBQ”!

There will be live music, antique tractors on display, children’s games and activities, and local vendors and exhibitors. Food will be available for purchase. Following the Heritage Festival activities, join us for a rodeo from 7-9 pm. Children ages 0-5 can watch the rodeo for free. Advanced tickets can be purchased from Currituck Tourism for $10 for children ages 6-12 or $15 for adults and youth 13 and over. Tickets will be available for purchase at the gate for $15 for children ages 6-12 and $20 for adults and youth 13 and over. However, quantity is limited and you will not want to miss out!

Event Schedule:

1:00 pm – Opening Ceremony/Antique Tractor Demo

1:00-5:00 pm – Vendor/Exhibitor Show

1:00-5:00 pm – Extension Master Gardener Fall Plant Sale

1:00-5:00 pm – Fun Zone (Climbing Wall, Wax Hands, Mechanical Bull & More)

1:15 pm – Homegrown and Handmade Judging

1:30-3:00 pm – People’s Choice BBQ Tasting (Ticketed Event to benefit Currituck Kids)

1:30 pm – Stars and Stripes Drill Team Demo

1:30 pm – Rabbit Show

1:45 pm – Chicken Show

2:00-4:00pm – Cornhole Tournament

2:00-5 pm – Live Music by Jug Tucker and The Daniel Jordan Band

2:30 pm – Corn Shelling Contest

3:00 pm – Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest

3:30 pm – Chicken Chucking Contest

3:40 pm – Pumpkin Bowling Contest

4:30 pm – Antique Tractor Demo

5:00 pm – Heritage Event Ends

6:00 pm – Gates open for rodeo event

7:00-9:00 pm – Rodeo (Ticketed Event)

The CCRC will also be the location for the Kansas City Barbeque Competition in which professional cook teams compete for the best pork, chicken, brisket & ribs. The contest will occur just prior to public events at the Heritage Festival. Awards will be presented to cook teams at a ceremony onsite from 4:45-5:30 pm.

To receive text message updates on festival activities, text HERITAGE17 to 888777. For more information on the Heritage Festival contact the North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center at 252-232-2261. For information on rodeo tickets or the Kansas City Barbeque Competition, contact the Currituck Department of Travel and Tourism at 252-435-2947.

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Photo of Cameron Lowe, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCameron LoweCounty Extension Director, Currituck & Camden (252) 232-2261 (Office) cameron_lowe@ncsu.eduCurrituck County, North Carolina
Posted on Aug 29, 2017
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