The Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce will host the 28th Annual Tar River Festival on Saturday, October 7th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in downtown Louisburg and Riverbend Park. A time-honored tradition, this year’s festival promises to be better than ever. The festival is a family event with free admission and is held rain or shine.
Live entertainment throughout the day will be provided by the band Big Love. Be sure to sign up for the 2nd annual 5K Tar River Run/Walk. The race circuit is a USATF certified course. Interested participants can register for the race at runsignup.com or at the Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce office.
A new featured event this year will be the Tar River Festival BBQ cook-off. BBQ masters from all across North Carolina will compete for prizes. Pulled pork BBQ and BBQ chicken plates will be sold after the judging is completed.
Craft breweries and wineries throughout North Carolina are invited to participate at the festival.
Again, this year, the River of Yesteryear will provide demonstrations of cultural and heritage-based events including more history and learning experiences for the entire family. There will also be a Kid Zone, which will include interactive games, inflatables, rides, face painting, and a cast of characters from Enchanted Wishes – Cinderella, Belle, Tiana, Doc McStuffins, Batman and Robin, Captain America and Spiderman.
For more information contact the Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce at 919-496-3056.