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2024 North Carolina Potato Festival Schedule

Friday - 5 pm to 11 pm  •  Saturday - 10 am to 11 pm  •  Sunday - 10 am to 6 pm

Friday, May 17th 

5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

 5:30 pm

Opening Ceremony & Kick-Off Party

Main Stage located at Mariners' Wharf Park

 

6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Main Stage Live Entertainment 

located at Mariners' Wharf Park

 

6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Beer Garden Opens

Mariners' Wharf Park

ID Required for ALL...No one under the age of 21 permitted.

For adults wanting alcoholic beverages, no ID, no service.

*Ask about a sponsorship and get tickets to the Kick-Off Party VIP section

 

5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Street Fair 

Water Street from Ehringhaus Street to Colonial Avenue

5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Spudtacular Ride Midway

Water Street, Ehringhaus Street, and Waterfront Park

Saturday, May 18th 

10:00 am - 11:00 pm

5K USCG Run/ 1 Mile Walk

Starting Point - Charles Creek Park

7:00 am Registration / 8:00 am Run Begins

Main Stage

at Mariners' Wharf Park

10:00 am - 10:30 pm

10:00 am - 12:00 Noon -- Events, contests, and activities

12:00 Noon - 10:30 pm -- Live Entertainment

Auto & Bike Show

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

East End of Main Street (700 & 800 Blocks)

Street Fair

10:00 am - 11:00 pm

Water Street from Ehringhaus Street to Colonial Avenue

Spudtacular Ride Midway

10:00 am - 11:00 pm

Water Street, Ehringhaus Street, and Waterfront Park

Army, USCG Displays, and New & Antique Tractor Display

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

McMorrine & Ehringhaus Street

Little Miss Tater Tot Contest

10:00 am 

The Green at Mariners' Wharf Park

Sponsored by: 

Doug Williams/Rick Gilbert Heating, Plumbing, and Air Conditioning

National Potato Peeling Contest

10:00 am

Corner of Main & Water Streets

Sponsored by: Southern Bank, Elizabeth City 

FREE French Fries

10:00 am* (*while they last) 

Corner Fearing & Water Streets

Sponsored by: TowneBank

Beer Garden

12:00 Noon - 11:00 pm

Mariners' Wharf Park

ID Required for ALL...No one under the age of 21 permitted.

For adults wanting alcoholic beverages, no ID, no service.

Cornhole Tournament

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

at Mariners' Wharf Park (new location)

(ID Required for ALL...For adults wanting alcoholic beverages, no ID, no service)

Sponsored by: The Mills Downtown Bistro & Hoppin Johnz New South Cuisine

Live Music and Saturday Night Street Dance 

5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Main Stage at Mariners' Wharf Park

Bring a chair

Sunday, May 19th

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Main Stage

at Mariners' Wharf Park

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

10:00 am - 11:00 am - Church on the Green • Fountain of Life

11:00 am - 6:00 pm -- Live Entertainment

Street Fair

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Water Street from Ehringhaus Street to Colonial Avenue

Spudtacular Ride Midway

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Water Street, Ehringhaus Street, and Waterfront Park

Cornhole Tournament

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

ID Required for ALL...No one under the age of 21 permitted.

For adults wanting alcoholic beverages, no ID, no service.

Sponsored by: The Mills Downtown Bistro & Hoppin' Johnz New South Cuisine

Beer Garden

12:00 Noon - 6:00 pm

Mariners' Wharf Park

ID Required for ALL...No one under the age of 21 permitted.

For adults wanting alcoholic beverages, no ID, no service.

6:00 pm - Festival Closes

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