The North Carolina Potato Festival is the largest festival in Northeastern North Carolina. It is a great community event celebrating one of the area’s largest crops. The 2017 North Carolina Potato Festival is scheduled for May 19-21, 2017. Being held for 3 days for the fourth year in a row, the event will cover most of downtown Elizabeth City.
A full three days of events is scheduled beginning with the opening of the Midway with mechanical rides for all ages on Friday, May 19th at 5pm. Our famous Friday night Kick-off party will be open to the public with live entertainment on our Main Stage on the corner of Main and Water Streets. On Saturday, the Festival will open at 10 am with live entertainment on two stages, a Street Fair, Food and a Midway lined with rides. Throughout the day enjoy exhibits, fireworks, and dancing under the stars on our beautiful Downtown Main Street. Sunday we will kick-off our live entertainment, Street Fair and Midway Rides at 11am and continue til 6pm. Popular events include the National Potato Peeling Contest, Little Mister and Miss Tater Tot Contest, 5K USCG Fun run/Walk and Cornhole Tournament; for children, there will be mechanical rides for all ages, games, face painting, tater sack races, and much more.
Join us and be a part of Northeastern North Carolina’s largest family festival in downtown Elizabeth City,
the “Harbor of Hospitality®”.