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Change of Dates Due to Coronavirus Pandemic


Event has been CANCELLED for the year 2020


Working towards April 2-4, 2021


Hopefully the Pandemic will be over!

We appreciate your understanding and support!

Help us make the 2021 year another success!


Like The 2019 Festival!


The pictures below show some of the activity during the 2019 years festival. We would like to thank Ivy Bagley at Creative Blessings Photography in Greenville, NC for these photos. Be sure to check our added Album for 2019 on our Photo Album page.


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Welcome To NC Herring Festival 2021 | Easter Weekend | April 2-4


For over 70 years crowds have gathered on the banks of the Roanoke in Jamesville to celebrate the arrival of spring with friends, family, food and fun! Today, the festivities take over the whole town! The Herring Festival has grown to include a Friday night band, Saturday morning pancake breakfast followed by a unique parade; a huge Egg Hunt set on the beautiful grounds of Tammy's Plant House, complete with live bunnies; talented singers and musicians bringing a variety of music types throughout the afternoon; a Saturday night Street Dance and sunset Fireworks! A good variety of vendors rounds out the offerings. Start spring off right!


Come on out to the NC Herring Festival!


This photo taken during the 2018 Festival by the TDA Drone, "Tinkerbelle" at about 250 feet altitude above the huge flag provided by Ray Bowen of WoodmenLife. Thank you Ray Bowen of WoodmenLife and Barney Conway of Martin county Tourism Development Authority.



2018 NC Herring Festival T-Shirt Designer


Joyce Moore (center) was the young artist who designed the T-shirt for the 2018 N.C. Herring Festival in Jamesville. She is being presented one of the T-Shirts by Sharon Britt. Joining them are (from left) Joyce Manning Moore (young Moore’s mother), Molly Long, Penny Gardner, Jackie Gillam and Ray Bowen. Credit to Martin County Enterprise & Weekly Herald.