Aurora Fossil Festival

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TCC052313001Hwy. 33 in Downtown Aurora

Friday thru Sunday, May 24 – 26

 
Opening Day Fossil Festival – Friday, May 24th

5 p.m. Channel 9 TV: Weather on the Road
Broadcasting live with David Sawyer

6 p.m. Opening Ceremonies
Festival Chairman Wayne Sawyer


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Prayer

Introduction of Planning Committee

Introduction of Past Fossil Masters

6:20 p.m. Festival Pageant to crown
Little Miss Fossil & Miss Fossil

7 p.m. until 10 p.m.
Live Entertainment Featuring
‘The Steady Eddies’
From Wilmington

 

 

Fossil Festival, Saturday, May 25TH

  • 8 a.m. 5K Fossil Run (70 participants)
  • 8 a.m. Food & Craft Vendors Open
  • 9 a.m. Veterans Breakfast (Call Vickie at 944-1191)
  • 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. PotashCorp Bus tours
  • 10 a.m. Community Center Guest Lecturer Linda McCall from N.C. Hunts Texas
  • 11 a.m. Fossil Festival Parade with 50-plus entries!

ALL DAY: Helicopter Rides, $20. Children’s Activities ($5 wrist band). Fossil & Mineral Displays. Civil War Encampment. Educational Tent. Amazing displays in Community Center.

  • Noon until 5 p.m. Dirt Track w/ Bleachers: Hyde County Mini-Pullers (lawn mowers!)
  • Noon: Community Center Guest Lecturer Dave Bohaska w/ Fossils of Calvert Cliffs
  • Noon: Main Stage Shimmer Shakers
  • 1:30 p.m. Main Stage Kounty Kickers
  • 1:30 p.m. Community Center Guest Lecturer Fred Grady w/ Pleistocene Cave Fossils
  • 3 p.m. Main Stage Sarah Hardison from Jamesville (Gospel & Country)
  • 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. – Huge Fossil Auction behind Learning Center 
  • 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. Street Dance featuring Ginger Thompson Band (Funk, Soul, Rock ‘n Roll) from Rocky Mount

  Fossil Festival Parade Lineup

Saturday, May 25, at 11 a.m.

  • Aurora Fire & Rescue
  • Aurora Police Department
  • Pamlico County High School Navy Jr. ROTC Color Guard
  • Aurora Commissioners
  • Beaufort County Commissioners
  • Beaufort County School Board (Ethel Booth & E.C. Peed)
  • Pamlico County Heritage Center – ’52 John Deere Tractor
  • Southside High School Marching Band
  • Little Miss & Miss Fossil Pageant Contestants
  • Uncle Sam
  • Beaufort County Sheriff & CrimeStoppers
  • Chocowinity Fire & Rescue
  • Blounts Creek Fire & Rescue
  • Pamlico County Rescue Squad
  • Sudan Cooligans
  • Sudan Truckers
  • Sudan Fire Brigade
  • Sudan Mourners
  • Sudan Gators
  • Sudan Dunn Clowns
  • Stan Hudson Tractor
  • HUGE SHOPPING CART (Goodness Grows in N.C.)
  • Tom Newman Horses
  • Dudley’s Corner Mart & Grill
  • PotashCorp-Aurora
  • Marty Paramore, Beaufort County Clerk of Court
  • Casey Auto Sales & Garage
  • Old Cars (We never know how many!!)
  • Jesse Mills
  • Jerome Whitehurst
  • Parkers Plumbing Repair
  • Potter Oil
  • Robert Cayton, Minister
  • New Growth Church
  • St. Peter Baptist Church
  • Civil War Re-enactment 5th N.C. State Company D Light Infantry
  • Two Old Tractors
  • Keystone Cops
  • Oriental Dragon Boat Festival

  FOSSIL FESTIVAL SUNDAY SERVICE – MAY 26TH

Hosted by Dublin Grove OFWB Church

 

  • 10:00 – Morning Services begins
  • Acknowledge Active and Inactive Military Personnel Salute to the Flag.
  • SONG: My Country Tis
  • Special Music by Gail Stoveall, Dublin Grove Choir, Kids
  • Message by Pastor Earl Sadler Jr.
  • 11:30 – Morning Service concludes

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  • 11:30 – 12:00 – BREAK

AFTERNOON LINE-UP

  • 12 – 1:30 – WALKING-BY FAITH
  • 1:45 – 2:30 – Clyde Bryant
  • 2:30 – 3:00 – Musical Skit
  • 3:00 – Until… – Clyde Bryant