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from arts and crafts to running a 5k for a good cause, or celebrating the area’s rich cultural heritage, you are sure to find an event in Warren County, NC, to suit your tastes. Numerous activities are planned throughout the year offering something for people of all ages, including music and theater productions, Brunswick stew and chicken plate sales, open mic nights, competitive fishing and other water activities on our beautiful lakes, and many others. To stay up-to-date about festivals and fun in Warren County, keep your eye on the Community Calendar listings at warrenrecord.com. For information on activities at Lake Gaston, contact the Lake Gaston Regional Chamber of Commerce at 1-866-730-5711, 252-586-5711 or lakegastonchamber.com. To find out what’s happening on Kerr Lake, contact the Vance County Tourism Department at 1-866-438-4565 or kerrlake-nc.com.


March

Arts & Crafts Day at The Club

Saturday, March 14, 2020 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Featuring artists Donna Hodgins (photography) Senora Lynch (Native American pottery), Jane Steelman (painting and stained glass), Cathy Wiggins (quilted art leather), Marc Staples (sculpture) and other artists and crafters. The event will include crafting demonstrations, music, and food at the Warrenton Golf Club, 129 19th Hole Dr., Warrenton.

April

WARR Community Celebration

Saturday, April 4, 2020 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Activities for people of all ages will include a celebration of the radio station’s 50th an-

niversary. Sponsored by WARR-1520 AM at the Warren County Recreation Complex, 840 Hwy. 158 bypass, Warrenton.

Community Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 11, 2020 10 a.m. Warren County Recreation Complex, 840 US Hwy. 158 bypass, Warrenton. Sponsored by Warren County Parks and Recreation. Rain date April 13, 10 a.m.

Haliwa-Saponi Tribe Pow-wow

Friday, April 17-Sunday, April 19, 2020 Grand Entry: Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, noon and 6 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. Featuring Native American dance, drum, art, food and a number of vendors showcasing the history and talents of the Haliwa-Saponi and other tribes. The Haliwa-Saponi Tribal Pow-wow Grounds are behind Haliwa-Saponi Tribal School, 130 HaliwaSaponi Trail, Hollister.

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Family Movie Night on the Square Saturday, April 18, 2020 Beginning at dusk

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Free. Bring your lawn chair or blanket for seating. Popcorn for sale. Courthouse Square, 109 S. Main St., Warrenton. Sponsored by Warrenton Revitalization Committee.

Warrenton Archaeology Day

Saturday, April 25, 2020 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Native American artifacts, tools and weapons on display; bring your finds for free identification. Sponsored by the Piedmont NC Chapter of the Authentic Artifact Collectors Association at Warren County Memorial Library, 119 S. Front St., Warrenton.

Run Warrenton 5k

Saturday, April 25, 2020 Run Warrenton, 8 a.m. registration, race 9 a.m. through downtown Warrenton; to register, call 252-257-1122.

SpringFest

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Live music with Brake Tyme Band and the Backyard Bluegrass Boys, car show, plants, festival foods and vendors on Courthouse Square, 109 S. Main St., Warrenton. Sponsored by Warrenton Revitalization Committee.

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Saturday, April 25, 2020 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sponsored by Warren County Junior Firefighters at the Warren County Recreation Complex, 840 Hwy. 158 bypass, Warrenton. Junior firefighter teams from N.C. and other states compete for trophies. Vendors, public safety displays, medical helicopter landing and demonstrations.

May

Warren County Government Celebration

Saturday, May 2, 2020 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Featuring carnival rides, a truck rodeo, vendors, information displays and festival foods at the Warren County Recreation Complex, 840 Hwy. 158 bypass, Warrenton.

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Friday, June 19-Saturday, June 20, 2020 Two-day event full of live music, food, award-winning BBQ, family fun, vendors and more. Lake Gaston Lions Den, 139 Stanley Rd., Henrico, N.C. Tickets sold at Lake Gaston Chamber office. For more information, visit lakegastonchamber.com.

Saturday, July 4, 2020 Parade 10 a.m., Festival 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Activities are sponsored by Hawtree Volunteer Fire Department and Wise Baptist Church. The parade takes a route down American flag-lined U.S. 1 and features a variety of patriotic entries. The festival is held on the grounds of Wise Baptist Church, 1840 U.S. Hwy. 1, and includes live music, food, craft and other vendors under the shade trees.

Lizard Creek Jam & BBQ Battle

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Saturday, June 20, 2020 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Watersports show and paddleboard race, Eaton’s Ferry Bridge, Lake Gaston. Race registration day-of or in advance at afwake. com. Board rentals available. Awards presented at the Lizard Creek Jam.

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Saturday, July 4, dusk Viewing from Eaton’s Ferry Bridge, on the water and other points around Lake Gaston. Sponsored by Longbridge Volunteer Fire Department.

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Saturday, July 4 10:30 a.m. Starting near South Shore Lake and ending at Sixpound Creek.

Ridgeway Cantaloupe 5k

Saturday, July 11, 2020, 8 a.m. To register, go to clockworkracetiming. com and click on Upcoming Races.

Ridgeway Cantaloupe Festival

Saturday, July 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Celebrate the summer melon that made the Ridgeway community famous! Vendors, festival foods and live music. Sponsored by the Ridgeway Historical Society and the Ridgeway Volunteer Fire Department on the grounds behind the Cantaloupe Shed on U.S. Hwy. 1, Norlina.


August

Back to School Celebration Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020 10 a.m.-4 p.m. At Norlina Junction Park

The Crossing

Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020 8 a.m. Registration 9 a.m. The Crossing One-mile, non-motorized crossing of Lake Gaston adjacent to Eaton’s Ferry Bridge, held each second Saturday in August. Walk, pedal, paddle, float or swim. Swimming not your thing? There’s a bridge walk, too! Sponsored by O’Sail, the Organization to Support the Arts, Infrastructure and Learning on Lake Gaston. For more information, visit osail.org.

Family Movie Night on the Square Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020 Beginning at dusk

Featuring “Jumanji”

Free. Bring your lawn chair or blanket for seating. Popcorn for sale. Courthouse Square, 109 S. Main St., Warrenton. Sponsored by Warrenton Revitalization Committee.

September

Littleton-Lake Gaston Festival

Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Downtown Littleton. Sponsored by the Littleton Lions Club the weekend leading up to Labor Day. Friday features a street

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African-American Cultural Festival

Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Vendors, live entertainment, historical exhibits, festival foods, African dance and more. Past events have included performances by a dramatic storyteller depicting historic African-American women, reenactors and living history presentations. Sponsored by Heritage Cultural Farm and others. Courthouse Square, 109 S. Main St., Warrenton.

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Lake Gaston Seafood Festival

Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020 Beginning at dusk

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Warren County Firemen’s Day

Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020 (tentative) Sponsored by the Warren County Firemen’s Association, the annual event includes fire departments from across the area in a parade down Warrenton’s Main Street starting at 11 a.m. Competitions take place at the Warrenton Lions Den site during the afternoon as teams vie for the cov-

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Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020 2-6 p.m. Gates open at 1 p.m., rain or shine! Enjoy all-you-can-eat seafood with all the fixin’s, a variety of beverages and live entertainment. Gates open at 1 p.m. at the Lake Gaston Lions Club’s festival site, 139 Stanley Rd., Henrico, N.C. Advance tickets only. Check etix.com or the Lake Gaston Lions Club’s Facebook page for tickets.

Harvest Market

Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Live music, festival foods and vendors on Courthouse Square, 109 S. Main St.,

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Family Movie Night on the Square Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020 Beginning at dusk

sic, dancing, food vendors and other activities. Bring your walking shoes for a Ghost Walk through downtown, as a local spirit leads the way and spins spine-tingling tales. Sponsored by the Warrenton Revitalization Committee.

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November

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Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020 (tentative) 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Featuring artisans and crafters, music and more. Venue to be determined.

December

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Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020 4-8 p.m. Event features holiday music, refreshments, the lighting of the town Christmas tree, and visits with Santa Claus for children of all ages. Sponsored by

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Warren County Christmas Parade

Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020 5 p.m. Featuring floats, dance troupes, antique tractors, music and Santa Claus. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Warrenton and town of Warrenton. Rain date: Sunday, Dec. 13.

Norlina Christmas Parade

Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020 (tentative) 4 p.m. Featuring school, church and community groups, floats, music and Santa Claus. Downtown Norlina.

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