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North Carolina Whirligig Festival

Nov 2, 2019 - Nov 3, 2019


The North Carolina Whirligig Festival is a celebration of the arts, specifically the famous Whirligig sculptures created by North Carolina native Vollis Simpson. The weekend will also include events such as the newly created Feast of the East, the Whirli-Run 5K and 10K and the Whirligig Warrior obstacle course.

Additional features include:
• More than 200 vendors (arts, crafts, food, beverages and a beer garden)
• Four live entertainment stages highlighting local bands
• Free Whirlikidz Zone (with carnival games, bounce houses and arts and crafts)
• Community nonprofit organizations
• Inspiration Station for kids of all ages to build and create alongside local artists (along with a tech component encouraging STEM learning among kids)
• Whirligig Warrior course (with performances and meet-and-greets with local “American Ninja Warrior” TV show competitors, as well as an opportunity for attendees to try the obstacle course)
• Interactive inflatables and giant climbs and slides for those 13 and older.

The event is 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday, November 2, and noon to 5:00 pm on Sunday.


Nov 2, 2019
Nov 3, 2019


Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park
301 Goldsboro St. S.
Wilson, NC 27893 United States
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