The 62nd Annual Swansboro Mullet Festival, will be held October 8th-9th 2016 in downtown Swansboro, NC come out  and enjoy the events surrounding the festival. 
​The Mullet Festival (no reference to hair styles) is the 2nd oldest festival in North Carolina. Started in 1954 to celebrate the opening of the new bridge in town, local mullet fishermen held a fish fry. Mmm, mmm, mullet! Eat it fried, broiled, grilled, smoked, stewed and more! Here at the
62nd Annual Mullet Festival of Swansboro, you can get mullet any way you like it, but that’s not all. This family-friendly festival includes a street carnival, arts & crafts, games, music and more.
​The kiddos will love the children’s area that includes games, a climbing wall, inflatables and the always popular “Mullet Toss!”
The celebration begins with a parade marching down Hwy. 24 to downtown Swansboro. Then the streets open to the public to enjoy locally made crafts, foods, and children's activities along with great bands offering live music all weekend long. Of course local shops and restaurants will open their doors to the thousands of visitors. Please, no bicycles, pets or skateboards.
Today, the Swansboro Mullet Festival has expanded into a two-day festival that offers locals and visitors a glimpse into history combined with a modern celebration of all things mullet. Enjoy a parade, entertainment (featuring beach music and live bands), kids' activities, lots of food (fried mullet included), and more. If you get the chance, try some smoked mullet. 
Parking will be available behind the Hampton Inn at Ward's Farm, park your car and ride the trolley.
The Mullet Festival is a weekend of fun the whole family will enjoy, so come on out October 10th-11th and bring the family. The Swansboro Mullet Festival runs Saturday and Sunday and admission is free.

Entertainemt for 2016



Liquid Pleasure 10am-1pm
The Holiday Band 1pm-4pm
The Catalinas 4pm-7pm
The Swinging Medallions
Jim Quick and the Coastline Band
11am - 2pm
The Tams
​2:30pm - 5:30pm

Ride the Mullet Line