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Coming Events in Oriental and in and near Pamlico County

Oriental Dragon Boat Festival - Nov 3 & 4

The Oriental Dragon Boat Festival at River Dunes is Saturday August 12 rescheduled to November 3 & 4. Several of the class-specific boats were damaged in an accident during transportation.

Friday is practice for the teams. Saturday is the race.

The day begins at 8a with a Captain’s Meeting, followed by opening remarks, a parade of teams, the ‘dotting of the eye of the dragon’. Races begin around 9:45a with the last race ending about 3p. An awards ceremony follows the last race.

Dragonboat Racing has been called “the ultimate team sport” because of its ability to accommodate a wide spectrum of ages and skill levels. Crews vary in makeup, style, intensity, experience, age and purpose. This festival has had racers from 12 to 87. There are Military Men and Women’s Teams, Cancer Survivor Teams, Senior Teams. Youth Teams, Club Teams, NonProfit Teams, Community Teams and Corporate Teams.

For those not in the boats, there’s food vendors, live music, kid’s activities, a parade of teams and more.

For additional info, or if you’d like to participate on one of the teams, contact organizers at 252-675-9424 or email: info@orientaldragonboat.com.


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