Ayden Founders Day weekend event breakdown

AYDEN, N.C. (WITN) – The Town of Ayden is holding a celebration for its birthday on Friday and Saturday.

Ayden was founded 132 years ago, 1891, and so the Town of Ayden Main Street committee has planned a founders event to celebrate. The event will begin today and end tomorrow.

The following events and times are scheduled for Friday:

  • 9:00 a.m. – Inaugural 1892 Winter Classic Golf Tournament. Register your 4-person team with Georgia Childs through her email at [email protected].
  • 5:00-6:30 p.m. – Ayden Museum historical displays and hot cider. A Visual & Written Art Show at the Ayden Community Building. The art is to be submitted by local youth in schools.
  • 6:30 p.m. – Winners and prizes for the golf tournament and art show are to be announced at the Community Building.
  • 6:45 p.m. – Light refreshments and birthday cake as town leaders recount the history of Ayden. Ending the night with singing Happy Birthday.

The following events and times are scheduled for Saturday:

  • 9:00 a.m. – Inaugural Founders Day Disc Golf classic held at District Park. Contact Vince Tricarico at (908) 752-8507 to register.
  • 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. – Art show at the Community Building.
  • 11:00 a.m. – The Backyard Bandits Cruise in Car Show on West Avenue
  • 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. -Performances, in order, by the Oakland Drive Band, Vanillak, Hellfire Chickenwire, Deep State, and 28 West all at the West Ave Stage.

Check out the Downtown Ayden website for more information.