Carolina Country Stampede returns this weekend

WILLIAMSTON, N.C. (WITN) – A popular Eastern Carolina festival is returning this weekend.

The 26th annual Carolina Country Stampede kicks off at 5:00 p.m. Friday in downtown Williamston. It opens with local beach music favorites, the Embers hitting the stage at 7:00 pm.

On Saturday, the festival begins at 10:00 a.m. with more live music, vendors, food, and a petting zoo. There will also be a cornhole tournament being held at 1:00 p.m.

The festival will wrap up with live music from Grammy Award and ACM Award winner Billy Dean. Dean will hit the main stage at 7:45 p.m.

Below is the full schedule of events:

Friday, September 23:

  • 5:00 P.M. Festival Opens
  • 7:00 P.M. The Embers (Main Stage)
  • 10:00 P.M. Festival Closes

Saturday, September 24:

  • 10:00 A.M. Festival Opens
  • 10:00 P.M. Petting Zoo (Community Stage)
  • 12:00 P.M. Joyful Noise Band (Main Stage)
  • 1:00 P.M. Cornhole Tournament (Community Stage)
  • 1:00 P.M. Sarah Hardison Harris (Main Stage)
  • 2:00 P.M. Curtis Hyler & Jubilation (Main Stage)
  • 3:30 P.M. Vintage Cross Christian Rock Band (Community Stage)
  • 4:30 P.M. Games for Cash and Prizes
  • 6:00 P.M. Grammy-nominated country artist Tom Wurth (Main Stage)
  • 7:45 P.M. Grammy Award and ACM Award winner Billy Dean (Main Stage)
  • 10:00 P.M. Festival Closes

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