Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a charge to attend the festival?

Only for adults, and it’s only $5 per adult. Children under age 12 can attend for free with a paying adult.

Will the festival take place rain or shine?

Yes, so we are hoping for a beautiful weekend!

Will there be alcohol at the festival?

Yes, there will be a Beer and Wine Garden for adults only. Sponsored by the North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce.

Where should I park and is parking free?

Parking is free. Park in the Brunswick Riverwalk Park parking lot.

Where do the proceeds from this festival go?

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce and other non-profits in the Cape Fear area.


Brunswick River Park

The Town of Belville, which borders the Brunswick River, is home to Brunswick Riverwalk at Belville. This park provides an opportunity to separate yourself from the hustle-bustle of everyday life and connect with nature. The site was once part of the 280 acre Belville Plantation, owned by the family of Daniel Lindsay Russell, who served as governor of North Carolina from 1897 – 1901.

If you want to enjoy natural beauty, visit the scenic Brunswick River. The river can be accessed from the Brunswick Riverwalk at Belville located on Highway 133, across from Belville Elementary school. There is a public boat ramp, picnic facilities, walking trails, shoreline fishing and a playground. The Brunswick River is a great place for canoeing and kayaking. Gliding quietly, you might spot a deer, muskrats, beavers, butterflies and perhaps even a mink. A large variety of birds can be encountered including Snowy Egrets, Great Blue Herons, White Ibis, Osprey, Pelicans, and the Bald Eagle. Tree lovers will be amazed at the numerous varieties such as the Bald Cypress, Loblolly Pines, Hickories, Southern Magnolias, River Birch, Wax Myrtles, Dogwoods, Chinese Wisteria and Virginia Creeper.

Click here to read about the HISTORY of RICE in North Carolina!