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Swansboro to Belhaven

Get Your Mullet Here

A street festival was born in Swansboro in 1954 to celebrate the opening of a new bridge and a fish fry was held featuring…wait for it…mullet! The second weekend in October brings the annual mullet festival to the “friendly city by the sea.” Raft up with friends and dinghy in for mullet anyway you like. (Mullet, by the way, is a local finned fish, not a Billy Ray Cyrus hairstyle). Admission is free and–like all good southern festivals–includes a parade, a street carnival, arts and crafts and live music. The festival was not held in 2016 due to a visit from Hurricane Matthew. See more at

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GPS Coordinates:
34.6867°N, 77.1182°W