Wow! It’s our 5th Birthday and we are celebrating at TWO great locations – Pullen Park & American Tobacco Campus!
The Family-friendly event which draws thousands each year returns on Saturday October 5th at Pullen Park in Raleigh from 10am until 3pm and on Sunday, October 6th at American Tobacco Campus from 12pm until 3pm.
We are busy putting together the biggest and best celebration in the Festival’s history. Please take a minute to look around our website and see what we have in store for you. Follow us on Facebook for the latest updates.
His name is Zu and he’s celebrating too – our all new interactive vehicle will be on site to dazzle you! Noah’s Landing returns to delight the crowd with an expanded live animal showcase, including “Sid” the Hairy Armadillo, and “Ramsey” the Fennec Fox. The Y will keep things moving with field games and family activities. Special appearances by some of your favorite mascots – Ronald McDonald, Wool E. Bull, Lucky E. Duck, Stormy and more.
The Great American Tobacco Duck Race will take over the Ol’ Bull River for the seventh year, benefiting: Durham Literacy Center and the Museum of Life and Science. WRAL-TV’s Brain Game host, Mark Roberts returns to judge the Duck Decorating contest and emcee the Duck Race. There are prizes for the swiftest ducks and the best decorated!
Free Ride tickets at Pullen Park!
Free Shuttle Service will be offered from Hunt Drive Soccer Fields on Dorthea Dix Campus to Pullen Park on Saturday, October 5th. The first one-thousand people that use Shuttle service from Hunt Drive Soccer Field will receive one Free ride ticket. (See venue & parking page for details and restrictions.)
The event is open to the public and admission is free, so come on out and help us celebrate our birthday!