The Shad Festival

The Grifton Shad Festival, beginning in 1970, is one of the most time-honored and longest running festivals in
shadfest-300x225 North Carolina. It is the oldest festival in Pitt County and the second oldest in eastern North Carolina. The Town of Grifton has even been recognized by the NC State Legislator as the Official Shad Capital of North Carolina. The Shad Festival stands for fun and fellowship and working together toward a common goal.