The first-ever NC Freedom Fest is in the books. Between 7,000 and 9,000 people flooded into Downtown Goldsboro for Saturday’s event, according to initial estimates from event organizers.
City officials and organizers greeted the crowd just before 4 PM, reminding us of the sacrifice made by our military and first responders. The event also coincided with the 74th birthday of the U.S. Air Force.
From the food, to the Kids Zone, to the live music, there was a little something for everyone. The car show featured a variety of souped-up and antique autos. Some attendees participated in a corn hole tournament throughout the afternoon. Some of the best cooks around competed in the Wings of Wayne chicken wing cook-off. Jets from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base wowed the crowd with a flyover before Brooke McBride took the stage to conclude the evening.