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Thousands Fill Downtown Goldsboro For NC Freedom Fest (PHOTO GALLERY)

Thousands Fill Downtown Goldsboro For NC Freedom Fest (PHOTO GALLERY)

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…read more »

Fans Enjoy Brief Grub At The HUB Before Rainstorm (PHOTO GALLERY)

Fans Enjoy Brief Grub At The HUB Before Rainstorm (PHOTO GALLERY)

Friday evening’s Grub at The HUB served as a kick-off for NC Freedom Fest activities this weekend. The event was set up just like a Center Street Jam. WGBR’s Jeff Farrow greeted the crowd in Downtown Goldsboro. The band, Soul Psychedelique, entertained the audience, and several food trucks were set up to feed the hungry…read more »

TOGETHER WE SERVE: New Mural Shows Community Spirit

TOGETHER WE SERVE: New Mural Shows Community Spirit

A new mural is dedicated in Downtown Goldsboro just in time for the NC Freedom Fest.  The “Together We Serve” mural was commissioned by the Goldsboro Elks Lodge, with support from the Downtown Development Department and painted by local artist, Ashlee Fritz.  The inspirational mural is painted on the side of the Goldsboro Elks Lodge…read more »

Freedom Tree Honors Commitment To Never Forget (PHOTO GALLERY)

Freedom Tree Honors Commitment To Never Forget (PHOTO GALLERY)

For nearly 50-years, the tall willow oak tree has stood at the south end of Downtown Goldsboro.  Thursday, the Freedom Tree was re-dedicated as part of this week’s activities leading up to NC Freedom Fest.  The tree was planted at the corner of Center and Spruce streets in honor of Air Force Captain Peter Cleary…read more »

NC Freedom Fest To Celebrate Military, First Responders This Saturday

NC Freedom Fest To Celebrate Military, First Responders This Saturday

Tomorrow is the big day in Downtown Goldsboro.  After delays due to the pandemic, NC Freedom Fest will celebrate those that keep our country safe.  NC Freedom Fest activities kick off at 7:30 AM this Saturday with a 5K & Fun Run.  The official opening ceremony for the festival is set for 3:45 PM on…read more »

RSVP For History Night Lecture At The Wayne County Museum

RSVP For History Night Lecture At The Wayne County Museum

A special History Night at the Wayne County Museum will serve as a kickoff for NC Freedom Fest activities.  Dr. Roy Heidicker, the retired historian for the 4th Fighter Wing, and Stephen Becket, the 916th Air Refueling Wing Historian, will give a presentation on the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base squadrons’ involvement in WW II. …read more »

NC Freedom Fest Less Than 4 Weeks Away

NC Freedom Fest Less Than 4 Weeks Away

A new event will give the community a chance to show its appreciation for our military and first responders. The inaugural NC Freedom Fest is set for September 18th in Downtown Goldsboro. Doug McGrath gave a presentation on the NC Freedom Fest to the Wayne County Commissioners last week. McGrath says there are plenty of…read more »

Full Steam Ahead For NC Freedom Fest

Full Steam Ahead For NC Freedom Fest

NC Freedom Fest is full-steam ahead for its inaugural event on Saturday, September 18th, 2021 in Downtown Goldsboro, despite the recent setback from the band Parmalee, who will be unavailable to perform due to being double-booked. “Due to COVID-19, everyone’s schedule is crazy now with everything re-opening. Luckily, we have an amazing team that has…read more »

NC Freedom Fest To Be Held In September

NC Freedom Fest To Be Held In September

Organizers of NC Freedom Fest have made the difficult decision to postpone the festival’s inaugural event yet again to Saturday, September 18, 2021. NC Freedom Fest is an extension of an event started by the Goldsboro Elks Lodge BPOE #139 called “Wings of Wayne”, which will continue to be a Military Appreciation Festival focused on…read more »

Parmalee To Headline Free Concert At 2021 NC Freedom Fest

Parmalee To Headline Free Concert At 2021 NC Freedom Fest

NC Freedom Fest is proud to announce Parmalee as the headliner of the 2021 NC Freedom Fest on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 15th, 2021 in Downtown Goldsboro, North Carolina.  Continuing on the event started by the Goldsboro Elks Lodge BPOE #139 and “Wings of Wayne”, the NC Freedom Fest is a Military Appreciation Festival…read more »

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