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Final Preparations Underway For Freedom Fest [AUDIO]

Final Preparations Underway For Freedom Fest [AUDIO]

It’s a busy weekend throughout Wayne County with many different events scheduled. The biggest event is the North Carolina Freedom Festival Saturday in Downtown Goldsboro. Friday morning DGDC Chairperson Doug McGrath appeared with FM 98.3 WGBR’s Jeff Farrow and he outlines what people can expect when they visit this years event. Listen to the interview…read more »

NC Freedom Fest: Sister Hazel Interview [AUDIO]

NC Freedom Fest: Sister Hazel Interview [AUDIO]

The 2022 NC Freedom Fest is coming up this Saturday on Center Street in Downtown Goldsboro. NC Freedom Fest is a Military and First Responders Appreciation Festival, celebrating their dedication to our community, state, and country. In the second year of the event, they are bringing back much of the same fun from last year…read more »

Sister Hazel Comes To NC Freedom Fest 2022

Sister Hazel Comes To NC Freedom Fest 2022

The NC Freedom Fest is thrilled to announce the date of the 2022 NC Freedom Fest on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 21st, 2022 on Center Street in Downtown Goldsboro, North Carolina. NC Freedom Fest is a Military and First Responders Appreciation Festival, celebrating their dedication to our community, state, and country. In the second…read more »

Officials Start Planning For 2022 NC Freedom Fest

Officials Start Planning For 2022 NC Freedom Fest

(GDN) — After a successful inaugural event, NC Freedom Fest organizers are already looking ahead to 2022.  Doug McGrath from the Goldsboro Elks Lodge gave a presentation on NC Freedom Fest at Monday’s Goldsboro City Council meeting.  McGrath says NC Freedom Fest was successful in its objective of bringing the community and personnel from Seymour…read more »

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 »

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