Mullet Festival 2022: October 8th – October 9th, 2022
Don’t miss the Swansboro Mullet Festival happening October 8th – October 9th, 2022. The 68th annual festival in downtown Swansboro will have craft vendors, live music, fish fry, fireworks, various food vendors, and more! There will be a parade Saturday, October 9th at 9 AM. A free shuttle to the event and parking is located at Ward Farm. If you are looking for Mullet Festival merch, you can get your exclusive 2022 Mullet Festival T-Shirt now!
The Mullet Festival is the oldest festival on the Crystal Coast and revolves around the mullet fish found in local Eastern North Carolina waters. Mullets were often hauled to shore in large nets hooked to tractors along the beach. In 1954, the small fish fed the workers building the White Oak River Bridge that connects Onslow and Carteret counties. After construction was completed, the Mullet Festival began in 1958 to celebrate the new bridge. The festival started as a potluck-type event with Swansboro natives coming together and adding to the celebration. It has now grown to a successful two-day event in the quaint downtown, overlooking the beautiful waterfront.
Swansboro Vacation Rentals
Looking for somewhere to stay close to all the action? We have several vacation rentals within walking distance or a short drive from historic downtown Swansboro and are available during the festival. View them below:
Edgewater Cottage is a cozy 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom home in the heart of Swansboro. You can walk down to Historic Downtown Swansboro from its convenient location. Single-level living makes this home the perfect accessible spot!
This 3 Bedroom, 3.5 Bathroom house located in the Mainland of Swansboro offers over 100 years of history on the Crystal Coast. The Alex Moore House is located in the Swansboro Historic District and was built in 1906 and renovated in 2015.
The Tree Frog is a cozy 2-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom home in the heart of Swansboro. From its convenient sound-front location, you are just a short drive away from Historic Downtown Swansboro.
Stay in the Know! View our Crystal Coast Calendar of Events
Looking for other fun events this year? Check out our complete 2022 Crystal Coast Calendar of Events page!
Now It’s Your Turn
Have you been to the Mullet Festival before? Let us know in the comments below. Be sure to share your favorite part about the festival and what you look forward to most this year.