Carolina Catfish Festival
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Dub Day

Welcome to the official Carolina Catfish Festival website. We are pleased to announce that the Carolina Catfish festival will last for 2 days. Starting August 7th and ending August 8th. That's 2 nights of family fun and entertainment. The Carolina Catfish Festival will be held at Eastridge Mall in Gastonia NC and each day will have something different and fun for the whole family.  For 2020, the Carolina Catfish Festival will be part of the All American Fair.


2 nights of Catfish races, fish frys, crafters, artisans, large variety of food, rides, games, beer and wine garden, some amazing bands, Dub Day cruise in, food eating contests and more... With so much going on we can't possibly list everything here. We are looking forward to catfish races and cooler weather and there is no better way to enjoy it than with our friends and neighbors. As always our events are free to attend along with numerous free activities offered on each day. So get those lawn chairs out and we will see you at the Carolina Catfish Festival! 

Interested in being a Vendor?  Click on the button for an application and more information.

Interested in being a Sponsor?  Click on the button for an application and more information.


****NEW UPDATE***** Due to recent extension of phase 2 for NC and the uncertainty of when/if we will be going into a phase 3 (or even what a phase 3 looks like). We will be unable to proceed with the fair on July 31st.

Also, at this time we do not have a reschedule date. We are doing everything possible to have this fair in 2020 or even some version of this event.


We are watching closely, keeping in contact with local officials and will announce updates as soon as we get the information in. This has been an extremely hard year for our industry. We are still uncertain as to what our near future holds.

We appreciate your continued support and encouraging words. We do hope things will get back to some type of normal very soon. Until then please stay safe and watch our page for future updates.

This announcement includes:

Gaston All American Fair
Dub Day
Carolina Catfish Festival
Soapbox Derby
Veterans Pinning Ceremony
Motorcycle Show Benefit
Reptile 101

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