Pigs, Pickles And Planes This April In Goldsboro

U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform at the Atlantic City Airshow
The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" perform at the Atlantic City Airshow in Atlantic City, N.J., Aug. 22, 2018. Since 1953, the Thunderbirds team has served as America’s premier air demonstration squadron, entrusted with the vital mission to recruit, retain and inspire past, present and future Airmen. (U.S. Air Force Photo/SrA Cory W. Bush)

This April, get to Goldsboro where the month kicks off with Pig In The Park on April 5-6th in historical Waynesborough Village, where twenty cook teams will face off in a whole hog BBQ contest, making enough delicious food to satisfy over 5,000 festival goers. 

Hot on its heels is the NC Pickle Festival. Held this year on April 13th in Mount Olive, the 33rd NC Pickle Festival is in a league of its own for pickle enthusiasts. Every year, crowds of thousands turn out to experience the vast array of pickle themed events, from pickle eating contests, to Tour De Pickle (25,53 or 75 mile bike races), and a range of family entertainment. The origins of the NC Pickle Festival rest on the fact that Mount Olive is home to the much loved Mt Olive Pickle Company, now the USA’s largest pickle distributer and officially dill-icious (don’t get us started on the pickle puns!)

Last, but by no means least, the Wings Over Wayne Air Show is back April 27-28th on the flight line of Seymour Johnson AFB in Goldsboro! Awarded Event of the Year in 2017, the show only happens every other year and is free and open to the public. Goldsboro’s skies will come alive with the world’s most impressive airpower, such as the U.S.A.F. Thunderbirds, F-35 demo team, TORA TORA TORA, and much more. There’s also plenty on the ground to see and experience for the whole family during this two-day show.

Check out the www.visitgoldsboronc.com for much more information and exciting updates about all three occasions.

Nestled in the heart of eastern NC between Raleigh and the coast, we are a destination with rich culture and heritage. Our heritage has deep military and agricultural roots. And, let’s not forget our legendary BBQ! We sum up ourselves with 4 Ps: pigs, pickles, planes, and poultry!

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