Founded in 1722, this small, rural town with a rich agricultural heritage is truly a place of unspoiled beauty, full of natural resources: farmland, dense forests, untamed wildlife, the meandering Roanoke River and so much more. Today, thousands of visitors each year flock to this employment, retail, banking, medical, dining and cultural center. The annual Crepe Myrtle Festival in August brings the streets alive with music, crafts, art, food and drink. And the beautiful unspoiled landscape is a haven for hunting, fishing, boating and hiking. No matter where your passions lie, you can spend a day – or a lifetime – in Scotland Neck.
IN Scotland Neck
- Birds, Brews & BBQ – March 14
Dig into famous Eastern N.C. BBQ and sample local craft beers at this unique event. You’ll be supporting Sylvan Heights Bird Park, an amazing facility that’s home to over 2,000 waterfowl, parrots, toucans, flamingos, and other exotic birds from around the world. There’s a BBQ cook-off where you choose the winner (and eat the entries!), games, music, and more.
- Nature Scavenger Hunt – April 11
With paid park entry fee, visitors will use their sense of touch, smell, hearing, and sight to complete the hunt while touring the Sylvan Heights Bird Park.
- NC Science Festival/ Earth Day Celebration – April 18
Educational booths and hands-on activities set up throughout Sylvan Heights Bird Park with live animal encounters, crafts, and much more!
- Deep Woods Outdoor Festival – April 25
Family friendly fun for hunters, fishermen and wildlife enthusiasts.
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