GRIFTON, N.C. (WNCT) – Sunday marked the end of Grifton’s 47th Annual Shad Festival.
Over the weekend, festival goers indulged in local food vendors, local shopping, and a parade.
Shad Festival Board of Directors President Charles Mitchell said they saw a good turnout of around 8,000 people throughout the weekend. He added that since Matthew and before that, Floyd, the town is still trying to get back on their feet. The festival reminded them of community bonds and how important it is to stick together.
“You lose people each time, so people will just go ahead and move into another community. We don’t want to see that, a lot of them come back but you still lose some every year,” said Charles Mitchell.
He added that despite the weather, he is impressed with the turnout and is looking forward to topping it next year.