The Food Park

The Food Park, located in Lou Mac Park at the corner of Freemason Street and South Avenue, will be open on Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm. Nonprofit organizations are partnering with area restaurants to provide a fabulous and varied menu of “grab and go” meals so festivalgoers won’t miss a performance.

Below is the list of the nonprofits and their food providers and the food items they will offer, followed by our other food vendors, one of which will offer a Festival Opening Fish Fry on FRIDAY from 12 noon-4 pm in the Oriental First Baptist Church parking lot on Broad Street. The proceeds will go to benefit Hope Clinic.

The 2018 lineup of food park vendors will be posted closer to the festival date.

Nonprofit Organization 

Food Partner

Food Items

The Old Theaterensures that Pamlico County and the town of Oriental have a venue for civic and cultural events The Silo’s Restaurant
1111 Broad St., Ext.
Oriental, NC
Pizza – whole or by the slice; cheese, pepperoni and veggie
Sound Riversguards the health and natural beauty of the Neuse and Tar-Pamlico River Basins M&M’s Cafe
205 Water St.
Oriental, NC
Manhattan seafood chowder
Friends of Pamlico County Public Library – keeps the library at the forefront of information services for the entire community and encourages use of the library’s resources Oriental Deli & Subs
807 Broad St., #1
Oriental, NC
Chili – meat and vegan
Oriental Women’s Club – responds to the needs of people through community service with special attention to youth and education, health and welfare, community improvement, and beautification Brantley’s Village Restaurant
900 Broad St.
Oriental, NC
Barbecue sandwich or plate
Pamlico County Fishes and Loaves Outreach — accumulates and efficiently distributes high-quality, nutritious food to those in need in Pamlico County Piggly Wiggly
1400 Broad St.
Oriental, NC
Rotisserie chicken and organic Caesar salad
Prime Time – provides services and activities promoting the physical, social, mental and spiritual well-being of the “50 plus” community in Oriental and surrounding areas. Prime Time assists area residents in sustaining an independent and enriched quality of life The Toucan Grill
& Fresh Bar

103 Wall St.
Oriental, NC
Crab corn chowder

Holts Chapel AME Zion Church / Fried fish and slaw, and fish tacos (NEW!)

Rotary Club of Oriental / Saturday breakfast: egg/sausage biscuits, coffee and juice, 8:30-10 am; Burgers and Hot Dogs, 11 am-5 pm

Mary Ellen Hamm / Shrimp burger or shrimp plate, fries and slaw

Ol’ Front Porch Music Festival Grillin’ Team / Octoberfest Fare – bratwurst, sauerkraut, vegan sausage, fresh-cut French fries (All proceeds go to the festival)

Broad Creek Chapel United Church of Christ / Fruit, desserts, including gluten free choices

B&T Chocolate Oriental’s chocolatier, Ben Reese, is bound to have something to make you happy. Handmade and mouth watering. Save room for some to savor

Friday Fish Fry /  12 noon to 4 pm on Friday across from The Old Theater in the Oriental First Baptist Church parking lot. The Fish Fry is offered by Darrell Gibbs to benefit Hope Clinic.  Fish, cole slaw, baked beans and hush puppies.  $8.00 per plate.  For advance tickets, call Darrell at (301) 873-7360.