THE NORTH CAROLINA WHIRLIGIG FESTIVAL
A festival of arts & family fun in the heart of Downtown Wilson NC
NC Whirligig Festival
Nov. 5-6, 2022
Historic Downtown Wilson NC
Saturday, Nov. 5, 10:00 - 5:00 pm Festival
Beer & Bones at the PNC Pavilion & Concert at Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park Stage
6:30 - 8:00 Featuring "Uptown Funk!" Learn More
Sunday Nov. 6, 12:00 - 5:00 pm Festival
Sat: Sunny 79
Sun: Sunny 78
NC Whirligig Festival
Whirli-Kids Zone – Lighthouse parking lot
Free activities for kids all day – both days!
Adrenaline Rush Obstacle Course
Fire Truck inflatable slide
Ninja Battle Station
Hoop Zone Basketball
Baseball Toss Competition
Play Buildings by Leonard Buildings
Whirli-Kidz Stage – Barnes Street
Live FREE entertainment all day – both days!
Nick’s Kids Show LIVE on the Whirli-Kidz Stage, Barnes Street
Saturday show: 11:00 am, 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm
Sunday shows: 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm
Kid's Play Area- Sponsored by Leonard Buildings
The InterACTive Theater of Jef
Saturday shows: 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm
Jef is a quiet kind of guy. He juggles and balances things. He gets confused at times. (Sometimes he even forgets what his hat is for!) He involves his audience members to help him when he’s confused and to play along with his mime, mask, and variety arts shenanigans. Hailing from Lumberton, North Carolina, Jef performs mime, variety arts and mask theater for children and families throughout the Southeast. As well as sharing his work at The Whirligig Festival this year, Jef has performed at such places as Merlefest in Wilkesboro, The Ocrafolk Festival on Ocracoke Island; the NC Pickle Festival in Mount Olive, The Barbecue Festival in Lexington, North Carolina Balloonfest in Statesville, and the Very Special Arts Festival in Pembroke.
From 1976 to 1993 Jef was a member TOUCH, North Carolina's touring mime theater ensemble. The members of TOUCH performed in hospitals and prisons, day care centers and college fine arts centers, in concert halls, and on television. They appeared at Lincoln Center's Out-of-Doors Festival in New York and the Alternate ROOTS Festival in Atlanta. In 1990, TOUCH received the North Carolina Theater Conference Award for Excellence in Theater for Youth. A little known fact about Jef is that he created the mascot for the Durham Bulls Baseball Team, and performed as Wool E. Bull from 1993 through 1997.
10 Activity Stations!
Safe & Fun Activities Throughout The WhirliKids Zone!