VANCEBORO, N.C. (WNCT) — The Vanceboro Strawberry Festival will kick off festivities for the annual two-day event this Friday.

Pre-festival events will run Friday from 5-10 p.m. The fun continues Saturday at 10 a.m. for the 41st year. The main attraction will be local strawberries being sold from two local farms. Festival activities will continue until 4 p.m.

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Kieth Cannon, vice president of the Vanceboro Rescue Squad, said local businesses will benefit from the festival as well.

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“We’re always hoping that the businesses benefit a little bit from this event. I hope they’re ready to show their place off,” said Cannon.

Food trucks will be on-site as well as entertainment from two different bands throughout the day. The local VFW will also be doing a BBQ plate and sandwich sale.

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