Aurora holds 25th annual Fossil Festival


AURORA, N.C. (WNCT) — It was great weather for the Aurora Fossil Festival today, which has been going on in the town for 25 years.

     It’s an event that draws out hundreds to the town nicknamed “Fossil Town U.S.A. “.

     They have rides, games, food, and of course the traditional fossil pits.

     People grabbed a shovel and a sifter and began searching through the piles to find fossils such as shark teeth.

     Many traveled from out of state to come and take part in today’s festivities.

“We have crowds and crowds of people out here to support the unique fossil record of eastern North Carolina,” said Cynthia Crane, director for the Aurora Fossil Museum.

Tonight the festival will wrap up with live music and fireworks starting just after 9 P.M.

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