Getting to know the Eno
Like its predecessors, the 35th annual Festival for the Eno will have musicians and performers, food trucks and food vendors, craft vendors, and (a repeat from last year) a beer garden. All of this Fourth of July weekend fun is for a purpose – to encourage appreciation of the Eno River and to raise money for its preservation.
This year’s festival will be held Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Among the more than 60 performers are the African American Dance Ensemble, the Apple Chill Cloggers, Ironing Board Sam, Dark Water Rising, and the South Carolina Broadcasters. They will perform on four stages both days – Grove Stage, Meadow Stage, River Stage and Chimney Corner Stage.
Visitors to the festival may bring coolers, which may be checked for alcohol. Visitors are not allowed to bring alcoholic beverages, but may purchase beer at the Sweetwater Beer Garden at the McCown Mangum House. The beer garden will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day of the festival.
Visitors are encouraged to bike to the festival, but for those who must drive, free parking and free shuttle service are available at Durham County Stadium, 2700 N. Duke St. A continuous, free shuttle will run to and from the stadium to the festival site from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. during the festival. Limited on-site parking is available for performers and for those with disabilities.
WANT TO GO?
WHAT: 35th annual Festival for the Eno
WHEN: Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
WHERE: West Point on the Eno, 5101 N. Roxboro Road
ADMISSION: General admission tickets are $20 for one day, $30 for a two-day pass. For information, visit www.enoriver.org.