May 24 - 26, 2025

Aurora Fossil Museum
FREE Festival - Aurora, NC

Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math

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May 24 - 26, 2025


The North Carolina Fossil Festival celebrates the Aurora Fossil Museum and the rich fossil record of North Carolina. Join us for a family-friendly event steeped in tradition and good old-fashioned southern charm. This is a FREE festival, with special ticketed events.

Activities include digging for fossils, fossil displays, silent auction, displays by partner nonprofit organizations, movie night, parade, live entertainment, food & craft vendors, Saturday night glow party, Dinosaur show, and much, much more!

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Educational and fun. Especially good for children with an interest in science.

Mona K.

Fun fun fun! Loved the parade, the tee shirts and something new the tank tops!

Penny G.

Great festival! Parking is easy and convenient. Vendor prices are reasonable. The parade is a lot of fun. The lecture series is interesting. There are several Fossil pits available for digging. The museum is well-done. Overall the festival is a great family experience!

Kristi B.

A must every year since I first came to ENC. Thanks.

Darla L.

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