BURGAW – Pender County area festivals and events were recipients of three state awards from the North Carolina Association of Festivals and Events (NCAFE).

The three statewide winners include Poplar Grove Plantation in the category of Best Event Poster for a Small Event. The poster promoted Poplar Grove’s popular “A Merry Little Christmas Festival.”

The North Carolina Spot Festival won the Best T-Shirt for Medium Events.

The North Carolina Blueberry Festival received top honors for the Best Poster for Medium Events.

Pender County Tourism nominated local festivals and events in a variety of categories at ShowFest, the annual gathering of NCAFE members in Charlotte.

“I was pleased to represent Pender County Tourism and the wonderful festivals and events held in our county,” said Stephanie Key, Pender County tourism assistant.

“We love promoting our festivals and events,” said Key. “They are an important tourist attraction.”

The theme of this year’s ShowFest was 2020 Vision. For more information about NCAFE visit online at www.ncfestivals.com.


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