For some unique fun, attend the fossil festival in Aurora, North Carolina – FossilFest 2023. This extraordinary event supports the important, nonprofit Aurora Fossil Museum which is free to the public, showcasing the rich fossil record of the state. The free festival takes place on Saturday and Sunday, June 24 and 25, with some ticketed events to support the museum and the festival. Dig for fossils, learn from the science and history displays, dance to the live music, enjoy the kid’s zone, eat some of the best food, and yes – cheer on the parade! Let’s take a look at what’s to come at this delightful event.

Visit the North Carolina Fossil Festival’s website for more information on this fossil festival in Aurora, North Carolina.

And for a more substantial dinner later on, take the 30-minute drive to The Silos Restaurant in Oriental which is located inside two converted grain silos.

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