MardiGras Feb. 14, 2004!
Laissez les bon temps roulez!
|February 14, 2004 - Unknown
Tongues will host the Twelfth annual Gloucester, NC Mardi
Gras at the Community Club. Preparations
start the Friday night before with veggie chopping and a music jam. Mardi Gras starts about 11:00
Saturday morning with a Fool's Procession and live music. Gumbo, deep fried turkey, crawfish, and
dishes are ready by early afternoon. The Unknown Tongues play around 3:00, kicking the dance
off with the children's King and Queen coronation, march, and bead toss. "Keeper of the
Sacred Food List" Margie is already accepting gumbo donations (chicken, sausage, onions, garlic, etc.)!
Call her at 252-729-6261. This event is always FREE and OPEN to everybody.
Kids and instruments? Oui! Dogs? Non! Need more info? Call Barbara or Bryan 252-729-8021.
We model our Mardi Gras after the community spirit of the RURAL Mardi Gras of Southwest Lousiana, without the horses, whips, and stealing of chickens. Click here to learn about Mardi Gras of Acadiana!
Directions: take US 70 east from Beaufort, NC over the North River bridge through Bettie and Otway. Turn right at Harkers Island Road (follow the Cape Lookout National Seashore signs) at the Exxon/TeePee store. Go a few miles and take the first paved left (Straits Road) that forks off from Harkers Island Road. Bear left at traffic triangle, go about a half mile, and take first paved right (Pigott Rd.). Follow this loop road to left, and you'll see Mardi Gras on right side of road across from the old Gloucester Post Office. Click for MAP!
Lodging Suggestions: Under $55, under 10 miles: Harkers Island Fishing Center, 252-728-3907, Calico Jacks Inn and Marina (Harkers Island) 252-728-3575. Beaufort (15 miles - quaint and pricier but they offer a Gloucester Mardi Gras discount): Inlet Inn (on Taylor's Creek) 252-728-3600, Carteret County Home Bed and Breakfast (Hwy 101) 252-728-4611. These rooms range from $62 - $89, ask for Mardi Gras discount! More Info on These and Other Inns in Beaufort!
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