MardiGras Feb. 19, 2005!
Unknown Tongues
Laissez les bon temps roulez!
Triangle Man Leads
the Fool's Procession
down Ferry Dock Road!

                         Chieftan Fan Belt and Lady Beth      The Chinkapin Hunters '04             Jean and Don, Gator Gumbo!

Candace's Creation

Julian and George 
help Bryan start the Roux

Robin and Barbara
Pickin and Grinnin

Click on any of the small pictures
for a version big enough to see!

2004 Gloucester Mardi Gras Queen and King

Xoe's Hat
in Full Bloom

Annie Keeler,
her Zydeco Highness

David D. and Big Squeeze 

Zydeco Cha Cha!

Margie Cutting
the King's Cake!

Allons Danser!

da Alligator 

Whoooo's Zat?
Want more?  MardiGras scenes from Last Year and Beyond!
February 19, 2005 - Unknown Tongues will host the Lucky Thirteenth 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 delicious side dishes are ready by early afternoon. Unknown Tongues plays 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 BP/TeePee store. Go three miles or so 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 as it curves to the left, and you'll see Mardi Gras on right on corner of Pigott and Ferry Dock road. 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!

Digital artist Rick Doble's animations from Mardi Gras '99

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