MardiGras Feb. 18, 2006!
Unknown Tongues
Laissez les bon temps roulez!
Here comes
the Fool's Procession
to announce GUMBO'S READY!

Photo by Emmett Keeler

bgb photo                           Beth Fogelman Photo                                Violet Photo                     Pepper Heads!                                  Matt and Bryan, Et Toi!                            Manning the Gumbo Pot!

Photo by Violet Garrity
Peeling Shrimp

BGB photo
Marsha plays the 
bowed dulcimer!

Photo by Leslie McCombs Want the rest of
your Fried Turkey??

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

BGB photo
      2005 Mardi Gras Queen and King Tossing Beads!

Beth Photo
Unknown Tongues say
Allons Danser!

      Kid's Creations
bgb photo

Leslie photo
Nice Hat! 

Violet photo "Big Jello"
(Generation Next)

What a great
Mardi Gras!

bgb photo
Proper Gander Old-Time

Leslie photo

da Alligator 

Leslie photo Outside Jam
Want more?  Mardi Gras scenes from Years Past!
February 18, 2006 - Unknown Tongues will host the Fourteenth 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. Mask and hat-making available! Costumes welcome! 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 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 crossroad's convenient 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. Beaufort (15 miles - quaint town!): Inlet Inn (on Taylor's Creek) 252-728-3600, Carteret County Home Bed and Breakfast (Hwy 101) 252-728-4611. Rooms as low as $75. More Info on These and Other Inns in Beaufort!

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

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