MardiGras Feb. 11, 2012
Sponsored by the
Unknown Tongues Cajun Zydeco Band
Laissez les bon temps roulez!

Here it
Comes Again!
The 20th Annual
Gloucester Mardi Gras!

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Ladies Stirrin' da Roux!

2010 MG Parade (266K)

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      Haw River Rounders!                       Mardi Gras Snowman!                   Cleaning Crabs!                         Jammin'!

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Shrimp in da Gumbo!

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You Jest!

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

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Kids with Percussion for the Parade!


Cajun Fried Turkeys!

      Basket o' Masks!
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      Dance Inside and Out! 

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Finds the
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Blue Green
Ice Machine!

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Last year was  

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Mardi Gras scenes from 2010! 2009!2008!2007! 2006! 2005!2004! 2003! Prehistoric Times!
February 11, 2012 - Unknown Tongues will host the Twentieth 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 live music. Gumbo, deep fried turkey, crawfish, and delicious side dishes are ready by early afternoon, announced by a Fool's Procession. 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: Beaufort (15 miles away): Inlet Inn (on Taylor's Creek) 252-728-3600, Carteret County Home Bed and Breakfast (Hwy 101) 252-728-4611. More Info on These and Other Inns in Beaufort!

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

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