Approximately five years ago, our Board of Directors decided that Tabor City needed a
festival in the Spring. We already have a Fall festival, the NC Yam Festival, which was
borne out of this Chamber, so brainstorming began for a festival to be held during the
In 2021, the Inaugural Spring Has Sprung Festival was held the first weekend in May. In
spite of Covid, we had a great response. Everyone seemed to enjoy getting out and about.
Many of our vendors sold out of their wares! The Car Show was a huge hit. The kids and
parents alike loved the FREE KidZone. Free, thanks to our generous sponsors.
By 2022, an annual date was set for the 4th Saturday in April. We saw growth in
participation which was pleasing to all of us. Flimsy the Clown was one of the new
additions and the kids absolutely adored Flimsy.
2023 will be the 3rd year and we are looking forward to a fun-filled day with lots of craft
and food vendors, a Cruise in, entertainment and a FREE KidZone with inflatables, a
petting park, trackless train rides, and a magician. Many may know Magic by Ray. He has
been the in-house magician at Riverbanks Zoo for many years. He has performed all over
North and South Carolina.
There is no charge to enter the festival area of 4th & 5th Streets in Tabor City. The festival
hours are 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. with the parade stepping off at 11 a.m.
There isstill time to enter as a vendor or parade participant. We would love to have more
vendors selling plants, flowers, etc. Entry fees do apply for vendors and parade
participants. We are still accepting sponsors as well. Just give us a call or send us an
We hope to see you in Tabor City on Saturday, April 22, 2023 in downtown Tabor City!
Please take time to shop in our local businesses while you are here!