The idea of the Spot Festival developed at a community oyster roast and the very first spot festival was held in 1963! In 1983, the festival was being held at The Hampstead Community Center. JH Lea and Sons, a Hampstead provider of fish for over 90 years, was a major sponsor for the festival until 2008. Since then, Atlantic Seafood has taken over the job!
When the Spot Festival started back in 1963, the nonprofit event benefited the fire department, and it still does today. Proceeds from the festival also benefit the five Topsail schools in the Pender County school system, including:
- Topsail High School
- Topsail Middle School
- Topsail Elementary School
- South Topsail Elementary School
- North Topsail Elementary School
The festival includes arts and crafts, live music, food trucks, fireworks, inflatable rides, and more! It kicks off this Saturday September 23rd at 9:00 am! Click here to see the Festival Schedule!