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Head to the small town of Leland for this enticing festival that will delight visitors of all ages. The NC Rice Festival is a fun and engaging waterfront celebration that features plenty of activities for everyone in the crew. From arts and crafts vendors, to live music, to a cooking contest where rice is the star ingredient, this day-long festival brings a lot of downhome community spirit to a pretty corner of coastal North Carolina.

The NC Rice Festival takes place along Brunswick Riverwalk Park, and the annual event always features plenty to see and discover for visitors. Art fans can peruse the stalls of local artists and craftsmen and can even check out the annual art contest, while the kids in the group will enjoy a special play area, a number of games, and more activities designed just for them. There’s also a beer garden for adults, a rice cooking contest, and a wealth of info on the region’s historical ties with rice production. Free for all kids under 12, and offering plenty of entertainment to go around, the annual NC Rice Festival is a great opportunity to discover this hidden gem community in the heart of Brunswick County.