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Riverwalk Shag Contest…on the Banks of the Cape Fear

April 8 - April 9

The North Carolina Azalea Festival will be hosting the Riverwalk Shag Contest during the 70th North Carolina Azalea Festival! The Riverwalk Shag Contest will take place Saturday, April 8th – Sunday, April 9th at the Hilton Wilmington Riverside Ballroom. Open Dancing will be from 11:00AM – 12:00PM, and the Shag Contest begins at 12:30PM. Join DJ Fred Rouse for raffles, vendors, shag demonstrations, line dancing, and more!

We are seeking 24 amateur couples (12 Adult and 12 Junior), volunteers, club sponsors, attendees, donations for raffle items, and much more to make this event spectacular for our community. Registrations will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis using postmark or date of receipt.

To view the application and contest rules, please click the buttons below:

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Ticket Information

General entry is $1.00. Children five and under are free with adult admission.



April 8
April 9
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Hilton Wilmington Riverside
301 N Water St
Wilmington, NC 28401 United States
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