The Town of Bath has long been celebrated as North Carolina’s first town, first port and home of the famous rogue, Blackbeard. Bath also has a long and proud heritage of supporting our military. Bath Fest 2017 will take you back in time, not 300 years to colonial Bath but 100 years as the residents of eastern North Carolina looked eastward to the war raging in Europe. The lives of our great grandfathers and great grandmothers were about to change forever. In honor of the Centennial of World War I and in celebration of Armed Forces Day, Bath Fest 2017 will hold a living history event on May 20, 2017. Living history units portraying the World War I period will be encamped at Bonner’s Point in Historic Bath .
Art will still meet history on May 20, 2017 at Bath Fest as arts and craft vendors sell their original works, students from Bath Elementary School present their art and living history takes you back in time with classic cars and a portrayal of the life saving service’s 1918 heroic rescue of a merchant ship torpedoed by a German U-boat off of the Outer Banks.
Bonner’s Point is located at the intersection of S. Main and Front St. The address is 200 Front St, Bath, NC 27808.
For more information call (252) 923-3971.