Being safe includes being well-informed!
This page will hopefully answer most questions you have regarding the festival!

We are committed to safety and providing something fun for our community. We are doing everything in our power to ensure our festival happens and that the health and safety protocols that we are implementing will create a safe environment for everyone at NC Freedom Fest.

This map will be available in guide-form at the Information Tent located at the circle of Chestnut/Center!

Masks are optional! Our festival is 100% outdoors so we feel as though the environment is safe to be unmasked, but we do suggest you wear sunscreen! There are not many areas with shade within the festival footprint so sunscreen will be your best friend!

In the event you need a mask – we will have disposable masks available free of charge at the Information Station located at the circle intersection at Chestnut/Center Streets!

We ask that all festivalgoers maintain safe distances between one another at the festival to keep this a safe, fun event for everyone.

Hand Sanitizer & Hand Washing Stations will be readily available throughout the entire festival footprint. Please do you part and keep your hands clean!

If you have been exposed to COVID or are experiencing any symptoms that may be linked to COVID (Fever, Chills, Cough, Shortness of Breath, Difficulty Breathing, Fatigue, Muscle or Body Aches, Headaches, Loss of Taste or Smell, Sore Throat, Congestion/Runny Nose, Nausea/Diarrhea/Vomiting), please stay home. We appreciate that you want to come, but the health and safety of our festivalgoers is more important!

The FREE Kids Zone, sponsored by Goldsboro Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, and provided by Lamm Events, will be located in the back corner of Freedom Field! The Kids Zone will have Hand Sanitizer at the entrance to each element. They also will be continuously spraying each element with a safe disinfectant to ensure the safety of all enjoying the Kids Zone. In the Kids Zone, there will also be numerous portable restroom facilities and hand wash stations.

Also at the Kids Zone this year will be the Mount Olive Pickle Train! The Friend of Mt Olive Parks and Recreation Group will be providing free rides on Spruce Street from 4 pm – 7 pm! You can access the line in the Kids Zone!

All festival activities will take place outdoors in well-ventilated open spaces in Downtown Goldsboro, NC.

All of Center Street (from Spruce Street to Ash Street) will be closed for the festival, however, parking will be available throughout Downtown on streets and in parking lots. In addition to Center Street, Spruce Street between Center and James Street will be closed, as well as Chestnut Street from James Street to John Street. These streets will all close at 12 pm on Saturday, May 21st, 2022.

Handicap Parking will be available in 3 locations: Goldsboro Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics Parking Lot, Stage Struck Parking Lot, and Worrell Contracting Parking Lot.

Most streets (parallel to Center Street) in Downtown Goldsboro can be parked on both sides, and there are many parking lots around the Downtown area that are waiting for you to park in them!

The grassy lots at the end of South Center Street, near Elm Street, will be open on both sides of the street for parking! Each lot should be able to fit over 200 vehicles!

All of Center Street will be closed for the festival beginning at 12:00 pm on Saturday, May 21st, 2022. We still encourage everyone to be aware of their surroundings when crossing the street, even though it will be closed. We will have festival staff operating ATV’s and golf carts and want to remind everyone to remain vigilant when on the streets.

Please help us by doing your part to not park on the street around 12 pm on Saturday, or your car will be towed at your expense. In addition to this, keep in mind that if you drive down the side roads towards Center Street after 12 pm, you may not be able to turn around.

The following streets will close at 12 pm on Saturday, May 21st, 2022.

  • All of Center Street (from Spruce Street to Ash Street).
  • Spruce Street between Center and James Street.
  • Chestnut Street from James Street to John Street.

All streets above will reopen at 9:30 pm on Saturday, May 21st, 2022.

We will have an abundance of trash receptacles available throughout the footprint of the festival. Please help keep our city clean by disposing of your trash in these receptacles!

We will have a festival Information Station located in the circle intersection at Center/Chestnut Streets. This area will have items such as hand sanitizer, masks, festival guides/maps, and is the hub for volunteers. This is also your one-stop-shop for all information related to the festival and will serve as the lost and found and first aid site. If you have any questions, please stop by the Information Station.

In the event that a child is separated from their parent or guardian, this will be the area to come.

EMS, Fire, and Police will be on-site for the entire festival and ready to respond in the event of any emergency. The Emergency Staging Area will be located behind the stages in the big lot.

All volunteers will report to the Information Station located in the circle intersection at Center/Chestnut Streets. This is where you will get your assignments and divide and conquer! Thank you to all who are volunteering their time to make this festival a success!

Official NC Freedom Fest Merchandise will be available for sale at the entrance of Freedom Field! Look for the “Merchandise Tent” Banner, or simply look right when you walk in the field!

T-Shirts, Challenge Coins, Poster Prints, Festival Guides, and more.

Countdown to #NCFreedomFest on 9/9/23: