This year, the Durham Festival for the Eno 2017, will be celebrated on 2 different days (Saturday July 1 and Tuesday July 4) from 10 am through 6 pm. This exciting event is located on the banks of the West Point on the Eno Park at 5101 N. Roxboro Road in Durham, North Carolina.
Attend both days to listen and dance to even more live music (including folk and bluegrass) from over 60 banks on 4 different stages, including:
- A.J. Ghent (J ENT)
- Apple Chill Cloggers
- Blue Cactus
- Boom Unit Brass Band
- Cane Creek Cloggers
- Cole Slaw
- Crystal Bright and Silver Hands
- Dark Water Rising
- Diali Cissokho and Kaira Ba
- Dr. Bacon
- Ellis Dyson and The Shambles
- Emily Musolino Band
- Eno Islanders
- Happy Abandon
- Jamie Anderson
- John Dee Holeman
- Jon Shain
- Kate Rhudy
- Lightnin’ Wells
- Nee Ningy Band
- Orquesta Gardel
- Paperhand Puppet Intervention
- Ruby Amanfu and Steelism
- Tan and Sober Gentlemen
- Tea Cup Gin
- The African American Dance Ensemble
- The Gospel Jubilators
- The Pinkerton Raid
- Violet Bell
With over 20 food trucks and vendors, the delicious food as well as cold beer and other drinks served will satisfy a variety of tastes. Their international food court features everything from festival favorites like corn dogs, fries, and burgers; to curries and kava, to fresh smoothies and homemade ice cream.
Feel free to bring your canoe or kayak and paddles to glide on the beauty of the Eno River. Bring your tennis shoes to leisurely stroll around the grounds or actively hike through the woods on one of the park trails.
Enjoy hands-on crafts such as “throwing” a pot on a clay wheel, weaving, and ukulele jamming on the High Strung workshop stage. Browse the booths of over 80 craft artists.
Combining natural beauty and history, West Point on the Eno is a free 404-acre park located along a 2-mile stretch of the scenic Eno River, which is 6 miles north of downtown Durham. The West Point on the Eno River has 3 historic buildings:
- A rebuilt grist mill on the site of what was once the largest mill on the river operates once again after the original close in 1942, and its products are sold on site
- The restored house of the one-time mill owners is available to tour
- The old tobacco packhouse is now home to the Hugh Mangum Museum of Photography
Visitors can enjoy a relaxed picnic through the open park gates year-round, from 8 am to dark. There are also 5 miles of scenic trails along the river and the surrounding bluffs for hiking and fishing, picnic facilities available for rent, an amphitheater used for festivals and concerts, and the river itself, with a natural play space.
Each year since 1980, the Eno River Association has presented the Festival for the Eno to draw thousands of people to the shaded banks on the Eno River to sing, dance, and be entertained with great music, food, and crafts while raising funds for land protection in the Eno River basin.
Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast (located at 914 Vickers Avenue in Durham) is about a 15-minute drive from the Eno River. We welcome guests to experience our warm Southern hospitality, luxurious accommodations, and fresh gourmet breakfasts each morning.