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Kenansville, county seat of Duplin County, is a peaceful small town rich in history and proud of its heritage. Kenansville is located in the fertile Coastal Plains of southeastern NC.

Settled in 1735 by immigrants from Northern Ireland, these early pioneers called their town "Golden Grove". The present town of Kenansville was chartered in 1852 and named for James Kenan. Kenansville is just 55 miles north of Wilmington and 80 miles southeast of Raleigh. Kenasville also is the home of Vidant Duplin, a 101-bed community hospital, James Sprunt Community College, Duplin County Events Center and Liberty Hall.


2/15&16/2019 - 7:00 p.m. Revenge Roughstock Rodeo 

Duplin Events Center | Kenansville, N.C. 28349

Advance Adult tickets $15.00; kids 6-12 years old $10.00; kids 5 & under free. Day of show Adult tickets $20; kids 6-12 $15; kids 5 and under free. Come out for some fun family excitement for you and the kids.  Bull Riding, Barrel Racing and Bronc Riding. February 15th and 16th. Concessions available at the arena. Gates open at 5:30pm each night show starts at 7:00pm. Held at the Duplin County Event Center. 195 Fairgrounds Drive Kenansville, NC  Contact the Duplin Events Center for more information at 910-275-0009.


The 3rd Annual Blue, Brew & ‘Que Festival on March 30, 2019 from 11am to 8pm at Duplin County Events Center. 2019 Bluegrass Line Up: Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver VW Boys Ralph Stanley II & The Clinch Mountain Boys Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road Cumberland County Line Bluegrass Volume Five. BBQ Cook-Off - NC Microbreweries Duplin County Wineries Vendors & Concession Fun for the whole family! Tickets are on-sale now! General Admission: $20 each in advance; $25 each day of event, Child (6 – 20 years old): $5 VIP: $75.00 $150 - includes 2 admission tickets, Rain or shine. For more info visit:


3/30/2019 - 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Blue, Brew & 'Que Festival 

Duplin Events Center | Kenansville, N.C. 28349