2016 Oriental Dragon Boat Festival

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We have had dragons for a long time and now we will have DRAGON BOATS.  Oriental, North Carolina expects to draw large crowds
August 12-13, 2016
.  This event will be two days of a fun filled weekend
on the water with entertainment for friends, family, co-workers and everyone who visits.

Dragon Boat paddlers move in unison, combining strength with teamwork in a boat whose elaborate design originates in ancient China. Dragon Boats are the world’s largest flat water racing canoes, propelled by a crew of 20 plus a drummer and a steersperson.  Teamwork is everything in dragon boat racing.  Synchronicity is more important than strength.

In addition to the dragon boat racing other activities will include; great
food, great music, kids activities, a parade of teams and much,
much more for friends and family alike.

Hope to see you there!



2013 Races Official Results

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2012 Races Official Results






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