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MJ Dance Contest

Deadline: Nov 01, 2023 11:59 pm (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Date: Nov 04, 2023 10:00 am - Nov 05, 2023 5:00 pm (EST)
Wilson, North Carolina

About the event

The 19th year of the annual North Carolina Whirligig Festival will be held on Saturday & Sunday, November 4 & 5, 2023. The event started as a way to celebrate what was unique to Wilson, NC - the innovative and whimsical folk art whirligigs created by Vollis Simpson. At the heart of the festival is a park containing 30 of his original giant metal structures that spin in the wind. The festival is the largest event in Wilson, 8 blocks of fun, that includes home-made arts and crafts, food vendors, non-profit agencies and sponsors. Entertainment is provided on several stages with live music, a free kids zone, a kids performance stage, strolling artists and art demonstrations. The NC Whirligig Festival averages about 50,000 visitors attend over the 2-day festival weekend in historic downtown Wilson. The festival is run by a group of dedicated volunteers and is held each year the first full weekend in November.
North Carolina Whirligig Festival
North Carolina Whirligig Festival
North Carolina Whirligig Festival
North Carolina Whirligig Festival

About the application

During the PNC After Concert intermission, the Whirligig Festival will host a MJ Dance Contest. Limited spaces are available, as we do not want to delay the concert. All contestants must dress in a famous MJ ensemble and perform a 2 minute dance routine.  Judges will be looking for recognition of icon costumes and signature dance moves. Contest open to all ages. Prizes: 1st place: $500, 2nd place: $200 and 3rd place:$100. Application deadline: Wednesday, Nov. 1


MJ Dance Contest $0 Non-refundable All contest entries are charged a $5 fee.

Questions on the application

Business information

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Additional information

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  • What song will you dance to?
  • What section of the song will you use?
MJ Dance Contest
MJ Dance Contest
NC Whirligig Festival 2023
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