This week’s hometown hero is Greg Bell, Festival Director for the Eno River Association.  Greg has been a fundamental part of the annual “Festival for the Eno,” which celebrated its 38th anniversary this past weekend.

The Festival for the Eno is presented by the Eno River Association, North Carolina’s oldest land trust.  The association recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, and still holds true to the goals of preventing impoundment of the Eno River and to get people out to the water.  They focus on preservation of over 7,000 acres.

The Festival for the Eno features food, games, dancing, live music and more.  It takes more than 500 volunteers each year to put the festival together. Greg encourages people to experience the actual river for themselves while also enjoying the festivities; “The goal is to get as many people out on the river, touching the river, experiencing the Eno, as is possible.”

Eno River State Park

Eno River State Park, photo courtesy