The Aurora-Richland Township Chamber of Commerce

is pleased to present the

26th Anniversary Aurora Fossil Festival!

Friday May 24th (6 pm-10:30 pm) - Saturday May 25th (8 am-10:45 pm) 2019

Stay tuned for more details!!

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The Aurora Fossil Festival celebrates the Aurora Fossil Museum (a 501c3 nonprofit organization)

and the rich fossil record of the Aurora, North Carolina area.

Join us for a family-friendly event steeped in tradition and good 'ol fashion southern charm.

Activities include:

FRIDAY (6 pm - 10:30 pm)

  • Opening Ceremony!
  • 2019 Fossil Master Announcement!
  • Digging for FOSSILS!!

SATURDAY (8 am - 10:45 pm)

  • Digging for FOSSILS!!
  • 5K Fossil Run!
  • Veteran's Breakfast & Ceremony!
  • Paleontology Lecture Series!
  • Parade!
  • Displays and Activities by partner nonprofit organizations!
  • Food/Craft/Fossil Vendors!
  • Kiddie Rides & Games!
  • Fossil Auction!
  • Live Music in our Concert Series!
  • and much, much more!!


  • Local Community Church Service on Main Festival Field!

Join us in the celebration!