Gaston All American Fair

Welcome to the official website for the Gaston All American Fair. 

Eastridge Mall 

246 N New Hope Rd Gastonia NC

The Gaston All American fair is filled with 9 days of spectacular rides, live music, food, crafts, jewelry, games, art, music, entertainment, eating contests, and a spectacular fireworks show, Soapbox Derby Races and admission is always free! Beer and wine garden will be available on Friday and Saturday nights. 


The All American Fair is proud to be a Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Partner for the 5th year. We will once again be proudly honoring our Vietnam Veterans with a special commemorative pin issued by the United State Department of Defense. 

For 2020 we are extremely proud to introduce the All American Fair Commemorative Veteran pin which will be part of this year’s ceremony.  We felt it was extremely important to honor ALL veterans that have fought for our country and we are honored to be able to issue and present this Commemorative pin of appreciation.  This pin will be awarded to ALL veterans of any branch of the military and for any time given to the country as service in our military. The 2020 military appreciation day will include a motorcycle show fundraiser, Vietnam Veteran Pinning ceremony , All American Veteran Pinning Ceremony, music, military family ride discounts, food discounts, giveaways and more. This year’s recipient of the funds will be the American Red cross Veterans Outreach Program. 

Click here to find out how your company can join us on this day!

Pins are limited, click here to reserve your pin today!

The opening and closing festivals are held rain or shine and the rides operate weather permitting.  Check our schedule page for the details of all of the many many activities.


Welcome to the official Carolina Catfish Festival website. We are pleased to announce that the Carolina Catfish festival will last for 2 days. Starting August 7th and ending August 8th. That's 2 nights of family fun and entertainment. The Carolina Catfish Festival will be held at Eastridge Mall in Gastonia NC and each day will have something different and fun for the whole family.  For 2020, the Carolina Catfish Festival will be part of the All American Fair.


2 nights of Catfish races, fish frys, crafters, artisans, large variety of food, rides, games, beer and wine garden, some amazing bands, Dub Day cruise in, food eating contests and more... With so much going on we can't possibly list everything here. We are looking forward to catfish races and cooler weather and there is no better way to enjoy it than with our friends and neighbors. As always our events are free to attend along with numerous free activities offered on each day. So get those lawn chairs out and we will see you at the Carolina Catfish Festival! 

****NEW UPDATE***** Due to recent extension of phase 2 for NC and the uncertainty of when/if we will be going into a phase 3 (or even what a phase 3 looks like). We will be unable to proceed with the fair on July 31st.

Also, at this time we do not have a reschedule date. We are doing everything possible to have this fair in 2020 or even some version of this event.


We are watching closely, keeping in contact with local officials and will announce updates as soon as we get the information in. This has been an extremely hard year for our industry. We are still uncertain as to what our near future holds.

We appreciate your continued support and encouraging words. We do hope things will get back to some type of normal very soon. Until then please stay safe and watch our page for future updates.

This announcement includes:

Gaston All American Fair
Dub Day
Carolina Catfish Festival
Soapbox Derby
Veterans Pinning Ceremony
Motorcycle Show Benefit
Reptile 101