The riverfront in Oriental comes alive with roots music every October. Bluegrass, folk, Americana, gospel groups and more perform on the porches of Oriental homes overlooking the beautiful Neuse River. The two-day festival begins Friday evening with a concert at the Old Theater, then a full day of music on Saturday. The event also features a Village Market showcasing regional arts and crafts, a food court and classic car show. All porch performances are free.