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- Peaceful 12-acre showground near the Albemarle Sound
- A mile from downtown Edenton; 90 minutes' drive from the Outer Banks
- Special events held at the park throughout the year
Hunker down for the night at American Legion Fairgrounds for days filled with trolley tours, riverside walks and watersports in northeastern North Carolina. Set about a mile from downtown Edenton, this 12-acre spot has all the room you could want for relaxation and chilled evening cook-outs; it’s also within a few minutes' walk of ace Albemarle Sound views.
Being a showground, this place plays host to events throughout the year like the Chowan County Regional Fair, an all-American attraction that takes place in the high season and includes old-time thrills like pig racing, beauty pageants, pie tasting and fairground rides. Holing up here the rest of the year is somewhat quieter, but there are lots of Edenton entertainment spots to keep your holidays ticking over within a short walk of the park.
When it comes to essential amenities, American Legion Fairgrounds sorts the basics like a chemical toilet and free wifi. The sheer amount of flat and grassy ground on offer here should also go a fair way in making your stays that little bit more relaxed. Barbecues are allowed too, so grab some grub at Edenton Farmers' Market in anticipation of fine weather.
Post-dinner, pootle around in Waterfront Park, admire the 19th-century Roanoke River Lighthouse and drink in the spectacular sundown scenes…
Open from 22/10/2020 to 23/12/2020
Open from 29/12/2020 to 15/09/2021
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
A cable measuring at least 15 metres is needed for the electric hook-ups.
Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.
This site has no on-site shower facilities.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
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Electric grass touring pitch
|Max. persons||6 x
|Multiple Touring caravan or Campervan or Motorhome allowed per pitch|
|Twin-axle vehicles accepted|
|Bring a gazebo|
|Bring an awning|
|Bring a pup tent|
|Car parking by pitch/unit|
|Chemical disposal point|
|Pull-out / Slider|
|Touring caravan, Campervan, Motorhome|
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Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided
Distance markers in shared facilities
Hand sanitising stations
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Gas cylinders available
No hot water
No potable water point
No running water
Nearby farmers' market
Medium (26-50 pitches)
Touring and motorhomes
Drainage hook-up points for tourers
Fully serviced pitches
Water hook-up points for tourers
Stepping aboard a trolley tour in central Edenton is probably the easiest way of ticking off the many monuments scattered about the place. Over the course of your travels you'll drive past handsome historic buildings, with a top-rated guided commentary to put all the well-preserved colonial heritage into context. You can also glide more or less gracefully through the town harbour aboard a paddleboard or kayak, both of which are available to hire.
Escaping the city streets for the day is another option. Fond of long walks in the wilderness? Merchants Millpond State Park (40 minutes' drive) or Goose Creek State Park (an hour and 10 minutes) should see to that. Prefer picking your way around a set of pins and cups? Go golfing at Albemarle Plantation (25 minutes) or let loose on the links at Mulberry Hill (10 minutes).
Got sandals and suncream? Ship out to the Outer Banks, a sandy stretch of land that runs along North Carolina's Atlantic coast. The nearest big resort is Kitty Hawk (an hour and a half), where there are sizzling fish bars, boardwalks and acres of dog-friendly beaches.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||9 a.m. –||5 p.m.|
|Depart by:||4 p.m.|
American Legion Fairgrounds cancellation policy
Balance refunds: no penalties
Bookings cannot be amended within 1 day(s) of arrival.
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.
If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.
Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19.
The remainder is payable on arrival.
Pitches: a US$50.00 (£38.26) deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure when returning the gate badge/barrier pass/toilet keys.Deposit transferable during COVID-19. During COVID-19 you can transfer your deposit to a future stay booked within 3 months of your arrival date. Read more.
Payment methods accepted on the parkCash
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
- Does American Legion Fairgrounds have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is American Legion Fairgrounds dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near American Legion Fairgrounds? Stepping aboard a trolley tour in central Edenton is probably the easiest way of ticking off the many monuments scattered about the place. Over the course of your travels you'll drive past … Read more
When can I check in and check out of American Legion Fairgrounds?
Camping and touring Arrive: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Depart by: 4 p.m.
- How much does it cost to stay at American Legion Fairgrounds? From £22.99 (for 1 night, 6 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability