Events: 2013 Ava Gardner Festival


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  • Friday, October 4, 2013 - 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday, October 6, 2013 - 1:00 PM

Organization: Johnston County Visitors Bureau

Ava Gardner Museum
325 E. Market Street
Smithfield, NC 27577

Todd Johnson


The Ava Gardner Museum will commemorate the 50th anniversary of "The Night of the Iguana" at its 2013 Ava Gardner Festival.

Highlights will include a "Mad About Ava" party on Friday, October 4. There will be specialty drinks at nearby wineries, breweries and area restaurants, where visitors can show off their 60s costume to win cash prizes. The museum will have new exhibits related to the film, specialty drinks and hors d'oeuvres, door prizes and a raffle for a three-night, all-inclusive trip for two to the Vamar Vallarta Marina and Beach Resort in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

On Saturday, the museum will be open for tours of the new exhibits, heritage tours to Ava's birthplace, the teacherage and other points of interest along the Ava Gardner Heritage Trail, and there will be free showings of "The Night of the Iguana" in the museum's theatre.

For more information, please visit the Museum's website:

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