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Welcome to the Duplin County Events Center located right off I-40 in Kenansville, North Carolina between Goldsboro and Wilmington.  Highways 11, 24, 41, 50 and 903 also bring you close to our door – we are very easy to find!

This is a multi-use facility; we can host anything from your trade show to your wedding or quinceanera to a family festival and concert.  Even, your next rodeo or monster truck show!  We have hosted groups from 50 to several thousand and we are dedicated to make sure your event is a successful one!

If you are attending an event, we are here to make sure your visit is enjoyable and you feel at home.  Our facility offers fantastic events that celebrate living in Duplin County and Eastern North Carolina and we hope you can come join us!

The Duplin County Events Center is a multi-use facility that can host any event.  The building is almost 75,000 square feet with a concrete floor measuring 120’ x 220’.  The floor can be covered as needed.  Fixed seating for 1,875 is available and this can be expanded to over 4200 depending on the type of event configuration. 

More than 1.2 million people are located within a one-hour drive.  There are three major military bases in our area, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune / Marine Corps Air Station New River – population 73,000, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base – population 38,000 and Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point – population 10,000.

In addition to the military, we have a large college population as well.  East Carolina University, University of North Carolina – Wilmington, James Sprunt Community College, Lenoir Community College, Coastal Carolina Community College, Cape Fear Community College, Sampson Community College and Mount Olive College are all within our radius.

DCEC is an equal opportunity provider and employer.