What is the Dylan Moore Days Celebration?

Dylan Moore Day is about “paying it forward”. It is a day to celebrate Dylan’s life and an opportunity to help other families in similar situations.

Dylan Moore was a 7 year old boy who was battling a rare blood disease known as Fanconi Anemia.  On July 26, 2009, young Dylan lost his battle and went home to God. He inspired thousands of people to love, believe, hope, and care.

To recognize the courage that this young man displayed, the city of Roanoke Rapids proclaimed September 18 as Dylan Moore Day. This day is an opportunity for the community to come together in an effort to never let the memory of young Dylan fade from our thoughts.

During Dylan’s long battle, the amount of help he received was overwhelming. The family knows they would never be able to pay it all back, so they decided to “pay it forward”. Dylan Moore Day became, not only an annual celebration of Dylan’s life, but a benefit to raise funds for another family in the community going through a medical crisis. It was such a huge success, Dylan’s family decided to make it an annual event.

Dylan Moore Days Events and Activities

September 18-19, 2021

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Trail Ride

The trail ride (Sep 18 at 10am) will have room for a limited number of riders and pre-registration is highly recommended.

We will take the first ones who pre-registered until the cut-off is reached.

Vendor Fest

Come shop with us at the Vendor Fest. We will have everything from mouth-watering food trucks to crafts, totes, jewelry, home decor and much more!

The Vendor Fest runs from 11:00am-6:00pm on Saturday.

Pony Penning Raffle

There will be a raffle for a free beach vacation at the Sea Shell for the Chincoteague annual pony penning for the 2022 season.

Tickets are $5 or five for $20.

Gun Raffle

Then there will be a gun raffle for an H002C Henry US Survival rifle and a box of ammo.

Tickets are $5 each or five for $20.

Fun Horse Show

The 2021 Horse Show will be held on September 19th. Last year’s favorite classes were the baby bottle race, the musical hay bales, and the costume contest class.  The show starts at 10:00 am.

Dedication Wall

Each horseshoe is personalized with name and photo in memory or honor of a friend or loved one and will be displayed on the dedicated wall at the Dylan Moore Days Celebration.

Cornhole Tournament

A cornhole tournament will be held Sunday, September 19 beginning at 1 p.m. Warmups will begin at 11 a.m.

Entry fee is $30 per team with a 50 percent payout.


The Auction is always a highlight of the Dylan Moore Days Celebration. Donors are very generous.  We also will have a chinese auction on Sunday.

Come out to Dylan Days and bid on items of your choice.

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