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

Trail Ride

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

Pre-registration is recommended to help us plan for meals.

Gun Raffle

Tickets:  $5 EACH OR 5 for $20.

Henry Golden Boy  MSRP $648.  22 LR

Fun Horse Show

The Horse Show will be held on Sunday. 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.


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.

Dedication Wall

Display a horseshoe on the dedication wall for your friend or loved one.

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.


We would like to thank these 3 boys who sold lemonade this summer and donated $260 to Dylan Days.

We thank you very much for your kind donation! We have many sponsors this year – check them out using the button below.

Cornhole Tournament

Blind draw, $20 per person, 50% payout

The tournament will be held Sunday, September 22 at 11am. Registration from 10 to 10:45 am.

Dylan Days 2023 Diamond, Platinum and Gold Sponsors

Diamond Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Abner's Drive In"
Abner's Drive In
Gaston Market"
Quality Landscaping Solutions"
C & C Industrial"
Xpress Signs"
Roanoke Nursery"
Virgie Clay "
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