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October Events

 

New Hanover County

 

Airlie Oyster Roast

October 19th, 6-10pm

Airlie Gardens

300 Airlie Road, Wilmington, NC 28403

Admission: $100

www.airliegardens.org

 

The Annual Airlie Oyster Roast at Airlie Gardens features steamed oysters from Elijah’s Restaurant; appetizers, BBQ, fried chicken and fixins’ from Middle of the Island Catering and cash bar. There will be live music with Band of Oz. Advance tickets only. Proceeds benefit Airlie’s Environmental Educational Programs.

 

Harvest Festival

October 28th, 10am-4pm

Poplar Grove Plantation

10200 US Hwy 17 North, Wilmington, NC 28411

Admission: $5

www.poplargrove.org

 

The Harvest Festival at Poplar Grove features local artisans and crafters, concessions, carnival games, bouncy houses, food and kids activities. Entertainment provided by Mr. Twister, Mr. Mark from The Broccoli Brothers, and The Folkstone String band.

 

 

Brunswick County

 

NC Festival by the Sea

October 27th-28th; Sat: 9am-5pm, Sun: 9am-4pm

Holden Beach Pavilion

Jordan Boulevard, Holden Beach, NC 28462

https://www.ncbrunswick.com/event/nc-festival-by-the-sea-holden-beach

 

Two-day event that kicks off with a parade down the Holden Beach causeway on Saturday. Arts and crafts vendors are available both days. Enjoy a horseshoe tournament and a sandcastle building contest. Children will enjoy face painting, kite flying and children’s rides and musements. Live musical

 

Boo at the Beach

October 19th, 5:30-7:30pm

Holden Beach Pavilion

Jordan Boulevard, Holden Beach, NC 28462

https://www.ncbrunswick.com/event/boo-at-the-beach-holden-beach-nc

 

Join the Halloween festivities at the Holden Beach Pavilion featuring booths with carnival games for children. Dress in your Halloween costumes for a chance to win the costume contest. Event is free.

 

 

Pender County

 

Autumn with Topsail

October 20th & 21st, Sat: 9:30am-8pm; Sun: 9;30am-4pm

Historic Assembly Building & Missiles & More Museum

720 Channel Boulevard, Topsail Beach, NC 28445

Admission: $5-8

http://www.autumnwithtopsail.com

 

Fall festival featuring a juried Artists’ and Crafts Court with over 100 regional artists’ displaying and selling their work. Enjoy live music, food vendors, beer and wine, games, and rides for children.  Free shuttle provided.

 

Surf City Fall Fest

October 27th, 4-6:30pm

Soundside park

517 Roland Avenue, Surf City, NC 28445

https://www.visitpender.com/view-event/name/surf-city-fall-fest/id/552

 

Kick off for Performance Club’s ‘THRILLER & Other Strange Things’. Includes food vendors, inflatables, games and a costume contest. Be sure to stick around for the showing of Hocus Pocus at  sundown.

 

 

Onslow County

 

Onslow Oktoberfest

October 19th-27th

Jacksonville Riverwalk Crossing Park

421 Court Street, Jacksonville, NC 28540

https://www.onslowoktoberfest.org

 

Enjoy a weekend full of amazing sights and sounds celebrating the German culture. Enjoy authentic German food, beverages, and music by the New River. The weekend includes a Last Man Standing contest, The Foothills Oompah Band, a beer garden, and more.

 

Fall on the Farm

October 28th, 3-6pm

Trinity United Methodist Church

301 marine Boulevard, Jacksonville, NC 28540

http://www.trinityumc-jax.org/fall-on-the-farm/

 

Join Trinity United Methodist Church for fun, games and food with Trunk-or-Treat from 5-6pm. All other activities will be from 3-5pm including pony rides, a petting zoo and games. You must have a wristband to participate in activities.

 

 

Craven County

 

Youth Fishing Derby

October 20th, 9am-12pm

Lawson Creek Park

1309 Country Club Road, New Bern NC 28562

https://www.visitnewbern.com/event/2018-youth-fishing-derby/?instance_id=1523

 

New Bern parks and Recreation present the Youth Fishing Derby at Lawson Creek Park for ages 5-16. Prizes will be awarded for the smallest fish, biggest fish and most fish caught. Hotdog lunch will be provided for participants. Fishing poles, lines and bait will be provided while supplies last.

 

Hocus Pocus Halloween Ball

October 26th, 6:30-9:30pm

203 South Front Street, New Bern, NC 28560

Admission: $42

https://www.visitnewbern.com/event/hocus-pocus-ball-with-lewis-n-clark-band/?instance_id=1568

 

Join the Lewis ‘n Clark  Band for an evening of dinner and dance to Fall and Halloween inspired songs. Costumes are welcome but not required. Features cash bar. Tickets must be bought in advance.

 

 

Carteret County

 

Oktoberfest Celebration

October 20th, 1-5pm

702 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC

https://www.crystalcoastnc.org/region/all/events

 

Celebrate Oktoberfest at Crystal Coast Brewing Company with contests, food, and a new beer. Contests are all free to play and include a stein-holding competition, shuffleboard tournament, cornhole, and a Beat the Brewer competition. Winners get swag and gift certificates. German style food and a custom glass will be for sale.

 

Carolina Kite Festival

October 27th-28th, 10am-4pm

Sand Villas 400 East Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

Admission: Free

https://www.crystalcoastnc.org/location/31st-annual-carolina-kite-festival

 

Kites Unlimited presents the 31st Annual Carolina Kite Festival at Sands Vilas in Atlantic Beach. Bring a kite and a camera and enjoy the day.

 

Newport Hootenanny

October 31st, 6-9pm

200 Howard Boulevard, Newport, NC 28570

Admission: free

https://www.crystalcoastnc.org/region/all/events

 

Join the Newport Rotary Club for ghoulish games, freaky fun and frightening food.  There will also be bounce houses, a DJ dance party, and a costume contest.

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