New Hanover County
Airlie Oyster Roast
300 Airlie Road, Wilmington, NC
Joi Airlie Gardens for their annual Oyster Roast featuring appetizers, BBQ, fried chicken, sides from Middle of the Island Catering, steamed oysters from Elijah’s, cash bar and live music by Band of Oz. Proceeds benefit Airlie’s Environmental Education Programs.
Lighthouse Beer & Wine Festival
10 Harnett St, Wilmington, NC
This annual festival at Port City Marina features over 100 breweries and wineries featuring 250+ samplings, live music, food trucks, plus tons of taxis to take attendees home free of charge. A portion of the proceeds benefit The Carousel Center in their efforts to aid abused and neglected children.
NC Oyster Festival
3 West 3rd St, Ocean Isle Beach, NC
This annual festival features craft vendors, food, live music, contests and a princess pageant.
NC Festival by the Sea
Jordan Blvd, Holden Beach, NC
This coastal arts and crafts festival, hosted annually by the Greater Holden Beach Merchant’s Association features art and local craftsmen across a variety of media and live entertainment.
October 19th & 20
Autumn with Topsail
1612 S Anderson Blvd, Topsail Beach, NC
This annual festival features a juried artist’s and crafts court with over 100 regional artists displaying and selling their work, live music, food, wine, beer, silent auction, games and rides for kids.
Trick-or-Treat in the Park
586 Sloop Point Loop Rd, Hampstead, NC
14th Annual safe and fun Halloween party featuring trick-or-treating under the lights, games, candy, a costume contest, and grilled burgers, sausages and hot dogs.
Onslow County Agricultural Fair
146 Broadhurst Rd, Jacksonville, NC
The agricultural fair features vendors, exhibitors, rides, live music, karaoke and fireworks.
October 24th – 27th
421 Court St, Jacksonville, NC
Head to the Jacksonville Riverwalk for beer tasting, a silent auction, beer garden and food court, home run derby, tournaments, pageant, children’s area, arts and crafts vendors and live music.
Fall Heritage Plant Sale
529 S Front St, New Bern, NC
The fall plant sale will be held on the Daves House lawn just inside the Tryon Palace main gate. Offered are a selection of plants grown locally and in the Palace’s nursery yard, as well as a wide variety of perennials, herbs, and other fall favorites. There will also be honey from the Tryon Palace bees available for purchase. Garden shop will be open for gifts.
The Savvy Bride – A Social Bride Collective
249 craven St, New Bern, NC
Visit with premier professional vendors including venues, caterers, florists, photographers and more.
Diamond City Gala Art & Music Festival
S 10th S & Arendell St, Morehead City, NC
Celebrate local history, art and music while raising money to support the community. This year’s gala aims to help rebuild Carteret County’s Community Theatre, which was damaged in Florence.
Fall Craft Fair
2005 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC
Enjoy some of the best crafts offered in the area, music, food trucks, baked goods, face painting and unique holiday items.