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    October Events

    New Hanover County


    October 18th

    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.


    October 26th

    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.



    Brunswick County


    October 19th

    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.


    October 26th

    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.



    Pender County


    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.


    October 31st

    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


    October 15th-19th

    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.



    Craven County


    October 12th

    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.



    October 27th

    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.



    Carteret County


    October 19th

    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.



    October 26th

    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.



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