October Events Calendar

 
NC Coastal


Events are subject to changes and cancellations.

October 2011

October   > Camden County
Hiking, biking, birding, boating, fishing the Great Dismal Swamp
The Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge is located in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. Trails are open everyday from sunrise to sunset. The refuge headquarters is located at 3100 Desert Road in Suffolk, Virginia. The headquarters is closed on federal holidays; the hiking and biking trails remain open. Fishing and boating are permitted year-round on Lake Drummond. A Virginia fishing license is required. Access is via the Feeder Ditch, which connects Lake Drummond with the Dismal Swamp Canal. A public boat ramp is located north of the Feeder Ditch on the Dismal Swamp Canal. Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge


October   > Elizabeth City
Arts of the Albemarle Exhibits & Gallery
Visit the Gallery where you will find exhibitions, original artwork, unique handcrafted items and photography. The resident Encore Theatre Company produces three shows per year with about twenty performance nights. Arts of the Albemarle
October   > Windsor
Small Game Hunting on Roanoke River NWR
Hunt administered by NC Wildlife Resources Commission. http://northcarolina.fws.gov/ncevents.html Roanoke River National Wildlife Refuge
October   > Columbia
Small Game Hunting on Pocosin Lakes NWR
Refuge permit required. http://northcarolina.fws.gov/ncevents.html Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge
October   > Wilmington
Cameron Art Museum
The Cameron Art Museum presents 6-8 special exhibitions annually; monthly family and children's programs (Kids @ CAM); weekly interdisciplinary, public programs (lectures, music, films, literature, dance); and ongoing workshops and classes in ceramics... more info: Cameron Art Museum
October   > Wilmington
Cape Fear Museum of History and Science
There are permanent and featured exhibits along with special programs too numerous to list in this calendar. Be sure to check out their exhibits and events calendar when planning your to-do list. Admission charged. Cape Fear Museum
October   > Wilmington
Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts
Thalian Hall
October   > Beaufort
Down East FolkArts Society Contra Dance
The Down East FolkArts Society sponsors contra dances once a month at Duke Marine Lab. Dances include live music (jigs, reels and old time tunes) and a caller who teaches and prompts every dance. www.downeastfolkarts.org
October   > Beaufort and Morehead City
American Music Festival
This multi-concert chamber music series is performed at the NC Maritime Museum and other venues around the Crystal Coast. www.americanmusicfestival.org
October   > Hatteras Island
Guided Bird Walks on Pea Island NWR
http://www.fws.gov/alligatorriver/spec.html#schedule Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
October   > Nags Head
Jockey's Ridge State Park
Rangers hold regularly scheduled educational and interpretive programs about Jockey's Ridge State Park. Learn more about the natural, cultural and historical history of Jockey's Ridge State Park and the Outer Banks at the park's exhibit hall. Find out what dunes are made of, how they are created and how they are shaped. Contact the park office or check online: http://207.4.179.50/dprcoe/coe_pub.html Jockey's Ridge State Park
October   > Kill Devil Hills
KDH Cooperative Gallery & Studios
KDH Cooperative is an artist operated gallery featuring local works of art in oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastels, pen and ink, ceramics, jewelry, fibers, furniture, candles, pottery, photography, mosaic, glass and metal. There are over 45 juried artists, many of whom assist in running the gallery. The gallery's specialty is art made by local artists on the Outer Banks and nearby areas. Several artists work on site in their studios and our blacksmith can be seen working at his forge outside most days. We offer art classes and workshops for all ages. Check our website for current schedules and to see some of the artists featured at the co-op! www.kdhcooperative.com
October   > Roanoke Island
The Art Gallery at Roanoke Island
Roanoke Island Festival Park. Hosts monthly changing exhibits featuring renowned artists. Monday thru Friday 9am to 5pm. roanokeisland.com
October   > Roanoke Island
North Carolina Maritime Museum on Roanoke Island
The NC Maritime Museum on Roanoke Island will offer a variety of maritime skills, boatbuilding, sailing programs and workshops throughout the year in the Creef Boathouse. Junior Sailing will be offered mid-June through early August ( each is a five-day session). Visit the Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse and learn the history of the screw-pile lights.
mid-February thru late Dec  > Manteo
History, Arts and Fun - All Rolled Into One!
Enjoy daily programs about the Elizabeth II, in the Settlement Site and in the interactive Roanoke Adventure Museum. A docudrama in The Film Theatre entitled The Legend of Two-Path, art shows monthly in The Art Gallery, gifts at The Museum Store, picnic areas, marsh-side boardwalks, a fossil pit, and more. Roanoke Island Festival Park
October > Hyde County
Mattamuskeet Lake open to fishing and boating.
Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge
October   > Wilmington
Jazz at Airlie
Enjoy First Friday Jazz Series at Airlie Gardens on the first Friday night of each month - April-October. Sponsored by the Cape Fear Jazz Appreciation Society. Airlie Gardens
Mid-April thru Late November > Rodanthe, Hatteras Island
Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station Programs
Storytelling, crafts, children's programs, special events, knot-tying and tours are offered. Visit chicamacomico.net for details.
mid-April thru mid-December > Wilmington
Farmers' Market
The City of Wilmington, in cooperation with the New Hanover County Cooperative Extension, announces the opening of the Farmers' Market at Halyburton Park. Regional produce, plants, herbs, cut flowers, seafood and more will be featured weekly, with special events and promotions to be held throughout the year. www.wilmingtonfarmers.com
October   > Hatteras Island
Guided Canoe Tours on Pea Island NWR
Guided Canoe Tours (fee program) on Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/alligatorriver/spec.html#schedule Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
October > Gates County
Merchants Millpond State Park
Rangers hold regularly scheduled educational and interpretive programs about Merchants Millpond State Park, one of North Carolina's rarest ecological communities. Massive cypress & gum trees covered with Spanish moss form a canopy for the dark waters of the 750-acre cypress millpond ~ a wilderness sanctuary for wetland wildlife. Contact the park office or check online: Merchants Millpond
October   > Currituck County
Open Roads Day on Mackay Island NWR
Mackay Island National Wildlife Refuge
September - December > Windsor
Deer Hunting on Roanoke River NWR
Hunt administered by NC Wildlife Resources Commission. http://northcarolina.fws.gov/ncevents.html Roanoke River National Wildlife Refuge
October   > Columbia
Deer Hunting on Pocosin Lakes NWR
Refuge permit required. http://northcarolina.fws.gov/ncevents.html Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge
September 28 - Oct 02> Edenton
Chowan County Fair
Amusement rides, entertainment and great food at the American Legion Fairgrounds. www.chowanfair.com
October   > Camden County
Deer Hunting on the Great Dismal Swamp NWR
Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
October 01-03 > Wilmington
Riverfest
Wilmington's Annual Riverfront celebration in historic downtown. Features live music, arts, crafts, food booths, ship tours, river events, and children's carnival. Downtown Wilmington’s streets host a family fun festival that winds its way along the Cape Fear River. Continuous live entertainment is featured on outdoor stages during this festival that celebrates the area's rich heritage with music, arts and crafts, exhibits, dance performances, contests, children's activities, food, river events, friendly competitions, fireworks and more. www.wilmingtonriverfest.com
October 01-03 > Morehead City
NC Seafood Festival
North Carolina Seafood Festival on the Morehead City waterfront. Seafood, music, entertainment and the cultural heritage and traditions that surround commercial fishing begin Friday night on Morehead City's downtown waterfront. Weekend events include a road race, family fishing contests, surfing and more. NC Seafood Festival
October 10 > Edenton
Peanut Festival
Crafts, food and more Edenton Tourism
October 02-03 > Kill Devil Hills
Artrageous Art Extravaganza
Features Artist Live Demonstrations, kids hands-on activity booths, Professional Artist Show and Sell, Artist Quick Draws, music, children's auction, and delicious food by many of your favorite Outer Banks restaurants, and fun for the whole family. Next night is adult art auction at Kelly's Outer Banks Restaurant and Tavern with food, drink, music and art to take home! www.darearts.org
October 02 > Southport
Captain Charlie's Kids Fishing Tournament
16 years of age and under only. Participants 16 years of age are required to hold a valid NC Fishing Permit. Free t-shirt and food while they last. Bring one fishing rod and bait. For info: Southport - Oak Island Tourism
October 07-10 > Manteo to Corolla
Parade of Homes
Self guided tour of selected homes from Manteo to Corolla by some of the area's finest builders. www.obhomebuilders.org
October 08 > Wilmington
Ghost Ship
You've seen the Battleship on paranormal programs, now come see for yourself! Battleship staff and volunteers will lead you through the bowels of the ship to hear true Battleship tales. ''Haunted North Carolina's'' members reveal ghostly details and provide you with a unique opportunity to learn how ghost hunters track spirits. Battleship North Carolina
October 08-09 > Nags Head
Kitty Hawk Kites Annual Outer Banks Stunt Kite Competition
This competitive fly is on the Eastern League Circuit for sport kite flying and is also sanctioned by the American Kiting Association. Throughout the weekend non-competitors can enjoy workshops, demonstrations and kite making for kids. The highlights of this event include graceful kite ballet competitions set to music, and faced paced team flying that blend a both kite control and speed. Kitty Hawk Kites
Oct 08-09 > Swansboro
Swansboro King Mackerel / Inshore Fishing Tournament
For info: swansbororotary.com
October 09 > Columbia
Annual Scuppernong River Festival
Crafts, food, entertainment and more. A down-home, small town festival. Tyrrell County Tourism
October 09-10 > Carolina Beach
Pleasure Island Beach Music Festival
Two day event brimming with live music, arts and crafts, delicious seafood, fine arts gallery and much, much more. Fort Fisher Military Recreation Area Pleasure Island Tourism
October 09-10 > Swansboro
Annual Swansboro Mullet Festival
Food, parade, entertainment, arts, crafts, games, and vendors. Swansboro Tourism
October 10 > Duck
Town of Duck Jazz Festival
On the green in the Duck Town Park. www.townofduck.com
October 13-16 > Morehead City
The Wahoo Challenge
Annual wahoo only fishing tournament to benefit local charities. For more info: thewahoochallenge.com
October 14-16 > Harkers Island
Annual Davis Island Fishing Foundation Surf Fishing Tournament
For info: diffclub.com
October 15-16 > Wilmington
Ghost Ship
You've seen the Battleship on paranormal programs, now come see for yourself! Battleship staff and volunteers will lead you through the bowels of the ship to hear true Battleship tales. ''Haunted North Carolina's'' members reveal ghostly details and provide you with a unique opportunity to learn how ghost hunters track spirits. Battleship North Carolina
October 15-16 > Sneads Ferry
Carolina KingFish Classic
For info: carolinakingfishclassic.com
October 16-17 > Shallotte
North Carolina Oyster Festival
Arts & Crafts, food vendors, live entertainment, kids rides and games, surfing contest, 10k & 5k run, 1 mile fun run, oyster stew cook-off and The NC Oyster Shucking Contest. Brunswick County Tourism
October 22-24 > Elizabeth City
Albemarle Craftsman's Fair
Juried crafts show involving the whole Albemarle region. The Oldest Juried Craft Show in the Nation. Step back in time as period costumed craftsmen display, demostrate and sell handmade Dulcimers, leather belts, pottery, basketry, turned and carved wood items, chair caning, copper enameling, collectible bears, egg art, quilting, fiber art, hand coiled pine needle items, Armenian lacework and miniature boats. albemarlecraftsmansfair.com
October 22-23 > Wilmington
Ghost Ship
You've seen the Battleship on paranormal programs, now come see for yourself! Battleship staff and volunteers will lead you through the bowels of the ship to hear true Battleship tales. ''Haunted North Carolina's'' members reveal ghostly details and provide you with a unique opportunity to learn how ghost hunters track spirits. Battleship North Carolina
October 22-24 > Wilmington
Halloween Festival
Poplar Grove Plantation's Halloween Festival has elements of fun and ultimate horror for people of all ages. Come and get totally scared from the haunted barn and haunted hayride that goes deep into the dark woods plus carnival games and rides. For the little ones, a not-so-scary hayride available. Poplar Grove Plantation
October 23 - Dec 04 > Emerald Isle
Annual Gordie McAdams Speckled Trout Surf Fishing Tournament
Free registration and excellent prizes! All trout must be caught by fishing on foot (surf, pier, inlet, sound) from Fort Macon to Emerald Isle. For info: Emerald Isle Parks & Recreation
October 26 - 31 > Wilmington
Halloween Ghost Trolley
Listen to ghost stories tailored for young children,on the way to the "Ghost barn". Short halloween skit performed in the barn. Free treats for children. Admission charge. Wilmington Carriage Tours
October 28 > Manteo
Trick or Treat Under the Sea
Treat you and your family to a fun, safe Halloween event at the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island in Manteo, NC. Crazy costume contests, spine-tingling scream contests and spooktacular crafts and activities are just a few things to howl about. Lots of treats for all ages. Tickets are sold in advance. For more information, please contact the aquarium. www.ncaquariums.com
October 29 > Elizabeth City
Double T Farms Fall Horse Show
Horse and Rider Costume Contest, Bobbing for Apples, other event on your personal horse doubletfarms.com
October 29-31 > Wilmington
Halloween Festival
Poplar Grove Plantation's Halloween Festival has elements of fun and ultimate horror for people of all ages. Come and get totally scared from the haunted barn and haunted hayride that goes deep into the dark woods plus carnival games and rides. For the little ones, a not-so-scary hayride available. Poplar Grove Plantation
October 29-30 > Wilmington
Ghost Ship
You've seen the Battleship on paranormal programs, now come see for yourself! Battleship staff and volunteers will lead you through the bowels of the ship to hear true Battleship tales. ''Haunted North Carolina's'' members reveal ghostly details and provide you with a unique opportunity to learn how ghost hunters track spirits. Battleship North Carolina
October   > Nags Head
Theatre of Dare Show Season
Your Community Theatre of the Outer Banks! Founded in 1991, the Theatre of Dare is a non-profit, volunteer group of your friends, family, neighbors & co-workers who share a love of theatre, and a dedication to volunteer and benefit our community. We're so proud of the shows that we put on, and we have a lot of great stuff coming up! Come out and join us, won't you? www.theatreofdare.org
Early May thru Late October > Elizabeth City
Downtown Waterfront Market
A weekly celebration of local foods, crafts and activities!! Cooking and arts-and-crafts demonstrations! Music and live performances!! On the green at Mariner's Wharf Park, Saturdays morning to mid-afternoon. Hope to see you there!! For more information downtownwaterfrontmarket.com






 

 

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