Don’t-Miss Events in Eastern NC – October 2015

October is festival month here in eastern North Carolina. As the temperature and humidity drops, local organizations and business owners turn up the fun. Here is a snapshot of events throughout the Craven, Pamlico, Lenoir, Jones, and Carteret areas for the month of October 2015:

Visitors stroll among the gardens at Tryon Palace in New Bern, NC.
Visitors stroll among the gardens at Tryon Palace in New Bern, NC.

Friday, October 2

NC Seafood Festival, Morehead City Waterfront

Saturday, October 3

9 a.m.: Craven County Cleansweep, Lawson Creek Park, New Bern.

NC Seafood Festival, Morehead City Waterfront

3 to 5 p.m.: History Walk Celebration at New Bern Battlefield Park, 300 Battlefield Park, New Bern (located directly off of US 70 East at the entrance of Taberna).

Sunday, October 4

NC Seafood Festival, Morehead City Waterfront

Friday, October 9

5 to 8 p.m.: ArtWalk, downtown New Bern.

Saturday, October 10

9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.: MUMfest, downtown New Bern.

Swansboro Mullet Festival: 105 Front Street, Swansboro

Fall Festival at the Farm: Garner Farm, Newport

Hazardous Household Waste Collection:  9 a.m. to Noon, Pamlico County Courthouse; 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Craven Community College, New Bern Campus.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Fall Festival at Bright Star Farm, 208 Pleasant Hill Road, Trenton

Sunday, October 11

9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.: MUMfest, downtown New Bern.

Swansboro Mullet Festival: 105 Front Street, Swansboro

Friday, October 16

Noon: Craven County Vigil for Domestic Violence, Craven County Courthouse, downtown New Bern

5 p.m.: Opening ceremony, Havelock Chili Festival, Walter B. Jones Park, Havelock

Saturday, October 17

7 a.m.: Neuse River Bridge Run, New Bern Riverfront Convention Center

11 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Ol’ Front Porch Music Festival, Oriental

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Havelock Chili Festival, Walter B. Jones Park, Havelock

1 to 4 p.m.: Juice on the Neuse Wine and Beer Tasting, Next to Galley Stores, 300 East Front Street, New Bern

Thursday, October 22

New Bern Get Your Pink On, Isaac Taylor Garden, 228 Craven Street, New Bern

6:30 to 9:30 p.m.: New Bern Ghostwalk

Friday, October 23

5:30 to 9:30 p.m.: New Bern Ghostwalk

Saturday, October 24

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Carolina Kite Festival, The Circle at Atlantic Beach

5:30 to 9:30 p.m.: New Bern Ghostwalk

Sunday, October 25

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Carolina Kite Festival, The Circle at Atlantic Beach

Friday, October 30

9:30 to 11:30 a.m.: Halloween Preschool Parade, Parade begins on the corner of Middle and Broad Streets in downtown New Bern.

Saturday, October 31

9 a.m.: 5K Spooky Run/Walk Trail Chase, Bender Le-Ray Family Farm, 1046 Mill Creek Road, Pollocksville

You can experience all eastern NC has to offer year-round by owning your own slice of paradise! Call Kathy Richey at 252.474.6469 or visit http://www.KathyRichey.com for more information. 

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