Week of October 10, 2022 - October 16, 2022

Cape Lookout National Seashore Starlight Cruise

  • Saturday, October 15th 6:15 PM - 9:00 PM
Harkers Island

Come explore one of the most scenic sections of the Crystal Coast with this unique tour and event that will appeal to stargazers of all ages and experience levels. The Cape Lookout National Seashore Starlight Cruise is an opportunity to explore the night skies with a professional guide, as well as a chance to take an evening tour of one of the most stunning beaches that the Crystal Coast has to offer.

Week of October 17, 2022 - October 23, 2022

Go Sailing on a Traditional Wooden Boat

  • Saturday, October 22nd 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Beaufort

Come and celebrate an ancient tradition in a familiar location with this unique event that is celebrating its second year in 2022. The Crystal Coast Highland Games is a full day of fun for fall visitors, with activities that range from demonstrations and games, to live music, to unique and Scottish-themed activities that every member of the family will enjoy.

Fall Festival at The Barnyard

  • Saturday, October 22nd - Sunday, October 23rd 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

When fall is in the air, it’s a perfect time to celebrate the season with this annual event that is wide open to coastal North Carolina visitors of all ages. Held in the quiet town of Newport, the Fall Festival at The Barnyard offers a world of activities and enticements that also celebrate the day-to-day farm life of this unique and locally renowned Crystal Coast site.

Week of October 31, 2022 - November 6, 2022

Town of Cape Carteret Fall Festival

  • Saturday, November 5th 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Cape Carteret

Come explore a unique and picturesque corner of the Crystal Coast with this grand event that celebrates all the activities and fun of the fall season. The Town of Cape Carteret Fall Festival features a myriad of food, activities, and entertainment for visitors of all ages, and the free festival is a great opportunity to uncover this scenic town that’s located just a shell’s throw away from the Emerald Isle coastline.

Week of May 1, 2023 - May 7, 2023

Annual Wooden Boat Show

  • Saturday, May 6th 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Beaufort

The annual Wooden Boat Show is a tradition in the town of Beaufort, and its 49th celebration in 2023 promises to be bigger and more engaging than ever before. With a long roster of activities that are slated for the weekend-long event, visitors will be treated to a wealth of activities, displays, exhibits, and interactive ways to join in the fun.

Annual Boatbuilding Challenge

  • Saturday, May 6th 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Beaufort

Come and marvel as a fleet of wooden boats are constructed from start to finish before your eyes at this competition that pits boat-builders against each other in one of the most anticipated events of the Annual Wooden Boat Show. The BoatBuilding Challenge is an event that's been going strong for 15 years as of 2023, and the competition features 18 teams who will battle it out to craft the best wooden boat in just four hours’ time.

Wooden Boat Kids

  • Saturday, May 6th 10:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Beaufort

The Annual Wooden Boat Show isn’t just for master craftsmen and adults, as kids will find a wealth of activities designed with them in mind at the corresponding Wooden Boat Kids event. Held throughout the two-day festival at the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, this event allows kids to join in the fun through an array of hands-on activities, demonstrations, arts and crafts, competitions, and more.

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