Community Connections

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Old Wilmington Candlelight Tour


When the days get shorter and the nights cast a chill over the Lower Cape Fear, we are drawn to the light and joy from the glow of the holiday season; A Christmas tree, the candles of a menorah, the festive lights illuminating downtown Wilmington, and the luminaries lighting the way to an historic home like lanterns in times gone by.

The Lower Cape Fear Historical Society is very pleased to announce the Annual Old Wilmington by Candlelight Walking Tour is back in full force this year. In observance of the 50th Anniversary of this signature event it will feature a Grand Gala kicking off the weekend’s festivities. The events will be held beginning Friday, December 9 at 7:30 p.m. with the Gala Celebration. The walking tour will be self guided and homes, houses of worship, and other historic sites all within Downtown Wilmington will be open for tours Saturday, December 10 from 4 – 8 p.m. and Sunday, December 11 from 1- 5 p.m. The festivities will conclude with a Holiday Open House held at the Latimer House, 126 S. 3rd St., on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. It will feature refreshments and entertainment.

Tickets for the Walking Tour and Grand Gala will go on sale Monday, July 11 at 10 a.m. The cost for the Walking Tour is $50 apiece; the Grand Gala is $100 each, or $150 for both events. The Open House will be free and open to the public.

For more information or to book your tickets, please visit or contact the Lower Cape Fear Historical Society at 910.762.0492.

Start: 12/09/2022
End: 12/11/2022

Food Truck Rodeo

Onslow County Parks & Recreation is excited to offer another Food Truck Rodeo!

Food vendors include Hawaiian Kine Shave Ice, Funnels of Love, The BFT, Smoking Joe’s BBQ, Mari’s Hella Fat Food, The Cheesecake Hustle, Dirty Taco & Mas, R.L. Street Dogs, The Meat Shack, Frothy Sloth Coffee Hut, and many more! October 16, 2022 from 10A to 6P at Onslow Pines Park.

Start: 10/16/2022
End: 10/16/2022

Monster Bash- Trunk or Treat

Come join us for a gourd o’ time at our Monster Bash at Onslow Pines Park! Come trunk or treat with us, paint some pumpkins and participate in our costume contests! Food Trucks will be on site! It will be spooktacular! October 29th from 5P to 9P!

Start: 10/29/2022
End: 10/29/2022

Carolina Home and Garden Fall Festival

It’s that time of year! The kick off into the Fall season. Entry is free, but activities require tickets.
– Games & prizes
– Dunk tank
– Inflatable rock climbing
– Bouncy house
– Face Painting
– Craft vendors
– Potato sack race
– “Dessert” walk
– Pumpkin painting, and MORE!
Enjoy seasonal cocktails and food options. Grab your pumpkins and mums for your fall decor! Sunday, September 25th from 12Noon to 5P at Carolina Home and Garden in Newport!
Start: 09/25/2022
End: 09/25/2022

Chowan County Regional Fair

The fair will celebrate 76 seasons of family fun with midway rides, The High Flying Pages Thrill Show, Woody’s Barnyard Racers, live music, Lew-E’s Comedy Circus, Wednesday night fireworks, animal barns, community exhibits, pageants, favorite fair food and more.

On Car Load Night (Tuesday), fair admission and unlimited rides are $60 per vehicle for up to 6 passengers.

Regular gate admission is $8 on site, $6 online in advance and free for children under 36 inches tall. (Pre-sale ends Mon., Sept. 26 at 11:59 pm.)

Unlimited ride wristbands are $20 on site or $17 pre-sale. A Family 4 Pack (2 adult/2 child ride wristbands/admissions) is $85 pre-sale. Ride tickets are also available on the midway.

K-8 students are admitted free on Wednesday with a paying adult. Ages 60 and older are admitted free on Thursday. On Saturday, active-duty military and their families receive half-price admission and ride wristbands (with Military ID).

Fair hours are 4 to 11 pm Tuesday – Friday and 11 am to midnight Saturday at the American Legion Fairgrounds, 1317 W. Queen Street in Edenton.

For more information, call 252-482-4057.

The fair is sponsored by the Edward G. Bond American Legion Post 40 and run by the Chowan County Regional Fair Association.

Start: 2022-09-27
End: 2022-10-01

Community Mural Project

Reviving Lives Ministries of New Bern (RLM)

October 2, 2022
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
810 Broad St. New Bern, NC 28560

Bring the whole family for an afternoon of painting, live music, food and activities for
the kids, while Jesse Doyle and Lee Hood, begin painting a transformative mural at 810
Broad Street. The Community Mural Project supports recovery and resilience by
building connections between helpful neighbors.
Reviving Lives ministers to people seeking recovery in a safe and sober-living home;
good recovery needs good neighbors. Come out and help us revive the old metal shed at
810 Broad St. because this project will be better when we do it together.
Reviving Lives Ministries carries a faith-based solution for addiction to people willing to
change, who need a stable home, wellness skills, and connection to community. We have
been building resilience in our community for nearly a decade. Check out our Facebook
event for more information or contact Lainy at 252-624-9826.

Start: 10/02/2022
End: 10/02/2022