This weekend in the South Brunswick Islands you can enjoy tournament fishing for adults as well as  tournament fishing for kids. If fishing is not your thing you can head out to for a day of interactive and fun learning on a farm. The US King Mackerel Tournament will be held in Southport, NC and includes lots of fun on land as well as on the water. The weigh-in is exciting and there will be food, drink, music and dancing. Check it out here:  (

Captain Charlie’s Kid Fishing Tournament is held on the same day as the King Mackerel Tournament in Southport, NC. This event is a catch-and-release tournament where kids have fun, win prizes and learn environmental lessons as well. Find more information here: (

So where does the farmin’ come in? Well, at Farm Heritage Day celebrated at Indigo Farms in Calabash, NC of course.

For a day filled with fun and learning for kids and adults alike find more information here: (



There is no excuse to stay at home this weekend in the NC Brunswick Islands. It’s packed with events – all kinds of things from which to choose. From fishing to festivals to galas to boat shows to races – you can take your pick starting on Friday, September 26 and continuing into Saturday, September 27 with the Bay Creek Classic fishing tournament ( at the Fish Factory Road Boat Ramp in Southport, NC.

On Saturday, September 27 you can enjoy the Brunswick County Intercultural Festival at Brunswick Community College (

In Southport, on that same day you can take part in the Wooden Boat Show (


On Saturday afternoon, you can participate in the Oak Island Moose Lodge Oktoberfest featuring The Harbour Towne Fest Band and including dinner. (

On Saturday evening, you might enjoy An Evening of Chocolate Decadence Gala which benefits Waves4K.I.D.S. (

On Sunday, September 28, you could pop up to Leland for The First Bank Oktoberfest 15K & 5K to be held in Brunswick Forest (

Athletes at the first turn on the 5K Course!

Whatever you choose, you will be sure to enjoy time well spent in the NC Brunswick Islands.


Weddings, no matter where they are held, are important events in people’s lives. Most people like to plan to make their wedding truly memorable no matter what their budget. The NC Brunswick Islands offer opportunities for a number of unique wedding locations with some of the most beautiful settings imaginable. Fall can be the best time for weddings on the beach, on the sea, wherever you prefer. The weather is balmy and beautiful with stirring soft breezes and lends itself especially to outdoor wedding locations. Here are a few ideas:

What can be more lovely that a wedding aboard a sailboat? (

Going to the chapel? Try Bald Head Island: (

Why not tie the knot at a winery? (






Bed & Breakfast Inns are such beautifully comfortable places to spend time away from home and the inns in Southport, NC are definitely no exception. Add that fact to the lovely fall weather in the area and a picture begins to form of an enjoyable retreat from everyday living. There are four bed & breakfast inns in Southport, NC  – all of them historic and all of them within walking distance of the shops, antique stores, restaurants, tours and some of the events taking place here. Don’t even think about it. Just book your rooms and take a well deserved break.

At circa 1800, The Brunswick Inn, at 301 E. Bay Street, is the oldest Bed & Breakfast in Southport. (



Lois Jane’s Riverview Inn (circa 1882), located at 106 W. Bay Street, overlooks the confluence of the Intracoastal Waterway, the Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean. (

Robert Ruark Inn Bed & Breakfast at 119 N. Lord Street was once the home of Robert Ruark’s grandfather. Robert Ruark was a writer from Wilmington, NC who grew up visiting his grandparents in this home. (

The Southport Inn (circa 1864), located at 119 N. Davis Street, was originally a Nordic sea captain’s retreat. (

The Southport Inn






Apartment living in the NC Brunswick Islands can provide a freedom you may not have considered. It frees you from caring for the outside of your dwelling. No more mowing grass, pruning shrubs or power washing is required. Some apartment complexes offer a free swimming pool for residents saving you the cost of having your own installed. Apartments are generally smaller and offer easier upkeep inside as well – less time spent cleaning. And when anything goes wrong with appliances, you just let the manager know and the problem is taken care of for you. There is no need to buy new appliances. There are some lovely apartments in the Brunswick Islands from which to choose. Here are a few:

Egret Crossing in Southport, NC (

Birch Pond in Shallotte, NC (

Windtree Apartments in Southport, NC designed for those age 62 and older (