There is a whole bunch of scary stuff going on this weekend in Brunswick County, NC. Listed below are just a few.

Oak Island Spooktacular – Friday, 10/28, from 5:30 PM until 7:30 PM at the Oak Island Recreation Center.

Halloween Family Fun Fest – Friday,  10/28, from 6PM until 8 PM at the Beach Road Baptist Church.

Trunk of Treats – Monday, 10/31, 5:30 PM until 7:30 PM at Spring Lake Park in Boiling Spring Lakes, NC.

Haunted Trail – Friday, Saturday and Monday , 10/28, 29 and 31, 7PM until…at Grissettown Longwood Fire & Rescue in Ocean Isle Beach, NC.

Southport’s 1st Annual Howl-O-Ween Pet Costume Contest and Bowser Bash (sponsored by Salty Dog’s Bakery and Boutique) – Sunday, 10/30, 3PM until 5PM at Southport Waterfront Park.

Aargh! On Saturday, 10/28, starting at 1PM in the Southport Yacht Basin, pirates will be racing
their sailing vessels in the Stede Bonnet Regatta. Be careful if you are on the seas! Be vigilant
if you are on the shore! You may get to see the sight of your life.
Starting today, Friday, 10/28 and going through Sunday, the Fall Brawl King Classic will will be
taking place beginning at the Ocean Isle Fishing Center in Ocean Isle Beach, NC. Those fishing
in this event will want to look out for the pirates – and vice versa!
Head out to Holden Beach for the two day North Carolina Festival By The Sea in Holden Beach, NC on Saturday, 10/29 and Sunday, 10/30 where there will be fun for the whole family.
On Saturday, 10/29, you can enjoy Classic Cars ‘n Rock ‘n Roll in Southport, NC (with a children’s costume contest) and dance the evening away.


Halloween is more than a week way, but the hauntings have already begun! I’m sure you have noticed the spooky decorations that seem to have been popping up all by themselves. Fall festivals are continuing as well. They give us a chance to enjoy the lovely autumn weather in Brunswick County, NC. Tomorrow you can take part at the Fall Community Day and Fundraiser at Greenlands Farm in Bolivia, NC from 10 AM until 2 PM. There will be activities and games for the kids, farm animal rides, live music. a petting farm, an animal adoption fair by Brunswick County Animal Services, and more. funds raised will benefit the farm animal sanctuary as well as HOOF –  a nonprofit organization for education about and for rescued farm animals.

Later in the day you can head out to Boiling Spring Lakes, NC to enjoy being scared at the BSL Haunted Hayride. The fun begins at 4 PM with the hayrides beginning at dark. You can wear your own costume and do some of the scaring yourself.

Image courtesy Shelton Herald

Another fun event taking place tomorrow is the Brunswick Plantation Arts & Crafts Fair in Calabash, NC. This event will be held in the clubhouse at 8 Brunswick Drive from 9 AM until 2 PM. You will find textile arts, baskets, jewelry, bird houses, gourds, stained glass items, pottery, soaps, wood turned items, photos, wreaths, ornaments  and more. There will also be a bake sale to raise funds for local charities. Admission and parking are free.


Bluefish, Oysters & Pumpkins

Matthew has come and gone and though he has inconvenienced many of us in Brunswick County, NC, we have been very lucky. We can be thankful, enjoy the lovely Fall weather that arrived in his wake, and look forward to tomorrow. The weekend is nearly here and it offers three very different events for us to enjoy. First up is the Bluefish Bonanza Surfcasting Tournament on Bald Head Island, NC on Saturday and Sunday. Onsite registration begins today and there is even a fishing school from 3 PM until  5 PM today. The folks at the Maritime Market say, “During this time of year, the fish are so thick, you have to hide behind a dune just to bait your hook :)”

Shucked Oysters
Another event scheduled for Saturday and Sunday is the ever popular North Carolina Oyster Festival in Ocean Isle Beach, NC. This event is free and offer bounteous entertainment for the whole family. With this event and the fishing event taking place on both weekend days, you could conceivably attend all three events this weekend.

Pumpkin Day, held on Saturday at Indigo Farms in Calabash, NC, is another event for the whole family. It will be a great learning experience for the kids while they are having fun at the same time. It will also be a good time to pick up some home grown goodies for the family and to watch the second leg of Stockpig Racing!  Here is the present standing:

Name #                Points     Sponsor

Polar Bear #6       51           Chadbourn Feed Service
Rascal # 9             42            Faith PCA
Thumpkin# 7      36            Wilmington Road Runners
Half pint 3            33            Boar’s Tusk Grooming
Jill be Little # 1    12            Hay Loft Dining
Crystal Star # 5     6             Scott Feed & Family

Racing will go on at intervals during the day.

Polycarp on the track