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

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