What do engines, fins and paddles have in common? They each propel something either on their own or with a little help. And all three will be featured in Brunswick County, NC on Saturday. Actually, you might get the chance to see engines and fins at the Annual Classic Car & Truck Show in the parking lot at Eric’s Grille in Southport, NC. What’s even better – the show benefits local charities.

The Far Out Shoot Out Fishing Tournament begins on Saturday at the Ocean Isle Fishing Center in Ocean Isle Beach, NC. You are certain to see a lot of fins there – maybe even catch some prize winning ones of your own.

Also on Saturday, paddles will be sharing the waters with fins during the Ride the Tide event on Oak Island, NC. Grab your kayak or rent one there and enjoy your day with this fun event.



it looks like a water filled Halloween weekend is coming up. No, I’m not talking about rain. I’m talking about all the water based activities that are scheduled this coming weekend. As a result of cancellations because of the ‘no name storm’ earlier this month when we were wondering if it ever would stop raining, we can look forward to a water filled weekend this week. First of all will be the ever popular U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament. This weekend the tournament has a twist. Because the tournament now falls on Halloween, kids can participate in a Fish or Treat from 2 PM to 7 PM. The vendors at the Southport Marina will be prepared to welcome each and every costumed creature.

When we think of the US Open King Mackerel Tournament, those of us with little ones also think of Captain Charlie’s Kids Fishing Tournament. What a fun chance for kids to fish on the pier with their peers and dream of the day when they can join the adults on the boats. Those in the know will try to be among the first 100 kids to arrive and all of them will enjoy a fun experience in beautiful Southport, NC.

Halloween seems the perfect time for the Stede Bonnet Regatta with everyone decked out in pirate garb. You don’t want to miss the hijinks during this water race or the fun party time afterwards. Southport, NC will definitely be rockin’ on the water this weekend.


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:  (http://southport.insiderinfo.us/annual-events/october/us-open-king-mackerel-tournament/profile/)

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: (http://southport.insiderinfo.us/annual-events/october/captain-charlies-kids-fishing-tournament/profile/)

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: (http://oceanislebeach.insiderinfo.us/annual-events/october/farm-heritage-day/profile/)