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Piggin’ and Grinnin’

Piggin’ and Grinnin’: Celebrating BBQ and Bluegrass

WHEN:
September 2, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 pm America/New York Timezone
COST:
$30-$55
CONTACT:
 Tryon Palace
 (252) 639-3524

ABOUT:
Bluegrass and folk bands from around North Carolina and across the country will come together for a celebration of food and music this September during the inaugural Piggin’ and Grinnin’ festival at Tryon Palace, North Carolina’s first capitol. Held on the picturesque Tryon Palace South Lawn, Piggin’ and Grinnin’ offers a full lineup of bands, including the Steep Canyon Rangers, Sierra Hull, Chatham County Line, Mountain Faith, Balsam Range, Blind Boy Paxton, Merchant’s Road, and Strung Together. Enjoy the tunes and the views with cold drinks, craft vendors, and a food truck rodeo with plenty of piggin’ going on.

Tickets offered as General Admission on the lawn or VIP, which includes two complimentary drink tickets, seating near the main stage, meet and greet opportunities, and VIP parking.

Admission: GA $30, VIP $50 (5/1-8/5); GA $35, VIP $55 (8/6-9/2); Tryon Palace Foundation Members: GA $30, TPF VIP $50

Mumfest 2017

Welcome to Mumfest 2017

https://mumfest.com

MumFest is a combination of family fun, entertainment, attractions, exhibitors and great food in the beautifully restored setting of historic downtown New Bern and its waterfront. More than 100,000 festival-goers enjoyed Mumfestivities in 2016. And, MumFest 2017 promises to be another fabulous fun-filled fall weekend!  So be sure to mark your calendar for October 13-15!

MumFest is one of the finest award-winning festivals in the state of North Carolina. It is recognized statewide as a major eastern North Carolina family festival, and has received numerous awards over the years to include Best NC Main Street Downtown Event, Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 October events, and the Sun Journal Reader’s Choice winner as Best Festival for many years running. MumFest is a great weekend for visitors of all ages!


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MumFest is a city sponsored event produced by Swiss Bear
Downtown Development Corp.

PO Box 597, New Bern, NC 28563 | Tel: 252-638-5781 | www.downtownnewbern.com
MumFest Coordinator: info@swissbear.org

NC Seafood Festival

NC Seafood Festival

The North Carolina Seafood Festival is in its 30th year.

The North Carolina Seafood Festival is a not-for-profit organization of Carteret county citizens and business people, in conjunction with the town of Morehead City, N.C. Recognizing the importance of seafood to eastern North Carolina, Seafood Festival, Inc., organized to develop and conduct a festival every year, the first weekend in October, to: promote the positive social and economic impact of the seafood industry on the citizens of North Carolina; educate the public about seafood and its importance to the state economy; publicize the wide variety of seafood indigenous to North Carolina and provide the opportunity for people to enjoy it; boost tourism and recreation in eastern North Carolina in the non-summer months; establish a scholarship program for educational pursuits related to the seafood industry; provide the opportunity for North Carolina non-profit, civic, church and educational organizations to raise funds through participation in the festival.

Festival proceeds are shared with community organizations who donate their efforts to the event. Since 1987, over $1.8 million has been dispersed among participating Carteret County non-profit groups.

Festival Information

The Festival officially opens on Friday at NOON for vendors on the waterfront. NO ADMISSION! This year the dates and times are as follows:

FRIDAY- October 6, 2017
NOON -11pm
Vendors Open at Noon
Rides Open at 2pm

SATURDAY- October 7, 2017
10am-11pm
Vendors & Rides Open at 11:00 AM
FIREWORKS at 9pm over the water!

SUNDAY- October 8, 2017
11am-5pm
Vendors & Rides Open at 10:00 AM

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Beaufort’s Brewin’

Beaufort’s Brewin’

Beaufort’s Brewin’ – Save the Date

Break out those date books (OK, smart phones) and be sure to plug in Beaufort Wine and Food’s Craft Beer Festival – September 29 & 30, 2017!

The exciting 2 day festival will feature a variety of Beer seminars, luncheons and dinners in area restaurants, pubs and breweries as well a Pub Crawl and crowd Favorite – Beer, Bubbles and BBQ!

The two day festival will focus on North Carolina craft breweries and brew pubs, with a sampling from across the state.

Check back often for details on this not-to-be-missed event. This incredible festival lineup will be published soon!

Civil War Weekend

Civil War Weekend

WHEN:
September 23, 2017 @ 9:00 am – September 24, 2017 @ 5:00 pm America/New York Timezone
CONTACT:
 Tryon Palace
 (252) 639-3500
ABOUT:
The sights and sounds of the Civil War come to life during Tryon Palace Civil War Weekend. On the Tryon Palace grounds, visitors can interact with Civil War reenactors from the North Carolina 7th and 61st regiments of the Confederate States Army, and the Union Army’s 35th regiment of the United States Colored Troops.

Visitors can watch artillery and regiment drills, learn about Civil War-era medical tools, and learn about the war’s impact on families. Also, discover New Bern’s Civil War history through exhibits inside the New Bern Academy Museum.

For even more Civil War history, visitors can travel to the New Bern Battlefield Park, which is the site of the 1862 Battle of New Bern.

Admission: TBD