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15th Annual Taste of Coastal Carolina

15th Annual Taste of Coastal Carolina

15th Annual Taste of Coastal Carolina

Tickets on sale now! Purchase your Taste tickets HERE.

The 15th Annual Taste of Coastal Carolina in New Bern is scheduled for March 13, 2018. The Taste of Coastal Carolina is New Bern’s major annual fundraiser supporting the work of the three Riverkeepers for the Neuse and Tar-Pamlico Rivers, including the Lower Neuse RIVERKEEPER®.

Last year 20 local restaurants, caterers and bakeries participated in The Taste of Coastal Carolina providing a great selection of mouthwatering tastes ranging from savory to sweet.

Tickets are $100 each which includes a $60 tax deductible donation to Sound Rivers – purchase tickets HERE.  All patrons enjoy reserved seating, a bar with complimentary wine and beer, additional wine and beer tastings, and some of your favorite restaurants serving up great food. Doors open at 5:30pm. The relaxed atmosphere allows patrons time to enjoy  friends, sample great variety of food from local restaurants, and a chance to vote for their favorite dishes.   Every effort is made to accommodate requests to seat friends together, and the purchase of 10 tickets reserves a complete table for friends or business associates.

Tickets will go on sale by mid-January, so check back for updates!

2018 Participating Restaurants – More to come!

Circa 1810 at the Harvey Mansion (new!)

Kitchen on Trent

Kreative Cakez

La Casetta

Live @ The City Laundry

Moe’s of New Bern

Posh Palate Caterers and Events

Sea Glass Cafe

Skylight Inn BBQ (new!)

Soo’s Chocolate

TaTa’s Takeout Cafe

The Flame

The Tiny Tornado

The Village Butcher

and more!

NEW for our 15th Year!

Wine Tastings with Mutual Distributing Company

Beer Tastings with Uptown Brewery

Silent Auction

2018 Sponsors

This event would not be possible without the support of sponsors who share Sound Rivers mission to protect and preserve the rivers we love.  Please take note of the sponsors listed below.  (Updated January 11, 2018)

Northwest Creek Marina

Coastal Carolina Health Care (CCHC)

Fisher Fuel Markets

Great Outdoor Provision Company

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

#JourneyToThirty | Impacting Our Community from North Carolina Seafood Festival on Vimeo.

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

Wooden Boat Show

North Carolina Maritime Museum
315 Front St.
Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 728-7317


May 6, 2017  The Wooden Boat Show of the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort was the first and is the largest gathering of wooden watercraft in the Southeast. Thousands of visitors are expected for this 43rd-year show. Children will be able to “Make & Take a Boat” and learn about traditional tools. This fascinating event takes place the first Saturday in May and admission is free. Traditional sailboat rides are available for a donation on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. This is not a commercial show. Instead, it is a full day of scheduled demonstrations, talks, and races that attract people who share an interest in the art, craftsmanship, and history of wooden boats. Enthusiasts race radio-controlled boats in the pool on the Maritime Museum patio, and the public is given an opportunity to sail in traditional North Carolina boats. The Museum also houses artifacts from Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge.  There is ample free parking at the County Courthouse just two blocks from the Museum.

That same day is the Beaufort Boatbuilding Challenge – an exciting, spectator-friendly test of speed and skill where as many as 20 teams build a boat and then row!

Colonial Market Days: A Tryon Palace Renaissance Fair

WHEN:
June 3, 2017 @ 10:00 am – June 4, 2017 @ 5:00 pm America/New York Timezone
WHERE:
Tryon Palace – 529 S Front St, New Bern, NC 28562, USA
COST:
$8-$20
CONTACT:
Tryon Palace
(252) 639-3500
 “Colonial Market Days” brings a new outdoor festival to Tryon Palace that celebrates the cultures and people that colonized North Carolina. Held in the spirit of a traditional renaissance fair, “Colonial Market Days” celebrates the period of 1660-1720 with a lively outdoor market, encampments, and multiple performance stages that will come to life with a variety of entertainers, including musicians, puppet shows, magic shows, singing, dancing, and theatre. Also enjoy performances by the Tryon Palace Fife and Drum Corps and Jonkonnu Troupe.

The fair will also include a wide range of children’s activities like pony rides, a petting zoo, and activities and crafts. Food vendors, historical goods, and crafts vendors will be available.

Featured on the Tryon Palace South Lawn will be cultural areas representing the early inhabitants and settlers of what would become North Carolina. Also meet with pirates and privateers to learn about life on the sea.

Admission: Adults: $20 + tax; Youth (ages 7 through 18): $10 + tax Foundation Member Adult: $18 + tax; Foundation Member Youth (ages 7 through 18): $8 + tax Preschool (ages and under): Free

Brew Bern Beer Festival

Brew Bern Beer Festival
New Bern Riverfront Convention Center
203 S. Front St.
New Bern, NC 28560
(252) 288-5814


June 24, 2017 The Brew Bern Festival, held at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center, has grown to become a popular beer and wine festival, focusing on 40+ American craft micro breweries and wineries with over 100 beers and wines to taste. There will be one tasting session at this special event, with three tickets options. The VIP ticket is $50 for admission from 12 – 5 PM. The General Admission ticket is $35 for admission from 1:30 – 5 PM. The VIP and GA ticket include unlimited sampling of all products offered and a tasting glass. The VIP ticket includes a special limited edition full-size collectors glass that features the Brew Bern and Beer Army color logos (available until the end of the VIP session). The Designated Driver ticket (available online only) which is $10 and will give you admission from 12 – 5 PM. There will only be 500 VIP and 3000 total tickets sold. This event will sell out so be sure you get your tickets as soon as they go on sale.