Havelock Chili Festival & Big Boy Toy Show

10/16/2009 - 00:00
10/17/2009 - 00:00

The 28th annual Havelock Chili Festival and Big Boy Toy Show cooks up food and fun beginning at 5pm Friday, and continuing from 9am to 5pm on Saturday at Walter B. Jones Park in Havelock. In addition to the red chili competition there will be competitions for chili verdi and chicken wings. Proceeds will revert back into the operations of the event along with supporting community projects. For info contact the Havelock Chamber of Commerce at 252-447-1101 or visit

Mullet Festival

10/10/2009 - 00:00

The 55th Mullet Festival will be held Sat., Oct. 10, in downtown Swansboro. There will be food, games, parade, live music, arts and crafts, vendors and more. For info call 910-326-7370 or go to

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Arts by the Sea Festival

06/13/2009 - 10:00

The town of Swansboro invites all to the annual "Arts by the Sea" festival. Admission is free and is held in downtown Swansboro. Festival goers will enjoy a juried arts and crafts show as well as other activities. In addition new this year is "Wine on the White Oak". Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door for the wine tasting tent. Tasting begins at noon and ends at 3pm. Tickets are available at Christina's Collectibles, Total Package Events, and 24/7 Electric. For more info call 910-326-7370 or visit

Beaufort Wine and Food Weekend

04/22/2009 - 00:00
04/26/2009 - 00:00

The 2009 Beaufort Wine and Food Weekend, April 22-26, offers festivalgoers a weekend of food, wine and art. The five day festival benefits Beaufort Historical Association, Friends of the NC Maritime Museum, and Carteret Community College of Culinary School. Tickets range from free to $150 for a myriad of events. Visit for a complete listing of events. Tickets are also available online as well as at the Beaufort Historic Site, 130 Turner St. For more information, e-mail  or call 252-728-5225.

Newport Pig Cookin' Contest

04/03/2009 - 00:00
04/04/2009 - 00:00

The Newport Pig Cookin' Contest will be held  at the Newport Community Park on Howard Boulevard April 3 - 4pm til midnight and April 4 - 8am-5pm. Barbecue plates are available on Saturday. There will be live entertainment, arts and crafts and games. For details call 252-241-3488 or go to

Barbecue Lunch for Crystal Coast Habitat for Humanity

11/14/2008 - 11:00

There will be a barbecue lunch/bake sale fundraiser for Crystal Coast Habitat for Humanity from 11 am to 2 pm Nov. 14 at Century 21 Coastland Realty in Emerald Isle. Plates will be $6.

Call 252-354-2131.