June events in Edenton, North Carolina, and Chowan County.

The events are listed chronologically by the last day the event will be held. Please make sure to look at the whole list to see if an event is going on during the time you plan to visit.


Saturday, June 2, 2017

3rd Annual Car Show

Unanimity Lodge #7 A.F. & A.M. will host their 3rd Annual Car show on South Broad Street in conjunction with the Annual Heritage Farm Festival. A $20 registration fee for each entry with proceeds split between the Masonic Home for Children and Masonic Home for the Elderly.

Rods and Muscle Cars, Classics, Bikes and Imports

If you would like to participate, please contact Rick Howard at 252-482-1142 or 240-405-2841

Registration 8 am and Show runs until 2 pm

$20 Entry

252-482-1142 or 240-405-2841



Saturday, June 2, 2018

Heritage Farm Fest - Celebrating 350th Anniversary

Whether you grew up on a farm or have just wondered what it was like to grow up on one, you won't want to miss this year's Heritage Farm Fest. Step back in time as you wander through the Heritage Village. Watch as skilled artisans perform the trades of a bygone era. Learn about Blacksmithing, shingle making and notorious moonshiners. Sample wonderful heritage foods. Witness teams of mighty draft horses move effortlessly by the hands and voices of their driver's. Go back to simpler times as you see and hear the antique tractors and equipment in action. The day will be filled with old-fashioned, family friendly fun.

8:30 am - 9:50 am Registration of Tractors, Animals and Heritage Demonstrators
10:00 am - Downtown Edenton Parade begins at the John A. Holmes High School
11:15 am - Parade returns to John A. Holmes High School for the Opening Ceremony
11 am - 4 pm - Main Events

8:30 am - 4:00 pm

John A. Holmes High School





Saturday, June 9, 2018

50th Anniversary of Historic Edenton State Sites Visitor Center

Historic Edenton State Historic Site Visitor Center celebrates its 50th along with Chowan County celebrating its 350th - all about ANNIVERSARIES in Edenton during 2018 - enjoy all of the celebrations taking place.

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Edenton State Historic Site Visitor Center, we will be offering a *one time only* special, behind-the-scenes tour on June 9, 2018. Tour will include access to spaces that are not open to the public, including the secret spaces in and below the James Iredell House and access to the 1767 Chowan County Courthouse attic and bell cupola.

The tour will also cover how we manage, store, and maintain our historical collections and common issues of and solutions to maintaining historic sites.

Attendees of this tour will need to be comfortable with bending, standing, climbing stairs, tight spaces, and having fun! Tour tickets are $5.00 and limited to 15 people per tour. Call Andrew at 252-482-2637 or email him at Andrew.Cole@ncdcr.gov for more information or to reserve your spot today. Tour is appx. 1 hour.

9 am - 5 pm

Historic Edenton State Historic Site Visitor Center - 108 N Broad Street




Friday, June 1-16, 2018

The Outer Banks: Circa 1900 June 1-16

Between 1900 and 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright visited the Outer Banks of North Carolina four times. They experienced a wild and wonderful land on the cusp of momentous change. The Wright brothers' experiments directly impacted the region and the people that lived there. This traveling exhibit features images and words that capture that brief time just before the dawn of a modern age, when man learned to fly. Open at the Historic Sites' Visitor Center 108 N. Broad Street, Edenton, NC, Tuesday-Saturday, 9am-5pm.

9 am - 5 pm

Historic Edenton State Historic Site Visitor Center 108 N Broad Street





Friday & Saturday, June 15-`6, 2018

20th Annual Edenton Music and Water Festival

Celebrating Chowan County's 350th Anniversary

Friday evening will begin with a Guided Sunset Paddle 6:30 - 7:00 pm launching time from Queen Anne Park. There are kayaks and canoes available from the Town Dock by advance reservation along with bringing your own for participation. Refreshments served on the water following the paddle while watching the sunset.

Saturday, the Wooden Boat Exhibit with handmade boats made by many of our local artisans, entertainment beyond compare both on the waterfront stage and along Broad with roving musicians as well as many more activities for children off and on the water.

Free Boat Rides, Food and Beverage Vendors/Arts and Crafts Vendors/Educational Vendors- something for everyone

On the Waterfront Stage: Will Update Soon

Early evening craft brew and wine tasting with Old Fish Hatchery Records performing to close out the weekend activities.

Post your Sunset Pictures from the 1886 Roanoke River Lighthouse commemorating this Anniversary Celebration.

Learn more and download registration forms ...

6:30 - Friday and 10 am - 7 pm Saturday

Colonial Park - Edenton Bay

Free and Open to the Public




Monday, June 25, 2018

Cupola House Speakers' Series

Chris Grimes' love for medical history began in 2009 when he joined His Majesty's Detached Hospital, a medical living history group who portrays a British General Hospital detachment during the American Revolution. As he began to study for his role as a surgeon-apothecary, was surprised to discover that while we have made many advances during the last 250 years in the areas of anesthesia, germ theory, blood typing and antibiotics, many things havent changed. Major medicines today are actually descendants of centuries-old remedies. Surgical procedures and the tools associated with them remain unchanged. In addition, he was captivated by the people who helped make the advances possible. John Hunter (the father of scientific surgery), Percival Pott (Orthopedics) and William Cheselden (cataract removal) are just a few medical practioners who changed the world of medicine whom he has studied.

5:00 pm Reception/5:30 pm Speaker

Shepard-Pruden Library 2nd Floor





Thursday, June 7-30, 2018

College of the Albemarle Student Art Show

In celebration of the 350th Anniversary of Chowan County, the Chowan Arts Council will feature artwork by College of the Albemarle's talented artists.

Stay tuned for the date and time of the Opening Reception.

Chowan Arts Council Gallery





Friday, June 1-30, 2018

Edenton Steamers 2018 Season

Coastal Plain League Baseball at Historic Hicks Field with our very own Edenton Steamers. For a full schedule and ticket information, visit the Edenton Steamers website.

7 pm

Historic Hicks Field




Saturday, June 2,9,16,23, 2018

Edenton Farmer's Market

Fresh Vegetables, Meats, Cheeses, Flowers and Homemade Treats -every Saturday at their building at 200 N Broad Street RAIN or SHINE.

Wednesday Market 3 - 6 pm

8 am - 12:00 noon

200 N Broad Street