October 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, October 6, 2018

350th Anniversary Celebration: Pirates to Peanuts

Join us as we celebrate 350 years of Chowan County on the Historic 1767 Chowan County Courthouse Green.

Kick-off the day with the 43rd annual Peanut Festival Parade, then interact with 1700s and 1800s military and Civil War reenactors and witness demonstrations of the Chowanoke, Tuscarora, Roanoke-Hatteras/Mattamaskeet, and Meherrin Tribes while Pirates fire black powder guns. The USAF Heritage of America Band Rhythm in Blue Band will close out the afternoon

An itinerary of all activities will be posted soon.

11 am

1767 Courthouse Green




Saturday, October 6, 2018

43rd annual Peanut Festival and Battle of the Bands

In celebration of the 350th Anniversary of Chowan County, the John A. Holmes High School campus will feature the following throughout the day, Arts and Crafts from 10 am - 2 pm, The Peanut Parade at 11am, and BBQ and Pork Chop Plates 11 am - 2 pm and 4-7 pm.

The Battle of the Bands will begin at 4 pm. 252-482-8426.

10 am

John A. Holmes




Friday, October 12, 2018

Friday Night Before the Lights

Meet the Team, Retail Promotions, ACES cheerleaders, Face Painting and more.........Destination Downtown Edenton invites you to join them before the John A. Holmes Football Team heads out on the field for a pep rally send-off.

4-6 pm

Downtown Edenton




Saturday, October 20, 2018

Colonial History Celebrations

Join Historic Edenton State Historic Site for face painting, lawn games, and of course, pumpkin painting!

Pumpkins are $5.00 each and proceeds help HESHS fund more and more community events.

First come, first served until the pumpkins are gone! All supplies provided. Face painting included with purchase of a pumpkin.

This event is sponsored by A.J. Smith & Sons Farms

10 am - 12 pm

1767 Chowan County Courthouse Green

$5.00 for the Pumpkin




Friday & Saturday, October 19-20, 2018

350 Years of Haunts

In celebration of Chowan County's 350th Anniversary join us for what promises to be the best ever Hauntings of Historic Edenton - all new venues and features for those that DARE.............

Stories of Ghosts, Witches, and Goblins too.......

Guides will lead you through Historic Edenton as tales are told every half hour beginning at 6:30 pm from the Penelope Barker House Welcome Center, 505 S. Broad Street.

6:30 - 8:30 pm

The Penelope Barker House Welcome Center






Thursday, October 25, 2018

244th Edenton Tea Party Celebrating 350th of Chowan County

In celebration of Penelope Barker and the anniversary of the Edenton Tea Party, join the Edenton Historical Commission in celebrating this exceptional event in our history.

Stay Tuned for Details.





Monday, October 29, 2018

Cupola House Speakers' Series

The Featured Presenter will be Peter Rascoe: "The History and Life of Pirate/Colonel Quinn".

5 pm Reception/5:30 pm Speaker

Shepard-Pruden Library 2nd Floor