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 Chowan County Anniversary Heritage Celebration

Join us as we celebrate all things Chowan over the past 350 years on the 1767 Chowan County Courthouse Green.

Kick-off the day with the 43rd annual Peanut Festival Parade and Stay tuned as the celebration unfolds for all to enjoy

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, John A. Holmes High School, arts and crafts from 10 am - 2 pm, parade at 11am, BBQ and Fried Chicken Plates 11 am - 2 pm and 4-7 pm. The Battle of the Bands will begin at 4 pm. 252-482-8426.

Festival 10 am - 4 pm; Parade 11 am; Battle of the Bands 4 pm

John A. Holmes




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






Sunday, October 21, 2018

Music by the Bay at the Penelope Barker House Lawn

In Celebration of Chowan County's 350th Anniversary, the Barker House Lawn alongside picturesque Edenton Bay will be the setting for monthly music concerts every 3rd Sunday afternoon from May through October. The musical groups will perform a variety of music: Jazz, Gospel, Americana, Blues, Bluegrass and Classic Rock and Roll. Student groups from area schools will also be invited to perform.

These events are FREE to attend so "bring your own chairs and picnics", first-come to get a spot on the lawn, so come early and make a day of it

4 - 6 pm

Penelope Barker House Lawn





Saturday, 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.

10 am

Edenton's First Presbyterian Church, W Queen Street

$10.00 per ticket





Friday, October TBD, 2018

Taste of Edenton

Please join the Edenton Historical Commission for this year's Taste of Edenton. Regional culinary tasting from 16 regional culinary vendors and Music by Bobby Plough and Friends on the Penelope Barker House Lawn.

Bring a chair and enjoy!

Exact date in October to be determined

6:00 pm

Barker House Lawn - 505 South Broad






Tuesday, October 2-31, 2018

Colonial History Celebrations

Historic Edenton State Historic Sites will conduct Colonial History, Hands-On Experiences for area School Groups of all ages throughout the month as we celebrate the 350th Anniversary of Chowan County.

9 am - 5 pm

Historic Edenton State Historic Site