October

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.

 

Monday, October 2, 2017

11th Annual Armchair Traveler Series

Shakin' All Over: Canadian Pop Music in the 1960's

From Halifax to Vancouver folk singers, suit groups, garage rockers, R&B revues & psychedelic bands struggled to get their music heard. Some were forced to seek fame south of the border while others built careers against daunting odds. Reminisce with the sounds of Buffy St. Marie, Steppenwolf, Gordon Lightfoot, & Joni Mitchell.

5:30 pm; 6 pm speaker

Shepard-Pruden Library 2nd Floor

252-482-4112

jfinlay@pettigrewlibraries.org

 

Friday, October 6, 2017

11th Annual Armchair Traveler Series

Canadian Food & Drink

Malcolm King of Edenton Bay Trading Company & Chef Leslie Lippincott with herCOA students will again join their talents to provide adult beverages (non-alcoholic will be available) and hors d'oeuvres to highlight the regional diversity of Canada. Tickets: $35 at the library.

6:00 pm

Shepard-Pruden Library 2nd Floor

$35/person

252-482-4112

jfinlay@pettigrewlibraries.org

 

Saturday, October 7, 2017

42nd annual Peanut Festival and Battle of the Bands

John A. Holmes High School, parade at 11am, food and arts and crafts vendors, starting at noon, with the band competition later in the day. 252-482-8426.

If your organization wants to be in the parade, download the parade application.

If you want to be a arts and crafts vendor, download the vendor application.

Parade 11 am/Festival all day

John A. Holmes

252-482-8426

ldale@ecps.k12.nc.us

 

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Edenton Peanut 5K Run or Walk

Run/Walk through Historic Hayes Plantation with registration in Queen Anne Park. Awards for all ages with timing and scoring by Run the East, with shoe chips-results posted at www.runtheeast.com. Register online at the Run The East website and make checks payable to: John A. Holmes High School. The fee includes entry, race t-shirt, race day snacks.

7:30 am Registration/Walk/Run 9 am

Queen Anne park

$25 in advance by 9/17/$30 Race Day/JAH or CMS athletes is $15

252-482-8426

rmock@ecps.k12.nc.us.

www.runtheeast.com

 

Friday & Saturday, October 13-14, 2017

Elizabeth II Visits

In celebration of the 1767 Chowan County Courthouse 250th Anniversary, the Elizabeth II will leave their Festival Park location in Manteo, NC and travel to Edenton. On Friday, NC students will tour the boat and on Saturday, the boat will be available for touring by the public.

To learn more about this event, contact Historic Edenton State Historic Site @ 252-482-2637.

9 am - 5 pm

Edenton Harbor

252-482-2637

robert.hopkins@ncdcr.gov

 

Tuesday, October 10-14, 2017

Colonial History Days

NC School Groups will experience life during Colonial Times with hands-experiences from Tuesday - Saturday, October 10 - 14. This is an extra special time since these activities take place during the 250th Celebration of the 1757 Chowan Country Courthouse Anniversary.

9 am - 5 pm

Historic Edenton State Historic Site - 108 N Broad Street

252-482-2637

robert.hopkins@ncdcr.gov

 

Friday & Saturday, October 13-14, 2017

Historic Edenton Ghost Walk

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 - 8:00 pm

The Penelope Barker House Welcome Center

$10.00

252-482-3400

win.dale@edenton.nc.gov

www.facebook.com/300YearsOfHaunts

 

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Music by the Bay at the Penelope Barker House Lawn

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.

Featured Performer: Connections

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

252-482-7800

mike.ervin@ehcnc.org

www.ehcnc.org

 

Friday & Saturday, October 13-15, 2017

Pirate Encampment

In celebration of the 1767 Chowan County Courthouse 250th Anniversary - join the pirates as they spend the weekend in the 1886 Roanoke River Lighthouse. Activities for all ages, with Pirate Tales and also a Pirate raid on Edenton will be on tap throughout the weekend.

9 am - 5 pm

1767 Chowan County Courthouse Green

252-482-2637

robert.hopkins@ncdcr.gov

 

Friday & Saturday, October 20, 21, 2017

243rd Edenton Tea Party

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 - 5 pm

Penelope Barker House Welcome Center

252-482-7800

info@ehcnc.org

www.ehcnc.org

 

Monday, October 23, 2017

NC Grand Lodge of Masons

In celebration of the 1767 Chowan County Courthouse 250th Anniversary, the North Carolina Grand Lodge of Masons will visit. The Grand Master will arrive via the Periauger and proceed to the Courthouse Green along East Water Street. The Masons met in the 1767 Chowan County Courthouse for 150 years beginning in 1805 and will deliver a celebratory proclamation. More information to follow.

1767 Chowan County Courthouse

252-482-2637

robert.hopkins@ncdcr.gov

 

Friday, October 27, 2017

Taste of Edenton

Please join the Edenton Historical Commission for this year's Taste of Edenton. Regional culinary tasting and Music s on the Penelope Barker House Lawn.

Bring a chair and enjoy!

6:00 pm

Barker House Lawn - 505 South Broad

$20

252-482-7800

info@ehcnc.org

www.ehcnc.org

 

Saturday, October 7,14,21,28, 2017

Edenton Farmer's Market

Fresh Vegetables, Meats, Flowers and Homemade Treats - every Saturday throughout the growing season on the corner of Granville Street and Virginia Road on the Agriculture Building Lawn.

8 am - 12 noon

Corner of Granville Street and Virginia Road

252-209-4792

www.facebook.com/edentonfarmersmarket/