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March 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.


Friday, March 31, 2017

Sauces III Cooking Classes at The Cotton Gin Inn

An Intimate Hands-On Experience to include a CGI logo apron, wine or beverage, and the food you prepare.

-Fried Polenta Bites with Quick Marinara

-Pork Paillards with an Espagnole Sauce

-Ginger Pear Upside-down Cakes with Caramel sauce

Place:The Cotton Gin Inn


March 1-31, 2017

Woman's History Month

Guided Tours sharing the history of Edenton with a special emphasis on the women who lived and impacted the town and beyond! Hear the stories of the group of Edenton ladies that boycotted the taxes on tea and got England's notice, the story of Harriet Jacobs who escaped the bonds of slavery and fought to free others from the same fate, or the many other stories of the women of Edenton. Tour includes entry to the James Iredell House, St. Paul's Church, Cupola House, Barker House, and 1767 Chowan County Courthouse.

Call the Visitor Center for tour times.

Time:9 am - 5 pm
Place:Historic Edenton State Historic Site
Fee:$10 per adult, $3.50 per child


Friday, March 1-31, 2017

Edenton Cotton Mill Village Model

The Edenton Cotton Mill Village Model created by Carolina Piedmont Division of the National Railroad Association is featured at Historic Edenton State Historic Site, Visitor Center until April 2017.

This amazing model has been constructed mostly of donated materials by volunteers and Edenton is so pleased to welcome it home. The model has been donated to the Edenton Cotton Mill Museum of History and is very excited to share with the public through such displays. The Edenton Cotton Mill Village is interpreted during the Trolley Tours. Additional interpretation on the historic Mill and Village will be made available while the model is exhibited at the Visitor Center.

Time:9 am - 5 pm - Tuesday - Saturday
Place:Historic Edenton State Historic Site, Visitor Center
Fee:No Fee


Thursday, March 2, 2017

Just Arrived! Julia Townsend at the Chowan Arts Council

Long time summer visitor to Edenton, Julia Townsend returns to the US after 19 years of living in Istanbul, Turkey and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Now a year-round Edenton resident as of 2017 and is teach at the College of the Albemarle.

This exhibition features several large works (over 6 feet), including an aluminum oil-painted relief construction that was commissioned by the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority for the SIKKA art fair in March 2016.

This amazing exhibit will open on March 2nd with a reception from 5:30 - 7 pm and run through March 31st in the Gallery which is open daily from 11 am - 4 pm

Time:11 am - 4:00 pm daily
Place:Chowan Arts Council 504 South Broad Street


Tuesday, March 1, 2017

"Find Your Network to Freedom Site Passport"

The United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service has provided the "Passport" stamp as part of the "Find Your Network to Freedom Site Passport" program. The Network to Freedom (NTF) website includes a list of the NTF locations, including the 1886 Roanoke River Lighthouse where visitors can get their NTF "Passport" brochure stamped.

The Edenton waterfront has been designated by the National Park Service as a "Network to Freedom" Site as part of the historic Maritime Underground Railroad network for freedom slaves. This celebration will be throughout 2017 and the cancellation stamp is located at the 1886 Roanoke River Lighthouse. Harriet Jacob's escape will be shared

This program will take place throughout 2017

Time:10 am - 4 pm
Place:1886 Roanoke River Lighthouse - 7 Dock Street
Fee:Nominal Fee


Tuesday, March 25, 2017

Rocky Hock Playhouse Easter Show

"The Stone Rolled Away" is the Easter production with the lunch buffet @ Nixon's Catering Banquet Facility. This feature will run through April 18th.

Time:Call for Schedule
Place:Nixon's Catering Facility - 749 Virginia Road
Fee:Call for Ticket Prices