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.

(If you prefer to also see community events (such as Town Council Meetings), as well as the featured events below, go to this page.)


Friday, October 1 - Saturday, October 2, 2021

75th Chowan County Regional Fair continues

The Fair highlight Chowan's Heritage through exhibits, activities, amusement rides and entertainment with great food on the American Legion Fairgrounds! Stay tuned for details. To purchase tickets in advance: send check or money order to: Chowan County Regional Fair, P.O. Box 390, Edenton, NC 27932

American Legion Fairgrounds

252-482-5642 / 252-482-4057




October 2, 2021

Roaring 20's @ the Penelope Barker House Welcome Center

Join the Edenton Historical Commission inside the house and out on the lawn overlooking Edenton Bay as you celebrate the Roaring 20s together.  

"We are exited to offer tickets to our upcoming fundraiser: Penelope’s Prohibition Party! On June 19th, please join us on the lawn at the Penelope Barker House Welcome Center to celebrate the end of “Coronabition”!

We will have Covid-friendly prepackaged hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, a jazz band, and a murder mystery! This is sure to be an fun filled event with a gorgeous setting. In case of rain, the party will be moved into the house and onto the porches. To purchase tickets, call us at 252-482-7800.

October 2, 2021
  Call to purchase tickets

Friday - Saturday October 8-9, 2021

Pilgrimage Tour of Homes and Countryside - Rescheduled

Private homes and plantations along with  public buildings which are each more than 100 years old open to tour. Ticket purchasing can take place online at Edentonpilgrimage.org or in person at Historic Edenton State Historic Site Visitor Center.

Mark your calendar!

For more info and photos of past tours, go here.


Historic Edenton State Historic Site Visitor Center

$35 in advance/$40 days of and Groups of 10 or more $30







Friday - Saturday,  October 15 - 16,  2021

Historic Edenton Ghost Walk

Friends of Historic Edenton State Historic Site will host the Ghost Walk on both evenings - stay tuned for details. 

Historic Edenton State Historic Site 

108 N Broad Street

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Friday, October 23 -  Saturday, October 24, 2021

The Penelope Barker Celebration

The 147th Celebration of the Edenton Tea Party - details are forthcoming 

The Barker House 

505 S Broad Street

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Sunday, October 31, 2021

Safe Trick Or Treating

Destination Downtown Edenton invites the little ones, dressed in their Halloween Finest to join them and our Downtown Merchants 

5:30 pm

S Broad Street