Southport Area

Friday, October 15 – Sunday, October 17, 2010
Brunswick Little Theatre Presents
“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”
. The audience participation, one-act musical is a night of fun for adults. Due to some mature material, it would not be appropriate for young children.
Virgina Williamson Events Center of the Odell Williamson Auditorium @ Main Campus of Brunswick Community College, Supply
Admission/Fees: $15 adults, $10 BCC students

Saturday, October 16 – Sunday, October 17, 2010

North Carolina Oyster Festival
Each year, over 30,000 people, including locals and visitors, attend the NC Oyster Festival. This award winning event offers arts/crafts, delicious foods, live entertainment, children’s area, oyster shucking competition, oyster stew cook-off and much more. Held annually the third weekend of October. Saturday Hours: 9am-6pm. Sunday Hours: 9am-5pm.
Ocean Isle Beach, NC
Contact: Kelly Mathews
P.O. Box 1185 Shallotte, NC 28459
910/754-6644 ext. 104
Admission/Fees: $5.00 per person; children 8 & under free
Sponsored & Organized by Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce

Thursday, October 21, 2010 – 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Facebook & Social Media Basics for Business
Brunswick Community College Leland Campus, Hwy. 74/76, Leland
Contact: BCC Small Business Center
Admission/Fees: Free- Registration Required

Friday, October 22 – Sunday, October 24, 2010
Brunswick Little Theatre Presents
“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”. The audience participation, one-act musical is a night of fun for adults. Due to some mature material, it would not be appropriate for young children.
Virginia Williamson Events Center of Odell Williamson Auditorium on the Main Campus of Brunswick Community College, Supply
Admission/Fees: $15 adults, $10 BCC students

Friday, October 22, 2010

Sonny Boykin and The Boys
Lead Guitarist with the legendary Roy Orbison. Absolute southern charm with an incredible voice! If you missed seeing Roy Orbison in person, here’s the chance to see his multi talented lead guitarist sing and play the piano. Accompanied by the talents of 3 stars in their own right: Dennis Bennett, Bill Perry, Ernie Kool.
Playhouse 211 4320-100 Southport-Supply Road St. James, NC 28461
Contact: 910/200-7785
Admission/Fees: Tickets $12 – $15 per person

Saturday, October 23, 2010 – 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Family Fun Day
Free Airplane Rides(children 8-18). Motorcycle Display Sponsor-Heavy Metal Thunder). Car Show by Cape Fear Cruisers. Fire & Rescue Units. D.A.R.E. Program. K-9 Unit & Water Rescue. Skydiving Display. Free Hot Dogs for Children(Sponsor- Heavy Metal Thunder). 2 KIDS Bouncy Castles. BBQ Plates by VFW. Bake Sale. Bicycle Sale (new & used). 50/50 Drawing. Raffles include Discovery Flight, Bi-Plane Ride, 4 new bicycles. Music by Dennis Walton.
Cape Fear Regional Jetport Follow signs from Long Beach Road to Airport Road Entrance.
Contact: Kay Wolf
Admission/Fees: $10 per car load. $5 for single driver. Cash/Check .
Proceeds to benefit Waves4K.I.D.S., non-profit organization providing support to meet the unmet needs of children in Brunswick County foster care and child protective services.
Friday, October 29 – Sunday, October 31, 2010
Oktoberfest & Halloween Weekend

Enjoy two holidays in one during Bald Head Island’s Oktoberfest and Halloween celebration. Adults will enjoy classic German food, beer and music while kids of all ages will love the island-wide trick-or-treat event and other spooky Halloween activities. Island-wide Parade of Homes hosted by The Island Agency.
Bald Head Island
Contact: Bald Head Island Limited

Friday, October 29 – Saturday, October 30, 2010

Pirate Fest
Pirate invasion, weapons demonstration, kids activities, costume contest and trial of Stede Bonnett. Friday Hours TBA. Saturday – 9am-4pm.
Fort Johnston Garrison Lawn Bay Street, Southport
Contact: Peggy McDonald
P.O. Box 10127 Southport, NC 28461
Admission/Fees: Free
Event of & sponsored by Downtown Southport Inc. and the City of Southport.

Wilmington Area

Friday, October 15, 2010 4:00 PM – Sunday, October 17, 2010
Wilmington Oktoberfest
North Carolina’s 9th Annual Wilmington Oktoberfest grows again! We’ve added Sunday, October 17, to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Oktoberfest. We’ve also expanded the KidsZone!, brought in celebrities, and will serve authentic German food and genuine Oktoberfest beers. Everyone loves the Wiener Dog Races on Saturday afternoon! The fun starts at 4pm on Friday with the ceremonial tapping of the first keg. The band kicks in at 5pm and plays continuously until midnight. The fun kicks into high gear on Saturday at 11 with the band starting at 12 noon sharp (you know how us Germans are about punctuality!) and continues until Midnight. More fun and oompah band on Sunday, 12-5PM. Admission is $5 per person. Proceeds benefit area non-profits. Call 910.452.9000 or email
Racine Commons
250 Racine Drive
Wilmington, NC 28403
Friday, October 15, 2010 6:00 PM
Airlie’s Oyster Roast
Airlie’s Annual Low Country Oyster Roast is Friday, October 15th. We look forward to seeing you for an evening of Steamed Oysters, All-You-Can-Eat Carolina Barbecue and dancing featuring “The Imitations.” All proceeds benefit the Environmental Education Program – specifically about oysters and oyster habitat construction. This ever popular event always sells out. Call 910.798.7700 for more information. $75 dollars per person.
Airlie Gardens
300 Airlie Rd
Wilmington, NC 28403

Saturday, October 16, 2010

All Ford Car & Truck Show, 12th Annua
We had over 128 cars and trucks last year and expect 140 on the show field this year. Capital Ford, Lincoln, Mercury of Wilmington will be our sponsor of the show again this year and will showcase some of their great cars. We will have our DJ again spin the discs this year playing your favorite music. Our members will provide food for our hospitality trailer offering food and drink for all participants. We will have many door prizes to give out as well as the popular 50/50 raffle with last years winner taking home $470. Presented by Southeastern NC Mustang Club and Mustang Club of America. Call 910.326.4564 or email for more information.
Capital Ford
5501 Market Street
Wilmington, NC 28403

Saturday, October 16, 2010 1:00 PM
Lighthouse International Beer Festival
After 8 years at Hugh MacRae Park, the 2010 Lighthouse Beer Festival moves to the newly renovated Greenfield Lake Amphitheater. With nearly 100 breweries represented, the festival draws over 4000 beer enthusiasts from around the country for a tasting of handcrafted microbrews from around the world and to raise money for charity. General Admission – $30/Advance $40/Day of. 910.256.8622
Greenfield Lake Ampitheater
302 Willard St
Wilmington, NC 28401

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 – Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Wilmington Restaurant Week 2010

Some of the Port City’s finest restaurants will offer awe-inspiring, pre-fixe meals prepared especially for Restaurant Week. Mark your calendar and get ready to enjoy the most delicious week of fall. Over 25 local restaurants are participating in the bi-annual event, featuring dining opportunities that won’t break the bank. NEW! for fall 2010 is the “Wilmington Restaurant Week Guide” booklet, featuring every participant, their menus, as well as other culinary details about WRW and dining in Wilmington. Check the website frequently for up-to-date information.
Various Restaurants
Wilmington, NC 28401

Friday, October 22, 2010 6:00 PM – Sunday, October 24, 2010 9:00 PM

Halloween Horse Drawn Ghost Trolley
Take a GHOST ride through downtown Wilmington, AND enjoy a fun spoof in the GHOST BARN! Listen to ghost stories tailored for young children, without the gore and violence of today’s Halloween. Let your little ones enjoy Halloween the way it used to be. FREE TREATS for children. $12 adults $5 children under 12. For more information please call Springbrook Farms at 910.251.8889 or email
Downtown Wilmington
Water & Market Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
Saturday, October 23, 2010 10:00 AM
Downtown Lifestyle Tour
Showcasing Wilmington’s urban residential lifestyle – in condos or living “above the shop” — as well as the vibrancy of all the activities downtown has to offer, this tour gives the public the opportunity to discover 14 spectacular thriving residences. Included on the tour is late Dennis Hopper’s 13,000 sq.ft. loft. $10 per person. Call 910-763-7349 for more information.
Downtown Wilmington
Wilmington, NC 28401

Saturday, October 23, 2010 8:00 PM

Sister Hazel & The Wilmington Symphony Orchestra
Enjoy an evening of great music for a great cause with alternative rock band, Sister Hazel. “Chords for a Cause” unites musicians from classical and popular music annually in the fall for a unique concert at Kenan Auditorium on the UNCW Campus. For ticket info: 910-962-3500 or 800-732-3643
UNCW Kenan Auditorium
601 S. College Ave
Wilmington, NC 28403

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 5:00 PM – Thursday, October 28, 2010 8:30 PM

Trick or Treat Under the Sea
Families can enjoy thrills and gills in same day. Indoor trick-or-treating, face painting, story-telling, magic shows by No Sleeves Magic Camp and haunted gardens are some of the highlights at this family oriented fun Halloween party at the Aquarium. Look for our spooky divers in the big tank! Admission is $6, children 2yrs and under free. Umbrella strollers only. Children 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Call 910.458.8257 for more information.
NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher
900 Loggerhead Rd
Kure Beach, NC 28449

Thursday, October 28, 2010 – Saturday, November 6, 2010

Cape Fear Fair & Expo

The Cape Fear Fair and Expo is a public service organization whose purpose is to promote development of the agricultural, educational and cultural resources of New Hanover, Brunswick, and Pender counties. Enjoy rides, livestock, food and fun. The Cape Fear Fair and Expo will feature educational as well as individual exhibits inside the Agriculture Exhibit Tent. Call 910.313.1234 for more information or visit the web site.
Wilmington International Airport
1740 Airport Blvd
Wilmington, NC 28405

Saturday, October 30, 2010 10:00 AM

Brits and Battleship Car Show, 12th Annual
Join the British Motor Club of the Cape Fear for their annual car show at the USS Battleship North Carolina. Over 150 cars are expected to display at this year’s event. There will be a British section as well as German, Japanese, replicas and American automobiles. All proceeds benefit the Battleship Preservation Fund. Come as a spectator for free or enter your car. For more information call 910.791.5074.
Battleship Park
#1 Battleship Rd
Wilmington, NC 28401

Saturday, October 30, 2010 1:00 PM

Take the Lake Music Festival
The festival will showcase some of the very best local and regional music acts at beautiful Greenfield Lake in downtown Wilmington! We will infuse this day-long event with great tasting and healthy, local/organic food and drinks. We will also feature a mix of socially and environmentally conscious groups that will have information tables with representatives on hand to explain their projects. Tickets are $20 and $25 at the door on the day of the festival. This is a family event, and kids will be admitted free!
Greenfield Lake Ampitheater
1941 Amphitheater Drive
Wilmington, NC 28401


Nolan Formalarie has been in the North Carolina Real Estate Industry for over 8 years and enjoys every minute of it. He is involved in every aspect of the industry including selling and purchasing residential property, home watch services, property management, association management and construction.