March 16-18, 2013 The 5th annual Cape Fear Wildlife Expo will showcase the state's natural resources, wildlife, conservation, and outdoor recreation. The three-day event features more than 100 exhibitors with interactive displays, intriguing workshops and educational activities at the Coastline Conference & Event Center and the new riverfront Wilmington Convention Center....more about Cape Fear Wildlife Expo
Fall is the season for festivities in the Hampstead, NC, area. Two events not to miss are the Spot Festival and the Polar Grove Historic Plantation's Halloween Festival. Both are true Hampstead affairs with fresh fish and food vendors, games, carnival-style rides and even a haunted hayride and barn at the Halloween festival. For plenty of other events in Wilmington and neighboring Topsail Island, meander through this section, as well as their respected chapters.