Events in Hampstead, NC

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. 

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February

5510 Olsen Park Lane
Wilmington, NC
(910) 508-6788

February 25, 2017  (11 AM to 1 PM) Lace up your sneakers and join the Miracle League of Wilmington and ACCESS of Wilmington for Miracles in Motion, a race unlike any other in the city. This race is fun for the whole family and any ability with a universally accessible 5K...more about Miracles in Motion

Poplar Grove Plantation Hampstead Events
10200 U.S. Hwy. 17
Wilmington, NC 28411
(910) 686-9518

Throughout the year, Poplar Grove Plantation offers a wide variety of basket weaving classes for area natives and visitors. From complete beginners to advanced, Poplar Grove's classes provide hands-on instruction to help you and your friends design the ideal basket for holding an assortment of specific designs and purposes. Some of...more about Poplar Grove Plantation

March

Poplar Grove Plantation Hampstead Events
10200 U.S. Hwy. 17
Wilmington, NC 28411
(910) 686-9518

Throughout the year, Poplar Grove Plantation offers a wide variety of basket weaving classes for area natives and visitors. From complete beginners to advanced, Poplar Grove's classes provide hands-on instruction to help you and your friends design the ideal basket for holding an assortment of specific designs and purposes. Some of...more about Poplar Grove Plantation

April

Poplar Grove Plantation Hampstead Events
Poplar Grove Plantation
10200 U.S. Hwy. 17 N
Wilmington, NC
(910) 686-9518

April 1 - 2, 2017  Historic Poplar Grove Plantation in Scott's Hill, NC welcomes the start of spring with its popular Herb & Garden Fair, the largest and longest running garden event in the area, where a fabulous selection of annuals, herbs, perennials, garden and nature art, herbal products, hanging baskets,...more about Poplar Grove Plantation

May

8131 Bald Eagle Lane
Wilmington, NC 28411

May 1 - 7, 2017 Wells Fargo Golf, a staple in the Professional Golf Association, returns to NC for their coveted championship match - only this time, much closer to the coast. The Wells Fargo Championship will be held at Eagle Point Golf Club during the entire...more about Wells Fargo Championship

June

NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores
Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28516
(252) 728-2265

June 2018 The Eastern Carolina Artificial Reef Association (ECARA) will be holding its annual fundraising dinner. There will be exhibits, silent auctions, a 50/50 raffle, entertainment, and shows by the aquarium staff. ECARA is a non-profit organization that seeks to raise money to promote the understanding of the economic and ecological benefits...more about Eastern Carolina Artificial Reef Association Annual Fundraiser

July

Holly Ridge Municipality Park
Sound Rd.
Holly Ridge, NC
(910) 329-7081

July 4th, 2017 -  The Holly Ridge Municipality Park on Sound Road in Holly Ridge, NC is a wonderful setting for the annual fireworks display. Beginning at 3:00 PM, children can enjoy the playground equipment, bounce houses, and pony rides while waiting for the fireworks, The spacious grounds allow room...more about Fourth of July Fireworks

Surf City Town Park
Roland Ave.
Surf City, NC
(910) 328-4131

July 3rd, 2017 -  Feel the thunderous boom of the launch pad on the spoil island adjacent to the bridge in Topsail Island, NC as you jam and dance to local bands in Surf City's gorgeous soundside park.  Sit on a boat in the Intracoastal Waterway, or bring your...more about Island Fireworks

August

Poplar Grove Plantation - Grooves in the Grove Hampstead Events
10200 U.S. Hwy. 17
Wilmington, NC 28411
(910) 686-9518

Fall 2017  Starting Sundays in August, through Sundays in September, join the delightful Carolina fall season in front of the Poplar Grove Gazebo from 5 PM until 7 PM for local, live music. There is a small admission fee for adults, but bring your chairs and blankets. Coolers are always...more about Poplar Grove Plantation - Grooves in the Grove

Community Building Field
Park Ln.
Sneads Ferry, NC
(910) 329-4446

August 12th-13th, 2017 - For 44-years, the Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival in Sneads Ferry, NC has been paying a tasty homage to the area’s local shrimping industry and the families that coincide. Always on the second weekend in August, the festival begins with a parade on Saturday at 9:30 A.M. at the...more about Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival

September

Poplar Grove Plantation - Grooves in the Grove Hampstead Events
10200 U.S. Hwy. 17
Wilmington, NC 28411
(910) 686-9518

Fall 2017  Starting Sundays in August, through Sundays in September, join the delightful Carolina fall season in front of the Poplar Grove Gazebo from 5 PM until 7 PM for local, live music. There is a small admission fee for adults, but bring your chairs and blankets. Coolers are always...more about Poplar Grove Plantation - Grooves in the Grove

U.S. Hwy. 17 across from Deerfield
Hampstead, NC
(910) 270-9642

September 2017 (TBD) - The 53nd Annual Spot Festival in Hampstead, NC, offers an opportunity to enjoy a dinner of spot, one of the area's best-tasting and most popular fish, along with generous helpings of cole slaw and hush puppies. The festival also has amusement rides, a variety of bands such as...more about Hampstead Spot Festival

13775 N.C. Hwy. 50
Surf City, NC 28445
(910) 329.4446

TBA The Annual Taste of Topsail is at the Assembly Building in Topsail Beach, NC. Representatives from North Carolina wineries are on hand to pour samples of their nectar, with local restaurants providing the delectable hors d'oeuvres. Local artists exhibit their works and jazz music sets the mood. An entrance fee...more about Taste of Topsail

October

Poplar Grove Plantation Hampstead Events
10200 U.S. Hwy. 17
Wilmington, NC 28411
(910) 686-9518

October 6, 13, 20, 27, 2017   Paranormal Ghost Tours lead guests through candlelight tours of the Manor House. A Scroll of the Dead will be provided in honor of the souls still lingering in the house and around the tenant house and graveyard. Hear also a murderous tale from the...more about Poplar Grove Plantation

Assembly Building Grounds
Flake Ave. and Channel Blvd.
Topsail Beach, NC
(910) 329-4446

October 21st-22nd, 2017 -  Hosted by the Historical Society of Topsail Island, this fall festival in Topsail Beach, NC is a staple event for the greater Topsail area. Autumn With Topsail features a juried Artists' Court with many regional artists displaying and selling their works. There is live music, a variety of food vendors, a...more about Autumn with Topsail

November

Assembly Building
Topsail Beach, NC
(910) 329-4446

November 24th, 2017 - Topsail Island, NC's Holiday Boat Flotilla in November of each year is a great way to add a little island vibe to the holiday season. The annual parade starts around 5:30 pm, when decorated and lighted boats sail down the Intracoastal Waterway beginning in Surf City at the Channel Bend...more about Topsail Island Holiday Boat Flotilla at Topsail Beach

December

Poplar Grove Plantation Hampstead Events
Poplar Grove Historic Plantation
10200 U.S. Hwy. 17 N
Wilmington, NC 28429
(910) 686-9518

December 2017  A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL  For three weekends in December, Poplar Grove will be glistening with holiday spirit. The event includes Star of Wonder, Star of Night in which the grounds of Poplar Grove will be specially lit and twinkling, a bonfire will be blazing for roasted marshmallows, food...more about Poplar Grove Plantation

Community Building
Peru Rd.
Sneads Ferry, NC
(910) 327-3335

December 8th-9th, 2017 - For twenty years, the folks of Sneads Ferry, NC have been ushering in the holiday season with the annual Winter Fest. The Winter Fest takes place during the second week of December and includes a tree-lighting ceremony, Christmas trees decorated by area clubs and a pancake breakfast with Santa...more about Sneads Ferry Winter Fest

 
 
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