October

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.

 

Monday, October 1, 2018

12th Annual Armchair Traveler Series: Destination Chowan County

In Celebration of Chowan County's 350th Anniversary, the 12th Annual Armchair Traveler Series will highlight significant areas of Chowan's Heritage.

Armchair Traveler Series: African American Life in Antebellum Edenton

Explore the different jobs that Blacks held in Edenton before the Civil War, their contributions to the historic landscape, and their experiences living within a system of slavery. Presented by Natalie Harrison, Historic Edenton State Historic Site Program Coordinator and Historic Interpreter. 5:30-6:30pm, Shepard-Pruden Memorial Library, Second Floor Meeting Room. Free Program.

5:30 pm

Shepard-Pruden Library 2nd Floor

Free

252-482-4112

jfinley@pettigrewlibraries.org

 

Saturday, October 5, 2018

Happy Birthday James Iredell

Your favorite Supreme Court Judge is celebrating his birthday on October 5th!

Join Historic Edenton State Historic Site for cookies and refreshments in honor of his birthday.

Free Tours will be at 10 am and 2 pm on this day. The Irdell House is an 1800/1827 home to the family of James Iredell, Sr. one of the first justices on the very first U.S. Supreme court. Daily tours begin at 2:00 pm, Tues - Sat.

9 am - 5 pm

Historic Edenton State Historic Site Visitor Center - 108 N Broad

Free and Open to the Public

252-482-2637

erica.smith@ncdcr.gov

 

Saturday, October 6, 2018

350th Anniversary Celebration: Pirates to Peanuts

Join us as we celebrate 350 years of Chowan County on the Historic 1767 Chowan County Courthouse Green.

Kick-off the day with the 43rd annual Peanut Festival Parade, then interact with 1700s and 1800s military and Civil War reenactors and witness demonstrations of the Chowanoke, Tuscarora, Roanoke-Hatteras/Mattamaskeet, and Meherrin Tribes while Pirates fire black powder guns. The USAF Heritage of America Band Rhythm in Blue Band will close out the afternoon

Daytime Itinerary Below:

* 11:00 am: Peanut Parade down broad street and Peanut Festival at John A Holmes High School

* 12:00-3:30: Witness black powder firing demonstrations and interact with historical reenactors on the 1767 Chowan County Courthouse green, demonstrations and displays by reenactors and local Native American Tribes, play with colonial-era games and activities

* 3:30 pm: United States Air Force Heritage of America Rhythm in Blue Band concert

* 4:00 pm: Peanut Festival continues at John A. Holmes High School and battle of the bands begins at 7:00 pm

11 am

1767 Courthouse Green

252-482-0300

nancy.nicholls@chowan.nc.gov

 

Saturday, October 6, 2018

PACE with an ACE

The 1st Annual Pace with an ACE 5K Run/Walk will be held in Historic Downtown Edenton.

Organized by the John A. Holmes High School Cross Country team, the event meanders through Historic Hayes Plantation.

Make Checks Payable to John A. Holmes Cross Country and Mail to John A. Holmes, PO Box 409, Edenton NC 27932

8:00 am

Queen Anne Park, 210 E Water Street

$20 on or before 9/23 and $25 on or after 9/23

252-482-8426

runtheeast.com

 

Saturday, October 6, 2018

43rd annual Peanut Festival and Battle of the Bands

In celebration of the 350th Anniversary of Chowan County, the John A. Holmes High School campus will feature the following throughout the day, Arts and Crafts from 10 am - 2 pm, The Peanut Parade at 11am, and BBQ and Pork Chop Plates 11 am - 2 pm and 4-7 pm.

The Battle of the Bands will begin at 4 pm. 252-482-8426.

Sign up to be an Arts and Craft Vendor.

Sign up to be a Parade Participant.

10 am

John A. Holmes

252-482-8426

ldale@ecps.k12.nc.us

 

Monday, October 8, 2018

12th Annual Armchair Traveler Series: Destination Chowan County

In Celebration of Chowan County's 350th Anniversary, the 12th Annual Armchair Traveler Series will highlight significant areas of Chowan's Heritage.

Armchair Traveler Series: The 1733 Moseley Map-An Edenton Found Treasure

Presented by professors from Eastern Carolina University, this map of coastal North Carolina includes details of land formation, of rivers, creeks, and waterways back of the sounds. There is a wealth of names of the chief settlers and larger plantations of Albemarle Sound and the rivers flowing into it. 5:30-6:30pm, Shepard-Pruden Memorial Library, Second Floor Meeting Room. Free Program.

5:30 pm

Shepard-Pruden Library 2nd Floor

Free

252-482-4112

jfinley@pettigrewlibraries.org

 

Friday, October 12, 2018

12th Annual Armchair Traveler Series: Destination Chowan County

In Celebration of Chowan County's 350th Anniversary, the 12th Annual Armchair Traveler Series will highlight significant areas of Chowan's Heritage.

Armchair Traveler Series: Local Fare - Foods of Chowan County

Enjoy an evening of foods "close to home" paired with carefully selected beverages as Chef Leslie Lippincott and her COA Culinary Arts students join forces with Proprietor Malcolm King of Edenton Bay Trading Company. Purchase tickets in advance for $25 at the library. (Participation limited to 50) 6:00pm, Shepard-Pruden Memorial Library,Second Floor.

6:00 pm

Shepard-Pruden Library 2nd Floor

$25.00 purchase at the Library

252-482-4112

jfinlay@pettigrewlibraries.org

 

Friday, October 12, 2018

Friday Night Before the Lights

Meet the Team, Retail Promotions, ACES cheerleaders, Face Painting and more.........Destination Downtown Edenton invites you to join them before the John A. Holmes Football Team heads out on the field for a pep rally send-off.

4-6 pm

Downtown Edenton

252-333-0655

jennifer.harriss@edenton.nc.gov

 

Wednesday, October 10 & 17, 2018

iPhone Photography Class

Chowan Arts Council presents classes for anyone interested in learning how to fully use and enjoy the photography composition and editing features of your iPhone or iPad.

Need an Apple iPhone (5s-10) or iPad Apple devices only. You must have an Apple ID, know your password and be familiar with your device.

Call Mary 864-318-9689 or e-mail handzon@mac.com with questions. Private lessons are available for iPad, iPhone, and Macintosh computers. If are an absolute beginner, this may be the best option.

To register for the class - $50 for two classes, 1 1/2 hours each. Pay at the CAC by October 3rd. Class size is limited to 6. First come, first serve.

10:30 am - 12 noon

Chowan Arts Council, 504 S Broad Street

$50

252-482-8005

cacedenton@gmail.com

chowanarts.com

 

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Pumpkin Painting Day

Join Historic Edenton State Historic Site for face painting, lawn games, and of course, pumpkin painting!

Pumpkins are $5.00 each and proceeds help HESHS fund more and more community events.

First come, first served until the pumpkins are gone! All supplies provided. Face painting included with purchase of a pumpkin.

This event is sponsored by A.J. Smith & Sons Farms

10 am - 12 pm

1767 Chowan County Courthouse Green

$5.00 for the Pumpkin

252-482-2637

natalie.harrison@ncdcr.gov

 

Friday & Saturday, October 19-20, 2018

350 Years of Haunts

In celebration of Chowan County's 350th Anniversary join us for what promises to be the best ever Hauntings of Historic Edenton - all new venues and features for those that DARE.............

Stories of Ghosts, Witches, and Goblins too.......

Guides will lead you through Historic Edenton as tales are told every half hour beginning at 6:15 pm from the Historic Edenton State Historic Site Visitor Center, 108 North Broad Street.

Ticket Sales will be available through the Edenton Chowan Chamber 252-482-3400.

6:15 - 8:30 pm

Historic Edenton Visitor Center - 108 N Broad

$10.00

252-482-3400

win.dale@edenton.nc.gov

www.facebook.com/300YearsOfHaunts

 

Thursday, October 25, 2018

244th Edenton Tea Party Celebrating 350th of Chowan County

Announcement of a Very Special Addition to our town and county through a gift to the Edenton Historical Commission - time and details to be announced.

252-482-7800

info@ehcnc.org

www.ehcnc.org

 

Monday, October 29, 2018

Cupola House Speakers' Series

The Featured Presenter will be Peter Rascoe: "The History and Life of Pirate/Colonel Quinn".

Former Edenton resident and Cupola House Board member Peter Rascoe, currently serves as the Town Manager of the Town of Southern Shores in Dare County. Peter previously served as County Attorney and County Manager for Chowan County. He is retired Commander of the U.S. Coast Guard (R),where he also served prior to his retirement as a deputy to the Historian, Atlantic Area, US Coast Guard. He is a current member of the NC Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) and was also a founding member of the Albemarle Chapter of the SAR. .. His topic is the Revolutionary War British Invasion of Edenton Led by Traitor and former Captain Michael Quinn, NC Line of the Continental Army.

5 pm Reception/5:30 pm Speaker

Shepard-Pruden Library 2nd Floor

Free

252-482-4112

smwh20@gmail.com

 

Friday, October 5-31, 2018

Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions

This exhibit by the Museum of the Albemarle highlights the centuries old history of one of the world's favorite beverages. Across the globe, tea is consumed second only to water.

This exhibit will run through the month of October and is free and open to the public at the Historic Edenton State Historic Site Visitor Center Tues - Sat 9 am - 5 pm.

9 am - 5 pm

Historic Edenton State Historic Site Visitor Center - 108 N Broad

Free and Open to the Public

252-482-2637

erica.smith@ncdcr.gov

 

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Leanne Clayton @ CAC

Join the Chowan Arts Council as they feature Leanne Clayton's Art during October in celebration of Chowan County's 350th anniversary.

The opening reception will take place on Thursday, October 4th at 5:30 pm in the Arts Council Gallery.

5:30 pm reception - Gallery Open 11 - 4 daily

Chowan Arts Council - 504 S Broad Street

252-482-8005

www.chowanarts.com