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.


Saturday, October 6, 2018

350th Chowan County Anniversary Heritage Celebration

Join us as we celebrate all things Chowan over the past 350 years on the 1767 Chowan County Courthouse Green.

Kick-off the day with the 43rd annual Peanut Festival Parade and Stay tuned as the celebration unfolds for all to enjoy

11 am

1767 Courthouse Green




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.

10 am

John A. Holmes




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 6:30 pm from the Penelope Barker House Welcome Center, 505 S. Broad Street.

6:30 - 8:30 pm

The Penelope Barker House Welcome Center






Thursday, October 2018

244th Edenton Tea Party Celebrating 350th of Chowan County

In celebration of Penelope Barker and the anniversary of the Edenton Tea Party, join the Edenton Historical Commission in celebrating this exceptional event in our history.

Date and Time to be determined





Tuesday, October 2-31, 2018

Colonial History Celebrations

Historic Edenton State Historic Sites will conduct Colonial History, Hands-On Experiences for area School Groups of all ages throughout the month as we celebrate the 350th Anniversary of Chowan County.

9 am - 5 pm

Historic Edenton State Historic Site