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 2, 2017

11th Annual Armchair Traveler Series

Shakin' All Over: Canadian Pop Music in the 1960's

From Halifax to Vancouver folk singers, suit groups, garage rockers, R&B revues & psychedelic bands struggled to get their music heard. Some were forced to seek fame south of the border while others built careers against daunting odds. Reminisce with the sounds of Buffy St. Marie, Steppenwolf, Gordon Lightfoot, & Joni Mitchell.

5:30 pm; 6 pm speaker

Shepard-Pruden Library 2nd Floor

252-482-4112

jfinlay@pettigrewlibraries.org

 

Friday, October 6, 2017

11th Annual Armchair Traveler Series

Canadian Food & Drink

Malcolm King of Edenton Bay Trading Company & Chef Leslie Lippincott with herCOA students will again join their talents to provide adult beverages (non-alcoholic will be available) and hors d'oeuvres to highlight the regional diversity of Canada. Tickets: $35 at the library.

6:00 pm

Shepard-Pruden Library 2nd Floor

$35/person

252-482-4112

jfinlay@pettigrewlibraries.org

 

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Rosenwald Schools Public Forum

The First Rosenwald School in North Carolina was the Warren Grove School located on the campus of Warren Grove Church. On Sunday, the North Carolina Highway Historical Marker will be dedicated and in preparation a Public Forum will take place on Saturday with featured speakers from the state of NC and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Please register by calling the Penelope Barker House Welcome Center @ 252-482-7800.

2:00 pm

Warren Grove Church

252-482-7800

mike.ervin@ehcnc.org

 

Saturday, October 7, 2017

The 1st Annual Pirate Invasion

The 51 House will be hosting their 1st Annual Pirate Invasion.

12:00 - 5:00 pm

The 51 House Restaurant - 108 Wharf Landing Drive

$20 per person, $10 for kids under 10

252-482-2500

www.facebook.com/the51house/

 

Saturday, October 7, 2017

42nd annual Peanut Festival and Battle of the Bands

John A. Holmes High School, arts and crafts from 10 am - 2 pm, parade at 11am, BBQ and Fried Chicken Plates 11 am - 2 pm and 4-7 pm. The Battle of the Bands will begin at 4 pm. 252-482-8426.

Download Arts & Crafts Registration Form

Download Parade Registration Form

Festival 10 am - 4 pm; Parade 11 am; Battle of the Bands 4 pm

John A. Holmes

252-482-8426

ldale@ecps.k12.nc.us

 

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Rosenwald School Highway Marker Dedication

On Sunday, October 8th at 2 pm, a North Carolina Highway Historical Marker will be dedicated in honor of the First Rosenwald School in North Carolina, Warren Grove School and the ceremony will take place on NC 32 North near the Southern Bank ATM.

Julius Rosenwald and Booker T. Washington established the fund in 1912 to provide grants to African American communities to improve education. In NC the fund assisted 817 projects in 93 counties and Warren Grove School was the first with a two-teacher floor plan, completed on October 8th 1915 five miles N.E. from the Marker site.

2:00 pm

NC 32 North near the Southern Bank ATM

Free and Open to the Public

252-482-7800

mike.ervin@ehcnc.org

www.ehcnc.org

 

Friday & Saturday, October 13-14, 2017

Colonial History Days

NC School Groups will experience life during Colonial Times with hands-experiences from Friday & Saturday, October 13 - 14. This is an extra special time since these activities take place during the 250th Celebration of the 1767 Chowan Country Courthouse Anniversary.

9 am - 4 pm

Historic Edenton State Historic Site - 108 N Broad Street

252-482-2637

robert.hopkins@ncdcr.gov

 

Friday & Saturday, October 13-14, 2017

Historic Edenton Ghost Walk

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 - 8:00 pm

The Penelope Barker House Welcome Center

$10.00

252-482-3400

win.dale@edenton.nc.gov

www.facebook.com/300YearsOfHaunts

 

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Music by the Bay at the Penelope Barker House Lawn

The Barker House Lawn alongside picturesque Edenton Bay will be the setting for monthly music concerts every 3rd Sunday afternoon from May through October. The musical groups will perform a variety of music: Jazz, Gospel, Americana, Blues, Bluegrass and Classic Rock and Roll. Student groups from area schools will also be invited to perform.

Featured Performer: Connections

These events are FREE to attend so "bring your own chairs and picnics", first-come to get a spot on the lawn, so come early and make a day of it

4 - 6 pm

Penelope Barker House Lawn

252-482-7800

mike.ervin@ehcnc.org

www.ehcnc.org

 

Friday & Saturday, October 13-15, 2017

Pirate Encampment Colonial Living History Weekend

In celebration of the 1767 Chowan County Courthouse 250th Anniversary - join the pirates as they spend the weekend in the 1886 Roanoke River Lighthouse. Activities for all ages, with Pirate Tales and also a Pirate raid on Edenton will be on tap throughout the weekend.

9 am - 5 pm

1767 Chowan County Courthouse Green

252-482-2637

robert.hopkins@ncdcr.gov

 

Saturday, October 21, 2017

243rd Edenton Tea Party

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.

"Mutinous Women" - a lecture about early North Carolina's Women by Dr. Noeleen McLivenna, Duke University PhD. graduate.

10 am

Edenton's First Presbyterian Church, W Queen Street

$10.00 per ticket

252-482-7800

info@ehcnc.org

www.ehcnc.org

 

Monday, October 23, 2017

NC Grand Lodge of Masons

In celebration of the 1767 Chowan County Courthouse 250th Anniversary, the North Carolina Grand Lodge of Masons will visit. The Grand Master will arrive via the Periauger and proceed to the Courthouse Green along East Water Street. The Masons met in the 1767 Chowan County Courthouse for 150 years beginning in 1805 and will deliver a celebratory proclamation. More information to follow.

1767 Chowan County Courthouse

252-482-2637

robert.hopkins@ncdcr.gov

 

Saturday, October 21-25, 2017

243rd Edenton Tea Party

Visit the Penelope Barker House Welcome Center; learn more about the 51 courageous women of Edenton who told the King "No!"

10 am - 5 pm

Penelope Barker House Welcome Center

252-482-7800

info@ehcnc.org

www.ehcnc.org

 

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Relive the Signing of The 51 Ladies

Relive the Signing of The 51 Ladies led by Penelope Barker with Entertainment, Cocktails and Light Fare

5:30 - 8:30 pm

The 51 House - 108 Wharf Landing Drive

$30 per person

252-482-2500

www.facebook.com/the51house/

 

Friday, October 27, 2017

Taste of Edenton

Please join the Edenton Historical Commission for this year's Taste of Edenton. Regional culinary tasting and Music s on the Penelope Barker House Lawn.

Bring a chair and enjoy!

6:00 pm

Barker House Lawn - 505 South Broad

$20

252-482-7800

info@ehcnc.org

www.ehcnc.org

 

Saturday, October 7,14,21,28, 2017

Edenton Farmer's Market

Fresh Vegetables, Meats, Flowers and Homemade Treats - every Saturday throughout the growing season on the corner of Granville Street and Virginia Road on the Agriculture Building Lawn.

8 am - 12 noon

Corner of Granville Street and Virginia Road

252-209-4792

www.facebook.com/edentonfarmersmarket/

 

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Halloween Party

Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes. Entertainment by DJ Mixin' Mike

5 - 9 pm

The 51 House - 108 Wharf Landing Drive

252-482-2500

www.facebook.com/the51house/