September 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.


Wednesday, September 4 - 27, 2019

Earthworks - A Pottery and Clay Exhibition

Opening Reception and Exhibit featuring 26 Artists

Chowan Arts Council
112 W Water Street

5:30 pm for Opening Reception - CAC hours Mon - Sat 10 am - 5 pm/ Sun 11 am - 4 pm



Saturday, September 7, 2019

James Iredell - "Our Melancholy Duty"

"Our Melancholy Duty" was a term used by one reporter to describe the death of Gov. James Iredell Jr.  This special one-time only nighttime tour will take you through historic St. Paul's cemetery, an Antebellum house in mourning, before ending with a discussion about death and mourning practices at the Visitor Center.  Tours will leave the Visitor Center at 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, & 7:30 pm.  Tour groups will be limited to 20 people.   

Visitor Center open 10 am - 5 pm/Our Melancholy Duty Tours are 6:00, 6:30, 7:00 & 7:30 pm
Cost:  $10 per person, children under age of 5 are free

James Iredell House



Saturday, September 14, 2019

Live Your Dash 8K

The course will take you through Historic Hayes Plantation where you will get to run off-road through the fields on gentle and flat dirt roads. 
Packet pick-up will be at Edenton Bay Trading Company on Friday, 9/13/19 6 - 9 pm with Old Fish Hatchery Records playing music.
The After Party will have BBQ and beverages for all to enjoy.  Register below:

     8:00 am

Elizabeth Vann Moore Park, East Water Street



Saturday, September 14, 2019

Harriet Jacobs Tour

The Harriet Jacobs Tour begins at the Historic Edenton State Historic Site, Visitor Center with a brief orientation. The tour continues to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, then to the corner of S. Granville and W. Eden Streets where the home of Dr. Norcom is interpreted; to West King Street, Wessington House lot near Beverly Hall where on this location once stood the home of Samuel Tredwell Sawyer. The tour continues to the lot where once stood the home of Harriet's grandmother, Molly Horniblow followed by the location of Dr. Norcom's medical office and then the location of Horniblow's Tavern.

The tour continues with the 1767 Chowan County Courthouse and Chowan County Jail followed by the Edenton Waterfront, with interpretation on the Market House, Snaky Swamp, the home of Martha Blount and ending at the Harriet Jacobs Historical Highway Marker

3:00 pm

Historic Edenton Visitor Center




Sunday, September 22, 2019

Cupola House Membership Association

Join the Cupola House Association for their Membership Appreciation Brunch. Membership information can be found on

12:30 pm

Cupola House Gardens


Saturday, September 7, 14, 21, 28, 2019

Edenton Farmer's Market

Locally grown and sourced produce and hand-made items are available every Saturday morning and Wednesday afternoon from the indoor and outdoor market.

    8:00 - noon on Saturdays / 3:00 - 6:00 pm on Wednesdays
     Edenton Farmer's Market
     To Learn More


Monday, September 30, 2019

Cupola House Speakers Series - Kroghie Andersen North Carolina Decoys

Mr. Andersen owns and operates Andersen Advisory, LLC a decoy appraisal and buying/selling advisory firm based in Charlotte, NC.  In conjunction with his life-long interest in waterfowl hunting, Mr. Andersen started collecting old working decoys in 1970.  Shorebird Decoys of North Carolina is a 209-page book Mr. Andersen, Philip Harvey and other collectors authored.

    5:00-5:30 pm Refreshments/5:30 pm Lecture
     Shepard-Pruden Library
     Free and Open to the Public