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.


Tuesday, October 1-5, 2019

73rd Chowan County Regional Fair - From Pigs to Pies 

The Fair highlight Chowan's Heritage through exhibits, activities, amusement rides and entertainment with great food on the American Legion Fairgrounds! The Fair will run Tuesday, October 1 - Saturday, October 5. To purchase tickets in advance: send check or money order to: Chowan County Regional Fair, P.O. Box 390, Edenton, NC 27932

American Legion Fairgrounds

252-482-5642 / 252-482-4057




Saturday, October 5, 2019

Happy Birthday James Iredell

Historic Edenton State Historic Site invites you to James Iredell's Birthday. Histories and Goodies to be shared.

10 am - 5 pm

Historic Edenton Visitor Center and the James Iredell House





Saturday, October 5, 2019

44th Annual Peanut Festival


Parade, Great Food, Arts and Craft Vendors and Incredible High School Bands

11 am - Parade from Waterfront up Broad Street to John A. Holmes School / BBQ/Chicken Plates the Scout Hut
3 - 7 pm - Arts and Crafts in the Aces Athletic Complex (NEW THIS YEAR!)

4 pm - Battle of the Bands
4 - 7 pm - BBQ/Chicken Plates in the Aces Athletic Complex. Oakum Street Lot
John A. Holmes High School




Saturday, October 12, 2019

African American Walking Tour

The guided tour will focus on African American Life in Edenton starting in the days before emancipation and ending during the quest for civil rights. The tour will also focus on prominent black leaders, businessmen, and educators from both Edenton and the surrounding Albemarle region. this program is expected to last around an hour and will cost $2.50 per person. Currently this program is limited to seven individuals.

Groups larger than seven who wish to attend this program should call the site's visitor center so proper arrangements can be made.

3:00 pm

Historic Edenton State Historic Site Visitor Center - 108 N Broad St





Friday & Saturday, October 18-19, 2019

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 6:15 pm from the Historic Edenton State Historic Site Iredell House Lawn, 107 East Church Street.

Ticket Sales will be available through the Historic Edenton Visitor Center, 108 N Broad Street, 252-482-2637.

6:15 - 8:30 pm

Historic Edenton Visitor Center - 108 N Broad

$10.00/Golf Cart Tour Option (limited reserve) $20/person




Saturday, October 5, 12, 19, 26 2019

Edenton Farmer's Market

Fresh, locally grown produce and hand made items every Saturday throughout the year 8 am - noontime and also on Wednesday afternoon's 3 - 6 pm.


8:00 am - noon Saturdays/3 - 6 pm Wednesdays

Edenton Farmer's Market 

200 N Broad St

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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Safe Trick Or Treating

Destination Downtown Edenton invites the little ones, dressed in their Halloween Finest to join them and our Downtown Merchants


5:30 pm

S Broad Street




Thursday, October 31, 2019

Literary Haunted House Halloween - at The Library

Literary favorites like Slappy the Dummy from Goosebumps, The Raven, The Tell-Tale Heart, Arthur the Aardvark, Charlie Brown, Olivia the Pig and others.............Treats and a few Tricks up our Sleeves.


5:30 pm

Shepard-Pruden Memorial Library

106 West Water Street