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.


October and ongoing 2019

The Hands That Built A Town
          African Americans In Antebellum Edenton

The Doors are open to the Dependencies so you can tour on your own and learn more about the people that were instrumental in Edenton's development and what they used to make it happen.  A permanent exhibit to be shared with all ages and tells the story of historic importance.  

The James Iredell House 
107 East Church Street
10 am - 4 pm Tues - Sat
Free and Open to the Public




October 3 - 30, 2019

Exploration of Place in Black and White
Chowan Arts Council

Elizabeth Matheson is the Featured Artist for this exhibit

Opening Reception 5:30 pm





Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Chowan Arts Council Workshops

Composition and Color in Pastel by Dianne Cenkovich

10 am - 4 pm

CAC - 112 W Water 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.
S'mores and Hot Chocolate $1
Ghost Harbor Craft Beer and Wine will be available at Headquarters $5

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 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

To Learn More



Monday, October 21, 2019

Friends of the Library----13th Armchair Traveler Series

"The Pursuit of the Dorothie:  The Lost Colony Ship" 
Author Lucy Daniels will present & discuss the mystery detailed in this historic book researched by Donald Paul Upchurch


5:30 pm

2nd Floor of the Library - North Carolina Room
Free and Open to the Public




Thursday, October 24, 2019

245th Edenton Tea Party Anniversary "Women of Distinction"

In celebration of the 245th Anniversary, The Elizabeth Vann Moore Lecture "Frances Drane Inglis:  Local Historian, Preservationist, Civil Rights Advocate" presented by Attorney Samuel B. Dixon, J.D. and "Elizabeth Matheson:  Distinguished North Carolina Photographer" presented by Charlotte V. Wainwright, Retired Founding Director, Gregg Museum of Art and Design, North Carolina State University will be honored by the Edenton Historical Commission.


11:30 am - Box Lunch / Program 12:00 Noon
1767 Chowan County Courthouse

Admission - Free with Reservation




Monday, October 28, 2019

Reid Thomas

The final Cupola House Speakers Series will feature Reid Thomas with NC State Historic Preservation Office with topic TBD.


5:30 pm

Shepard-Pruden Memorial Library




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



Saturday, October 3, 2020

45th 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




Fall 2020
74th Chowan County Regional Fair 

The Fair highlight Chowan's Heritage through exhibits, activities, amusement rides and entertainment with great food on the American Legion Fairgrounds! Stay tuned for details. 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