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.

(If you prefer to also see community events (such as Town Council Meetings), as well as the featured events below, go to this page.)


Thursday, October 1 - Saturday, October 3, 2020
74th Chowan County Regional Fair continues

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




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




Saturday, October 3, 10, 17. 24, 31, 2020

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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Saturday, October 3, 2020

Harriet Jacobs Tour

Join Historic Edenton State Historic Site as they highlight Harriet Jacobs life and accomplishments. Please call for reservations since space may be limited.  Tours are $2.50 per person.

3:00 pm

Historic Edenton State Historic Site, 108 N Broad Street 


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Friday,October 9, 2020

Shrimp by the Bay


This great event includes Shrimp and all its fixings, entertainment and a perfect setting.  It is sponsored by the Edenton Chowan Chamber of Commerce.

6:00 - 10:00 pm

1767 Chowan County Courthouse Green

Details coming soon



Friday - Saturday, October 16-17, 2020

Historic Edenton Ghost Walk

Stories of Ghosts, Witches, and Goblins too............
Guides will lead you through Historic Edenton as tales are told every 15 minutes.
Ticket sales will be available through Historic Edenotn State Historic Site.  

6:00 - 8:30 pm

Friends of Historic Edenton - 108 N Broad Street




Saturday, October 31, 2020

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