Top Six Can't-Miss Events This Fall

Last week marked the first official day of Fall and we could not be more excited to share all the upcoming events that our area has to offer this season! There’s something so special about fall at the beach and we have a little something for everyone to enjoy. So, check out our list of all the can’t-miss fall events to look forward to this season.

Sunset Beach Waterfront Market – Head over to the Sunset Beach Town Park for jewelry, pottery, local honey, baked goods, soaps, candles, photography, woodcraft and so much more!


-Date: Every Thursday until October 11th

-Time: 9 am – 1 pm

-Where: Sunset Beach Town Park | 206 Sunset Blvd, Sunset Beach, NC 28468

Sunset at Sunset – Stroll around the festival and enjoy the 100+ vendors along with great food and live music from the Paul Grimshaw Band. With free admission and a Kid’s Korner, the Sunset at Sunset is sure to have a little something for everyone to enjoy!

-Saturday, October 6th

-Time: 10 am – 5 pm

-Where: 7625 High Market St, Sunset Beach, NC 28468

Little River Shrimp Festival – Don’t miss the 14th annual Shrimp Festival which features over 150 different vendors, live music and most importantly, fresh local seafood sold at the waterfront restaurants.

-Date: Saturday, October 13th – Sunday, October 14th

-Time: Saturday, 9 am – 6 pm & Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm

-Where: 4460 Mineola Ave, Little River, SC 29566

North Carolina Oyster Festival – The 38th annual NC Oyster Festival is sure to be the largest event in our area this season! Each year, the festival offers a variety of foods, artisan goods, contests and live music for one weekend only.  Some of the most popular contests include the oyster stew cook-off & oyster eating contest. This is one event you surely won’t want to miss!

-Date: Saturday, October 20th - Sunday, October 21st

-Time: Saturday, 9 am – 6 pm & Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm

-Where: 8 East Second Street, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469

Run Ocean Isle Beach – This year’s annual Run Ocean Isle Beach will feature a half marathon, 5K and 1 Mile Road race throughout the beautiful island of Ocean Isle. Awards will be given during the after party right next to the finish line and will also include music, food, beer, games & more!

-Date: Saturday, October 27th

-Time: 7 am – 12 pm

-Where: 2 East Second Street, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469

North Carolina Festival by The Sea – This 2-day event starts with a parade down the Holden Beach causeway and will feature arts & crafts vendors and live music throughout the weekend. There will also be a children’s area featuring face painting, kites & amusements.

-Date: Saturday, October 27th – Sunday, October 28th

-Time: Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm & Sunday, 9 am – 4 pm

-Where: 0 Jordan Blvd, Holden Beach, NC 28462

Even though our area is a go-to destination in the summer, autumn at the beach is unlike any other season. With cooler temperatures and numerous festivals, you'll never run out of things to do. Be sure to check out to book a fall week or weekend at the beach today!

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