Thursday, June 21, 2012

Poplar Grove Plantation Farmers' Market

Poplar Grove Plantation is believed to be America's oldest peanut plantation and they proudly host spectacular Wilmington events throughout the year. The 2012 Poplar Grove Farmers' Market is a local favorite and they are open every Wednesday from 8:00AM to 1:00PM until November 21st. Visitors are encouraged to shop for fresh eggs, herbs, cut flowers, seafood, beef, bakery breads, sweet confections, jewelry, photography, and more. If you have never been to the Farmers' Market, we encourage you to visit them on Family Day. They will have extra special activities and displays for children from 10:00AM - 1:00PM. Learn more about this exciting event in the details listed below:

Photo of Poplar Grove Farmers Market Family Day
Family Day at the Poplar Grove Farmers Market
June 27, 2012
The Wilmington community is looking forward to Family Day - a special occasion at the Poplar Grove Farmers' Market. Admission to this event is FREE and there will be crafts, bunnies, a giant shopping cart and more. Plus, there will be hayrides and cooking classes available for a small fee. Visit the Farmers' Market on June 27, 2012 and enjoy these fantastic activities and displays for children:

  • Hayrides - Young ones and the young at heart will be able to hop on a hayride for only $5.00.
  • Got to Be NC Big Shopping Cart
  • 'Hug a Tree' Program - The Pender County EMS will teach children what to do if they are lost in the woods. Great information, especially for families that go on camping trips.
  • The Hampstead Fire Department will be teaching about fire prevention. You may even get the chance to see  a fire truck! (If they get a call, they have to leave)
  • The US Coast Guard Auxiliary will be teaching boating safety, water safety, and more. Kids will enjoy coloring books!
  • Cape Fear Area 4H Rabbit Club - Meet the rabbits and kids from the Cape Fear Area Rabbit 4-H Club. There will be rabbits to brush, hold and pet.
  • Cape Fear Bee Keepers - Enjoy a display for bee keeping equipment and kid friendly recipes for honey and soap making.
  • Sky Watch Bird Rescue - Find out who the bird rescue group is and what they do for the community. There will be a bird seed craft available for kids.
  • Family Cooking Class - Bring your kids or grandkids! Kids will be working with the chef to create healthy, kid-friendly food. The class starts at 10AM, so arrive a few minutes early! Guests must preregister for this event so that the chef can be prepared with enough food. Preregister by contacting Alexis & Betsy Fouros at or 917-969-2430.

Photo of Poplar Grove Farmers Market Family Day Exhibit
Photo of Wilmington 4-H Club Rabbits  
Family Day
Enjoy the Big Shopping Cart, 4-H Club rabbits, crafts, hayrides, and more!

Please visit the Poplar Grove Website for additional information about Family Day at the Farmers' Market. This kid friendly event promises to entertain people of all ages and interests. Make plans to attend this special Wilmington event with your entire family. We hope to see you at this beautiful Carolina Plantation!

Danielle Snyder
Wilmington NC Events

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Wilmington Art and Craft Show - Call For Artists

Photof of Wilmington North Carolina Art and Craft ShowIf you are a local area artist or craftsmen, this special Wilmington event is just for you! Each year, the Wilmington Art & Craft Show features top-notch artists and craftsmen from Wilmington and around the country. Visitors find everything from funky pottery to elegant paintings, exquisite jewelry to stunning sculpture, fabulous fiber art to vivid glass work. If you would like to participate in this incredible Wilmington event, read over the exhibitor information below and submit your application today for the 2012 Wilmington Art & Craft Show!

Wilmington area artists and craftsmen are cordially invited to submit their application to become an exhibitor at the upcoming Wilmington Art & Craft Show. The show will be held indoors at the Wilmington Convention Center in the heart of downtown; Thanksgiving Weekend, November 24-25, 2012.

Photo of Wilmington NC Art and Craft Show Art WorkThis is a juried show that will showcase outstanding artists and craftsmen from New Hanover County and around the country. Categories include: painting, pottery, fiber arts, jewelry, photography, wood, glass, metal, sculpture, and mixed media. All work must be of original design and produced by the exhibiting artist or a two-person collaboration. Special consideration will be given to Wilmington area artists.

The online application process is quick and easy using or Holiday Art Shows online application. You may also print and mail the downloadable application at

For further information, please visit

Danielle Snyder
Wilmington NC Events

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Wilmington North Carolina June 2012 Events

Happy June Everyone! Wilmington, NC is looking forward to a month full of free activities, kid friendly events, concerts, shows, outdoor adventures, and more. Take a glance at the exciting Wilmington events coming up this month and start making plans with family and friends today. If you are visiting Wilmington from out of town, we invite you to visit our website where you will find special hotel deals and a list of local Wilmington attractions. We look forward to seeing you at these spectacular Wilmington NC Events!

Free Activities
Looking for FREE Wilmington activities to do with your family and friends? Enjoy free fireworks by the sea near Carolina Beach at sunset. The fireworks and gazebo entertainment are free and open to all, weather permitting. Fireworks begin at 9PM and gazebo entertainment begins at 6:30PM. Fireworks by the Sea is scheduled for June 14, 21, & 28, 2012 and there will be live performances from bands like Blivet, Mako Band, and 40 East. Visit the Fireworks by the Sea website for additional information. Interested in learning more about the local community and the special products that we have to offer? Visit the Poplar Grove Farmer's Market and the Carolina Beach Farmer's Market where you will find fresh food, beautiful flowers, and unique arts & crafts for sale if you wish to make a purchase. 

Kid Friendly
As the school year ends and summer begins, we invite you to check out local summer camps. At the Wild Adventures Summer Camp, children will be using Airlie's 67-acres as their classroom where wildlife, plants, and countless other organisms use the property as habitat. Visit the Airlie Gardens website for more details. Plus, Mayfaire 16 cinemas presents the 2012 Summer Kid's Movie Extravaganza. Join them every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10AM for $1.00 Kids Movies. Featured June movies include Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Happy Feet, Dolphin Tale, Yogi Bear and more. Check out the Summer Kid's Movie Extravaganza schedule for more details.  

Live Music
If you enjoy live music, Wilmington is the place to be in June 2012! Bellamy Mansion is hosting another event as part of their Jazz at the Mansion Series on June 8, 2012. Join us at 6:30PM for a live performance by Cindy Hospedales. After a special evening with Bellamy Mansion, join Airlie Gardens on June 15, 2012 from 6PM - 8PM for the next show in the Airlie Concert Series. Grenoldo Frazier will entertain with his repertoire of blues, swing, jazz, and show-tunes. Finally, the Mayfaire on the Town Summer Concert Series will feature 40 East (Today's Country) on June 15th and Selah Dub (Reggae) on June 22nd.

Nightlife in Wilmington
Check out the Brooklyn Bar! Guests will enjoy free games, free parking, and live music. Play indoor golf, ping pong, corn hole, darts, foosball, shuffleboard, and more. The Brooklyn Bar schedule changes often so look for their red flag. When it's up, they are open. You can also visit the Brooklyn Arts Center at St. Andrews website for additional details.

Outdoor Activities
Mahanaim Adventures features kayak adventures, backpacking adventures, camping adventures, team building activities, and more. If you are hoping to spend time in the outdoors this June 2012, we encourage you to check out the incredible activities offered by Mahanaim Adventures. Interested in bird tours? On any given day it's possible to see more than 30 species of birds while traversing Airlie Gardens. Bring your binoculars and enjoy a Bird Hike with Airlie Gardens on June 13, 2012. Bird guides will be provided. Visit the Airlie Gardens website for more details. 

Performing Arts
There are several exciting performances coming up this month in Wilmington, NC. Experience live Shakespearean drama at the Greenfield Lake Amphitheater. Enjoy a picnic on the green while you watch a spectacular performance during the Shakespeare on the Green festival. These FREE events will entertain the entire family. Big Dawg Productions presents The Foreigner by Larry Shue this June 2012. Sergeant 'Froggy' LeSeuer arrives at a fishing lodge with his pathologically shy friend. 'Froggy' tells everyone that Charlie is from an exotic foreign country and speaks no English. The guests speak freely around him because they assume he cannot understand their conversations and reveal more than they probably should. Visit the Big Dawg Productions website for show dates and times. Interested in a summer ballet program? Take a summer intensive performance workshop with City Ballet of Wilmington. Summer Session One begins June 18, 2012 featuring the delightful story ballet Alice In Wonderland. Visit the City Ballet of Wilmington website for additional information.

If you are hosting or attending a Wilmington event that is not currently listed on our website, please contact us and share details so that we can promote your Wilmington event for free. We look forward to hearing from you!

Danielle Snyder
Wilmington NC Events