Thursday, September 27, 2012

Halloween Events in Wilmington North Carolina

Wilmington NC Halloween festivities include some of the most anticipated scares of the season. Dare to explore the USS Battleship after dark when zombies greet you at the door and it transforms into a Ghost Ship. Visit the Poplar Grove Halloween Festival and Fort Fisher Aquarium's Spooky Critters Camp for some non-scary Halloween events kids will enjoy. Wilmington Halloween attractions promise to entertain the entire family. Visiting from out of town? Stay with one of our local hotel partners to experience all of Wilmington's Halloween celebrations. Halloween events, costume stores, and Halloween getaways are listed below. Continue reading and start making your Halloween plans today. Contact us or leave a comment below if we are missing your favorite Halloween activity so that we can add it to the list!

Wilmington NC Halloween Events:

Panic Attack Haunted Attraction
October 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 30 & 31, 2012
Wilmington Halloween Attractions include the largest, most elaborate, scariest, bloodiest haunted house the Cape Fear region has ever seen. Panic Attack Haunted Attraction is 11,000 square feet of your worst nightmares come to life. Hollywood quality special effects, elaborate sets, and terrifying live actors will exploit your deepest fears. Call 910-685-6551 for more information.

Poplar Grove Halloween Festival
October 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, & 21, 2012
Poplar Grove's Halloween Festival features a haunted barn, a haunted hayride, an afternoon non-scary hayride, a kiddy fun house, a palm reader, a tarot card reader, inflatable rides, carnival games, pony rides, camel rides, and more. Do not miss out on Poplar Grove's biggest event of the year!

Fort Fisher Aquarium 
AquaCamp-Spooky Critters
October 18, 2012
Fort Fisher Aquarium presents AquaCamp-Spooky Critters for kids ages 5 - 12. Meet some slippery, slimy, and cool animals at this fun-filled day camp. Once kids learn about these creatures, they will see that they are not so spooky after all. Live animal presentations, fun crafts, and more will be included in this exciting program. Register your child for AquaCamp-Spooky Critters today.

Ghost Ship   
October 19, 20, 26, & 27, 2012 from 7:00PM - 10:00PM
The USS North Carolina presents the most anticipated scare and haunted house of the season. On October 19th, the Battleship will turn into a foggy shade of green as the vessel turns into Ghost Ship. The ship can terrify any soul that sets out to wander alone through the decks below. Zombies will greet visitors at the door at 6:30PM when the tickets go on sale. Hop in line by 9:30PM to ensure you get a ticket because they are not sold in advance. Read more about Ghost Ship in Wilmington NC and start making plans with family and friends today. 

Halloween Ghost Trolley Tours
October 26 - 31, 2012 from 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Halloween Ghost Trolley Tours are fun for the entire family. Listen to ghost stories tailored for young children and experience the Haunted Barn. Tours are $12.00 per adult and $5.00 per child (under 12). Kids will enjoy free treats on this Wilmington Halloween Tour. Tours start at Market & Water Streets in downtown Wilmington. Reservations are not required. 

Batty Battleship's Halloween Bash
October 30, 2012 from 5:30PM - 8:00PM
Batty Battleship, brother Buggy and their friends have come back for a spooktacular trick or treating time at Battleship NORTH CAROLINA. Visitors will enjoy tons of funs without the scares at this family friendly Halloween event in Wilmington, NC. Batty Battleship's Halloween Bash features sweet treats, a petting zoo, popcorn, tattoos, caricature drawings, a bounce house and more. Read more about Batty Battleship's Halloween Bash today.

Halloween Costumes:
Find the best Halloween costumes of the season at the following stores in Wilmington, NC:
Halloween & More
420 South College Road, Wilmington, NC

Spirit Halloween
4620 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, NC

Party City
4715F New Centre Drive, Wilmington, NC

Halloween Getaways:

Halloween in Columbia South Carolina
Halloween festivals, corn mazes, scarecrows, haunted houses, cemetery tours, and more await you in Columbia, SC. Enjoy frightening adventures at Columbia's scariest haunted attractions and bring the entire family to the kid friendly Halloween festivities at Boo at the Zoo. Read more about Halloween events in Columbia SC and start making your travel plans today. Call the Wingate Harbison at 800-826-5570, the Holiday Inn Express Harbison at 877-354-7344, the Hampton Inn Lexington at 800-872-9671, or the Staybridge Suites Downtown at 866-406-4650 to make your hotel reservation at one of Columbia's premier hotels.

Halloween in Charleston South Carolina
Visit Boone Hall Plantation Fright Nights, participate in the rUNdead 5K, and tour haunted sites in Charleston, South Carolina this October 2012. Read more about the spooky Halloween events in Charleston, South Carolina and start making your travel plans today. Call the Staybridge Suites at 866-497-7963 to receive discount rates at this top rated Charleston hotel.

Happy Halloween Everyone!

Danielle Snyder
Wilmington NC Events

Thursday, September 6, 2012

South Carolina Gamecock Football Hotel Special

USC Gamecock football fans here in Wilmington, North Carolina can save big bucks when they visit Columbia for the first two home games of the season! Call the Wingate Harbison today at 800-826-5570 to make a hotel reservation for as little as $70 per night. Wilmington, NC is full of Gamecock fans and we are excited to share this special offer brought to you by one of Columbia's finest hotels. Pull out your tailgating gear and start dressing in garnet and black because the Carolina Gamecocks are gearing up for their first two home games of the season!

Visit Columbia to watch the Gamecocks challenge East Carolina on September 8th or University of Alabama at Birmingham on September 15th and you can take advantage of this special offer from the Wingate Harbison hotel. And guess what? The longer you stay, the less you pay! Spend one night at the Wingate Harbison hotel and get a special USC Football rate of only $85 plus tax. Turn your visit into a weekend long celebration and the discount gets even better. Stay 2 or more nights at the Wingate Harbison and get an incredible discount rate of $70 per night! Free breakfast and free internet are included at this Columbia SC hotel near Williams-Brice Stadium. Spacious guest rooms feature a microwave, refrigerator and flat screen TV. Bailey's Sports Bar & Grill offers a 20% discount to hotel guests and they are located right next door. Celebrate with Gamecock fans in Harbison, the Vista, and Five Points all weekend long and rest comfortably at a luxurious hotel for ONLY $70 per night. Call the Wingate Harbison hotel today at 800-826-5570 to get this special USC Football rate. Rates are available September 7-8, 2012 and September 14-15, 2012.

Check out the game details below and start making your tailgating plans today. We look forward to seeing you at Williams-Brice Stadium!

East Carolina vs University of South Carolina
Williams-Brice Stadium - Columbia, South Carolina
Saturday, September 8, 2012
12:21PM ET

University of Alabama at Birmingham vs USC
Williams-Brice Stadium - Columbia, South Carolina
Saturday, September 15, 2012
7:00PM ET

Danielle Snyder
Wilmington NC Events   

Big Dawg Productions

Hoping to catch an entertaining theatrical performance in Wilmington, North Carolina? Big Dawg Productions promises a season filled with exciting shows that will entertain the Wilmington community and visitors from out of town. Watch as interesting characters come to life right before your eyes at the Cape Fear Playhouse in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Big Dawg Productions is a non-profit theater company that performs captivating shows in downtown Wilmington. Big Dawg Productions is committed to producing entertaining, thought-provoking, and socially responsible theater, with an emphasis on education and the promotion of the performing arts. For the first 12 years, they performed in rented spaces such as Thalian Hall's Studio Theater, but in 2008 Big Dawg Productions decided they needed their own home. After several months of renovating the former Friendly's Department Store located at 613 Castle Street, Big Dawg Productions opened in July of 2009 and they have reveled in their new space ever since.

Big Dawg Productions is looking forward to a bright future. They welcomed new Artistic Director, Steve Vernon, who brings with him over 20 years of experience in the Wilmington theatre community. He has directed over 50 productions, acted in over 60 and produced or co-produced over 60. Big Dawg Productions is not your typical community theater company and Steve Vernon is exploring new ways to help them reach their amazing goals. Their mission goes beyond a commitment to providing leading-edge and critically acclaimed live theater. They also believe in education and outreach to ensure that live theater is successfully woven into the very fabric of society. In addition to a season full of incredible plays, Steve Vernon hopes Big Dawg will offer programs and opportunities for families and individuals in the area to realize their own artistic pursuits.

After a month full of sell-out performances of Dixie Swim Club, Big Dawg Productions is getting ready for the rest of the 2012 season. They plan to host and present unique plays that will entertain the Wilmington community and visitors from out of town. Check out the exciting performances listed below and plan ahead so that you can enjoy these shows with family and friends.

Our One-Night Guest
September 6-9 & 13-16, 2012
Big Dawg Productions is proud to host 'Our One-Night Guest' presented by Bychance Productions. Jack and Lucille Fisher are celebrating their third wedding anniversary when an unexpected visitor from Jack's past calls and needs a place to stay for the night. The visitor arrives and, much to the shock of Lucille, is Jack's ex-wife Greta, who works for a pharmaceutical company and has brought with her an experimental love formula to use on him so she can win him back. Things go awry when nothing goes according to plan and the results are disastrously funny.

The Lion In Winter
Historical Drama by James Goldman
October 4-7, 11-14, & 18-21, 2012
Big Dawg Productions presents The Lion In Winter. King Henry II of England has three sons by Eleanor of Aquitaine. He wants the kingdom to stay united after his death, but all three sons want to rule and it is likely the country will be torn apart by revolution. Henry favors the youngest John, while Eleanor favors the eldest, Richard. Middle son Geoffrey hopes to play both ends again each other and come out on top. Uneasy is the head on which the crown lies, and uneasy the truce between a matchless king and queen.

It's a Wonderful Life
A Classic Holiday radio play on stage! Comedy / Drama by Joe Landry
November 29 - 30, 2012 & December 2, 6-9, & 13-16, 2012
Big Dawg Productions presents It's a Wonderful Life. This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.

Mark your calendar and purchase your tickets today so that you can enjoy these spectacular shows at the Cape Fear Playhouse in Wilmington, NC. Visiting from out of town? Visit our website to learn more about Wilmington's attractions, hotels, and restaurants. We look forward to seeing you in Wilmington, North Carolina!

Danielle Snyder
Wilmington NC Events