Thursday, October 4, 2012

October 2012 Wilmington NC Events

Wilmington NC October events feature haunted Halloween attractions, festivals, theatrical performances, outdoor activities, concerts and more! Kick off your fall season at these exciting Wilmington events. Visiting from out of town? Enjoy incredible discounts from our local hotel partners. Share this list of upcoming events and discounts with family and friends so that you can make your October plans today!

October Discount from Wilmington NC Events:

$1.00 Off your admission ticket to The Lion in Winter
October 4-7, 11-14, and 18-21, 2012 
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 against 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. Call Big Dawg Productions at 910-367-5237 and mention Wilmington NC Events to get $1.00 off your admission ticket!

October 2012 Wilmington Events:

Wilmington Farmers Markets
There are still a few weeks left to check out the local vendors at Wilmington's very own Farmers Markets. Carolina Beach Farmers Market is open on Saturdays from 8AM - 1PM until October 13th, and the Farmers Market at Poplar Grove is open on Wednesdays from 8AM - 1PM until November 21st.Visit these local markets to find the freshest products that Wilmington has to offer!

Halloween events in Wilmington NC
It's that spooky time of year and Wilmington, North Carolina is home to some of the most anticipated haunted attractions of the season. Dare to wander the decks of Ghost Ship, explore 11,000 square feet of your worst nightmares at Panic Attack Haunted Attraction, and hop on a Halloween Ghost Trolley Tour. Get ready for the scare of your life at these haunted attractions and enjoy spooktacular family friendly Halloween events as well. Wilmington has it all! Check out our Halloween blog entry for more information!

Bellamy Mansion's Reverse Raffle
October 4, 2012 from 7PM - 9PM
Bellamy Mansion promises an exciting evening with prizes galore. Tickets are $50 each and they include entrance to a fun Reverse Raffle event with hors d'oeuvres, wine, and guest emcee Mayor Bill Saffo. Prizes include up to $1000 in cash and many door prizes including art work, tickets to local attractions, dinner certificates, and much more. Learn more at

October 5-7, 2012
Celebrate Riverfest 2012 in Wilmington, North Carolina with family and friends. Attracting nearly a quarter-million people, Riverfest is an exciting three day event that features about 200 craft and food vendors, fireworks, entertainment, the Great Waiters Wine Race, Run the River 8K Race, a Stand Up Paddleboard Competition and more. Call 910-452-6862 for additional information.

Serve It Up for Autism Volleyball Tournament
October 6, 2012 at 11:00AM
Join us for the 2012 Serve It Up for Autism Volleyball Tournament in Wilmington, North Carolina. 4 person (max 6 person) co-ed teams will play for a great cause and there will be lots of great raffle items. All proceeds benefit children with autism living in New Hanover, Pender, and Brunswick Counties. OASIS NC offers a variety of programs for kids with autism (ages 3 - 13) and is in the early stages of becoming a private school. Help support this great cause. Learn more about the Serve It Up Tournament today.

Battle In The South
October 7, 2012
Richard Dambakly presents Battle In The South Championship Mixed Martial Arts. On October 7, 2012, the Coastline Convention Center in Wilmington, North Carolina will host the 2012 Battle In The South Mixed Martial Arts Championship. Doors open at 3:00PM for this event and the fights start at 4:00PM. Get your tickets today to reserve your seats. This Wilmington event will benefit the American Heart Association. Call 910-270-8888 for more information.

Bark In The Park
October 13, 2012 at 11:00AM
Mighty Mutts and Playful Purebreds will leap to the sky to catch flying discs at Wrightsville Beach Park for the 19th Annual Bark in the Park in Wilmington, NC. Everyone is welcome to enjoy this FREE, unique event and applaud the talented canine athletes. Call 910-256-7925 for additional information.

Pleasure Island Seafood, Blues & Jazz Festival
October 13, 2012
The 19th Annual Pleasure Island Seafood, Blues & Jazz Festival featuring Gregg Allman is scheduled for October 13, 2012. Enjoy music performed by nationally recognized Blues and Jazz performers, coastal cuisine and natural beauty. The music can't be beat and the locally prepared seafood is simply the best in the region.  

Vanessa Carlton, Edwin McCain & The WSO: Chords for a Cause
October 27, 2012 at 7:00PM
Join us at Trask Coliseum on the UNCW Campus as Grammy award-winning artists Vanessa Carlton and Edwin McCain perform with the Wilmington Symphony. The Chords for a Cause concert benefits Canines for Service and children treated at New Hanover Regional Medical Center's Betty H. Cameron Women's and Children's Hospital. Visit for more information.

October Getaway:  

South Carolina State Fair Getaway
October 10 - 21, 2012
Delicious fair food, thrilling rides, exciting games and fabulous live entertainment are just a few hours away from Wilmington at the South Carolina State Fair. Spend a long weekend or even an entire week in Columbia, SC to experience everything that the State Fair has to offer! Learn more about the South Carolina State Fair and make your hotel reservations today!

Happy October Everyone!

Danielle Snyder
Wilmington NC Events