North Carolina Festival by the Sea

This time of year brings lots of festivals and special events to coastal North Carolina. From your Ocean Isle NC rental you’ll be in close proximity to all of them and we encourage you to get out and about and enjoy the autumn weather. Every day is precious and another chance to make more memories. Don’t miss a single one of them.

The last full weekend in October the Holden Beach Merchants Association hosts the very popular “NC Festival by the Sea.” This 2 day events takes place on October 29 and 30, 2011 this year and is kicked off with a parade down the Holden Beach Causeway. This is the only day of the year that you can walk across the Holden Beach bridge and each year several hundred take that high altitude stroll to stake out the perfect spot to view the parade.

Arts and Crafts vendors are open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Sat. and 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on Sun. You’ll want to plan to be onsite for at least a couple of meals and a snack or two, just to sample a tiny portion of the food on hand.

For the competitive sort, there is a horsehoe tournament and a sandcastle building contest. Children enjoy face painting, huge kites flying overhead and the children’s rides and amusements. There is live musical entertainment both days at Holden Beach’s new Pavilion.
The North Carolina Festival by the Sea is a free event with plenty of free parking.

If you are staying in a Ocean Isle NC rental and would like to talk to Sloane Vacations about reserving a place for next year, don’t wait a  moment more. It’s never too early to book a  Ocean Isle NC rental.

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