Every year the popular North Carolina Festival by the Sea is held in Holden Beach beginning with a parade down the Holden Beach Causeway. This two-day event begins on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and runs through Sunday, Oct. 30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enter the horseshoe tournament or the sandcastle building contest. Here’s the schedule:
Saturday, October 29
10 a.m. Festival by the Sea Parade (bridge closes at 9:30 and opens back up at 11 a.m.)
10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sand Sculpting located across from Jordan Blvd at the Public Beach Access on the beach.
1:30 p.m. Sand Sculpting Judging with winners announced and trophies awarded from the Pavilion/Stage.
3:30 p.m. Children’s Costume Contest at the Pavilion/Stage
6:30 p.m. Street Dance – Bring your chairs and dancing shoes. Free parking and no admission fee.
Sunday, October 30
8 a.m. Worship service with Pastor Johnson of Harvest Fellowship
2 p.m. 3rd Annual Tips and Assets Beauty Pageant. All money raised with be given to local hospice.)
Children will have face painting, huge kites flying overhead, a costume contest, and children’s rides and amusements. Live musical entertainment, food and arts and crafts vendors will be there both days at Holden Beach’s Pavilion. Free admission and free parking. Call 910-523-8523 for more info.
We’d also like to mention that the Fall Brawl King Classic Fishing Tournament that was postponed in early October will take place next weekend, October 28-30, 2016, at the Ocean Isle Fishing Center, Ocean Isle Beach. For more information or if you have any questions, please call 910-253-3474.
When you’re ready to secure your accommodations for either of these events, check us out online at Ocean Isle Inn. We have comfortable and affordable accommodations that you’re sure to love.