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, October 29th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and runs through Sunday, October 30th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Be sure to enter the horseshoe tournament or the sandcastle building contest!
Here’s the schedule:
2016 North Carolina Festival by the Sea Schedule
Saturday, October 29
10 a.m. – Festival by the Sea Parade
The 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
Winners announced and trophies awarded from the Pavilion / Stage area.
3:30 p.m. – Children’s Costume Contest
At the Pavilion / Stage area
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
Festival by the Sea – Fun for the Whole Family!
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.
Fall Brawl King Classic Fishing Tournament
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.
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