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Jul '14 | Oct '14 | Nov '14 | Dec '14 | Jan '15 | Feb '15
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Cape Lookout Shootout
07/11/2014 to 10/26/2014 
Cape Lookout Shootout King Mackerel tournament series to benefit Military Appreciation Day.

Three tournaments and a no entry fee championship make up the series. There will only be 50 boats competing in each tournament and 25 in the championship, but make no mistake they will be the best of the best. We will host all 3 events and the championship out of Morehead City. Please check out all the information on this website. We hope that you will fish with us and maybe your team will be the inaugural champion of the Cape Lookout Shootout!

Fish days will be Saturday only with Sunday being an alternate fish day due to weather.


1. 7/11-7/13 (Alternate Date: 7/18-7/20)

2. 8/29-8/31 (Alternate Date: 9/5-9/7

3. 10/10-10/12 (Alternate Date: 10/24-10/26)

4. Championship: 10/24-10/26 (Alternate Date: 11/15-11/17)

For more information, visit http://capeshootout.weebly.com/.
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"Lunch with a Dash of History"
10/24/2014 to 10/24/2014 
October 24th, Lunchtime Lecture: The Morehead City Garment Company. Presented by Rodney Kemp, 11:30 am – 1 pm

In the 1930s, Mr. & Mrs. J.W. Jackson set out to be innovators in the area of fabric production. They succeeded in this by establishing their own “sheet factory” in Morehead City. It became a place that employed many people living in Carteret County. Come hear Rodney get “all wrapped up” in this topic, for sure!

Reservations/Admission: lunch - $15 / $12 for members; lecture only - $8 / $5 for CCHS members.
Cape Lookout Albecore Festival
10/24/2014 to 10/25/2014 
Make plans to join us at this year’s Cape Lookout Albacore Festival, the Crystal Coast’s premiere fly fishing and light tackle tournament/event. The CLAF is a two day event scheduled for October 24th and 25th at Atlantic Beach and is aimed to raise money for Project Healing Waters. This year’s festival is full of prizes, auction items, music, and most importantly great fellowship. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to try your hand at some of the area’s finest fishing while helping to raise awareness and funds for an amazing cause.
Seaport Spooks- A Scary Spectacle of Beaufort's Past
10/25/2014 to 10/25/2014Call 252-728-5225
Join the Beaufort Historical Association (BHA) for the first Seaport Spooks! A Scary Spectacle of Beaufort’s Past. This eerie event will include tours of the Old Jail, Apothecary & Doctor’s Office, the Courthouse, and the Old Burying Grounds. There will also be carnival games, treats, and more for the whole family to enjoy! Seaport Spooks will be on Saturday, October 25 at 4:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on the grounds of the Beaufort Historic Site at 130 Turner Street. Tickets will be $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 to 12, and free for children under age 6.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please call (252) 728-5225, (800) 575-7483, stop by the Beaufort Historical Association Visitors Center at 130 Turner Street, or visit http://www.beauforthistoricsite.org/.
3rd Annual Run Your BOOty off
10/25/2014 to 10/25/2014Call 252-222-3007
3rd Annual “Run Your BOOTY Off” road race Saturday, October 25th in downtown Morehead City at the Katherine Davis Park. This 5K and 1 mile optional “costume” race is fun for the entire family. Following the race there will be a Trunk or Treat, bouncy houses and games for the kids. This fundraiser supports the Boys & Girls Clubs of Coastal Carolina. To register call 252-222-3007 or visit http://www.bgccc.net/events for more information.
27th Annual Carolina Kite Fest
10/25/2014 to 10/27/2014Call 252-247-7011
Location: Atlantic Beach Circle - Main Public Beach Access

See Colorful Kites from Around the World
Candy Drops for the Children
Kite Building for Kids
Team Flying

Contact: don@kitesandbirds.com or call 252-247-7011
Kites Unlimited
Atlantic Station Shopping Center
1010 West Fort Macon Road
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
Trick or Treat Under the Sea
10/29/2014 to 10/30/2014Call 252-247-4003
An aquatic twist makes this Halloween event a treat for all ages at the Pine Knoll Shores Aquarium. Kids trick-or-treat among the exhibits, show off their costumes and enjoy other fun and games. Special admission price: $8 per person, $6 for members; ages 2 and under free. Daily admission tickets do not apply for this special event. Buy advance tickets online. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 252-247-4003 or visit their website at http://www.ncaquariums.com/pine-knoll-shores.
Night at the Museum
10/31/2014 to 10/31/2014Call 252-728-7317
The NC Maritime Museum in Beaufort is partnering with East Carteret High School Drama Club to create Night at the Museum - Coastal Legends and Lore, complete with sweet treats and exciting tricks. The event will be held at the museum from 6 - 8 pm on Friday, October 31st. Suggested donations are $4 for adults, $2 for children. Proceeds benefit museum education programs and the ECHS Drama Club. For details, call 252-728-7317.
Halloween Dinner Cruise Aboard the Crystal Coast Lady
10/31/2014 to 10/31/2014Call 252-728-8687
Time: 7-9:00 pm. What could be better than enjoying the sights and sounds of the Crystal Coast aboard a beautiful Supercruiser that not only brings together the best scenic areas of Beaufort and Morehead City, but you and your friends as well on the biggest party holiday night of the year – Halloween! Be prepared to bring out your best costumes for this stellar event that features a full dinner buffet, dancing and entertainment by one of the area’s biggest DJs, and a full cash bar to keep the party going. Don’t even think about attending a boring, old Halloween party on a night like this. It’s time for you and your friends to be a part of an experience that will last a lifetime. Just make sure to get your tickets while you still can! Cost: $37.50 per person. Call 252-728-8687 for more information or tickets!
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Friends of the NC Maritime Museum Boat Shop Bash
11/01/2014 to 11/01/2014Call 252-728-7317
Friends of the North Carolina Maritime Museum host the annual Boat Shop Bash fundraising party for members & the public at the Harvey W. Watercraft Center. This themed event includes music, food, and live and silent auctions. Costumes are optional. Space is limited. Tickets can be purchased at the Museum Store or online at www.maritimefriends.org. Proceeds from this event help support the operations of the Friends of the Maritime Museum and the North Carolina Maritime Museum.

For more information, call 252-728-7317.

Saturday, November 1st @ 6:30 pm

North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516.
"Lunch with a Dash of History"
11/07/2014 to 11/07/2014 
November 7th, Lunchtime Lecture: Celebrating the South River, Merrimons & Lukens

Presented by Rodney Kemp, 11:30 am – 1 pm

Off to the northern reaches of Carteret County resides an area which originally fell inside Craven County . . . but no more. The Merrimons, Lukens and South River areas possess interesting histories that involves fishing, logging and, as Rodney like to say, “revel-making.” Bring your party hats and plan on participating in this celebration of our northern South River. Confused? Drop on by and, with Rodney as our trail guide, we’ll all get oriented to what’s north, and what’s south.

Reservations/Admission: lunch - $15 / $12 for members; lecture only - $8 / $5 for CCHS members.
Mistletoe Magic Holiday Gift Show
11/08/2014 to 11/08/2014Call 252-247-3883
This is the perfect place to find that unique gift for everyone on that list. Pottery, photography, acrylics, baked goods, jewelry, and much more with over 50 vendors. This one day event takes place at the Civic Center from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

For more information, call 252-247-3883.
Crystal Coast Hop Fest
11/15/2014 to 11/15/2014Call 252-808-2244
A 100% Charitable Craft Beer Festival to benefit the Crystal Coast Hospice House in Newport, NC that opened July 1st, 2013 and has served over 200 patients and families. There will be beers from over 40 breweries and speciality beers from around the United States. All tickets will include keepsake glass, t-shirt, Bavarian style bar food, and entertainment by Bob 93.3. Please understand that we cannot allow anyone under 21.

Location: Crystal Coast Civic Center, Morehead City
Time: 4 pm to 8 pm

Click here for tickets!!
Down East Folk Arts Society Concerts
11/15/2014 to 11/15/2014Call 252-646-4657
All concerts will be held on Saturdays at Clawson’s Restaurant in Beaufort, shows beginning at 8:00 p.m. Admission is $12 members, $15 general, $8 student. Tickets may be reserved in advance at the number listed below.

See our website at http://www.downeastfolkarts.org for more information and tickets, or call 252-646-4657.
Horse Sense & Survival Tours
11/15/2014 to 11/15/2014Call 252-728-2250 ext 0
Join a Park Ranger for a glimpse into the world of the wild horses of Shackleford Banks. Reservations & information: Cape Lookout National Seashore at 252-728-2250 ext 0.
Jumble Sale
11/22/2014 to 11/22/2014Call 252-728-5225
The Beaufort Historic Site turns into a community market with art, handmade crafts, holiday gifts, pre-loved treasures, antiques, clothing, food and much more. Event time is 9 am - 3 pm and there is no admission fee!

For more information, call 252-728-5225 or visit http://www.beauforthistoricsite.org.
Gaylon Pope and Sweetwater Holiday Show
11/22/2014 to 11/22/2014Call 919-915-1422
Location: Joslyn Hall, Carteret Community College.
Time: 7 pm.

Experience the 'Gaylon Pope & SweetWater' Holiday show that celebrates both Thanksgiving & Christmas! This ONE NIGHT, ONE SHOW ONLY sales out annually at Joslyn Hall, so make sure you get your tickets early! Call Center Stage Entertainment for tickets and more information: call 919-915-1422 or visit http://www.gaylonpopeandsweetwater.com/.
Community Thanksgiving Feast
11/23/2014 to 11/23/2014Call 252-728-5225
A traditional turkey dinner is provided by some of the area's finest restaurants. Served at the Beaufort Historic Site, dinners are available for take-out or to enjoy under our tent. Admission is free!

For more information, call 252-728-5225 or visit http://www.beauforthistoricsite.org.
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Core Sound Waterfowl Weekend
12/05/2014 to 12/07/2014Call 252-728-1500
Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center, Harkers Island

Annual celebration of heritage! Demonstrations, local music, storytelling, artists and exhibitors, educational displays, programs, and Core Sound seafood

Saturday Festival 9am-5pm; Live Auction at 5pm
Sunday Church Service at 8am, Festival 10am-4pm

Call 252-728-1500 for information or visit visit http://www.coresound.com.
20th Annual John Costlow Model Train Show
12/05/2014 to 12/07/2014Call 252-728-2259
The twentieth annual model train show exhibit by the Carteret County Model Railroad Buffs, in cooperation with the Town of Beaufort, will be held Friday, December 5 from 4-8 pm, Saturday, December 6 from 9am-6pm and Sunday, December 7 from 11am-4pm in the Old Beaufort Train Depot on the corner of Pollock and Broad Streets. Admission is free to the public, and children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

For more details, call 252-728-2259.
Crystal Coast Christmas Flotilla
12/06/2014 to 12/06/2014 
On the Crystal Coast, Santa arrives by boat. Evening parades of decorated and lighted boats bring him in to kick off the Christmas season celebration on the coast. During the first Saturday in December on both the Morehead City and Beaufort waterfronts at sunset, families gather to ring in the season as the brightly decorated boats slowly drift by in the Crystal Coast Christmas flotilla. Parade begins on the Morehead City waterfront at 5:30 pm and arrives on the Beaufort waterfront at approximately 6:15 pm.
Holiday Craft Fair at The History Place
12/06/2014 to 12/06/2014Call 252-247-7533
Location: The History Place (1008 Arendell Street, Morehead City).
Hosted by the Carteret County Historical Society, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Admission: Free, refreshments will be available

Need a few last minute gifts for the holidays? Swing by the History Place and select from the wares of forty-plus talented crafters whose specialties include pottery, alpaca products, shell ornaments, jewelry and gemstones, etched glass, painted gourds, sculptures, hand painted wood art, birdhouses, hand painted porcelain, beaded jewelry, baskets, wood turnings, doll clothes, aprons, carvings and much, much more. And, if that's not enough, we will have food! Our generous and talented members contribute an array of delectable homemade cakes, pies, cookies, scones, breads, Greek pastries and candies to help us raise money for the Carteret County Historical Society. Bring your appetites and be prepared to purchase some goodies for the holidays. For more information, call 252-247-7533.
27th Annual Core Sound Decoy Festival
12/06/2014 to 12/07/2014 
Location: Harkers Island Elementary School.
Hours: Saturday 9am -5pm, Sunday 10am – 4pm.
Admission: $8.00 daily, children under 12 free. Sunday is Youth Day, and all children under 18 will receive free admission and door prizes!

The Core Sound Decoy Festival has been a coastal tradition since 1988. Festival events include antique decoy exhibits, retriever demonstrations, children’s decoy painting, educational exhibits, duck calling competitions, head whittling contest, and a live decoy auction. The decoy competition has many categories to suit nearly every carver, including IWCA Working Decoy, IWCA Gunning Shorebird, Canvas Decoy, Root Head, and the Duplin County Ducks Unlimited Competition (with a sizeable purchase award). There are also several youth divisions in the carving competition, and this year the Guild will be hosting the 2014 Young Guns Championship. Harkers Island Elementary School staff and volunteers dish out scrumptious food, and over 90 vendors spread their wares for shoppers who flock to the Festival. This event benefits the Core Sound Decoy Carver's Guild and Harkers Island Elementary School and is the area's largest off-season event. For more information visit http://www.decoyguild.com or find the Core Sound Decoy Carvers Guild on Facebook!
Whales of the North Carolina Coast
12/10/2014 to 12/10/2014Call 252-728-7317
Targeted for oil or food, the whales of our world have struggled for existence. Come learn about whales that occur off North Carolina and some of the challenges these protected species face today. This presentation will be led by Museum Natural Science Curator Keith Rittmaster.

For more information, call 252-728-7317.

Wednesday, December 10th @ 7 pm

North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516.
"Lunch with a Dash of History"
12/12/2014 to 12/12/2014 
December 12th, Lunchtime Lecture: Rodney's Annual Christmas Show. Location: The History Place (1008 Arendell Street, Morehead City)

Presented by Rodney Kemp, 11:30 am – 1 pm

Description: What has become a Christmas tradition for many locals who call Carteret County home year round is this "not brand new, but warm and fuzzy" Christmas program. In it, Rodney brings stories of "feel good" remembrances, of Christmas's past, a lively sing-a-longs, and a smattering of prose. As with past Christmas Shows, he will conclude with his touching "The Christmas Child Story."

Reservations/Admission: lunch - $15 / $12 for members; lecture only - $8 / $5 for CCHS members.
2nd Annual Cherished Moments Gingerbread House Competition
12/12/2014 to 12/15/2014Call 252-808-2244
Sponsored by Crystal Coast Hospice House. Join us for our 2nd Annual Cherished Moments Gingerbread House Competition December 12th - 15th at the Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City. We will have a delightful wonderland of unique designs submitted by professional chefs and bakeries, civic groups, school children, and many more. Call 252-808-2244 or visit the website for more information, http://www.crystalcoasthospicehouse.org/.
Historic Beaufort Candlelight Tour of Homes
12/13/2014 to 12/13/2014Call 252-728-5225
Another way to get ready for the holidays this year is to visit beautiful Beaufort homes all "dressed up" for the holidays. See truly lovely decorations amid twinkling candlelight as you walk the festive streets of this quaint town and visit these inviting homes. Don't miss it! Tickets are $10 at the Beaufort Historical Association. Event times are 5 pm to 7 pm.

For more information, call 252-728-5225 or visit http://www.beauforthistoricsite.org.
Beaufort Holiday Art Walk
12/13/2014 to 12/13/2014Call 252-728-5225
Enjoy a festive day in Historic Downtown Beaufort, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and celebrate the season with art receptions and open houses at many downtown locations. A wide variety of art from regional artists will be showcased throughout many of the downtown shops, galleries and restaurants. The Art Walk will begin at The Beaufort Historic Site, 130 Turner St. Art Walk maps will be available at participating locations. Call 252-728-5225 for more information.
American Music Festival Concert
12/13/2014 to 12/13/2014Call 252-728-6152
American Music Festival (AMF), a nationally acclaimed chamber music series, offers you, the passionate music lover, an opportunity to experience the intimacy and richness of chamber music right here in coastal North Carolina.

Location: The History Place Museum (1008 Arendell Street, Morehead City).
Time: 8 pm.

For information on performances and tickets, call 252-728-6152 or visit http://www.americanmusicfestival.org/.
"Crystal Coast Countdown"- A Countywide New Year's Celebration!
12/29/2014 to 01/01/2015 
An exciting New Year's celebration for all ages beginning Monday, December 29, 2014 - Thursday, January 1, 2015. Come party Crystal Coast style!

The event will span multiple venues throughout the county and will feature indoor and outdoor activities with a lineup of musicians, storytellers, dance groups, tours, artists & art competitions and much more! New Year’s night promises an exhilarating countdown to midnight complete with a “Crab Pot Drop”, live music and fireworks!

Join your family and friends (and make some new friends too!) for “Crystal Coast Countdown 2015”, bringing the community together for the ultimate New Year’s Eve celebration! Check the website for a list of all activities at http://www.crystalcoastcountdown.com/.
Crystal Coast Countdown at the History Place
12/31/2014 to 12/31/2014 
December 31st, Crystal Coast Countdown at the History Place (A New Year's Eve Celebration) Location: The History Place (1008 Arendell Street, Morehead City)

Hosted by the Carteret County Historical Society, 10:00 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Admission: By donation – various craft activities in the museum’s auditorium.

This year, the museum is participating in the Crystal Coast Countdown (CCC) – a regional New Year’s Eve extravaganza for the whole family. Discounts will be given to those who purchase CCC buttons, which are now available through the tourism bureau. Go to www.facebook.com/crystalcoastcountdown to get more information about the buttons. In the museum, we will have craft and multiple “areas of distraction” for all ages – pirate hat making, fishing for artifacts, and other activities to keep you and your kids busy on the eve of the New Year!
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The Crystal Coast Wedding Salon
01/10/2015 to 01/10/2015 
Let us help celebrate and plan your beach wedding! The Crystal Coast Wedding Salon is a weekend full of wedding planning events and fun for the destination bride. Locations: Doubletree by Hilton, Ocean Club and Coral Bay Club in Atlantic Beach. Let us help celebrate and plan your beach wedding! For complete details visit the website!

For more information, visit http://www.crystalcoastweddingsalon.com/index.html.
Down East Folk Arts Society Concert
01/10/2015 to 01/10/2015Call 252-646-4657
All concerts will be held on Saturdays at Clawson’s Restaurant in Beaufort, shows beginning at 8:00 p.m. Admission is $12 members, $15 general, $8 student. Tickets may be reserved in advance at the number listed below.

See our website at http://www.downeastfolkarts.org for more information and tickets, or call 252-646-4657.
American Music Festival Concerts
01/10/2015 to 01/10/2015Call 252-728-6152
American Music Festival (AMF), a nationally acclaimed chamber music series, offers you, the passionate music lover, an opportunity to experience the intimacy and richness of chamber music right here in coastal North Carolina.

Location: The History Place Museum (1008 Arendell Street, Morehead City).
Time: 8 pm.

For information on performances and tickets, call 252-728-6152 or visit http://www.americanmusicfestival.org/.
4th Annual Clam Chowder Cook-Off
01/16/2015 to 01/16/2015Call 252-728-7317
Four volunteer guest clam chowder cooks will compete at the Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center. Participants enjoy a tasting-sized portion of each of the four chowders and then vote for their favorite. In addition to clam chowder, the event will host a cornbread taste-off.

Tickets available at the Museum Store, by calling 252-728-7317, or online at http://www.maritimefriends.org/. Proceeds help support the operations of the Friends of the North Carolina Maritime Museum.

Location: North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516.
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
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Empty Bowls of Hope Mission of Carteret County, Inc.
02/18/2015 to 02/18/2015Call 252-515-4362
Empty Bowls of Hope Mission of Carteret County, Inc.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015. 11 am - 1pm
Crystal Coast Civic Center; 3505 Arendell Street; Morehead City, NC

Empty Bowls of Hope Mission of Carteret County, Inc. luncheon raises funds for Martha's Cupboard Mission and Hope Mission food pantries and kitchen. The $20 donation enables patrons to select a lovely and unique handmade pottery bowl made by professional and student potters and select two bowls of soup donated by area restaurants to enjoy. Cookies donated by the National Charity League, and bread, crackers and water or tea donated by area businesses will also be served. Music will also be provided by students.

A silent auction with outstanding art, jewelry, pottery creations, and other donations are available. Other pottery will be available for sale. The $20 tickets can be purchased after the first Monday in January from Handscapes Gallery in Beaufort; Cape Carteret Aquatic Center; Webb Library, or Hope Mission and allows the choice of two delicious soups and a unique handmade pottery creation.

For more information, call 252-515-4362.

 
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