This weekend you can get to know Bald Head Island all over again at the Harvest Homecoming. You can enjoy island pastimes, great food, entertainment, and get a chance to catch up with friends and family.
If you want to eat for a good cause, join Roland Grise Middle School Saturday morning for a Pancake Breakfast at O’Charley’s in Monkey Junction from 7:00 to 9:30 a.m. It is $5 per person.
You can also move for a good cause with the Breast Cancer Walk/Run Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. The registration is at 10:00 a.m. and the event starts at 11:00 p.m. at the Grace Methodist Church.
Saturday, kids can come out and enjoy Ampfest, the Youth Revival Outreach Music Festival at Myrtle Grove Baptist Church. It is free. Parking is at Myrtle Grove Middle with shuttles all day.
Mayor Bill Saffo taps the first keg of the Eighth Annual Oktoberfest Friday afternoon at Racine Commons Shopping Center. If you are at the opening ceremonies you can stay for the festival free of charge, everyone else will have to pay $5 for person. Kids ten and under get in free.
The 8th Annual Lighthouse Beer Festival fills Hugh MacRae Park Saturday. You can taste dozens of beers, including microbrews and organic beers. There will be food and live music. General admission is $30 in advance, $40 on the day of and includes a tasting glass to sample all the selections. The festival runs from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. and benefits the Carousel Center for Abused Children.
Just up the road in Pender County you can enjoy Autumn with Topsail. There will be art on display and for sale, live music, food, and rides for the kiddies. You can find the fun next to the Historic Assembly Building at Topsail Beach.
Around the corner, the Hampstead United Methodist Church has its Big Fall Festival from 8:00 to 4:00 p.m. Saturday. They will have craft vendors and plenty of food. Hayrides, parking and admission are free.
If festivals are not quite your thing, you can catch a play. UNCW’s theater department brings “Waiting for Godot” to the Cultural Arts Building SRO Theatre. Tickets are $5 for students, $10 for faculty and staff and $12 for the general public. The play runs through Monday. Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Monday shows are from 8:00 to 10:30 p.m. Sunday’s show is from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m.
It will be raining men in downtown Wilmington Friday night. Check out a bachelor auction benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. It starts at 7:00 p.m. at Green Light Lounge on Front Street.
Bands from all over southeastern NC will gather at South Brunswick High School’s Jack Campbell Stadium Saturday for the South Coast Classic Band competition. Admission is $8. The competition is from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Earth Save SENC and Taste of Health sponsor an afternoon of blues, jazz, funk and soul from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. Sunday at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater. More than a dozen musicians are on the bill. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 the day of. Children under 18 are free with an adult.