Back to school also means back to business for many adults, but there’s still a lot of fun to be had this time of year.  Jacksonville aand Onslow County host many fun fall events.  The area is centrally located with several regional festivals nearby, too.  It’s the season for harvests, festivals aand there’s plenty to enjoy to keep your hearts warm as the weather cools.

  1. Movies in the Park “Beauty aand the Beast” – Sept 8
    Bring your blankets or chairs aand enjoy a movie outdoors. Free family friendly event with concessions available for purchase. More Details


  1. Outer Banks Stunt Kite Competition – Sept 8-10
    OBSKC is a regional kite competition bringing some of the nation’s best kite fliers right here to our back yard. Join us for 3 days of kite flying fun for the whole family. More Details
  1. Arts Council “Cre8” Art Gala – Sept 14th
    An elegant evening of gourmet hors d’oeuvres, drinks (cash bars), music aand 100 original pieces of art! Every dollar supports the ARTS in Jacksonville aand Onslow County. More Details & Tickets


  1. Muscadine Festival – Sep 29-30
    Celebrate North Carolina’s State Fruit at Duplin County Events Center in Kenansville, NC.  Amateur wine making contest, cooking contest., live music, food, arts, crafts, fun aand over 30 local wineries.  Held at the fairgrounds. More Details


  1. North Carolina Seafood Festival – Oct 6-8
    Family fishing tournament, boat show, flounder fling, sailing regatta, road race aand fireworks in Morehead City, NC.  Music from blues to jazz geared for the whole family.  Enjoy Cooking with the Chefs.  More Details.


  1. Mumfest – Oct 13-16
    Enjoy the 36th annual Mumfest event in New Bern, NC – attended by more than 90,000 every fall to enjoy the family fun, entertainment, foods aand attractions.  Country music artists perform at Tryon Palace. More Details


  1. Autumn with Topsail – Oct 21-22
    Visit Topsail Beach, NC to enjoy arts, crafts, food, aand beach music.  Children’s activities will including saand art, inflatable rides aand more.  Over 100 regional artists plus live music, amazing food, beer, wine aand games. More Details.


  1. Onslow Oktoberfest – Oct 26-28
    This community fundraiser for Onslow Community Outreach includes live music aand 5K run. Children’s area offers entertainment, amusement rides, games, micro racing, animal park aand kids’ workbench projects. At Riverwalk Crossing Park, 421 Court Street, Jacksonville, NC More Details.