Fun, Fall Events Blow into Elizabeth City Fall Events
There are plenty of great reasons to visit Elizabeth City, but if you travel this fall you can watch fast and sleek moth boats skim across the Pasquotank River, cheer for the hometown football team, shop for one-of-a-kind crafts and help solve a local murder. Looking for a good time? Look no further than Elizabeth City!
Sept. 5-Oct. 1 | 28th Annual Landmark Show
This excellent juried show will open during Elizabeth City’s First Friday ArtWalk, Sept. 5 at 5:30 p.m. Over 50 regional artists will submit paintings inspired by life and landscapes in northeastern North Carolina.
Sept. 19-21 | Classic Moth Boat National Championship
Three divisions of moth boats will be racing (Vintage, Generation I Classic, Generation II Classic) in this championship hosted by the Classic Moth Boat Association. View the race from Waterfront Park along the Pasquotank River.
Oct. 4 | Outdoor Music Festival
Elizabeth City Parks & Recreation hosts this free evening of music featuring great local bands: Out N the Cold, Connected, East Land Drive and Direct Funk. From 5-10 p.m. at Waterfront Park.
Oct. 19-25 | Elizabeth City State University Homecoming
ECSU students, alumni and fans gather for a week-long series of events to include campus tours, class meetings, concerts and the homecoming parade. A highlight is the homecoming football game featuring ECSU vs. Chowan, Oct. 25 at Roebuck Stadium.
Oct. 24-26 | Albemarle Craftsman’s Fair
Hand-woven baskets, Armenian needlework, stoneware pottery and fiber art creations. Expertly designed and lovingly made by hand, these are just a few of the traditional crafts that will be featured at the Albemarle Craftsman’s Fair, celebrating its 56th year. Weekend passes for the fair are $4 for general admission and $3 for seniors and students.
Oct. 24-26, 30-31, Nov. 1 | Much Ado About Murder
Rich (but rotten) Carlton enjoys punctuating the lives of his family with macabre little surprises. His latest joke is a Halloween party in which guests arrive as their favorite Shakespeare characters. When he is found dead in the study, audience members are invited to inspect the scene and pose questions to find out “who dunnit” in this Halloween-inspired presentation. Shows play at 7:30 p.m., except for a 2:30 p.m. matinee, Oct. 26, at Arts of the Albemarle’s Maguire Theatre.
Nov. 1 | First in Flight Festival
Free airplane rides for kids, vintage aircraft on display, a visit from the famous “Candy Bomber” and chocolate bars that fall from the sky? Oh yeah! The young and young at heart can let their spirits fly at the First in Flight Festival at the Elizabeth City Regional Airport.