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October 21st
9:00 AM-12:00 PM

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Senior Day

We're inviting seniors to visit Hubb's Farm, southeastern NC's largest fall

festival located in the heart of Sampson County. A great outing for

retirement and assisted living groups, book clubs, and others!

Admission is $8 per person.

Activities include:

9:15 a.m. - Relaxing Fall Season Hayride

9:30 a.m. - A brief stroll through a shortened path in the Hubb's Farm corn


10:30 a.m. - John and Tammy Peterson will share with the group how their

family has diversified their farm and is now growing "Crops of Fun" and

sharing agri-education with thousands of children, teachers, and families.

11:00 a.m. - Enjoy fun and fellowship while playing KORNGO (Bingo on the


Coffee and Pumpkin Spice Donuts - throughout the event

Individuals are welcome to participate in any of the above activities. The

farm will also have Educational Field Trips taking place that day.

Call Tammy at 910-564-6709 to book your group. If we are unavailable, please

leave your name, phone, and the total number of your groups members. We will

return your call as soon as possible. As always, thank you for choosing

Hubb's Farm as your fall trip destination.

August 27th - October 22nd
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Picturing America: Making Tracks

Braswell Memorial Library, Rocky Mount, NC is proud to present Let's Talk About It a library discussion series sponsored by the North Carolina Humanities Council and the North Carolina Center for the Book. This fall's series is Picturing America: Making Tracks. The programs start August 27, 2019 and continue every Tuesday evening at 6PM through October 22, 2019. 

As the art and literature of the past 150 years reveal, the railway has had a profound impact on Americans sense of mobility and range of opportunities and on their thinking about time and distance. Making Tracks, part of the Let's Talk About It Picturing America series, includes two nonfiction books, a selection of poems, a documentary film and a novel. 

October 23rd
5:30 PM-9:00 PM

Witches & Warlocks Night Out

For adults but kids welcome!
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Drop-in from 5:30 – 9 p.m.

From a pop-market to painting wine glasses to a corn hole tournament, enjoy a relaxing evening on the farm with your adult friends, family, co-workers, and others from the community. A great weeknight outing for Chamber of Commerce networking groups, young professionals, mommy groups, book clubs, and much more!

More details coming soon so stay tuned!

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Oct 25, 2019
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Trunk or Treat

Cliffs of the Neuse State Park

240 Park Entrance Rd

Seven Springs, NC 28578

Friday, October 25th 2019

7pm-Supplies Last

Join us for our annual Trunk or Treat!

The Kids Costume Contest will be taking sign-ups the night of at the Friends of Cliffs of the Neuse Booth.

If you would like to sign-up for the Pre-Carved Jack-O-Lantern Contest you may bring your carved pumpkins to the park Visitor Center the week of Trunk or Treat (Oct. 21st-25th). They will be put on display at the festivities!

Prizes for contests! Winners will be announced that night!

Suggested Donations for Contests:

Kids Costume Contest: $1

Pre-Carved Jack-O-Lantern: $1

We would like to invite you to participate by setting up a vehicle in our Trunk or Treat event! If you would like to enter a trunk please call the park office at (919) 778-6234 by Monday, October 21st. This event draws over 1000 trick or treaters! Prizes will be awarded to the best decorated trunk.

There are just a few rules:

You may arrive as early as 5pm to begin setting up.

Only pre-packaged, purchased candy will be allowed.

Vehicles must be decorated and ready to hand out candy by 6:30pm.

Vehicles will not be allowed to leave until Trunk or Treat is finished.

All trunks will be entered into the best decorated trunk contest for free!

Rain or Shine! Event will be moved to the Park Office in the case of rain.

October 25th
6:00 PM-9:00 PM

Carteret Literacy Council 18th Annual Literacy Spelling Bee


September 27th - October 26th
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Fishstrong Foundation Fright Nights

The Fishstrong Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and the mission is to share the story and philosophy of Jeffrey Fisher through community-based events, programs, outreach and support. 

The Fishstrong Foundation will always continue to support the organizations that had a huge impact on Jeffrey, but we have made our primary focus to help those families in North Carolina whom are experiencing a life-altering illness.

Please come out and volunteer to help give back to the community or come experience a good scare  every Friday & Saturday night in October  with our event Fright Nights featuring a haunted hayride and lights out walking trail.

Proceeds from ticket sales go towards helping support the Fishstrong Foundation. 


October 25th - October 26th

Teacher Appreciation Weekend

We’re showing teachers how much we appreciate their BIG hearts with FREE admission during this special weekend. Just bring your school ID to take advantage of this special offer.

Portraits in the Patch by Irresistible Portraits
Saturday, October 26, 2019

Save-the-date for our annual photo-opportuity event in the pumpkin patch with Irresistible Portraits of Kannapolis, NC! There are no advance booking required – first come, first serve. Photo purchases are made at the event.
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Rowan Arts & Ag Presents Theatre at the Farm: “Stinky Cheese Man” performances at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m., both days. Piedmont Players Theatre will present a special performance of “Stinky Cheese Man” at Patterson Farm as part of the ongoing Rowan Arts & Ag event series. Regular weekend admission to the farm is also required. Performances are at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m., both days. Pick your performance time when you purchase your tickets. Tickets for the performance are $5.00 per person for age 2 and up. Children under 2 are FREE.

Weekend Fall Fun on the Farm Hours:
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

We don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore, we mean Mount Ulla! Looks like a tornado ripped through the farm and took us to the magical land of Oz! Join us as we venture down the Yellow Brick Road towards the Emerald City to meet the Wonderful Wizard of Oz with this year’s corn maize theme celebrating the 80th Anniversary of the beloved classic “The Wizard of Oz”.

For a list of our attractions please see our Attraction Age Gauge at

Purchase Tickets at visitpattersonfarm.ticketleap.com/fall-fun-on-the-farm-2019/details

Tickets may be used on any date the event is being held that the ticket was purchased (i.e.Weekend Tickets purchased can be used for any Weekend of our season, Weekday tickets can be used any Wednesday, Thursday or Friday our weekday afternoon events are held).

October 24th - October 26th

Haunted Hayride at Mikes Farm

Haunted Hayride at Mikes Farm October 24th through 26th  starting at 7 and running until 1030 each night. Cost to ride is $9 . Also on the 25th  and 26th we will have a carnival with face painting , food and jumping houses. Come join the fun and let us scare the yell out of you!! Prices vary at carnival. This is a fund raiser for Back Swamp and Fountaintown Vfds for needed equipment . This is our 25th year at Mikes!

October 26th
6:00 PM-10:00 PM

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Possumwood Acres Wildlife Sanctuary's Murder Mystery Fundra


Possumwood Acres Wildlife Sanctuary is hosting a glittering dinner ... but wait ... there has been a terrible murder and the suspects are among the guests.  Inspector I. M. Clueless has been called upon to solve the mystery, but his unconventional methods involve recruiting the guests.

Your ticket price includes 

Dinner, dessert, beverages, and coffee (bar available)

All the materials you need to play along with the murder mystery

The winning team receives a trophy

The chance to win a real diamond

Entry to the costume competition

26th October 2019

6 pm - 10 pm

Jacksonville Conference Center

800 New Bridge Street (B)

Jacksonville 28540

Parking available

Tickets $80 per person, $150 per couple

Special pricing is also available for 8 player teams

Please contact Alison@possumwoodacres.org for more details or to request sponsorship information

Visit Tails of Possumwood events page to purchase tickets or CLICK HERE FOR TICKET SALES


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October 27th
12:00 PM-4:00 PM

Beaufort Charity Pup-A-Palooza


October 2nd - October 31st

Fall Fun on the Farm Afternoons

Patterson Farm Market & Tours, Inc. is a proud part of the Patterson Farm Family. We love hosting events, field trips and activities on the farm so people can learn where their food comes from and create memories. Our Fall Fun on the Farm Activities are fun, memory makers and educational. With over 30 activities, there is sure to be something to entertain all ages!

Fall Fun on the Farm Afternoons are held October 2 – 30, 2019,

Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays Only from 2:00-6:00 p.m. for $10 per person (Children under age 2 are FREE).

Includes: Hayride, Barnyard, Pawpaw Carl’s Playground, Picnic Area, and our 2.5-acre maize.

Hayrides depart at 2:30, 3:30, 4:30, and 5:30 p.m. Pumpkins are available at an additional charge. Reservations are required for groups of 10 or more.

Weekday Puppet Show at 1:00 p.m. are offered for an additional $10 per person (Children under age 2 are FREE). This includes: Puppet Show in our Barn Theater, Barnyard, Hayride, Small Pumpkin, Pawpaw Carl’s Playground, and Picnic Area. Must purchase tickets by 12:45. Reservations are required for groups of 10 or more.

For a list of our attractions please see our Attraction Age Gauge at www.visitpattersonfarm.com/attraction-age-gauge/

Purchase Tickets at visitpattersonfarm.ticketleap.com/fall-fun-on-the-farm-2019/details

Tickets may be used on any date the event is being held that the ticket was purchased (i.e.Weekend Tickets purchased can be used for any Weekend of our season, Weekday tickets can be used any Wednesday, Thursday or Friday our weekday afternoon events are held).

October 31st
4:00 PM-6:30 PM

Special Needs Trick-or-Treat on the Farm (non-scary and chaos fr

Non-scary and chaos free trick or treat on the farm.
Drop-in from 4 – 6:30 p.m.

Join us for a Special Pumpkin Patch Trick-or-Treat Adventure for friends of the farm with special needs. Fall Fun on the Farm activities will be available for those who are visually impaired, have mobility issues, autistic, and any other special need. Special needs guests of the farm and their families will receive $3.00 OFF normal admission.

Admission: $7.00
Admission with Maize: $11.00
Children under the age of 2 are FREE

Snacks and Cow Barrel Train Rides available at an additional charge.

We don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore, we mean Mount Ulla! Looks like a tornado ripped through the farm and took us to the magical land of Oz! Join us as we venture down the Yellow Brick Road towards the Emerald City to meet the Wonderful Wizard of Oz with this year’s corn maize theme celebrating the 80th Anniversary of the beloved classic “The Wizard of Oz”.

For a list of our attractions please see our Attraction Age Gauge at

Purchase Tickets at visitpattersonfarm.ticketleap.com/fall-fun-on-the-farm-2019/details

Tickets may be used on any date the event is being held that the ticket was purchased (i.e.Weekend Tickets purchased can be used for any Weekend of our season, Weekday tickets can be used any Wednesday, Thursday or Friday our weekday afternoon events are held).

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November 1st
9:00 AM-2:00 PM

Annual Harvesting Hope at Patterson Farm

Join us on Saturday, November 2 as Novant Health Hospice and Patterson Farm Market & Tours are joining together to present
Harvesting Hope at Patterson Farm & Harold C. Earnhardt Memorial 5K Trail Run, a day of family fun on the farm, with proceeds to benefit Novant Health Hospice.

The morning will begin with a 5K Trail Run in honor of Harold C. Earnhardt at 9 a.m. Following the 5K, kids can participate in a 1/2 mile Fun Run at 9:45 a.m. Following the races, spend the afternoon on the farm enjoying all the Fall Fun on the Farm activities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.!

Don't miss local favorite,
Darrell Harwoodperforming on the farm! The Novant Health helicopter will also be making an appearance at the event (pending weather and patient needs). Participants in either run will not have to pay admission for the Fall Fun on the Farm activities. Visitors not participating in the race will be required to pay admission to partake in the 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. activities following the races. This event is rain or shine. See below for race details and other important information.

Nov 02, 2019

Vendor Fair

Vendor Fair

To support Honduras Mission Trip



New Song United Methodist Church

521 W Grantham Road

New Bern, NC 28562

If you are a vendor and interested in a booth or have any questions please contact:

Dawnelle Holadia

DawnelleDNP@gmail.comcall 252-229-0965

~Come out for a fun filled day of giving and shopping local businesses to support a great cause~

November 3rd
2:00 AM-4:00 AM

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Jazzmeia Horn in Concert

Cape Fear Jazz Society in partnership with UNCW presents Jazzmeia Horn, jazz vocalist extraordinaire in concert at UNCW Kenan Auditorium on Sunday afternoon, 3:00 pm, November 3, 2019. Jazzmeia Horn is a Grammy nominee and winner of both the Thelonious Monk Institute Competition and Sarah Vaughn International Jazz Vocal Competition. Tickets on Sale Now!

Call 910.962.3500 or visit https://uncw.edu/arts/presents/2019-2020/jazzmeia.html

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October 19th - November 3rd

Volunteers Needed for Walk to End Alzheimer's

The Alzheimer's Association - Eastern North Carolina Chapter needs 30 volunteers to help in various functions at its annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s – New Bern. The Walk will be held on Sunday, Nov. 3 at The Galley Stores & Marina in New Bern.  Volunteers are also needed for the Jacksonville walk being held on Saturday, October 19th at the Riverwalk Park in downtown Jacksonville. 


Volunteers for New Bern are needed anytime between 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Volunteers for Jacksonville are needed anytime between 8 a.m. -1 p.m. on the day of the event. Event-day roles include: event set-up, registration, parking, walk route support, refreshment station, T-shirt station, start and finish line cheerleaders, and breakdown. Volunteers will receive a T-shirt.


“Our dedicated volunteers are the backbone of Walk to End Alzheimer’s and help make our event a safe and fun experience for all involved,” said Lisa Roberts, executive director of the Eastern North Carolina Chapter. “There are individual and group volunteer opportunities so grab your friends, family and co-workers, and sign up today. We appreciate the support from the community in helping us make this year’s Walk a huge success.”

Committee and subcommittee member positions are available all year long. Those interested in volunteering for the New Bern walk can sign up at http://act.alz.org/newbern, or contact Amy Julian at amjulian@alz.org or at 919-803-8285. For the Jacksonville walk you can sign up at http://act.alz.org/jacksonvillenc, or contact Amy Julian at the number above. 


Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®:

The Alzheimer’s Association – Eastern North Carolina Chapter hosts six walks across eastern North Carolina including: Fayetteville, Jacksonville, New Bern, Robeson County, the Triangle Area and Wilmington. The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. Since 1989, the Alzheimer’s Association mobilized millions of Americans in the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk®; now the Alzheimer’s Association is continuing to lead the way with Walk to End Alzheimer’s®. For more information, visit http://www.alz.org/walk.


About the Alzheimer’s Association:
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s.


About the Alzheimer’s Association - Eastern North Carolina Chapter:

The Eastern North Carolina Chapter provides patient and family services, information and referral, education, and advocacy in 51 eastern North Carolina counties. We provide a variety of services including a 24/7 Helpline, support groups, educational programs, and MedicAlert®. We offer opportunities to get involved and to make a difference. For more information about Alzheimer's disease, or the Alzheimer’s Association, Eastern North Carolina Chapter, visit www.alz.org/nc or call 800-272-3900. For the latest news and updates, follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

November 8th
6:30 PM-8:30 PM

Barton College Softball Fundraiser

On Friday, November 8th, we will be holding a fundraising dinner! This is called Barton Softball has talent and Ping Pong ball fundraiser! Our softball players, maybe some former and some present, will display their chosen talents! We will serve dinner to all of those that will come.   We hope to have at least 150 willing participants in this fund raiser! Dinner will be of no cost to those that participate.   As dinner is being served and at different periods during dinner, we will draw ping pong balls. Each ball will have a number 1-100.   Whatever number is drawn for the person’s name that is drawn will be the requested donation amount.   1=$1, 10=$10, and so on! This could easily raise over $10,000.00 in a very small amount of time.

November 9th
6:00 PM-11:00 PM

Regiment of Retired Marines 244th Marine Corps Birthday Celebrat

Tickets for the Regiment of Retired Marines Birthday Ball are on sale at the USO for $55 each.  The event will take place at the MCB Camp Lejeune Geottge Field House.  The Guest of Honor for this year's celebration will be MajGen Alford, Commanding Genera,l Marine Corps Installations East. For questions on the event contact Mark Munger @ (910) 450-7384.

November 12th - November 14th
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Internet Summit

Why Attend in 2019? Phenomenal Content! We have over 90 sessions from industry leading companies — each promising the forward-leaning strategies and tactics you need to set up big wins in 2019.

Awesome Keynotes - from entrepreneur, best-selling author, and tech media personality, Randi Zuckerberg, SparkToro CEO & Co-Founder, Rand Fishkin, and MGM Resorts' Content & Social Media VP, Beverly Jackson, alongside our all-star lineup — with more to be announced soon!

A ridiculous list of industry heavyweights and innovators on this year's speaker roster. We're talking Amazon, Google, SoulPancake, GP Morgan Chase, Harris Teeter, Nordstrom, Lime, National Geographic, Adobe, Microsoft, and more — with more being added every week!

Did Someone Say Even More Content? Our Digital Summit Masterclasses are full-day deep dives into your choice of Advanced Analytics, Influencer Marketing, or Content Marketing.

Networking opportunities galore with 2,000+ seasoned marketing geeks like you throughout the event. Connect with like-minds, partners, and new friends at afternoon bars, parties, between sessions and more!

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November 23rd
8:30 AM-4:30 PM

USCG Auxiliary Boating Class

Coast Guard Auxiliary to Present Basics of Navigation Class

A hands-on class taught by certified USCG Auxiliary instructors will introduce
boaters to chart reading, chart plotting and aids to navigation. The full-day
session, November 23 rd , will provide new (and not-so-new) boaters the skills to
know where you are on the water and chart where you want to go. You also
will learn about the various types of aids to navigation that guide you on the
water. You may bring your own plotting tools, or we will supply them for class
purposes. Students will receive a text book and training chart to work with
and take home.
The course will be held on Saturday, November 23 rd 8:30am to 4:30pm at the
Tri-community Volunteer Fire Department facility at 200 Saints Delight Rd., in
Bridgeton. A fee of $40.00 covers instruction as well as the Boating Skills and
Seamanship Manual... Additional family members or guests using the same
text and chart pay only $5.00.
To register or if you have additional questions, contact Bob Manning at
manningbob37@gmail.com or call (252) 638-5588; or visit
http://wow.uscgaux.info/content.php?unit=054-20-04. Be sure to include
your name, and any family members/guests who may also be interested.
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is the uniformed civilian component of the
United States Coast Guard and supports the Coast Guard in nearly all mission
areas. The Auxiliary was created by Congress in 1939. Visit
www.newberncgaux.org to learn more about the Coast Guard Auxiliary.

February 12th - December 31st
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