Wilmington Weekend Guide: October 23rd – 25th

The weekend is here again! Fall and the Halloween season are in full swing here in Wilmington. Our Wilmington Weekend Guide is below to help you navigate this weekend’s happenings!


Folkstone String Band at Flytrap Brewing

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Enjoy this live bluegrass band and Flytrap’s delicious cold brews on Friday evening, starting at 8pm. Pepe’s Taco Truck will also be serving food.

Friday, October 23rd at 8:00 PM.
Admission is free.
More information can be found on Flytrap’s website.

Flytrap Brewing
319 Walnut Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

Museum of Nightmares at The Museum of the Bizarre

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For the month of October, Museum of the Bizarre is featuring special effects and giving us the heebie jeebies with their Museum of Nightmares event. The effects are courtesy of Tony Rosen, a local movie artist known for films like The Conjuring.

October 1st through October 31st, 6pm to 12am.
Admission is $20.00.
For more information, visit Museum of the Bizarre on Facebook.

Museum of the Bizarre
201 South Water Street
Wilmington, NC 28401


Halloween Ghost Trolley and Haunted Barn

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Enjoy a tour fit for the Halloween season! The Halloween Ghost Trolley and Haunted Barn will feature ghost stories (kid friendly) and treats for children.

Friday October 23rd and Saturday October 24th, 6pm to 9pm.
Admission is $5.00 – $12.00
For more information, visit Horse Drawn Tours’ website.

Horsedrawn Tours
Market Street Between Front and Water
Wilmington, NC 28401


14th Annual Lighthouse Beer & Wine Festival

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In need of a libation? Head to North Waterfront Park to enjoy more than 200 craft breweries and wineries, live music, food, and free taxi rides home.

Saturday October 24th, 12pm.
Tickets are $13.00 to $75.00. VIP and Designated Driver tickets are also available.
For more information, visit Lighthouse Beer and Wine’s website.

North Waterfront Park
1000 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

Haint Blue All Hallows Masquerade

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This 21+ event promises to be a chilling time! Poplar Grove hosts a Halloween masquerade party with music from  the Phantom Playboys, wickedly delicious candy apple Martinis, a variety of appetizers & an oyster bar (raw & steamed) from the Crab Shack, cigar bar from Brookelynn Premium Cigars, Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 parade & costume contest with gift certificates from Spirit Halloween, black and white horror films, and music from the 20th & 21st centuries spun by Cape Fear Entertainment.  Plus, be sure to visit your past, present and future with an onsite tarot card reader!

Saturday, October 24th at 7pm.
Tickets are $50.00.
For tickets and more information, visit the Poplar Grove website.

Poplar Grove Plantation
10200 US Hwy 17 North
Wilmington, NC 28411

27 Views of Wilmington Book Launch

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The 27 Views of Wilmington Book Launch features Wilmington author and poet contributions and that capture the past and present of our city. 27 Views of Wilmington is the eighth and final book in Eno Publishers’s popular 27 Views local literary series.

Saturday, October 24th, 2pm.
Admissions free.
For more information, visit Pomegranate Books’ website.

Pomegranate Books
4418 Park Ave
Wilmington, NC 28403

Family Friendly Farm Days at Legacy Farms

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There are plenty of great farm festivals this month, but be sure to catch the Farmily Friendly farm days at Legacy Frams in Wallace! Legacy’s farm days will include hayrides, a corn maze, face-painting, inflatable slides,  animals, games and more.

October 24th and 25th
Tickets are $8.00 -$15.00. Children one and under are free.
For more information, visit Legacy Farms’ website.

Legacy Farms
7494 Highway 41 West
Wallace, NC 28466