January and February Events on North Carolina’s Crystal Coast!

time-273857_960_720We’re off and running into 2017 here on North Carolina’s Crystal Coast and if you’re ready to jumpstart your year with all of the fun events the local communities have planned, then you’re in the right place! You can always count on Gena Gilbert Real Estate to share the many ways you can enjoy Atlantic Beach, Beaufort, Emerald Isle, Morehead City, Havelock, Newport and beyond and we’ve listed a few festivals and happenings going on this January and February for you below!

Be sure to mark your calendars for the following upcoming events in Coastal Carolina:

6th Annual Clam Chowder Cook Off
January 20, 2017; 6 PM to 8 PM
Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center
Beaufort NC

Participants will enjoy a tasting-sized portion of each of the four chowders prepared by four local restaurants and then vote for their favorite. But that’s not all! This year’s clam chowder cook off will also include a cornbread taste off! The four restaurants competing include Finz Grill with Chef Heather Hill and Amanda Girard, Clawson’s 1905 Restaurant & Pub with Chef Jon McGregor and Chef Corrie Robbins, Dock House Restaurant with Chef Gene Yarbrough and Donald Fulcher, and the Boathouse at Front Street Village with Chef Kenny Collins and Julie Mills.

7th Annual Mac Daddy’s Winter Festival
January 28, 2017; 10 AM to 5 PM
Mac Daddy’s Family Entertainment Center
Cape Carteret NC

Say goodbye to winter boredom with this annual winter festival including games, face painting, music, cakewalk, contests and more! Local businesses will also be present showing off their arts and crafts, products, decor, jewelry, you name it!

Carolina Chocolate Festival
February 3-5, 2017
Crystal Coast Civic Center
Morehead City NC

With tastings, demonstrations, bake-offs, golfing and relaxing at the spa, you won’t want to miss the annual Carolina Chocolate Festival! All proceeds from the event go to benefit local charities and in the past, the event has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for Carteret County charities— so be sure to head out and support if you’re able!

Art from the Heart
February 17-March 4, 2017
Morehead Plaza Shopping Center
Morehead City NC

This year marks the 28th annual show put on by the Arts Council of Carteret County dedicated to the sale of original artwork! The show is open to artists 18 and over who live in Carteret, Craven, Onslow, and Pamlico counties with registration open Friday and Saturday February 10 and 11th from 10 AM to 4 PM and Sunday February 12 from 9 AM to 1 PM. Artists are able to submit two pieces of original art to be judged and then put up for sale.

Feeling you need an even bigger fresh start by moving to a new home in Atlantic Beach, Beaufort, Emerald Isle, Morehead City, Havelock, Newport or the surrounding communities? Give us a call today! We’re happy to walk you through the process of selling your home, buying a new home and provide a list of available properties in the area.

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