Fall in love with New Bern! October is delightful!

October 4, 2017

 North Carolina Symphony Presents Classic Pops

WHEN: October 11, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

WHERE: New Bern-Craven County Convention & Visitor Center - 203 S Front St, New Bern, NC 28560 

CONTACT: North Carolina Symphony (919) 733-2750

Grant Llewellyn creates a concert that unfolds the timeless appeal of light classical gems and feel good pops arrangements in the style of the acclaimed Boston Pops.


Fall Garden Lovers Weekend at Tryon Palace

 WHEN: October 13, 2017 @ 9:00 am – October 15, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

WHERE: Tryon Palace - 529 S Front St, New Bern, NC 28562, USA

COST: Free

CONTACT: Tryon Palace (252) 639-3500

Visit Tryon Palace Grounds for free during Mumfest weekend. Hundreds of mums will be on display in our gardens along with a variety of fall blooming plants



 WHEN: October 14, 2017 – October 15, 2017 

WHERE: Historic Downtown New Bern

COST: Free

MumFest is a combination of family fun, entertainment, attractions, exhibitors and great food in the beautifully restored setting of historic downtown New Bern and its waterfront. More than 100,000 festival-goers enjoyed Mumfestivities in 2016. And, MumFest 2017 promises to be another fabulous fun-filled fall weekend!  So be sure to mark your calendar for October 14-15! MumFest is one of the finest award-winning festivals in the state of North Carolina.


Scary Stories from North Carolin


WHEN: October 19, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm 

WHERE: North Carolina History Center - 529 S Front St, New Bern, NC 28562, USA

COST: $3-$6

In honor of Halloween and all things spooky, the Tryon Palace Performance Arts Series presents “Scary Stories from North Carolina,” a one-hour performance by North Carolina native Terry Rollins. Terry is a professional storyteller who specializes in North Carolina folktales, ghost stories, pirate legends, and Native American lore. Join us, if you dare!

*Recommended for ages 13 and older.


Wings Over Bridgeton

WHEN: October 21, 2017 – October 22, 2017 

WHERE: Bridgeton Harbor Marina - 1101 B St, New Bern, NC 28560

COST: Free

Seaplane fly-ins, also known as “splash-ins” occur when numbers of pilots and families decide to fly to a specific area for a gathering. The aircraft are spectacular to watch as they land and take off from the water’s surface but more than that, they spend much of the day doing flying exhibitions.


Ghostwalk 2017, Heroes & Hooligans: They Walk Among Us

WHEN: October 26, 2017 – October 28, 2017 

WHERE: Throughout Historic Downtown New Bern, 511 Broad St, New Bern, NC 28560

Visit ghost sites in homes, churches, businesses and Cedar Grove Cemetery in New Bern’s Historic District and meet spirits of New Bern’s past who will share their stories with you. Get to know some of New Bern’s real characters and scoundrels. Catch up with the Dowd family and their Verigood Bakery, this time in the Cold War period. Witness special spirited presentations at the historic Athens and the Masonic theatres. Don’t worry, all these ghosts are from New Bern’s history, not from science fiction!


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