Ghostwalk, holiday gift show also scheduled

1. Coastal Carolina Fair

The Craven County Jaycees will open the Coastal Carolina Fair today, with dates through Nov. 6 at the fairgrounds on U.S. 70 between Havelock and New Bern.

The gates will open at 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, at 11 a.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. each Sunday.

A cheerleading and dance expo is set for noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, followed by the CMX Garden Tractor Pullers.

All seniors are admitted free on Sunday.

Monster Mash Kids Night will be Oct. 31, with costumed youngsters admitted free.

A repeat Kids Day will be Nov. 1 from 10 a.m. to noon.

A special carload evening will be Nov. 2, with up to eight people in a car for $50.

The fair will feature food, amusements, rides and live music, including the Band of Oz on Nov. 4.

Anyone age 3 and under or 65 and over gets free admission. General admission is $5. All-day, come-and-go armbands are $20 and single tickets are available daily.

There will be free parking on the fairgrounds property. Fairgoers must enter from U.S. 70 and exit onto Old Cherry Point Road.

For more information, go online to

2. Ghostwalk

The New Bern Historical Society’s Ghostwalk, featuring spirit characters at various locations throughout historic downtown New Bern, is scheduled today, Friday and Saturday.

Today’s hours are 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. with ghost sightings at the Cedar Grove Cemetery on Queen Street and entertainment at New Bern Civic Theatre, 414 Pollock St., the Masonic Theatre, 514 Hancock St.; and the Attmore-Oliver House, 511 Broad St.

There will be an additional 14 ghost sites Friday and Saturday from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Tickets are $17 in advance and $22 on the day of the event, with pricing for active-duty military, their dependents and students, all with ID, at $12. Children ages 3 to 12 are $5 and under 3 is free.

Tickets are available at a variety of outlets and on the web at

For more information, call 638-8558.

3. Holiday Gift Show

The Home and Holiday Gift Show will be Friday through Sunday at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center.

The show hours will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

The event features more than 70 vendors with unique gift ideas, clothing and accessories, home décor, health and beauty products, home improvement and more.

Activities will include pumpkin painting and a bounce house for children, a dog costume photo contest, and Santa.

Door prizes will be available.

Admission is $3, with children ages 12 and under admitted free. Visitors will receive $1 off admission by bringing a canned good for Religious Community Services.

For more information, call Julie Alley at 970-590-0383 or email

4. Car show

Colonial Capital Rods and Classics has scheduled its Shine and Show Saturday at the New Bern Mall.

There will be trophies for “Best of” cars, and the first 200 participants will receive a commemorative plaque with a photo of their car. Because this is a Halloween event, there will also be prizes for the best children’s and adult costumes.

The show is open to all cars and will be divided into two judged categories — 1989 and older and 1990 and newer. Registration for show vehicles will be from 9 a.m. to noon.

Show registration is $20, with free admission for spectators.

For more information, call 342-1518 or go online to

5. Alive at Five

Jim Quick and the Coastline Band are scheduled to perform a free concert from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Jaycee Park at the Morehead City Waterfront.

The band plays a variety of beach, and rhythm and blues music.

The free performance is the final one of the Alive at Five concert series.

The Downtown Morehead City Revitalization Association puts on the event.

For more information, call 808-0440 or go online to