Craven County Fair to open

1. Ghostwalk

The New Bern Historical Society’s annual Ghostwalk runs today through Saturday.

Hauntings begin Thursday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Expect ghost sightings at the Cedar Grove Cemetery and entertainment at New Bern Civic Theatre and the Masonic Theater, as well as at the Attmore-Oliver House.

An additional nine ghost sites are open Friday and Saturday from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Tickets are $17 in advance and $22 the day of the event. Tickets for active-duty military, their dependents and students are $13. Tickets for children ages 3 to 12 are $5 and age 3 and under are admitted free. Buy tickets online at or call 638-8558. 

2. Medical fundraisers

Two significant medical fundraisers are scheduled for Saturday in New Bern, benefiting Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.

The annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s awareness and fundraiser begins at the Galley Stores & Marina, 300 E. Front St., New Bern, at 10 a.m. There is no registration fee. Every registered participant will receive a T-shirt after achieving the fundraising minimum of $100. T-shirts will be available for pickup on walk day.

The Bernin’ to the Beach bicycle ride to benefit Parkinson’s research is scheduled for Saturday from New Bern to Atlantic Beach. More than 75 cyclists, with police and fire escort, are expected. Proceeds go to the Michael J. Fox Parkinson’s Foundation. Last year, the event raised $3,400. The ride leaves Union Point Park in New Bern at 8:30 a.m. Saturday and should arrive at the Tacklebox in Atlantic Beach about 1 p.m. The $35 entry fee includes a T-shirt, snack, drinks and prizes along the way, along with lunch. Call Bethany Richards at 571-215-9282 or also call 919-210-2354.

3. Craven Jaycees Fair

The Craven County Fair opens Thursday and continues through Nov. 5 at the fairgrounds on U.S. 70 East between Havelock and New Bern.

Gates open at 6 p.m. on weekdays, noon on Saturdays and 1 p.m. on Sundays. Admission is $5, with free entry for ages 3 and under and those age 65 and over. Tickets for unlimited rides are $20, good for all day. Single tickets are $1.

Entertainment includes CMX Garden Tractor Pullers, Limited Engagement, Peace Solider, and more. There will be lots of new vendors and food expos.

For more information, call 636-0303 or 639-8395.

4. Halloween at Tryon Palace

Halloween is in the air at Tryon Palace on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. during All Hallows Eve.

Designed for ages 12 and younger, the children who attend All Hallows’ Eve will receive candy and toys by trick-or-treating with different characters, playing games and making a take-home craft. Fun stops and games throughout the haunted grounds include a photo booth, cornhole, bowling, and face painting.

Admission is free for children dressed in Halloween costumes, limited to ages 12 and younger, and is $4 for ages 13 to 18, $10 for adults and free for Tryon Palace Foundation members. All passes include admission to the Tryon Palace gardens.

For more information, call 639-3500 or visit online at

5. N.C. Symphony

The North Carolina Symphony presents Peter and the Wolf at 3 p.m. on Sunday at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center, 203 S. Front St., New Bern.

The North Carolina Symphony and the Triangle Youth Ballet bring Prokofiev’s timeless story of bravery to life on stage through playful music, colorful costumes, and beautiful dance. Halloween favorites and pre-concert activities make for a family fun event.

General admission is $22.

For more information, call 919-733-2750.