Li’l Friday Roundup: 11 events taking place around the port city this weekend

Hubb’s Farm has opened its annual corn maze until November 7. (Port City Daily / Courtesy photo)


Hubb’s corn maze
Hubb’s Farm, 10276 US Hwy 421, Clinton • $ 14 to $ 20

Fall has officially arrived, which means all harvesting activity is in full swing, including at Hubb’s Farm, an hour north of Wilmington. Open until November 7, the Hubb’s Farm Corn Maze features a 4.5 acre pumpkin patch, farm animals, human foosball, giant slides, wagon rides, weekend duck races. end and of course a 15 acre corn maze.

All tickets must be purchased online in advance. Various events will also take place throughout the season, such as tasting and painting sessions, pumpkin painting, an antique festival, and more. Check the schedule on the website.


Lady A – The country trio formerly known as Lady Antebellum – they’ve fallen to just ‘A’ after the resurgence of civil rights protests in 2020 – will tour the Live Oak Bank Pavilion, 10 Cowan St. The opening will be Niko Moon; tickets are $ 33 to $ 118.

Wilmington Boat Show will be back all weekend in downtown Wilmington at the Wilmington Convention Center. (Port City Daily / Courtesy photo)


Wilmington Boat Show
Wilmington Convention Center, 10 Convention Center Dr. • Tickets: $ 5 to $ 15

This weekend hosts three days of exhibitions, showcasing the best boat lines, at the Wilmington Boat Show. The event will feature demonstrations and seminars on a variety of topics, from inshore saltwater fishing to boating safety. Vendors will be lined up, including Carolina Catch, who will have a catch-and-release fishing area Friday through Sunday in the parking lot of the Wilson Center at CFCC.

Live music will be performed by local bluesman Randy McQuay on Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


“Friends” quiz evening – The one where you killed all the other trivia teams! For those with a wealth of knowledge about Phoebes, Joey, Monica, Rachel, Chandler Bing and Ross, tonight is your night! Anecdotes about “friends” are hosted … but where else? In a cafe, of course. Social Coffee on Wrightsville Avenue will turn into Central Perk with two slot machines at 6:30 pm and 8:30 pm A $ 5 ticket is required for entry and prizes are available to be won.

Waterline Brewing Company’s annual Oktoberfest Under the Bridge features the traditional mug-holding competition. (Photo by Port City Daily / Courtesy of Waterline Brewing Co.)


Waterline Brewing Company, 721 Surry Street • Free

October has officially started and Waterline Brewing is wasting no time getting into the spirit of the beer season. The sixth edition of Oktoberfest will start at the brewery on Saturday at 1 p.m. There will be music from the Harbor Towne Fest Band, with food trucks Bill’s Brew Food, 2 Bros Coastal Cuisine, A&M Red and Crofton Pretzels parked on site.

Competitions will include Best Dressed Costume, Mr. and Mrs. Oktoberfest, Chicken Dance Off, Stein Holding and Keg Squatting.

VIP packages are available for purchase and include tankards, t-shirts and refill tickets as well as shorter waiting times in the queues. Otherwise, the event is free.


Red Bull Foam Wreckers – There is a surfing contest like no other at Wrightsville Beach this weekend. Only foam boards (soft-top) are allowed, with prizes for those showing their most creative skills on the waves. It’s the “anti-surf” contest, so to speak, sponsored by Red Bull, with surf-pro personalities Ben Gravy, Blair Conklin and others. All levels of male and female surf enthusiasts are welcome. Registration is at 9 a.m., the final ends at 5 p.m. – it takes place near Columbia Street Beach Access.

Pit Bull Merit Foundation – A fundraiser will take place on Saturday at New Anthem Beer on Greenfield Street. The Merit Pit Bull Foundation, based entirely on foster families, helps the beloved bully breed in North Carolina through education, community outreach, homeowner assistance and more Again. The foundation needs dog food, treats, training treats, training pads, durable toys, teething rings and other items for its foster families, but most of all it needs of foster parents: Banh Sai food truck will be on site, vendors will be lined up and DJ Venus Fly Trap will play tunes. Masks are mandatory indoors when you are not eating and drinking.

Very cool – Rock duo Johnny and Angie Yeagher will bring their darkwave, post-punk vibes to Reggie’s Saturday night with their latest Dead Cool outfit. The two started the electronic and gothic group during the pandemic and released a few sounds on their Bandcamp. Coverage costs to be determined.

Leland’s Phobia Haunted Trail is back on Maco Road; this time its theme is “CarnEvil in the Woods”, with spooky clowns. (Daily port city / File)


Phobia Haunted Trail: CarnEvil in the Woods
2859 Maco Road NE, Leland • Tickets: $ 17

And so the season of haunting is upon us.

A Phobia Haunted Trail will be set up on Maco Road in Leland, featuring evil clowns and medics as part of “CarnEvil in the Woods”. The 30-minute outdoor haunted trail features live actors who will work to instill all of your worst nightmares in you (no worries, however, they’ll keep their hands to themselves).

The attraction is only open on weekends, from 8 p.m. to midnight, until November 6. All guests must wear a mask on the trail. Tickets cost $ 17 and can be purchased at The last ticket will be sold at 11:30 p.m.


Rodrigo and Gabriela – Guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela, 2019 Grammy winner for Best Instrumental Album, will bring their guitar prowess to the Greenfield Lake Amphitheater on Sunday. Acoustic musicians mix the styles of rock, flamenco and jazz, recently heard on their version of “The Struggle Within”, contributed to the release of “Blacklist” by Metallica, which features bands featuring iconic songs from “The Black Album” . Tickets for the show are $ 49 to $ 65.

Belville Seafood Festival – From 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., a festival presented by Seaview Crab Co. will be celebrated on the waterfront promenade in the town of Belville (580 River Rd., SE). There will be vendors, raffles, food trucks, pony rides and entertainment. It’s free and takes place rain or shine.

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