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Festival By the Sea 2018
October 27 - October 28
The Greater Holden Beach Merchants Association hosts the very popular “NC Festival by the Sea” on the last full weekend in October. This two-day event is kicked off with a parade down the Holden Beach causeway.
Over 100 arts and craft vendors will be attending this year, with many children’s play areas set up. The will be over a dozen food vendors to choose from, so plan on having a full belly!
This is the only day of the year that you can walk across the bridge. Each year several hundred visitors enjoy this time to enjoy the birds-eye view.
Children’s Pumpkin Patch
Festival Fun Area
Saturday, October 27th
9am – 5pm
9am – Festival opens
9-11am Jaded Mayberry Band on stage
10am – Parade down Holden Beach Causeway
10:30am – Sand sculpting contest begins @Jordan Blvd beach access
11:15 – Opening Ceremony with Festival Grand Marsha @HB Pavilion
11:30 – 12:30pm – Variety Show Band on stage
1:30pm – Judging for Sand Sculping
1:30 – 5pm – The imitations on stage
5pm – Festival closes
Sunday, October 28th
9am – 4pm
8:30am Worship Service with Pastor Tom from Harvest Fellowship @HB Pavilion
9am – Gospel music on stage
12pm – Costume Contest
2pm – Impromptu Karaoke Hosted by Johnny Jackson on stage
4pm – Festival final closing
For a full listing of craft and food vendors, visit the Greater Holden Beach Merchants Association website.