Friday, October 19, 2012

FOR Masonboro Island Fundraiser, 2012

The 3rd Annual Friends of the Reserve (FOR) Masonboro Island Fundraiser event is coming up on Sunday, October 28, 2012 at the Blockade Runner Resort on Wrightsville Beach beginning at 4pm.

The event kicks off with a family-fun afternoon of educational events followed by an evening filled with great food, music, and silent and live auctions.

Abundant seafood prepped by the award-winning BRBR culinary team will be served. Brazilian guitarist, Rafael, Whitney Pearsall and the Dylan Holton Band entertain.

Kids events this year will be from 4-6 p.m and include interactive events from the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, T-shirt painting led by local artist and Wrightsville Beach School marine science instructor Cissie Brooks and a Halloween costume contest.

Ticket are $25 per person (advanced) / $30 (at the door).  Kids under 12 are free.  Proceeds from ticket sales, auction bids, and raffle chances are donated to the North Carolina Coastal Reserve, the island’s steward, for education, conservation and research.

There are still sponsorship opportunities available for this event.  Please contact with any questions.

For more information, please visit

Friday, October 12, 2012

Taste of Wrightsville Beach Festival, 2012

The Inaugural Taste of Wrightsville Beach food, wine, and beer tasting event will be held in Downtown Wrightsville Beach on Saturday, October 27, 2012 from 4 until 7pm.  Proceeds from the event will benefit the Wrightsville Beach Beautification Project.

The Taste of Wrightsville Beach Festival festival will celebrate the island’s diverse and delicious fare on and around the beach with over 30 food, wine and beer tasting booths. VIP participants will also enjoy an old fashion seafood boil or bucket of oysters.

Celebrity judges will rate the dishes with a “Best in Show” and participants will select the “People’s Choice” award.  Live music by Wrightsville Beach's own Hali Esinhart, guitarist and the South Hammock Bluegrass Band.

Tickets are $40 for General Admission in advance through Oct. 25 at midnight ($50 day of event) or $75 for VIP Tickets.  The ticket cost includes admission to the event and one tasting of each food, beer and wine vendor.

Participating Wrightsville Beach restaurants are South Beach Grill, Tower 7, Banks Channel Pub & Grille, King Neptune,  Mellow Mushroom, 22 North, Bridge Tender, Fish House, Dockside, Holiday Inn Resort, Shell Island Resort, Blockade Runner Beach Resort, Bluewater/Oceanic,  Vito's Pizza, Rita's Italian Ice, and SurfBerry.​

This is an event not to missed!  Come eat, celebrate, and join your fellow Wrightsville Beach foodies for this fun and unforgettable event.

Learn more at

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Cape Fear Kite Festival, 2012

Anyone who thinks there's nothing to do in a coastal town in the off-season obviously never spent the fall in Wrightsville Beach! In addition to offering a variety of special events, fall is a great time to visit WB, as hotel rates are typically lower and the crowds are fewer. One of the most well-loved fall events on the island is the annual Cape Fear Kite Festival, where flyers from far and wide come together to paint the sky!

At this year's Cape Fear Kite Festival, young and old can experience the fun of kite flying while enjoying the favorable fall weather on Wrightsville Beach.

The event will take place in front of Shell Island Resort on November 3rd and 4th, 2012 and will feature an outstanding variety of kites. From simple to elaborate, you may see anything from giant butterflies to flying squid! It's certainly not your ordinary day at the beach.

Coming in from out of town? Here are a few helpful hints for your Cape Fear Kite Festival planning:

Lodging: If you need a hotel room, Shell Island Resort is apparently holding a block of rooms at a special rate for CFKF travelers. According to the CFKF Facebook page, the person to ask for is Michael and you should mention you are coming in for the festival. If, for some reason, Shell Island books up - don't worry! There are plenty of great places to stay in Wrightsville Beach!

What to bring (other than your kite, of course): Although November typically offers great conditions for kite flying, you'll probably want to bring a sweater or jacket as the coastal winds can be a bit chilly. Also don't forget to pack your camera (and battery charger!) so you can capture some awesome kite-flying shots!

To learn more, visit the Cape Fear Kite Festival Facebook Page.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

19th Annual Bark in the Park, Wrightsville Beach NC

If you've got a frisbee-loving canine who loves to show off their catching and fetching skills, don't miss out on this year's Bark in the Park!

 The 19th Annual Bark in the Park Skyhoundz Hyperflight Canine Disc Championships features some of the area's top dogs as they fly through the air and snare frisbees in their jaws. Whether you've got a mutt or a purebred, a champion or a newcomer, all skill levels are welcome to participate in this fun and unique competition.

 Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 11 a.m. (rain date Sunday, October 14 at 1 p.m.) at Wrightsville Beach Park to enjoy this free, family-friendly event.

 If you'd like to register your four-legged family member in the competition, simply contact the Wrightsville Beach Parks & Recreation Department at 910-256-7925. You can also visit for more details.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Fall in Wrightsville Beach, NC

Spending the fall season in Wrightsville Beach is a wonderful experience. With fewer crowds, milder weather and plenty of attractions, visitors of this coastal community can enjoy the beach in a laid back and beautiful atmosphere.

Here are the top three reasons to spend your fall vacation in Wrightsville Beach, NC:

Save Money - Hotels and rental homes typically book up fast in the summer, and guests will usually pay top dollar; however, right around September is when the availability opens up and the rates drop. A typical beachside hotel room may rent for as much as $300 a night or more during the peak season, but in the fall - the same room could be yours for half the price.

Fewer crowds - The many tourists and vacationing college students begin to dissipate after school starts and the weather cools off. This means you can enjoy spending the day at the beach without the crowds or enjoying a long walkwithout the midsummer heat. It also means that restaurants, shops and other attractions will have shorter lines and may even offer special seasonal discounts.

Beautiful weather - Wrightsville Beach, like most of southeastern NC, stays warm well through September. However, humidity tends to lighten up after Labor Day (along with the traffic). A lot of folks say that late September and early October are the best times to visit, due to temperatures lingering between 75-80 degrees during the day. This mild weather is just warm and comfortable and yet cool enough to actually enjoy dining alfresco at the Causeway Cafe or The Oceanic.

We hope you enjoy your Wrightsville Beach Fall Vacation.  Be sure to contact the agents at Hardee Hunt and Williams to find opportunities for investment properties, vacation homes, retirement homes, or condos in Wrightsville Beach.  Visit or call 910-256-6998.

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