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.

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