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Plan your getaway around a signature event or find out what’s happening during your visit. From quick weekend trips to longer stays, you might watch a hammer throw competition at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, sample sounds where they were born at the John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival, go for the top prize in the Big Rock Blue Marlin Fishing Tournament, or enjoy seasonal events like July 4th celebrations and Christmas light displays.
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Visit with us in scenic Pender County which includes the sandy white beaches of Topsail Beach & Surf City and the charming coastal towns of Hampstead…
Surf City area
Tourism information available for Topsail Beach, Surf City, North Topsail Beach, Sneads Ferry, Holly Ridge, and throughout Pender and Onslow counties.
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Wilmington (14.01 mile)
November 11 - 15
The Cucalorus Film Festival showcases more than 200 films shown in historic theaters throughout Downtown Wilmington. This festival attracts over 14,800 from all over the world.
Wilmington (13.73 mile)
October 23 - 24
Explore the world of hops, grapes and grain at the Lighthouse Beer & Wine Festival featuring over 100 craft breweries and wineries on the edge of the Cape Fear River in scenic Downtown Wilmington.
Scotts Hill (10.63 mile)
October 16 , October 17
(6) dates in all …
Come visit the Haunted Manor House in the actual Manor House, or ride the Haunted Wagon through the Abbey Nature Preserve, or enjoy the Goblins and Games Fun House in the barn.
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Rocky Point (3.16 mile)
Paul’s Place is known and famous for their hotdogs and special relish. We also serve fries, bbq sandwiches and breakfast too. Operated by its third...
Rocky Point (6.78 mile)
We supply all kinds of products from hoop cheese, fried pork skins, country sausage, ribs, liver pudding, souse, c-loaf and, of course, pork chops and BBQ.
Burgaw (8.11 mile)
(4) styles in all …
Our menu includes starters, salads, sandwiches and burgers, pasta entrees (plus 2 sides) and desserts. We also have a menu for the kiddies.
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Rocky Point (4.69 mile)
Come relax in a quite county setting at Rocky Point Campground. You will be greeted by our friendly staff.
Burgaw (8.83 mile)
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The only hotel in the small town of Burgaw. Our friendly staff and extremely clean rooms will make your stay more memorable. Within walking distance to area restaurants and grocery store.
Wilmington (11.59 mile)
Great location just 5 miles from Wrightsville Beach and 8 miles from historic downtown Wilmington. Free cable, wireless Internet access, swimming and more!
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