As the heat from summer fades to a distant memory and the cooler days and nights of fall start creeping in, a special festival rides into historic downtown Wilmington, one that celebrates the charm and beauty that is so much a part of our Southern heritage. Riverfest, which has been celebrated on the first full weekend in October every year since 1979, is one of our favorite fall events, and this year’s event promises to outshine all the others. If your summer vacation has been pushed to the fall this year, we’re thinking the weekend of October 5th through 7th might be the perfect time to plan on visiting Ocean Isle Beach; keep reading and let us know if you agree!

Free Admission at Riverfest North Carolina

Yes, you heard right: Admission is free to this annual festival, making it the perfect addition to your sightseeing adventures! Featuring a classic car show in addition to the live entertainment, children’s zone, arts and crafts vendors, and the crowning of the third annual Miss Riverfest, the excitement of this event has already begun to climb—and it is still months away! Food vendors serving delicious North Carolina barbecue, concession stands with beverages both adult and soft, and live music playing on multiple stages combine to create the ultimate fall festival, while the fireworks display held on Saturday night adds a touch of drama to an already exciting experience. Family friendly Riverfest North Carolina offers something fun for every member of your family, and since it’s taking place just 44 miles away from your McClure Realty Vacations classic beachfront cottage, the ride back home is short and sweet.

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Riverfest is, of course, more than an ordinary concert, but every little bit helps, so when you’re making plans for your unforgettable North Carolina vacation, don’t forget to add this annual event to your vacation bucket list. And while you’re at it, be sure to contact us today to reserve your accommodations; our classic condos and cozy cottages are perfect for making memories in!