Events in harkers island

The Crystal Coast is home and host to a variety of events throughout the year. From fishing tournaments to seasonal festivals; from children’s celebrations to athletic events, each month holds something different to delight everyone in your family. Find out what’s going on during your stay, or learn when to plan your next trip. We look forward to seeing you!

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Summer Taste of Core Sound

August 23, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Our annual SUMMER TASTE of Core Sound will be held AT THE END OF THE ROAD in our like-new Museum Ed Hall!!! We are so excited! A family-style local seafood and fresh from the garden summer feast will be brought together by the much-loved Chef Bill Smith of Crook’s Corner/Chapel Hill fame!

1785 Island Road, Harkers Island, NC 28531, USA

(252) 728-1500

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Drawing Skills Development Workshop: Still Life

August 26, 2019 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This drawing class will review several techniques: blind contour, contour, gesture, construction drawing and how these techniques are used to complete a finished drawing. Please bring a sketchbook, pencils, and a kneaded eraser. Susan will demo and discuss use of additional drawing media. The class size is limited to six participants. Admission fee.

1785 Island Road, Harkers Island, NC, United States

(252) 728-1500

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Core Sound Waterfowl Weekend 2019

December 6, 2019 | 5:00 pm - December 8, 2019 | 5:00 pm

Waterfowl Weekend is one of Core Sound’s most highly anticipated events!

A entire weekend dedicated to celebrating Down East history, traditions, and community spirit. The weekend will kickoff Friday night with a ticket preview party, followed by two days of wildlife artists, decoys carvers and collectors, model boatbuilding and other crafters selling their wares, plus boat building, oar making, & retriever demonstrations, plus local seafood ,children’s activities, and much more.

Event Highlights:

  • Weekend-long Silent Auction
  • Core Sound Quilt Raffle
  • Local Music
  • Special Gallery Exhibitions
  • Book signings
  • Special offerings from the Core Sound Museum Store
  • Boatbuilding
  • Children Activities
  • Local Seafood Tent, Desserts, & More
  • Sunday Morning Core Sound Community Church

To purchase tickets to the the Friday night preview please call the museum store 252-728-1500

1785 Island Road, Harkers Island, NC, United States

(252) 728-1500

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32nd Annual Core Sound Decoy Festival

December 7, 2019 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Core Sound Decoy Festival has been a coastal tradition since 1988. Held the first full weekend in December on Harkers Island, this two-day festival includes antique decoy exhibits, retriever demonstrations, a head whittling contest, and decoy competitions with categories for every kind of carver. There are fun activities for children and educational exhibits, as well as live and silent auctions. Harkers Island Elementary School staff and volunteers dish out scrumptious food, and vendors spread their wares for shoppers who flock to the Festival. This event benefits the Core Sound Decoy Carver’s Guild and Harkers Island Elementary School and is the area’s largest off-season event. Admission is $8 daily, children under 12 are free. Wonderful event full of decoys, great food, and friends! For more event information, call 252-728-3755 Core Sound Decoy Carvers Guild, 1574 Harkers Island Rd, Beaufort, NC 28516.

1163 Harkers Island Rd, Beaufort, NC 28516, USA

(252) 728-3755

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32nd Annual Core Sound Decoy Festival

December 8, 2019 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Core Sound Decoy Festival has been a coastal tradition since 1988. Held the first full weekend in December on Harkers Island, this two-day festival includes antique decoy exhibits, retriever demonstrations, a head whittling contest, and decoy competitions with categories for every kind of carver. There are fun activities for children and educational exhibits, as well as live and silent auctions. Harkers Island Elementary School staff and volunteers dish out scrumptious food, and vendors spread their wares for shoppers who flock to the Festival. This event benefits the Core Sound Decoy Carver’s Guild and Harkers Island Elementary School and is the area’s largest off-season event. Admission is $8 daily, children under 12 are free. Wonderful event full of decoys, great food, and friends! For more event information, call 252-728-3755 Core Sound Decoy Carvers Guild, 1574 Harkers Island Rd, Beaufort, NC 28516.

1163 Harkers Island Rd, Beaufort, NC 28516, USA

(252) 728-3755

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