The weather is cooler, the pumpkins are everywhere we turn, so Fall must be officially here! Goldsboro-Wayne County is bursting with seasonal fun this fall, so here are ten ways to make the most of the season right on your doorstep. (There are many more but ten seemed like a nice round number!)
- Eat your heart out at Taste of Wayne County, October 12th.
The number one foodie event in Goldsboro-Wayne County, this food festival has a place in most local people’s hearts (and bellies). Created to support United Way of Wayne County, it attracts pretty much every restaurant, food truck, caterers and drinks companies you can think of. Not only that, but the day features music, live entertainment and a beer garden to guarantee a great day for the whole family. 11am – 2pm on October 12, 2019, tickets are available at unitedwayne.org/taste-of-wayne for $15 for adults, and children under 6 go for free. Start building up your appetite now!
- W.I.S.E Women’s Fireside Chat, October 19th.
An inspirational evening celebrating women leaders and their stories and achievements. This female-only event (girl power!) features Vivian Howard, Chief Justice Cheri Beasley, Kristen Woodson Harvey and Renee Chou in an intimate fireside chat at the beautiful Walnut Creek County Club, with some cocktails and dinner included for good measure. Get your ticket quickly, and get inspired! Tickets available at The Chamber of Commerce, 919 734 2241.
- Be at one with Nature
Whether you decide to walk, kayak, run, or just take in the views, make sure you head to Cliffs on the Neuse State Park this fall. The scenery is stunning, and the proximity to McCall’s BBQ and Seafood restaurant for a good refuel afterwards is just too convenient to pass up on. Learn more at www.visitgoldsboronc.com/things-to-do/cliffs-of-the-neuse-state-park.
- Sample the finest Brews and ‘Cues around on the Brews and Cues Tour, October 19th.
BBQ and beer – the perfect match! Sample a range of Goldsboro’s finest craft beer, meet the brewers and learn about the process. Then of course, feast on delicious BBQ, meet the pit master and see how the magic happens! Take home lots of memories, and some awesome Brews and ‘Cues themed gifts to remind you of your tour. Book today at www.visitgoldsboronc.com/tours and come hungry!
- Get spooked with the Ghosts of Goldsborough Tour
Get in the mood for Halloween! Discover Goldsboro’s past through spooky tales of spirits and war. Downtown’s buildings have quite the story to tell, and a paranormal investigator is the perfect story-teller! Dates throughout October are booking up fast, secure your spot at www.visitgoldsboronc.com/tours.
- Learn something new! US Quidditch Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship at The Bryan Multi Sports Complex.
Who knows how to play Quidditch? If not, now’s your chance to learn! Stop by on November 9-10th at the Bryan Multi-Sports Complex to get in on the action. Guaranteed to be a day of high energy, exciting sportsmanship, AND entry is completely free – just check out Visit Goldsboro’s Facebook events for more details.
- Get in the mood for Quidditch with a free showing of Harry Potter at the Paramount.
To celebrate the US Quidditch folks being in Goldsboro all weekend, the Paramount are putting on a totally free movie night on Friday November 8th, showing none other than the original inspiration for Quidditch, Harry Potter and his wizard pals. Check out Visit Goldsboro Facebook events for more details. Magic!
- Catch a show at the Paramount Theatre
Speaking of the Paramount, the iconic theatre in Downtown Goldsboro has a jam packed schedule for Fall, including the locally produced Blithe Spirit for one weekend only, and a number of movie nights, including the seasonally apt The Haunted Mansion on October 29th. Check out www.goldsboroparamount.com for full schedule and tickets.
- Nurse a whiskey at the 18th Amendment Lounge, Downtown Goldsboro.
As the cooler weather draws in, what better accompaniment than a warming whiskey cocktail, and what better surroundings than the stylish 18th Amendment Lounge, above Barrique in Downtown Goldsboro. Home to prohibition style tunes and atmosphere, you’ll never want to leave.
- A night of culture at Reading Between the Wines, October 19th.
Who doesn’t love a cozy night in with a glass of wine and a good book? This event takes both those things, and gives them a facelift! Drink fine wine, mingle and listen to accomplished columnist, author and host of UNC-TV’s “North Carolina Bookwatch,” D.G. Martin. The location of this year’s event is the historic Frank K. Borden home near beautiful downtown Goldsboro located at 103 South George Street. Most importantly though, the event supports an important cause, the Literacy Connections of Wayne County. Tickets available at: https://www.literacyconnectionsofwaynecounty.org/reading-between-the-wines.