TOPSAIL BEACH — For the 28th year in a row, art and beach music lovers will gather in Topsail Beach at the Autumn with Topsail Festival. The festival features a juried Artists and Crafts Court with over 100 regional artists displaying and selling their work. Enjoy exciting live musical entertainment, a variety of amazing food with beer and wine, activities and rides for children and much more!

The festival will be held on the grounds of the Historic Assembly Building, 720 Channel Blvd. in Topsail Beach, Oct. 15 from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast starts things off from 7:30 to 10 a.m., and arts and crafts booths open 9:30 a.m.

The fun starts back up Oct. 16 with the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast served from 8 to 10 a.m. and arts and crafts booths open from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tickets are $5 for a one-day adult pass or $8 for a two-day adult pass. Children 11 and under and active duty military personnel with ID are free.

Autumn with Topsail is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Historical Society of Topsail Island (HSTI). Proceeds from the festival are used to maintain the Historic Assembly Building and the Missiles and More Museum. HSTI is dedicated to the collection, preservation and promotion of the history of the Greater Topsail Island Area.

The Missiles and More Museum is open during the festival weekend with extended hours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission to the museum is free. Donations will be accepted so future generations may continue to enjoy the museum.

Want to win a free piece of art? Stop by the Curators Choice Tent and vote via raffle ticket for the chance to take home a great piece of art.

A silent auction will be located inside the Assembly Building along with the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast and the Children’s Arts and Craft activities.

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