Taste the season on October 20 and 21

Taste the season at the 24th annual Autumn With Topsail Festival on Oct. 20 & 21.

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Published: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 12:32 PM.

Autumn with Topsail, October 20 and 21

Started in 1988, the Autumn With Topsail Festival is held on the grounds of the Missile Assembly Building in Topsail Beach. The Annual festival has been providing great entertainment, excellent local crafts and fine food for more than 20 years. Join the 24th annual Festival October 20 and 21. AWT is sponsored by the Historical Society of Topsail Island. All proceeds go directly to maintaining the Missile Assembly Building and the Missiles and More Museum.

The festival features a juried Artists’ Court with many regional artists displaying and selling their work, live musical entertainment, a variety of food vendors, games and rides for children and more. Children’s art activities include face painting and hair spraying; decorating visors, doorknob hangers, sunglasses and more; design necklaces and bracelets with beads; make colorful sand art. Activities sponsored by Pender County Partnership for Children.

Festival grounds are located on Anderson Blvd (NC Hwy. 50 E.) and Flake Avenue in front of the Assembly Building in Topsail Beach. There is a $3 per day admission charge for each adult at AWT. Children 10 and younger and active military personnel with a military service ID get in free. No pets are allowed except for certified service animals. Visit www.autumnwithtopsail.com for more info.

Autumn With Topsail 2012 schedule:

Saturday, Oct. 20:

7:30 to 10 a.m. Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast


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