Hurricane Florence left the status of festivals and fairs this fall season unknown, but the 2018 Autumn with Topsail festival is continuing as scheduled this upcoming weekend.
Here is everything that you need to know about the festivities.
What to do: The festival features an array of activities from live musical entertainment to inflatables and crafts for children. It features a juried Artists’ and Crafts Court with more than 100 regional artists displaying and selling their work along with a variety of food options as well as a beer and wine garden.
When: The Autumn with Topsail festival is held annually in October, with this year being the 30th celebration. This year's festivities kick off with the traditional Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast Saturday at 7:30 a.m. and the pancake and sausage breakfast Sunday at 8 a.m. followed by the arts and crafts booths opening at 9:30 a.m. both days.
Where: The festival is held on the grounds of the Historical Society of Topsail Island Assembly Building, which is the home of the Missiles and More Museum in Topsail Beach, located at 720 Channel Blvd. There will be both indoor and outdoor festivities catered to visitors of all ages.
Cost: A one-day adult admission is $5 and two-day is $8. Children 11 and under and active military personnel with a valid ID receive free admission. Proceeds from the festival go to benefit the Historical Society of Topsail Island, a volunteer non-profit organization.
Parking: There is free street parking and parking in various beach accesses located near the festival grounds. There will be a free shuttle service provided from various parking areas in Topsail Beach to the festival grounds.
For more information about the festival including the schedule of events and activities, visit their website at AutumnwithTopsail.com or call the Autumn with Topsail Chairman Rick Stidley at 912-312-5244.