The last full weekend in October is when the Holden Beach Merchants Association hosts the popular North Carolina Festival by the Sea. This 2-day event will be held October 27 and 28, 2012, and is kicked off with a parade down the Holden Beach Causeway. This is the only day of the year that you can walk across the Holden Beach bridge and each year several hundred take that high altitude stroll to stake out the perfect spot to view the parade.
Arts and crafts vendors will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. You’ll want to plan to be onsite for at least a couple of meals and a snack or two, just to sample some of the fabulous food available at the festival.
For the competitive sort, there is a horseshoe tournament and a sandcastle building contest. Children can enjoy face painting, huge kites flying overhead and the children’s rides and amusements. There is live musical entertainment both days at Holden Beach’s Pavilion. The Festival by the Sea is a free event with plenty of free parking. You can read more about it at: http://www.hbmerchants.com/events.html.
If you’re coming to the festival and you need a place to stay for you and your four-legged family members, we have Holden Beach pet friendly rentals that we’re sure you’ll be happy with. No matter what size your family, there are Holden Beach pet friendly rentals that will be suitable for all of you. Give us a call at 800-842-6949 and we’ll be happy to talk with you about what we have available.