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October 2015

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Things to do in October 40th Annual Peanut Festival October 3rd Celebrating Peanut Growing in Chowan County with a 5K Run or Walk, Parade, and Festivities on the John A. Holmes Campus round out a fun-filled day for all ages For information about Edenton and Chowan County, call: 252-482-0300 or 800-775-0111 Order your ad online.... anytime. albemarletradewinds.com October 17, 2015 North Carolina Series Friends of the Shepard-Pruden Library will host coauthors, Cia Chester McKoy and Nancy Unsworth of POKING CHOCOLATES AND OTHER RUDE HABITS (en route to the Sweet life). This funny and fast-paced book highlights Cia’s serendipitous tour that leads to an encounter on a country road in England and upends her life. This book would not have been “born” without Nancy’s collaboration and editorial assistance, but the process nearly destroyed their friendship, requiring severe and necessary steps to bring it back to life. Cia has lived in North Carolina and was married in Duke chapel. Nancy resides in Edenton. Time: 10:30 am Place: Shepard-Pruden Library Phone: 252-482-4112 Email: jfinley@pettigrewlibraries.org If you buy a printed ad from Albemarle Tradewinds , you also have access to our social media. “I cannot remember the books I’ve read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.” Ralph Waldo Emerson 14 Albemarle Tradewinds October 2015 albemarletradewinds.com

SCUPPERNONG RIVER FESTIVAL 2015 By Jimmy Fleming mrflemz@embarqmail.com The Scuppernong River Festival is an all day street festival held in Columbia, NC on the second Saturday of October each year. The festival began in 1991 with the help of J.D. Brickhouse (county manager), Carlisle Harrell (town manager), and Francis Voliva (county extension director). They formed a committee to organize and host an annual local festival centered around Columbus Day, The Scuppernong River, and the Scuppernong grape which grows locally. The festival has grown from the early days of mostly local vendors and attendees to crowds of 8,000 or more from all around eastern North Carolina. The festival kicks off with a large parade featuring marching bands, floats, and many other entries. During the day there is live music of all genres, games/rides for children, vendors (selling food, arts/crafts, clothing, and many other products), displays such as US Coast Guard rescues, BMX bike displays, helicopter rides, antique cars and tractors, and many other fun things. The day ends with a spectacular fireworks display on the Columbia waterfront followed by a street dance featuring a great band. For locals, the festival is like a huge family reunion or high school class reunion … a chance to see and visit with family or friends not seen in years. This year is the 24th Annual Scuppernong River Festival and will be held on October 10, 2015. This year’s festival will feature the opening parade, helicopter rides, all day music & entertainment, local foods & products, canoe rides, water activities, as well as rides and amusements for the kids. There will be an awesome fireworks display followed by a concert featuring the music of Brae V. King. It promises to be great day of food and fun, so make plans to visit Columbia on October 10th and be a part of the excitement of SCUPPERNONG RIVER FESTIVAL 2015!!! See you there! For more information you can call (252) 796-1371 or visit www.tyrrellcounty.org Great Bridge Battlefield & Waterways History Foundation Come celebrate the 6th Annual Waterways Heritage Festival October 10 & 11, 2015. Located on the Intracoastal Waterways in Chesapeake, Virginia, the Waterways Heritage Festival is a celebration of Chesapeake’s waterways and cultural heritage. The festival will be open Saturday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Sunday 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Battlefield Park South (120 Reservation Road), Great Bridge Battlefield & Waterways Park (1775 Historic Way), and Great Bridge Lock Park (100 Lock Road). This event features free admittance, parking, and shuttle service provided by Chesapeake Emergency Response Team and Fire Department. Free Parking and Shuttle Service will be located on Shea Drive near Albemarle Drive and shuttles will run between this main parking area and the three event locations throughout the festival. The Waterways Heritage Festival is a family oriented outdoor event for guests of all ages. This year attendees will be able to enjoy free docent-led tours of historic Battlefield Park, the unique experience of traveling through the locks, and learning from Batteau and Canal Society members about the history of transportation through the liquid highways of yesteryear. Children can learn how to make cornhusk dolls, beeswax candles, and more. This year’s festival will host several guilds, exhibitors, and vendors from across the Commonwealth showcasing the skills, talents, and craftiness of people and their trades that have contributed to the establishment and development of this unique region including baked goods, basketry, beekeeping, fiber arts, fine art, glassblowing, handbags, jams, jewelry, knitting, live music, pottery, quilting, sewing, shaker boxes, sheep shearing, soap making, spinning, weaving, wood-carving, and much more. Also, joining us at Great Bridge Lock Park this year will be the Virginia Coastal Fly Angler’s Club featuring internationally known Fly Fishing Expert, Ed Jaworowski! This event benefits the Great Bridge Battlefield Waterways & History Foundation and is paid for in part and made possible by our many sponsors. For more information about becoming a juried vendor, guild, or exhibitor or participating as a sponsor or volunteer for this fabulous event, please contact : Cindy Mulkey at cindy@gbbattlefield.org or 757-482-4480. facebook.com/AlbemarleTradingPost Albemarle Tradewinds October 2015 15