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December 2019

Waterfowl Weekend Friday Night Preview Party & Janice Smith Memorial Champagne Waterfowl Competition

December 6, 2019 at 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center, 1785 Island Road
Harkers Island,

The premier kick-off party for Waterfowl Weekend 2019. Guests will be the first to see all the festival offerings and access the Seafood & Wild Game Extravaganza & Dessert Party catered by Beaufort Grocery Co. featuring the 2019 Champagne Waterfowl Competition and Irish Coffee Bar. Tickets are $150 / couple or $75 / individual, available at the Core Sound Store 252-728-1500 or online During the Preview Party: The Janice Smith Memorial Champagne Waterfowl Competition is back for Waterfowl Weekend 2019! This…

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2019 Waterfowl Weekend & Silent Auction

December 7, 2019 - December 8, 2019
Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center, 1785 Island Road
Harkers Island,

Join us in December at the 2019 Waterfowl Weekend Celebration Saturday and Sunday at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center on Harkers Island. Visit arts & crafts exhibitors, enjoy excellent seafood at the food tent, cultural programming, Sunday Morning Worship Service and of course, Sweet Puppies! View full schedule and other information here Silent Auction The 2019 Core Sound Heritage Auction is an incredible opportunity to own an extraordinary Core Sound decoy. Twenty significant decoys will be offered…

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32nd Annual Core Sound Decoy Festival

December 7, 2019 at 9:00 am - December 8, 2019 at 4:00 pm

32nd Annual Core Sound Decoy Festival, December 7th and 8th, 2019 Saturday, December 7th – 9am-5pm 9:00am – Show Opens 9:00am – Carving Competition Registration, Youth Archery (all day), NCWRC Safari Trailer 10:00am – Competition Judging 10:00am – Children’s Decoy Painting (all day) 10:00am – Auction Preview Begins 11:00am – Retriever Demonstration 1:00pm – Decoy Auction 2:00pm – Retriever Demonstration 5:00pm – Show Closes Sunday, December 8th – 10am-4pm 10:00am – Show Opens – YOUTH DAY!! 10:00am – Competition Judging…

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Brown Bag Lecture Series at NC Maritime Museum

December 11, 2019 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
NC Maritime Museum, 315 Front St
Beaufort, 28516
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The Brown Bag Gam lecture series has resumed for the off season! The program is designed to reflect that relaxed atmosphere and invites attendees to pack a lunch and come learn about North Carolina’s rich coastal environment and culture. Each of the programs begin at noon, and they are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. For more information, call 252-504-7740 or visit ncmaritimemuseumbeaufort.com. Topics in the series include: Oct 17: the story of ‘Echo’ the juvenile…

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Beaufort Holiday Art Walk

December 14, 2019 at 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Enjoy a festive day in Historic Downtown Beaufort, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and celebrate the season with art receptions and open houses at many downtown locations.  A wide variety of art from regional artists will be showcased throughout many of the downtown shops, galleries, and restaurants. The Beaufort Historic Site's Mattie King Davis Art Gallery will be showcasing work from local artist, Ken Moore. The Art Walk will begin at The Beaufort Historic Site, 130 Turner St.  Art…

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Christmas Candlelight Tour

December 14, 2019 at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Kick-off the holiday season in beautiful historic Beaufort, NC. Start your afternoon by taking a stroll around town meeting talented artists and buying those perfect holiday gifts during The Beaufort Art Walk. Then later that night join the Beaufort Historical Association for our annual Christmas Candlelight Tour and visit gorgeous historic homes and buildings by candlelight. The Beaufort Historical Association’s annual Christmas Candlelight Tour will be held on Saturday, December 14 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. The tour showcases Beaufort’s…

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February 2020

Winter Taste of Core Sound

February 28 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Southern Salt Restaurant, 701 Evans Street
Morehead City, North Carolina 28557

A full spread of Core Sound Seafood & Game - Oyster Bar, Baked Scallops, Fried Shrimp, Fried Oysters, Stewed Duck & Rutabaga, Chicken & Pastry, Winter Collards, Baked Sweet Potatoes, Light Rolls and Cornbread & Albert's Lemon Pie Silent & Live Auction - Evening Begins at 6 pm $75/person, limited to 200, firm. Tickets on sale now, purchase online here or by calling 252-728-1500. PLUS ... Sat, Feb 29 Waterfowl Program at 806: “Beginning Decoy Collecting” - Special Guest Speaker:…

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Beginning Decoy Collecting with Robbie Smith

February 29 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Core Sound Museum Store, 806 Arendell Street
Morehead City, North Carolina 28557

“Beginning Decoy Collecting” - Special Guest Speaker: Robbie Smith, NC Decoy Collectors Association, with Coffee and pastries at 10 am, Talk at 10:30. Core Sound Museum store at 806 Arendell St, Downtown Morehead. Robbie will be on hand until 2 pm to evaluate/appraise your decoys!

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March 2020

Beaufort Sister Cities Cafe Patisserie Meeting

March 1 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Beaufort Train Depot, 614 Broad St
Beaufort, NC 28516 United States

Please join us for coffee, tea, and pastries; learn the history of our organization; and hear our plans for 2020 and beyond. The purpose of Beaufort Sister Cities is to promote international cooperation, understanding and development through a variety of dynamic exchanges with cities and towns with whom Beaufort maintains active sister city partnerships.

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Beaufort Historic Site Volunteer Training

March 10 at 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Beaufort Historic Site, 130 Turner St.
Beaufort, NC 28516

Attendees are invited to learn about volunteering at the Beaufort Historic Site, 130 Turner St. Anyone interested in historic preservation and research, student educational programs, driving a double-decker bus, leading tours, retail sales in the gift shop or helping with the many committees that are the backbone of the Association are welcome to attend. For more information or to reserve your spot for the training, please call 252-728-5225, email [email protected], or stop by the Welcome Center located at 130 Turner…

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