Many of Edenton, NC's, annual events have a storied past – which, in some ways of looking at them, is why they’re annual events to begin with. When your tea party protesting British control mimics the well-known Boston Tea Party in action but rises above it in terms of the open, unveiled courage of the women who lead it, well, that gives you a big reason to celebrate the anniversary of it in years hence! And, when your annual Christmas Candlelight Tour has been delighting attendees for close to four decades running, that’s a tradition you just don’t break. As you might imagine, as the town that can claim being the first state capital of North Carolina, the annual Edenton, NC, event of July 4th takes on particular meaning. This same significant history has encouraged the biennial Edenton Pilgrimage of Historic Homes where you’re invited into homes and businesses that showcase centuries of Edenton stories. And the history of the waterways and the sometimes opportunist villains who plied them comes to life for kids through the Pirate Encampment. More to the present day, if you can call more than 70 years by that term, kids of all ages flock to the annual Chowan County Regional Fair.
Annual Edenton, NC, Events . . . and Food!
Food is the centerpiece for many of the annual Edenton, NC, events. And who would argue with that as an organizing centerpiece?! The annual Shrimp by the Bay features the bounties of shrimp and fish that come from local waters along with all the fixings. Yum! The Taste of Edenton brings close to 20 restaurants to the lawn of the Penelope Barker House for guests to take a culinary tour of regional cuisine. As you enjoy food and beverages, you also get to take in the sunset on the bay as the cherry on top!