October Excitement Ahead - NC Oyster Festival and Brunswick Forest Unveil in Wilmington North Carolina

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October Festivals & Events by the Sea

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The excitement is building for those who love to shuck and savor roasted oysters from the sea. The 35th Annual North Carolina Oyster Festival kicks off on Saturday, October 17th and runs through Sunday, October 18th. This year’s event will be held in front of the Museum of Coastal Carolina on the beautiful Ocean Isle Beach. The are just two reasons Wilmington has become one of the best places to live in North Carolina by the beach.

Whether it’s roasted oysters or the fan favorite, oysters on the half shell, attendees of this popular event will get to sample a variety of recipes featuring some of the most creative ways to serve this delicacy. Oysters aren’t the only foods festival- goers can nosh on during the well attended yearly event. Festival vendors will also cook up other deliciously appetizing and mouth-watering cuisine in classic Southern-style.

Grab a chair, blanket and some sunscreen and sit back and take in the sounds of the live music performances during the festival. Families with young children can checkout the arts and crafts and activities specifically targeted to the children. There’s something for everyone.

Here’s a look at some exciting activities happening during the festival:

Oyster Festival Road Race - 5K, 10K and 1 Mile Fun Run
The Muddy Oyster Challenge - 5K mud run
The Shaggin' Oyster Competition - shag dance competition
Oyster Shucking Competition
Oyster Eating Competition

There are titles to be defended and contestants ready to give the reigning champs a challenge at Ocean Isle Beach.

The Annual North Carolina Oyster Festival is among one of the reasons Wilmington is the reigning champ as one of the best places to live in North Carolina by the beach. Friendly people, affordable homes and mild year round weather add to the permanent residence appeal.

Also happening in October the weekend before, the Grand Unveiling of the new 2015 Ideal-LIVING Home at Brunswick Forest, one of the finest master planned communities in the area. New home buyers will get to see for themselves stunning trend setting home designs at a well-designed master planned community which caters to retirees, seniors and young families. Walk the trails, peek at the amenities and experience the fabulous curb appeal.

The three day and two-night unveiling on October 9-11, 2015 features luxury accommodations for Discovery Package guests (based on space availability), a tour of the 2015 Ideal-LIVING Home, and a chance to hit the links at the critically acclaimed Cape Fear National Golf Course. Legendary golfer Fuzzy Zoeller will be among Brunswick Forest’s featured guests during the Grand Unveil. A few pointers from the acclaimed golfer may make all the difference during a round or two at Cape Fear National. Golfweek ranked Cape Fear National’s 18-holes golf course #11 in its Best Course You Can Play in North Carolina. Here’s the long list of amenities residents enjoy at Brunswick Forest:


18 Hole Championship Golf Course designed by NC native Tim Cate
Golf Clubhouse with restaurant and bar
18,000 Square Foot Fitness & Wellness Center with lounge
Indoor and Outdoor Swimming Pools
5 Hard Surface Tennis Courts and a Sport Court
6 Hard Surface Pickleball Courts
Community Parks and Gardens
100+ Miles of Walking, Biking and Nature Trails
Canoe, Kayak and Small Boat Launch

With the community’s close proximity to downtown Wilmington and the barrier beach islands, there are plenty of conveniences that make Brunswick Forest one of North Carolina’s best master planned communities on the coast. Be sure to stop by The Villages at Brunswick Forest to explore restaurants, shops and retail businesses within walking distance of the neighborhood.

North Carolina is gearing up to be the place to be this October, so don’t wait to make travel plans. With the 35th Annual North Carolina Oyster Festival and the unveiling of the Ideal-LIVING Home at Brunswick Forest, now is the time to book a trip there and find out why the coastal community reigns as one of the best places to live in North Carolina by the beach.

Contact Brunswick Forest direct at 877-588-4313 to check on Discovery Package availability.

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