Boats, Pirates and Halloween Fun

October is full of family friendly events From Fall Festivals, Pumpkin Hunts, Mackerels, Hayrides and Pirates – this fall season offers plenty to do with the whole family. The Autumn weather brings crisp days, great fishing and cool nights, not too cold, perfect for outdoor activities.
Therefore, the Provision Company makes it fun by requiring captains AND crew to all dress in pirate costumes for the captains meeting, the race, and the award ceremony/Pirates Ball. The Pirates Ball marks the end of the season for the Provision Company and it has become a Southport classic. First, they give away all their seafood, and they only charge for beer/drinks. There is always a great band, lots of pirates/wenches, awards and just good ole fun. The lines can be long… so come early. See you thar mate, Arrrrrggh! The Notice of Race and Registration Form (when available) can be found through a link at the bottom of the Provision Company Website (http://www.

FALL FESTIVAL AND HAUNTED HAYRIDE Oct 21, 4:00 – 9:30 p.m. Boiling Spring Lakes Community Center, Boiling Spring Lakes ADDRESS: 1 Leeds Rd. , Boiling Spring Lakes, NC 28461 PHONE: (910) 363-0025 Join the fun at the Boiling Spring Lakes Fall Festival and Haunted Hayride with free games, a fortune teller, costume contests with categories from infant to adult, food, and a spook-tacular haunted hayride.

HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST! Silver Coast Winery Tasting Room – 105 N. Howe Street, Southport. October 25th, 5-8pm. ALSO: Wine Club is every Wednesday in Southport! Wine Club Members, stop on by for your complimentary glass of wine and enjoy the camaraderie. Potluck dishes and snacks welcome!
SCARRISON HOUSE at the Garrison House Oct 27, 2017 – Oct 28, 2017 Fort Johnston Garrison House, Southport ADDRESS: 203 E Bay St. , Southport PHONE: (910) 457-7927 Fort Johnston’s Garrison House turns into the ‘Scarrison House’ for Halloween 2017. Southport’s spirits will be gathering at the Fort Johnston-Southport Museum. Be prepared to meet ghosts of pirates, sea captains, soldiers, weeping women and more. History isn’t so scary…or is it? A youth friendly version will be held Saturday afternoon. Scarrison for teens and adults will be from 6-10:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Child-friendly Scarrison will be from 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

5TH BIRTHDAY BASH Come out and celebrate with Southport Magazine on October 27th at 7pm, Yacht Basin Eatery. There will be live music by the Christine Martinez Band and the Goateez. Costume contests, goody prizes and fun for all!
SPOOKTACKULAR Friday, October 27, 2017 FREE, Oak Island Recreation Center 3003 East Oak Island Drive, Oak Island 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Come out to Spooktackular and enjoy some Halloween Fun with the family! We will have Games, Entertainment, Costume Contest, Vendors with Special Treats, and plenty of Candy for everyone!

EGGSTRASPOOKY Flashlight Egg Hunt Saturday, October 28, 2017 Middleton Park Soccer Field (46th Street SE, Oak Island, NC) Ages 1 – 3 @ 6:15 p.m. Ages 4 – 6 @ 6:30 p.m. Ages 7 – 10 @ 6:45 p.m. FREE Come and find Orange & Black Eggs our Furry Friend has hidden for you this year! Make sure to come dressed in your favorite costume ready for the hunt! FLICK – R – TREAT Saturday, October 28, 2017 Middleton Park Soccer Field (46th Street SE, Oak Island, NC) 7:00 p.m. FREE Grab your blanket and lawn chairs and Enjoy a fun movie by the Sea! Showing: Trolls Rated: PG

HALLOWEEN GHOST SHIP Oct 28, 2017 – 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. NC Maritime Museum at Southport
ADDRESS: 204 E Moore St. , Southport PHONE: (910) 457-0003 Mariners of all ages will enjoy tales of lost souls, pirates, and other mysteries along the Lower Cape Fear, at the NC Maritime Museum at Southport. Get into the spirit as you design and create your own trick or treat bags. Families will enjoy working together to make spooky ghosts and spiders to hang around the house! Hauntingly good refreshments will be loved by every goblin and ghoul. Appropriate for all ages. Fee: $7 per person. Call the Museum at 910-457-0003 to register. North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport, 204 E. Moore St. Southport, NC 28461.

KING MACKEREL TOURNAMENT The 39th Annual U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament is right around the corner. This year’s tournament will be October 5th – 7th at the Southport Marina. The U.S. Open is one of the largest king mackerel tournaments on the East Coast of the United States. In 2016, the tournament attracted 464 boats and paid out over $250,000. The Tournament has an all cash guaranteed prize structure that is not based on participation numbers. The tournament pays 55 places in its primary prize category including $25,000 for the largest king mackerel. Thirty-five sponsors such as the Primary Sponsor, Southport Marina and  Grand Patron sponsors, BEMC & Garmin, add 36 more supplementary cash prizes to the event. Two notable prizes include the Daily Aggregate Weight Prizes and Junior Angler Awards. The Daily Aggregate Weight Prizes are sponsored by Sea//Tow and Dosher Memorial Hospital. Each day a $1,000 Aggregate Prize will be given to the boat that catches the most poundage from combining the weights from two or three fish. The Aggregate Prize will be part of the Primary Prize Category. During the Awards Ceremony, The Junior Angler Awards sponsored by Orpine Boat Soap and Dutchman Creek Bait & Tackle will be presented to all Junior Anglers (children age 14 and under). Every registered Junior Angler present at the ceremony will receive an award to recognize those young anglers in the tournament. In addition, Junior Anglers will compete for Junior Angler Aggregate Prizes sponsored by LPM Homes. New for 2017, is the return of the SKA (Southern Kingfish Association) and the creation of a Senior Angler Aggregate Prize sponsored by Dutchman Creek Bait & Tackle. If you don’t fish, come out and join us for the fun and entertainment on both Thursday and Saturday night. Thursday night catch The Groove Pirates from 4:00pm-7:00pm playing rock, blues, country and oldies. Blindside will be taking the stage Saturday night from 4:30pm-7pm with your favorite Rock and Roll covers. Food will be available for purchase on Saturday, from 11:00am-7:00pm with Wallace Catering serving up Fish or Shrimp Baskets for $7 and sausage, onions & peppers or BBQ sandwiches for $4. On Thursday from 3pm-7pm and Friday from 11am-4pm Port City Puffs n Stuff Food Truck will be onsite selling broiled lump crab cake sliders – $3.50, cream of crab soup – $5, and apple cake muffins – $2. To quench your thirst, adult beverages sponsored by R.A. Jeffrey’s, distributor of Anheuser-Busch beer, will also be served available daily. If you can’t make it to the tournament, make sure you check out PointClickFish. com streaming weigh-ins at the scales LIVE from the tournament on Friday from 2pm5pm and Saturday from 2pm-4pm. You can pick up the link to the live feed at http:// Friday morning from 7:00am-9:00am is a great time to watch the excitement as the boats rush to checkout at from the Cape Fear River, Little River Inlet, Holden Beach Marina, Masonboro Inlet and Snows Cut.
The action really gets exciting between 3:00pm and 4:00pm when the boats line up to weigh in at Southport Marina before the scales close. Have some refreshments, buy a T-shirt and enjoy the fun. Saturday’s fishing is over at 4:00pm with the awards ceremony at 7:00pm. This year’s tournament will be held October 6th and 7th at the Southport Marina, Southport, North Carolina with registration on Thursday, October 5th from 10am until midnight. Tournament details are available on our website,, or for a brochure contact the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce, 4433 Long Beach Road, SE, Southport, NC 28461. (910) 457-5787 or (800) 457-6964 or e-mail us at .

EVENTS: OCTOBER 5TH • Registration 10am-12midnight • Entertainment 4pm-7pm • The Groove Pirates • Port City Puffs n Stuff Food Truck 11am-7pm • Refreshments – 3pm-7pm • Captain’s Meeting – 7pm OCTOBER 6TH & 7TH – FISHING • Port City Puffs n Stuff Food Truck 11am-4pm • Refreshments – 3pm-5pm OCTOBER 7TH • Wallace Catering Seafood Dinner 11am-7pm • Awards Ceremony 7pm • Entertainment and Refreshments 4:30pm-7:00pm • Music 4:30pm-7pm • Blindside • • First Place – $25,000 Cash • Guaranteed Payout – 100+ cash prizes totaling over $100,000 • 2016 Total Cash Prizes Paid over $250,000 • Total Winnings $42,510

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