Spend the day playing your favorite backyard game in North Carolina’s favorite backyard as the Home Builders Association of Craven and Pamlico Counties presents the 6th Annual Governor’s Challenge Cornhole Tournament! Held Friday, September 27 on the Tryon Palace South Lawn, the Governor’s Challenge invites amateur cornhole players to kick off the weekend with a day of food, drinks, beautiful views, and of course, cornhole. Team registration is $150 per two-person team (plus $5 online processing fee) which includes lunch, snacks, and beverages. Registration is open to North Carolina residents only. Proceeds from this event will be used to support the Tryon Palace Foundation. For those not playing, come enjoy free admission to Tryon Palace Gardens! Be a spectator, cheer on your favorite team, and stroll through our 16 acres of gardens. No coolers, please. First toss at 11 a.m. For more information, or to sponsor this event, call 252-636-3707.
Help us kick off the season with the annual Home & Holiday Gift Show. Returning to the newly remodeled Riverfront Convention Center in beautiful downtown New Bern on Friday, November 15 from 11 am – 5 pm & Saturday, November 16 from 9 am – 4 pm. This event features over 90 exhibitors offering unique gifts, holiday treats and lots of shopping opportunities! Plus, stop by the Home Expo for new ideas to brighten and remodel your home – inside & out. As an added bonus, tour new RVs, Autos and Sports Equipment at the semi-annual RV, Auto & Sports Show taking place just outside! Hourly prizes, festive atmosphere and Santa make this event extra special!