Come join the Tryon Palace coven at the North Carolina History Center for fun and free activities, treats, maybe some tricks, and to watch one of our favorite Halloween movies, Hocus Pocus! The amusements will begin at 5:30 PM in Mattocks Hall and the movie will start at 7. We encourage you to dress in your best disguise and enter our costume contest! Winners will be announced and prizes will be awarded just before the movie begins. After moving to Salem, Massachusetts, Max Dennison explores a creepy, abandoned house with his sister Dani and their new friend, Allison. After dismissing a story Allison tells as superstitious, Max accidentally frees a coven of evil witches, the infamous Sanderson sisters, who used to live in the house. Now, with the help of a magical cat, the kids must steal the witches’ book of spells to stop them from becoming immortal. “It’s a Hocus Pocus Halloween” is sponsored by The Black Cat Shoppe and Ghost of New Bern! This film is rated PG and runs approximately 1 hour and 36 minutes. Admission is free and seating will be determined on a first come, first served basis.
Ghostwalk is a self-guided event that allows you to step into New Bern’s past. Meet spirits at 13 different historic ghost haunts including homes, theatres and Cedar Grove Cemetery. Enjoy the ghostly actors who will share their spirited stories in the very locations that their characters lived and visited. Your ticket is good for all three nights and contains your map with ghost sites and food sites for you to enjoy in any order you like. Adults in advance – $18 Adults days of event – $23 Students, Active Duty Military – $14 Historical Society Members – $14 Children 3-12 – $5 Children under 3 free. All prices include NC sales tax.
Friday October 25th 9-5 Saturday October 26th 9-4:30 Come out to view over 300 quilts, multiple vendors, exhibits, the famous Twice Around Treasures booth which has moved upstairs for the added space, the exclusive Guild Boutique and even take a quilt home at the Quilts for Sale booth. The guild’s gorgeous raffle quilt will be revealed! This year TRQG will have a special guest lecturer. On Friday at 2 pm and then again on Saturday at 10 am, Lynn Gorges, Textile Conservator and Restoration Specialist, will discuss Sanitary Commission Quilts. These quilts were made in the North for wounded soldiers hospitalized right in New Bern. We challenge all guild members, fellow quilters and community members to fill the convention center with their amazing quilted treasures highlighting the talent here in Eastern North Carolina. Let your artistry, your compassion, your struggle, your growth and your beauty shine as we come together as a community to host a beautiful quilt show and celebrate the resilience of our community. Stay updated at our website at www.twinriversquiltersguild.com or on facebook at Twin Rivers Quilters Guild. Admission
Witches, ghosts, and other creatures are taking over Tryon Palace! Bring the kids dressed in their favorite costume and get into the Halloween spirit with crafts, games, and – of course – candy! While wandering the haunted grounds, you’ll encounter friendly witches and ghosts. You may even encounter the Headless Horseman in search of Ichabod Crane! Designed for ages 12 and under, the brave children who attend “All Hallows’ Eve” will make a craft, play games, and trick-or-treat. No masks, please. All passes for All Hallows’ Eve include admission to the Tryon Palace gardens.