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Fall Fair
Sep 26 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 6 @ 9:00 pm
Fall Fair @ Craven County Jaycee's Fairgrounds | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

It’s our annual Fall Fair! This year will feature a new midway provider – that means different rides, more rides, bigger rides! Come join us for 11 days of fun, rides, thrills, and that great fair food!

We open weekdays at 6pm, noon on Saturdays, and at 1pm on Sundays.

Pricing information: Free parking, $5 entrance fee, and unlimited ride bands are available. Our popular ‘car load special’ will be on Wednesday, October 2, and our EC day will be on Wednesday Oct 2.

Make sure you enter your children’s names in our drawing – we give away two children’s bikes at each fair (a boy’s and a girl’s bike).

There still time to join the Jaycee’s if you want to get involved and help us make this fall fair the best one yet.

6th Annual Governor’s Challenge Cornhole Tournament
Sep 27 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
6th Annual Governor's Challenge Cornhole Tournament @ Tryon Palace | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

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.

Justice for My Jewel 5K Run/Walk
Sep 28 @ 8:00 am
Justice for My Jewel 5K Run/Walk @ Union Point Park | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Coming to New Bern on September 28th, 2019 is a 5k walk/run at Union Point Park! This event raises money for Justice for My Jewel, an organization focused on awareness of women’s health and menstruation issues. Sign up for the race at www.NewBern5k.com. See you in September!

New Bern Drum Circle
Oct 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
New Bern Drum Circle @ Union Point Park | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

First circle is Sunday, July 7th from 6 – 8 p.m. at Union Point Park and will continue the first Sunday of each month through October 2019.

The drum circle rhythm serves as a universal language known to all. This interactive community rhythm event serves to bring us all closer together. Bring a drum or any percussion instrument and play with us. A drum circle is a fun, family-friendly event where people of all levels of musical talent come together to share their spirit by joining rhythmically as a percussion ensemble. Everyone participating has something to offer the drum circle with whatever drum or percussion instrument they may bring.

Anyone and everyone is welcome.

WRNS Run Witch Run
Oct 26 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am
WRNS Run Witch Run @ Union Point Park | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Save the Date for a Halloween must do!! The annual WRNS Run Witch Run is powered by Handy Mart – Turtle Dude & benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital .. It’s a 1 mile fun run/ walk or a timed 5k.. Do it in costume & do it big!!! More details to come ♥

Holiday Hustle 2019
Dec 14 @ 7:00 am – 11:00 am
Holiday Hustle 2019 @ Union Point Park | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

At Craven Smart Start, we believe when young children are given the opportunity to reach their full potential, that they will become loving, nurturing independent individuals who will contribute to their families, communities, and society. We believe that all children, when surrounded by a supportive community, can achieve economic success and experience the highest quality of life.

Support Craven Smart Start by registering for one of these family friendly, fun races today!!


Jingle Bell Jog 5K: $25 until Nov. 30/ $30 Dec.1 until race day

Tinsel 10K: $30 until Nov. 30/ $35 Dec. 1 until race day

Santa’s Fun Run: $15/ $20 on race day

$5 per person family discount (3 or more participants)

Register by Nov. 30 to guarantee T-shirt.  Registration Fee is NONREFUNDABLE



Race timed with disposable chips

Awards for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place, male & female, in age categories 8-17, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-64 and 65+

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