NC Festival by the Sea

October 26 & 27, 2019

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NC Festival by the Sea

The NC Festival by the Sea, hosted annually by the Greater Holden Beach Merchant’s Association, is a coastal arts & crafts festival in the heart of Holden Beach, NC. Featuring art by local craftsmen across a variety of media, and hosting live entertainment, this year’s Festival by the Sea is sure to delight visitors of all ages.

Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019
9am - 5pm

Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019
9am - 4pm

Don't Forget To Check Out The Following Provided By The Greater Holden Beach Merchants Association

-$3 Children's Pumpkin Patch & Fun Area
-Dunk Booth
-Photo Booth
-Festival Beach Fun Area

  • Jaded Mayberry

    Jaded Mayberry is one of Eastern NC's hottest cover bands! We specialize in everything from Classic and Modern Rock, to Country, Hip-Hop, Top 40, and many other genres.

    Oct 27 @ 9:00 AM - 11:15 AM
  • Variety Show

    Oct 27 @ 11:30 AM- 12:30 PM
  • The Imitations

    The Imitations are celebrating their 20th Anniversary as the "Party Band of the Carolinas!" Singing and Dancing the best in BEACH, SOUL and ROCK & ROLL, The Imitations are synonymous with good times. Let us make your next event ,whether it be a birthday party, wedding reception or business meeting, THE party everyone will be talking about long after it is over.

    Oct 27 @ 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • The Josh Harris Family

    The Josh Harris Family is Southern Gospel Family Harmony at its best!

    Oct 28 @ 9:00am
  • The Rivenbark’s

    Rivenbark Ministries is dedicated to spreading the message of God's love through song.

    Oct 28 @ 10:45am
Saturday October, 27
  • Festival Opens
  • Opening Ceremony with Grand Marshal(HB Pavilion)
  • Jaded Mayberry Band
  • Walk Across Holden Beach's High Rise Bridge (Bridge Closed 9:45 AM- 11:30 AM)
  • Parade
  • Sand Sculpting Contest Begins(Join us at the Festival Fun Area located at Jordan Blvd. beach access)
  • Variety Show Band
  • Judging for Sand Sculpting
  • The Imitations
  • Festival Closes
Sunday October, 28
  • Worship Service with Pastor Tom from Harvest Fellowship(HB Pavilion)
  • Festival Re-Opens
  • Gospel Music Josh Harris Family
  • The Rivenbarks
  • Costume Content
  • Festival Closes

2018 Festival Vendors

Festival Volunteers Needed

Thank you for your interest in volunteering to help with the 2018 NC Festival by the Sea. Below are the stations that are available to volunteer. Please check the shifts you would like to volunteer and proceed to the application. Thank you!

2018 Festival Layout

Festival Layout
Main Pavilion Spot D35 Spot D34

Main Pavilion

The Main Pavilion

Spot D35

Spot #D35

Spot D34

Alpine Creations