October is right around the corner and The World’s Largest Frying Pan in Rose Hill will be seasoned and ready to go. Celebrate our heritage and the NC Poultry Industry with us on Friday night, 10/7 and Saturday 10/8! Get your fill of fried chicken and enjoy arts & crafts, kids activities, Duplin Winery’s wine and beer garden along with music by The Tams, The Castaways & The Gary Lowder Smokin’ Hot Band.
Faison is one of our treasured small towns in Duplin County. Our proud locals get together each year for their annual Market Day to celebrate their history and heritage. This year, they are honoring their local firefighters and EMT personnel. If you are looking for something to do, why not be a local tourist for a day and check it out!
Beulaville’s Hog Wild Cook Off & Car Show is a great place to bring the family to eat some really good NC BBQ, check out the Car Show and enjoy kids rides, an ice cream eating contest, music and vendors. The festival takes place on Friday night, 10/7 and Saturday 10/8 from 10AM – 3PM at the Civic Center on Main Street.
Fall is time to celebrate in Duplin County! Famous for growing North Carolina’s state fruit, the muscadine grape, September is harvest season, and just like in Italy — it’s time to stomp the grapes! We invite you to join us at Duplin Winery’s 40th Annual Grape Stomp on Saturday, September 10th, in Rose Hill. It’s a tradition not to be missed!
Next up is the North Carolina Muscadine Festival, held on Friday & Saturday, September 23rd & 24th. Over 25 wineries from all over the state converge in Kenansville to showcase their wines and share tastings. It’s our 12th year and we have a fanfare of loyal tailgaters that come and set up their tents, dressed up in costumes providing some added entertainment! Along with tasting wines, enjoy some great food, music and dancing, shopping vendors along with fun for kids too! The festival takes place rain or shine at Duplin County Events Center. We’d love to have you join us!
In true North Carolina fashion, the NC Poultry Jubilee is a local hometown favorite, highlighting North Carolina’s poultry industry, the #1 agricultural industry in our State. Come enjoy a perfect day of wholesome family fun at the World’s Largest Frying Pan in Rose Hill in Saturday, October 7th.
With the long stretch of open road along I-40 East from Raleigh heading towards the beach, as thoughts of a stressful week at work or an overbooked schedule make way for relaxation and play, don’t miss a visit to the quintessentially North Carolinian small town of Wallace. In fact, make a stop coming to or leaving your beach getaway. You will wish you had sooner!
With the abundant farmland and rural areas seen while driving by, one could think that there is really nothing to see or do in Eastern North Carolina, except directly at the coast. And surprisingly, nothing could be further from the truth. Wallace is located in Duplin County off of exit Exit 385 and has within its footprint, some of the most quaint and unique shopping experiences you will find – a true delight for anyone that would say, “who knew?”
If antiquing is your thing, stop in and check out the hotel silver and the assortment of fine china at Collectibles by the Trax located at 108 NE Railroad St. You can also satisfy your sweet tooth with some of the best baked goods you’ve ever tasted at Sweet B’s on 617 E. Sutherland St. Enjoy some cheese cake, perhaps. To be a little more adventurous, if you’ve never heard of a bacon topped cupcake, with just one bite, you’ll have added to your repertoire of all things yummy and good. Just about 10 minutes from downtown Wallace off of NC 41, is Riverside Barn Antiques, a 12,000 square foot space with an amazing assortment of antiques, collectibles, furniture, dishes, signs, artwork, and more. This is definitely a place to be transported back in time!
Downtown Wallace boasts some very cute home decor, fashion boutiques and gift shops. Cavenaugh’s Gifts of Distinction has been there for many years, and there are a few newer boutiques to discover, such as Forever Southern and The Glass Slipper. They carry a lot of the latest southern fashions and have items that would make great gifts, for yourself or someone else! Don’t miss Art of Hope, on Main Street, an inspirational art and custom framing shop with clientele from around the world.
Wallace has its share of good restaurants. See a full list here. If you’d like to try some local flavor, check out the winner of the 2016 Taste of Duplin “Hometown Favorite” Award, Mik’s. They’ve got some of the best North Carolina barbeque and if you happen to be there on Thursday night, you’ll enjoy their locally revered trivia night. The Mad Boar, near Wallace’s premier golf course community, River Landing, has an upscale ambience and live music along with a great menu for both lunch and dinner.
We look forward to your visit and seeing you around Wallace and in Duplin County!
There is nothing like a summer day of soaking in the sun while taking in the peaceful sights and sounds of nature.
Cabin Lake County Park, in Duplin County, is just the place to enjoy some relaxation and recreation in the great outdoors. The beautifully maintained park is open nearly year-round and has many nice amenities to enjoy. As you drive in, you might be greeted by Savannah, a Duplin County native, from Kenansville. She says that she meets many local residents as well as campers coming from all over the State of North Carolina as well as places like Delaware and Virginia.
Located about five miles north of Beulaville on Highway 111, the park’s amenities have something for everyone to enjoy, including a boat ramp, a 2.2 mile hiking trail and camping sites. If you enjoy paddling, you can rent a boat from the park for a reasonable cost. Cabin Lake County Park is host to a few fishing contests throughout the year with plenty of winners proudly featured in the photo album you can find in the Operations Center.
Have you got a family reunion or get together to plan? The picnic shelter with the playground located next to it is the perfect spot to gather. Enjoy the shade while the kids jump around and take a trip down the slide. For your convenience, public restrooms and bathhouses with showers are nearby making it easy to wash up and cool off after a day of boating and swimming.
For complete information about the park, visit their website or call 910.298.3648.
INSIDER TIP: If you leave the park and are ready for a bite to eat, check out Ann’s Thai Kitchen at 169 North Hwy 111 in Beulaville. They are locally-owned and a great little spot! Click here for a complete list of restaurants in Beulaville.