2020 Mardi Gras on Middle Lane Parade

January 29th, 2020 by Pecan Tree Inn




Mati Grais Parade

Saturday, February 22nd,

2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

No need to travel to New Orleans for a taste of Mardi Gras – a celebration is waiting close to home in the town of Beaufort, North Carolina! Mardi Gras on Middle Lane is an enticing afternoon event that pays homage to the grand annual party with an array of ways to have fun for visitors of all ages. From activities for the kids, to live Cajun music and jazz, there will be a fun party atmosphere throughout the Mardi Gras on Middle Lane event.


Chocolate Festival

January 16th, 2020 by Pecan Tree Inn


SAT 01 FEB 2020

Cocoa 5k Fun Run & Walk


SAT 01 FEB 2020

Bake Off

SAT 01 FEB 2020

Chocolate Spa

8:45am – 2:45pm

SAT 01 FEB 2020
SUN 02 FEB 2020

Chocolate Festival General Admission

Saturday 9am-6pm
Sunday 10am-3pm


North Carolina Seafood Festival 2019

September 25th, 2019 by Pecan Tree Inn



Downtown Morehead City Waterfront|412 Evans Street, Morehead City, NC | Map

Everfest’s Take

Held in Morehead City, the North Carolina Seafood Festival celebrates the history and significance of the local fishing industry. The festival features a wide range of delicious eats, a variety of live performances by musicians and street artists, vendors and artisans selling handmade items and educational opportunities for guests of all ages.

Beaufort’s Brewin’ craft beer festival

August 15th, 2019 by Pecan Tree Inn

Prepare to raise a glass September 27th and 28th to mark Beaufort Wine and Food’s fourth annual craft beer festival, Beaufort’s Brewin’. The two day festival will feature a variety of events held in Beaufort and will range in size from beer dinners, luncheons and seminars to the headline event; Beer, Bubbles and BBQ held in downtown Beaufort. Partnering with regional distributors and over two dozen breweries from across the state and beyond, BWF has crafted a stellar line up of events to generate great exposure for the organization and the Crystal Coast. Over the course of two days, guests are immersed in a number of beer focused events. Friday, 9/27 there will be a beer seminar, beer dinners and the crowd favorite Pub Crawl. Saturday leads up to the headline event for the festival – Beer, Bubbles and BBQ, which will be held in the West Parking lot (400 block of Front Street) in downtown Beaufort from 3 – 7 p.m. and feature over 25 craft breweries and brew pubs, with a sampling from across the state and beyond. Guests will have the chance to vote for their favorite brewery during the event and the winner will be announced at the event. In addition to tasting dozens of beers at Beer Bubbles and BBQ, guests will be treated to a variety of BBQ and sides, as a number of regional pitmasters put their best dish forward in a People’s Choice BBQ competition. Live music will round out the entertainment for the afternoon event. Proceeds from ticket sales go towards BWF’s mission to support local charities and non-profits that strive to improve life in Carteret County. Tickets to Beer Bubbles and BBQ will be available at the door the day of the event. Tickets to all other events vary and must be purchased in advanced as some events are expected to sell out. Tickets go on sale in early August. A full schedule will be published online closer to the ticket sales date.More information is available online at beaufortwineandfood.com, by calling 252-515-0708 or stopping by the BWF office at 129 Middle Lane, Beaufort.

Beaufort Pirate Invasion

July 21st, 2019 by Pecan Tree Inn

August 9, 2019 | 10:00 am – August 11, 2019 | 1:00 pm

The Beaufort Pirate Invasion is a reenactment of an event that happened in Beaufort, North Carolina, in 1747, when the town was caught up in a battle to defend itself from Spanish privateers. Blackbeard is also part of our local history and the wreck of QAR is here to prove it. Along with many other tales and legends of the Notorious Pirate and his alleged shenanigans in our area. This annual event was created in 1960 to highlight this unique and historical event of victory. The story unfolds on the waterfront at Taylor’s Creek, throughout town and around pirate encampments. Professional pirate re-enactors, villagers and merchants roam throughout town creating a historical and piratical presence for pirate enthusiasts of all ages to enjoy. Join us in celebrating our towns history and unique culture throughout the year by visiting Beaufort during one of our many local events and don’t miss the N.C. Maritime Museum and the Queen Anne’s Revenge exhibit which opened last spring and many other interesting things to see and do in NC’s Coolest Small Town.

Beaufort Historic Road Race

July 19th, 2019 by Pecan Tree Inn


40 Years and still going strong… Join us for a local tradition, the Historic Beaufort 10K/5K/1M race.

7:30 am- 1 Mile Run/Walk
7:55 am- 5K/10K Wheelchair & Baby Jogger participants
8:00 am- 5K Run/10K Run

1-Mile: $25 by 6/30/19; $30 thereafter
5K: $30 by 6/30/19; $35 thereafter
10K: $35 by 6/30/19; $40 thereafter

FAMILY/GROUP PRICING: Groups of 4 or more signing up at the same time receive $5 off per person (any of the 3 events)!

Wheelchair and Baby Jogger participants are welcome in any of the 3 events.

Pre-registered participants may pick up packets on Friday, July 19th from 4-6:30p.m. in Beaufort at the Beaufort Train Station at 614 Broad Street (corner of Broad and Pollock St). Race Day packet pick-up and registration will be from 6:30- 7:45 a.m. at First Citizens.

This year’s race will be timed by Run the East using disposable BibTags. Runners must pick up and wear their race bibs during the race. Make sure you do not bend the timing chip on the bib.

Medallions are given to the:
Top 3 overall male & female finishers in the 10K & 5K
Top 3 male & female masters finishers in the 10K & 5K
Top 2 male & female age group finishers in the 10K & 5K
Top 1 male & female wheelchair finishers in the 10K & 5K
Top 1 male & female baby joggers in the 5K
Oldest & youngest finishers in all 3 races
10K- 12 & under, 13-16, 17-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & over

5K- 12 & under, 13-16, 17-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & over

1 Mile- 8 & under, 9-10, 11-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & over

Runners must register at least 45 minutes before the race to be eligible for awards!

June 1st -The Southern Side of Paradise

May 22nd, 2019 by Pecan Tree Inn

Join Bestselling Author Kristy Woodson Harvey in Travel + Leisure’s Best Small Town, Beaufort, NC (the real Peachtree Bluff) for a day of fun tours, delicious food and all the southern charm you can handle!

Harvey’s newest novel, The Southern Side of Paradise, will be released in May. To celebrate, the Beaufort Historic Site has teamed up with Kristy for several fun events – take a ride on the vintage double-decker bus, get literary at Kristy’s book talk, explore the authentically preserved Historic Site, sip on cocktails, or eat dinner accompanied by live jazz!

Mark your calendar and

Purchase Tickets HERE

45th Annual Wooden Boat Show May 4th & 5th

April 16th, 2019 by Pecan Tree Inn

Sailing a Spritsail Skiff on a summer day – What can top that?
A father-daughter sail enjoying the freedom of the winds
and the fair breeze.
This painting is quintessentially Beaufort.
Sailing past fishing boats and the old draw bridge these sailors are taking advantage of all Beaufort has to offer.
Hence the title “Wish You Were Here”.
Add a beer and a fine meal and you can have the complete Beaufort experience in your own home.
“Wish You Were Here” is an oil painting by local artist, Donna Lee Nyzio, ASMA (American Society of Marine Artists)
12×24 unframed, (18×30 framed)
This slice of summer can be yours for $2,550.
The original painting will be on display at the NC Maritime Museum.

Celebrate this year’s Wooden Boat Show and support the
Friends of the Museum with a poster
of “Wish You Were Here”.

Purchase a 12×18 poster of “Wish You Were Here” for $20, or with a custom remarque for $50.

Publick Day April 13 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

April 9th, 2019 by Pecan Tree Inn

Publick Day

April 13 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Beaufort Historic Site, 150 Turner Street
Beaufort, NC United States

An old-fashioned flea market on the Beaufort Historic Site with vendors selling antiques and collectibles, art, crafts, handmade jewelry, books, food and much more. No admission charge. Vendor information is available for this fun spring event.

Apr 13, 2019 | 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM The 7th Annual Bites & Blues

April 9th, 2019 by Pecan Tree Inn

Bites and Blues

Bite through the night on the Morehead City Waterfront at Bites & Blues!

Tempt your palate with twenty-two bites from locally owned restaurants as live blues music fills the waterfront.

Use your ticket as your guide as you walk the Morehead City Waterfront, stopping at each waterfront restaurant or host business to taste a delicious “bite” from each locally-owned participating restaurant. Blues music will fill the air as bands and solo performers entertain attendees along the Waterfront route. At the end of the night, attendees will choose their favorite “Bite Of The Nite”. The winning restaurant will receive honors along with the prestigious White Plate and a monetary prize. Second and third place restaurants will also receive a monetary prize.

This sell-out event has become a Carteret County favorite among locals and visitors alike so don’t miss out on the chance to “Bite Through The Night” on the beautiful Morehead City Waterfront!

Art Show April 6, 2019

April 5th, 2019 by Pecan Tree Inn

A Beaufort native, Mrs. Ipock often creates paintings from moments or memories she has cherished. Many of those are the coastal scenes that surround her. As she puts it, “Carteret County is such a beautiful place. I just want to capture that beauty on canvas and save the moment.”
She does just that, bringing

her paintings to life with her use of color and light. Not afraid to experiment in different techniques and paints, she uses a variety of methods to express her views on canvas.
The gallery will feature the beautiful works of Jamison from April through May.

Monday-at-the-Cape painting


March 7th, 2019 by Pecan Tree Inn

March 20, 2019 | 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

In the mid-1980s at a boatyard in Annapolis, MD., Captain Bob Turner wore socks all during the long, cold winter months while working on OPB’s (Other People’s Boats). By winter’s end, his socks were stand-up stiff with sawdust, caulk and bottom paint. ON the first day of spring, Capt. Bob placed his leavings laden socks in a paint tray, doused them with lighter fluid, set them on fire, and then drank beer to celebrate. And so the spring tradition of sock burning began and it has grown to coastal communities across the country.

Come join us and celebrate the age-old maritime tradition of burning your socks on the spring solstice. Enjoy oysters, food, brew, and music. Tickets are $25 and available online at www.beaufortnc.com or at Backstreet Pub in Beaufort.

Bring a pair of old socks to burn. Bring a pair of new socks to donate.

Valentine BUNKO Fundraiser for The Bridge Down East

January 31st, 2019 by Pecan Tree Inn

Valentine BUNKO Fundraiser for The Bridge Down East | 2pm – 5:30pm
The Beaufort Woman’s Club invites you to a fun-filled afternoon of Bunko at the lovely Moonrakers Restaurant on the Beaufort waterfront. The event benefits The Bridge Downeast – Ramsey Centert who not only provide after-school activities and tutoring but also teen and senior events for the community. Bunko is a very easy game of luck, no skill needed! If you can count to 21 you can play bunko! Limited to 60 players so buy tickets early! Refreshments will be available and a cash wine bar. Many raffle prizes will be given out during the event and prizes awarded for a winner, loser, most bunkos, and most baby bunkos. For more details, 252-838-0083 or  www.beaufortwomansclub.com

Literary Luncheon

January 27th, 2019 by Pecan Tree Inn

Literary Luncheon

February 12 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

| $30

A luncheon will be held at Clawson’s 3rd-floor dining area for our guest author, Kristina McMorris.  Kristin is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author with five historical novels to her credit that have won 10 prestigious awards.  Her latest book, Sold on a Monday, has already received rave reviews. She will be joined by Beaufort resident and well-known author, Kristy Harvey, for a delightful lunch and discussion.

Membership Drive Valentine Party

January 27th, 2019 by Pecan Tree Inn

February 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

In an effort to increase membership, the BHA opens the buildings of the Beaufort Historic Site for current and prospective members to explore, which allows them to see how the BHA uses membership dollars to preserve and promote the rich cultural heritage of Beaufort and Carteret County. The Mattie King Davis Art Gallery will feature artists Vicki Mann and Brook Penick.

Clam Chowder Cook Off

January 17th, 2019 by Pecan Tree Inn


Historic Beaufort Candlelight Homes Tour

October 4th, 2018 by Pecan Tree Inn

Historic Beaufort Candlelight Homes Tour

December 8 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Tour private homes in Beaufort and ride on the double-decker bus with carolers from local churches.  Homeowners will open their doors so that the public can delight in their festive décor and decorations.

Tickets $16

Beaufort Historic Bus

Crystal Coast Christmas Flotilla

October 4th, 2018 by Pecan Tree Inn

December 1, 2018 | 5:30 pm-7:45 pm

The Crystal Coast Christmas Flotilla features boats, yachts, oars, kayaks and commercial vessels decorated for the season. The decorated boats can be seen at 5:30 p.m. on the Morehead City waterfront and at 6:15 p.m. on the Beaufort waterfront. Boats may register to participate in the Flotilla by phone or mail, and until noon on Saturday, December 1, at the North Carolina Maritime Museum Store. All decorated boats are judged and prizes for excellence and creativity are awarded at the Awards Party after the Flotilla in the Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center located across the street from the museum. Cash prizes will be awarded! Entry fee to participate. 252.728.7317. North Carolina Maritime Museum, 315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC 28516. www.ncmaritimemuseumbeaufort.com.

Beaufort Yacht Harbor

Beaufort Historical Association – Fall Fundraising Party

October 3rd, 2018 by Pecan Tree Inn

Please join us for the Fall Fundraising Party held in the beautiful, Beaufort home of Robin and Katherine Team. Featuring the works of Jaquelin Perry, one of our favorite artists. Artwork is available for purchase. Admission $100.

Beaufort Wine and Food – Oyster Roast

October 3rd, 2018 by Pecan Tree Inn

Beaufort Wine and Food is celebrating its fifth annual Oyster Roast, taking place at Beau Coast, off Lennoxville Road from 2 – 5 p.m. Saturday, November 3rd.
The gathering celebrates the bounty of Eastern NC cuisine and will feature local steamed oysters, shrimp and other seafood selections along with North Carolina pork and poultry.
Proceeds from the event benefit organizations that serve Carteret County.

Pecan Tree Inn News

October 1st, 2018 by Pecan Tree Inn

Hello Everyone, post-Hurricane Florance, we are OPEN and so is the TOWN of Beaufort! Come to visit and support our community shops, ferry services, cruises, tours, and restaurants! https://beaufortncevents.com/events-calendar/ https://beaufortrestaurantguide.com/
See you soon! #beaufortnc #mycrystalcoast #pecantreeinnnc


See you soon!

New Bern Mum Fest

October 1st, 2018 by Pecan Tree Inn

OCTOBER 12-14, 2018

Beaufort Beer Festival

September 23rd, 2018 by Pecan Tree Inn

As you know, Beaufort and most of Eastern NC is just starting to heal from the devastation brought on by Hurricane Florence. Beaufort Wine and Food is moving forward with its third annual craft beer festival – BEAUFORT’S BREWIN’ in an effort to raise much-needed funds for Hurricane Relief in our beloved community.

Please consider supporting this worthy cause. Many in our community did not fare as well as some, and there is still much work that needs to be done. Purchase tickets, sponsor, or volunteer today! Contact me at lindsay@beaufortwineandfood.com or 252-515-0708 for details on how to help. It has been amazing to see communities come together and help each other during this time of need.

Re-Opening for Business

September 23rd, 2018 by Pecan Tree Inn

Just a note to let everyone know we thank you for all your prayers, phone call, text message, and well wishes. The Inn survived Hurricane Florence with minimal damages and we are preparing to re-open our doors on Monday, September 24th.

We are excited that the Beaufort Wine and Food will hold the second annual Beer Festival this coming weekend and proceeds will assist with the Hurrican Relief, so many were affected here in Beaufort and Carteret County. #Beaufortstrong #CararetCountyStrong

Please feel free to donate or shop online at one of the businesses that are donating 10if you can to our little community as we rebuild.

Pirate Invasion

August 9th, 2018 by Pecan Tree Inn


It has been three hundred years since the notorious pirate Blackbeard lost his ship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge in Beaufort waters. Since that time, many legends have emerged, some based on facts, some born of imagination. Either way, Blackbeard has become an inseparable part of our story!

August 10-11 of this year, The Beaufort Pirate Invasion will acknowledge this part of our history by adopting the theme,
“The Year of Blackbeard”, coinciding with other events in the community.

Every August, The Beaufort Pirate Invasion attracts thousands of people to our community to be entertained by pirate-themed activities and historical re-enactments while enjoying spending time in the nation’s “Coolest Small Town.”

The Beaufort Pirate Invasion, Inc., is a community-based organization comprised of dedicated volunteers, historical re-enactors and history enthusiasts. Our mission is to celebrate the rich history of our town by bringing to life our interpretation of the Spanish attack of 1747 and the history of piracy along our coast.

This year, The Beaufort Pirate Invasion, Inc., will donate a portion of the event proceeds to the Bonehenge Whale Center, a project of the Carolina City Maritime Foundation. Learn more at www.bonehenge.org. @beaufortpirateinvasion