10 Things You Should Know About Autumn With Topsail
The Autumn With Topsail fall festival is a local favorite for both residents and visitors alike. It's a seasonal celebration that combines a beach festival, a music festival, an arts and crafts festival, and a food festival all into one fabulous celebration on Topsail Island. The 2016 Autumn With Topsail event happens October 15-16, so don't miss out on all of the fall fun.
In honor of the big event, we've detailed 10 Things You Should Know About Autumn With Topsail. They are also ten of the best reasons you should come by the festival and see what's in store. Bring your family, bring your friends!
1. Proceeds benefit the historic Assembly Building.
Not only are you coming to support your local Topsail community, you're also giving back to the rich history of Topsail Island itself. Proceeds from the Autumn With Topsail festival go right back into the local funding needed to maintain the historic Assembly Building, which was used to assemble rockets during "Operation Bumblebee” from 1946-1948. Read more about the fascinating history of Topsail Island here.
2. One and two-day Autumn With Topsail tickets are available.
You can get a discount if you purchase Two-Day Autumn With Topsail tickets, which are only $8 for both days of the festival. One-Day admission is $5 per adult.
3. Kids 11 and under get free admission.
What a deal! The youngest family members get to enjoy the festival free-of-charge. What's not to love?
4. Active military personnel get into the festival for free.
It only makes sense that we honor our active military and give them free admission. Don't forget your I.D.!
5. Autumn With Topsail features over 100 regional artisans and crafters.
Shop and buy local right here on our island. Whether for yourself or for your family and friends, you'll find unique gifts for everyone on your list. It's the perfect place to start your holiday shopping!
6. Free shuttle service is provided from Topsail Beach to the Festival Grounds.
Forget any parking hassles by taking advantage of the free shuttle service provided to the Autumn With Topsail festival grounds. We try to make it as convenient and comfortable for you and your family as possible to get from the beach to the festival.
7. Each day of the festival starts with a Kiwanis pancake breakfast.
Come hungry and start your festival morning off right with a hot, delicious pancake and sausage breakfast courtesy of the Kiwanis Club. Breakfast is served from 7:30a.m. to 10:00a.m. daily inside the Assembly Building.
8. There are beer and wine gardens.
It wouldn't be a fall festival on Topsail Island without beer and wine gardens. Come thirsty! They are a nice accompaniment to the fabulous fair food you'll find at the Food Court.
9. Autumn With Topsail features live entertainment both festival days.
Live entertainment rocks the festival on both days. Saturday features the Telluride Band and the North Tower Band, while Sunday showcases the Band of Oz. Check out the full 2016 Autumn With Topsail Schedule of Events here.
10. Children's activities abound during the festival.
Kids love Autumn With Topsail, too! They can find fun-filled activities including bounce houses, inflatables, magicians, face painting, hair spraying, creating their own festival flair, and so much more. Take a look at all of the Children's Fun at the Autumn With Topsail Festival.
For more awesome family-friendly festivals, events and things to do on Topsail Island check out our recent blog post: Sure Fire Ways to Have Family Fun This Fall in Topsail.
*Photo Credit: Autumn With Topsail website
Are you planning to attend the 2016 Autumn With Topsail fall festival? If so, let us know!