Lewis Farms, mac & cheese, dog parades, bourbon and more! Here’s what’s going on in the Cape Fear this weekend

There are a lot of events on tap this weekend for the first weekend of spring! Everyone’s favorite strawberry pickin’ farm is opening back up for the season, there’s a Mac n Cheese festival going on, a dog parade, and more! It’s safe to say, you won’t have trouble finding something to do. Here’s a run down of some events happening in the area this weekend:

Lewis Farms (Source: Lewis Farms)
Lewis Farms (Source: Lewis Farms)

Lewis Farms

The farm located in Rocky Point, known for their strawberry picking, is opening back up for the season Friday morning. They will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

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Mac & Cheese festival to be held March 23. (Source: Island Men Mac & Cheese Festival)
Mac & Cheese festival to be held March 23. (Source: Island Men Mac & Cheese Festival)

Mac & Cheese Festival

The 2nd annual Island Men Mac & Cheese Festival will be held Saturday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Good Hops Brewing in Carolina Beach. It will feature over 25 different Mac & Cheese chefs.

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New to the 2019 Azalea Festival is the first ever “Paws on Parade”.
New to the 2019 Azalea Festival is the first ever “Paws on Parade" (Source: paws4people)

Paws on Parade

The first “official dog party of the Azalea Festival” will be held Saturday at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater. In addition to the puppy parade there will also be a 5k, puppy kissing booth, professional dog portraits and more.

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Beer, bourbon, BBQ festival

Beer, Bourbon, & BBQ Festival

It’ll be a great day of “beer sippin’, bourbon tastin’, music listening’, and barbeque eatin’. Admission to the event gets you all-you-care-to-taste samplings of beer and bourbon. Some of the best BBQ vendors will be on site. The event will be held at 10 Harnett St in Wilmington and will last from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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(Source: nbma food truck rodeo)
(Source: nbma food truck rodeo)

North Brunswick Merchant Association Food Truck Rodeo

The North Brunswick Merchant Association is holding its second food truck rodeo this Saturday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Leland Municipal Park. Vendors include Urban Street Eats, Tacos Costa Grande, Snowie of the Carolinas, Dawg Wagon, Buffolina, Coastal Ice Cream and many, many more! 

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Coastal Living Show

The Wilmington Women’s Club is hosting the annual Coastal Living Show, “Life on the Coast” Saturday at the Wilmington Convention Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Various vendors from across the community will be there. Admission is free.

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Law enforcement appreciation parade (Source: What's On Wilmington)
Law enforcement appreciation parade (Source: What's On Wilmington)

Law Enforcement Appreciation Parade

The 5th annual law enforcement appreciation parade begins Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Battleship. The parade will depart from the Battleship at 11 a.m. and head for Jerome’s Steak and Seafood Restaurant in Shallotte where they will be given a free thank you luncheon. The parade is expected to arrive at the restaurant in Shallotte around 11:30 a.m.

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One Tree Hill convention (Source: WECT)
One Tree Hill convention (Source: WECT)

One Tree Hill Convention

EyeCon, a One Tree Hill convention is returning to Tree Hill this weekend for a reunion with celebrities of the TV series that was filmed in the Cape Fear for almost a decade. The event will be held all weekend at the Wilmington Convention Center and feature celebrity autograph sessions, parties, and meet and greets.

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US Open Fat Bike competition (Source: What's On Wilmington)

US Open Fat Bike Beach Championship

The US Open Fat Bike Beach Championship will be held Saturday at the Blockade Runner Beach Resort in Wrightsville Beach, NC from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. The event features a race on an all sand course with bicycles with tires wider than 4 inches. Admission is free for spectators.

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