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September Calendar of Events

September 1st – 10th

Beak Week Scavenger Hunt

Get ready for a scavenger hunt like none other in downtown Goldsboro! Goldie the Chicken and Seymour the Turkey are at it again! They have dressed up in all their finest garb and hidden themselves all over Downtown Goldsboro from August 31st – Sept. 9th. Can you find them? Stop by the Arts Council of Wayne County for a worksheet to participate.

September 7th – 10th

Beak Week

Celebrate Wayne County's poultry industry at Beak Week! Join us for the 3rd Annual Beak Week Festival on Saturday September 10th, on South Center Street for live bands, great food, a professional BBQ cook-off, kids’ activities and more! 10 am – 6 pm. Other Beak Week activities include the Chicken Chase 5K on Wednseday, Fowl Play attorneys vs. doctors softball game on Thursday and much more! For information on all Beak Week activities visit

September 8th 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Open Mic Night

Musicians, singers, spoken word performers, creative thinkers...we want to hear from you! It's free and everyone is welcome. Arts Council of Wayne County ∙ 919.736.3300

September 9th 4-8 p.m.

Beak Week Wing Fling & Cornhole Tournament

Boys & Girls Club will once again host the People’s Choice Wing Competition on the 200 block of South Center Street. Professional cook teams will cook up their signature wings and let YOU decide who makes them best. Try 10 wings for just $5. While you’re there, grab some buddies and enter the ACO Beak Week Tailgate Bash cornhole tournament. Registration begins at 4pm; tournament starts at 7pm. For more information, visit or call 919.739.7480.

September 9th & 10th All Day

Shop the Block

Save during Beak Week while supporting local small businesses! Head downtown to shop and dine, with big savings from downtown businesses! Download coupons online & follow Downtown Goldsboro on social media for clues to win Downtown Dollars in our Shop the Block Scavenger Hunt. ∙ 919.735.4959

September 10th 1:30 p.m.

Beak Week Wing Eating Contest

Think you have what it takes to take home the title of wing champion? Enter the wing eating contest at Cornerstone Commons at 1:30pm. Download Registration forms and read contest rules at or call 919.735.4959 for more information.

September 10th 8a.m.

The Fara 5K

Sponsored by Outback Steakhouse and Golds’s Gym. Come out and help support FARA which is dedicated to the study and treatment of Friedreich’s ataxia(FA), a debilitating, life shortening, degenerative neuro-muscular disorder. For more information contact Outback at 919-751-9991 or Golds Gym at 919-759-2348. There is a 1st place cash prize! Donations are also accepted!

September 12th 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Flying Shamrock Tap Takeover

Enjoy new and old favorite brews from Deep River Brewery (Clayton, NC) as they take over the taps at The Flying Shamrock. 115 North John Street.

September 16th 7-9:30 p.m.

Wayne County Jazz Showcase

PNC presents this monthly jazz concert every third Friday at the Arts Council of Wayne County. If you are a lover of jazz music, you will not want to miss this performance of our area's most talented musicians. FREE & open to the public!

September 16th – 18th

Center Stage Theatre Presents: Into the Woods

The musical was adapted into a feature film by Disney in 2014 which has increased its popularity greatly. One of Sondheim’s most popular works, Into the Woods is a musically sophisticated show with dark comedy and fantastical elements.

Reserved seating tickets are $15-$18 each and are available by calling 919.583.8432.

September 18th 4p.m.

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church,

Everyone is invited to our 109th Church Anniversary Celebration at 4p.m. on Sunday, September 18, 2016. A fellowship reception will follow our historic worship service. All families are welcome to represent their loved ones who are included on our Necrology Report. Located at 901 Harris Street, Goldsboro. Church phone: 919-734-0550

September 25th 3:00 p.m.

Paramount Movie Night Presents: Gone with the Wind

Don’t miss this classic! Relive your memories of watching it on the big screen or let your kids discover it for the first time. Popcorn, candy, and drinks are available for purchase. Come enjoy a movie at the Paramount Theatre! General Admission Tickets for Movie Nights are $5/each and FREE for Children 12 & Under with a paying adult. Tickets are available at the Paramount theatre, by calling 919.583.8432.

September 24th 6 p.m.

Goldsboro Ballet’s Love of Dance/Silent Auction

Love of Dance is Goldsboro Ballet’s way of giving back to the community by creating an evening variety of dance ensemble pieces from guest choreographers. Goldsboro Ballet dancers met the challenge of dancing in June or July to learn these pieces of work. Everything from Liturgical Dance to Contemporary, Jazz, and Modern as well as Classical Ballet will be presented in between viewing of the Silent Auction items and bidding. Auction Begins at 6:00pm | Dance Begins at 7:00pm. At the Paramount Theatre. For more information call 919.583.8432.

September 29th – October 8th

Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair

Come and enjoy 10 consecutive days of excitement like no year before! You’ll find entertainment, thrilling rides, a wide variety of foods, interesting exhibits, farm animals, tractors, and much more at the Wayne Fair.

September 30th

Wayne Shrine Club Fish Fry

Come to Herman Park in Goldsboro or Hwy 55 next to Roberts Machine Shop on September 30th from 11a.m. – 2p.m. for lunch or dinner from 4p.m. to 7p.m. for great fish fry plates with all net proceeds benefitting the Shriners Hospitals for Children.

October 1st 9a.m. – 11:30p.m.

Out of Darkeness Community Walk

Walk to Fight Suicide

Registration begins at 8a.m. Program and walk starts at 9a.m. Cornerstone Commons, Downtown Goldsboro. Walk, Volunteer, Donate. Walk Chair Person: Diane Coults at 919-222-0960 or email at


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