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October Calendar of Events for Wayne County

Now Through Oct 8th

Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair

You’ll find entertainment, thrilling rides, a wide variety of foods, interesting exhibits, farm animals, tractors, and much more at the Wayne Fair. The Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair is an annual event that brings families and friends together each fall. Laugh, dance, win and play. For more info go to

October 1st 8a.m.

Out of Darkness Walk for Suicide Prevention

Walk to prevent suicide with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Registration begins at 8 a.m. at Cornerstone Commons downtown with the walk beginning at 9 a.m. ∙ 919.222.0960

October 7th 5p.m. – 8p.m.

First Friday

Looking for something fun and relaxing to start off your weekend? Stop by First Friday for refreshments, exhibits, art, live music, and much more. It’s free & family friendly! Arts Council of Wayne County – 102 N. John St. ∙ 919.736.3300

October 7th 7:30 p.m.

Paramount Presents: Nnenna Freelon

Staring Six-time GRAMMY® Award-nominee Nnenna Freelon, who has earned a well-deserved reputation as a compelling and captivating live performer. Reserved $20-$32/each. 919.583.8432.

October 8th 11 a.m.

Taste of Wayne County

Experience all of the wonderful food that Wayne County has to offer! Sample goodies from over 20 restaurants, listen to great music, and enter to win prizes. Tickets are $15 each, children 6 and under get in for free. Event located in front of Goldsboro City Hall. ∙ 919.735.3591

October 8th 7:30 p.m.

Paramount Presents: Caribou Mountain Collective

Winners of the 2014 Rockygrass Bluegrass Band Competition, Caribou Mountain Collective is a quartet from Nederland, Colorado. Reserved $10-$18/each. 919.583.8432.

October 9th 4p.m. – 5:30p.m.

Mission Undercover

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church - Your Mission if you choose to accept it is to secure and deliver NEW undergarments for youth ages 10-14 to Headquarters: St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 901 Harris St, Goldsboro. See Page 20 of Buzz for complete info.

October 13th 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. ∙ 919.736.3300

October 15th 8a.m.

EOD Warrior Foundation Memorial Run

Walnut Creek Community Center, 103 Village Dr, Goldsboro. $20 registration fee. Register online at 100% of all proceeds go directly to financial assistance and support for active-duty and wounded veterans and their families!

October 15th Noon to 5p.m.

Come Support Gigi’s Fight

Fall Bazaar The fight against cancer goes on. A day of fun, food and live entertainment. Jefferson United Methodist Church, 1101 N. Jefferson Ave, Goldsboro. Read the complete article on page 21 of the Buzz.

October 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!

October 20th 7:00 p.m.

Bras for a Cause Fundraiser

Presented by Curtis Media. Wayne County Firefighters & Law Enforcement will come together for a great cause – promoting the importance of mammograms! Participants will model creative, hand-made, bedazzled bras to be auctioned off to the highest bidder. All funds raised will pay for free mammograms for needy women in our area. Tickets purchased at the door - $10.

ALZ NC Walk 2016 October 22nd 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Help North Carolina families dealing with Alzheimer's disease by participating in the 2014 walk held at Cornerstone Commons, Downtown. Contact Carol Lancaster for more info, 919.778.8664.

October 22nd 9a.m. – 11a.m.

Downtown Community Action Day

Roll up your sleeves, lace up your sneakers, and get ready to pitch in at Community Action Day! You’re invited to help beautify downtown Goldsboro. All ages are welcome to participate. Refreshments will be provided. For more information call 919.735.4959 or visit Sponsored by Worrell Contracting.

October 22nd 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Really Chili Challenge

Head to Downtown Goldsboro for this annual chili cook-off hosted by the Community Soup Kitchen of Goldsboro. Your taste buds will thank you! John Street Parking Lot ∙ 919.731.3939

October 28th 7:30 p.m.

Paramount Presents: Parsons Dance Company

Parsons Dance is New York City based modern dance company, internationally renowned for creating and performing contemporary American dance of extraordinary artistry that is accessible and enriching to diverse audiences. Reserved $10-$22/each. ∙ 919.583.8432

October 28th 4:30p.m. – 7:30p.m.

Downtown Thriller Night & Trick-or-Treating

Get ready to get your zombie on for the second annual Thriller Night in downtown Goldsboro. This year, let your little ghosts and goblins trick-or-treat down Center Street beginning at 4:30pm. Then head to City Hall for an outdoor festival at 6pm, followed by a live Thriller performance at 7:00 p.m. Free and open to the public! 919.738.3772

October 28th 8p.m.

The Creepy Crawl

Get ready for ghoulish fun in Downtown Goldsboro! Enjoy great food, live entertainment, and drink specials so good they're scary at participating restaurants!

Register on Facebook – Downtown Goldsboro for full list of restaurants and specials. 919.735.4959

October 29th 9a.m. – 2p.m.

"Howling Spook Walk with Furry Friends and Vendor Fair"

Wayne County Humane Society. October 29 9am-2pm at Herman Park. Dog walkers $20 donation. Special appearance by Country Singer Adam Stone. There will be rescue groups, K9 demo team, contests and more. For more information call 919-736-7387 or email

October 30th 3 p.m.

Paramount Movie Night: E.T. Extra-Terrestrial

After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott (Henry Thomas). Come and see one of the all time greats! General Admission $5/each, FREE for 12 & Under w/ paying adult.


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