Happening this weekend is the 35th Annual North Carolina Festival by the Sea in Holden Beach.
The two days of festivities features arts and crafts, music, contests and activities for the whole family.
Saturday is the only day of the year you can walk across the Holden Beach bridge to get the best view of the island.
For the more adventurous there will be balloon rides and for anglers there is the annual fishing tournament.
Events start Saturday at 9 a.m. and go through Sunday afternoon.
If you think you could survive a zombie apocalypse, Poplar Grove Plantation is the place to be this weekend. The plantation trails will be crawling with the walking dead for the first-ever Zombie Fun Run & Walk Saturday night.
An expert on fall foliage who had earlier said leaf colors in the North Carolina mountains would be below average is changing her forecast
The Asheville Citizen-Times reports Western Carolina University resident leaf color expert Kathy Matthews says relatively dry conditions over the last month, along with cooling temperatures, have improved the outlook.
If you've ever visited the western part of the state during the fall, no doubt you were in awe over the beautiful red, gold and yellow leaves. Even though we just said good-bye to summer, some leaves are already changing in Asheville.