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Autumn with Topsail (Photo: Rick Stidley)

TOPSAIL BEACH, NC (WWAY) — The 29th Autumn with Topsail will celebrate fall this weekend with art, beach music, food and much more.

Autumn with Topsail features arts and crafts from a variety of categories including woodworking, metal sculpting, painting, and jewelry crafting. Proceeds from the festival go to the Historical Society of Topsail Island, a volunteer non-profit organization that owns and operates the Assembly Building including the Missiles and More Museum.

This festival takes place, rain or shine, from 9 am to 8 pm, October 21 and 9:30 to 4, October 22 on the grounds of the Historic Assembly Building, 720 Channel Boulevard in downtown Topsail Beach.

Admission is $5 for adults, or $8 for an adult two-day pass. Children age 11 and under and active-duty military with an ID are free.

Live music highlights Autumn With Topsail and bands perform both days.  Starting at 12 noon Saturday, The Carolina Band  take the stage, followed at 5 p.m. by the North Tower Band. On Sunday the esteemed Band of Oz perform from 1 to 4 pm.

Snacks and sweets will be available alongside traditional southern food and ethnic options.

In addition, Autumn With Topsail features a wine and beer tent and plenty of tables and chairs for diners to relax.

The Kiwanis Club of Topsail Island Area hosts a Pancake Breakfast from 7:30 to 10 am on Saturday and 8 to 10 on Sunday inside the Assembly Building. The cost is $7 for adults and children over 12 years, $4 for children six to 11, while those five and under eat free.

Children’s activities include face painting, colorful hairspray designs, inflatables, and a roving magician. In the Assembly Building kids will enjoy rock painting, decorating mermaid and pirate masks, seashell “critters”, pirate eye patches, and designing beaded necklaces and bracelets.

Click here to read more about the event. 

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