The best part about events is that everyone is a copycat! If it works, why invent something new? When planning an event or even a concept, go to other festivals and events in your area. You never know what you will find! There might be great vendors you want at your event, a contest was coordinated well, or you generated a new idea for your own event! If you cannot attend the chosen event, check the website for photos and articles. Being there online is better than nothing at all. Here are a couple of local Jacksonville, NC events that you should look out for.

1. Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival
A fun event for the whole family. This family is held in Sneads Ferry on August 14 & 15. This year will be the festival's 40th anniversary. Be sure to check it out!

2. CISM World Boxing Championship
CISM will be taking place from October 8-17 aboard Camp Lejeune, NC. Over 50 countries will be represented at this event. This event is also open to the public.

3. Oktoberfest
Oktoberfest is one of the most well executed and well attended event in Onslow County. This year, Oktoberfest is on October 23 from 10am-9pm at Riverwalk Park in Jacksonville, NC.

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