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Change is in the air. Embrace the new season with cozy decorating ideas, delightful seasonal recipes, and cool-weather getaways.

13 Fall Festivals on the Coast

Who says cotton candy, clambakes, and Ferris wheels don't mix? Find these and more at the following seasonal seaside celebrations.

North Carolina Seafood Festival
Photo: North Carolina Seafood Festival

North Carolina Seafood Festival

Morehead City, North Carolina, October 4-6, 2013

Feel like trying something new? Tour the state's main port and discover the ins and outs of the import/export business. Want some quality time with the kids? Enter a family fishing contest, ride the Ferris wheel, and enjoy a fireworks display. In the mood for good eats? Sample seafood from a variety of vendors and learn the right way to prepare coastal North Carolina delicacies from local experts. Throw in a hodgepodge of music genres, including blues, country, and Motown, and this festival really does have something for every member of the family.

Admission is free; 252/726-6273 or ncseafoodfestival.org.

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