Other Happenings

The Village Gallery of Oriental, 300 Hodges St., on the harbor will be open on Friday and Saturday, 10 am-5 pm, during the festival. A fine art cooperative, The Village Gallery features works in oil, pastels, acrylic, photography, jewelry, watercolor, pottery, glass, and more. As a cooperative gallery, art is is available for purchase directly from the juried artists.

Oriental’s History Museum, 802 Broad St., is open from 1-4 pm on Saturday during the festival. Currently, the museum is exhbiting a collection of Civil War artifacts. Among its permanent collection are a porthole and other nautical items from the Steamship Oriental.

Nautical Wheelers, 411 Broad St., will feature a wine tasting, “Porch Sipping Wines,” from 1-3 pm on Saturday while Mac MacWilliams entertains with his style of Texas Americana Country Blues Music.

Brantley’s Restaurant, 900 Broad St., will feature Nashville Christian Recording Artist Lynn Cooper and her band from 10-11 am on Saturday. “Join us for old time gospel singing Saturday morning during breakfast.”

M&Ms Cafe, 205 Water St., will feature Randall Whorton from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm on Saturday.

On Saturday evening after the festival, the music continues at two venues on the water: Brant Island Strings will perform at O’Town Restaurant, 518 Water St. beginning at 5 pm. And at The Tiki Bar at the Oriental Marina & Inn, 103 Wall St. Bob Laverty will perform at 6 pm.

And we hope you’ll return to Oriental the weekend after the festival for the Oriental Rotary Club’s Classic Car Show, 10 am to 3 pm, Saturday, Oct. 14, on the South Avenue riverfront near Lou Mac Park.

Local Restaurants

Brantley’s Village Restaurant, 900 Broad St.
Dragon Cafe (Piggly Wiggly store), 1400 Broad St.
M&M’s Cafe, 205 S. Water St.
Oriental Deli & Subs, 807 Broad St.
O’Town Restaurant, 518 S. Water St.
The Silos Restaurant, 1111 Broad St.
The Bean, 304 Hodges St.
Toucan Grill and Fresh Bar, 101 Wall St.