Special Events at the Show

Special events are planned in addition to the exhibitors who will be providing information and demonstrations at the show.

A Variety of Fun Activities

Lots of activities are planned to help you learn all about "Life on the Coast."

Gardening Updates
Home Spruce-ups, Inside and Out
Guest Appearances by local celebrities
Unique Raffles
Wheels of Every Type
Sporting Opportunities by Land and by Sea
Destination Door Prize


Entertainers and speakers will provide special events throughout the day that relate to "Life on the Coast."

Time Event
10:00 am Class Act Band
Larry Langston, Bass, Guitar
Nel Nichols, Harmonica
Sylvia Johns Richie, piano, vocals
Featuring Jill Ross, Mike Hargett
11:00 am John Toppings
Tribute to the Eagles, Beatles, and 70s songs
12:00 pm (noon) Paddleball
1:00 pm Chris Fonville
"Famous Urban Legends from Wilmington's Past"
2:00 pm Line Dancing and Shag Lessons
Featuring Barbara Braak and Larry Brooks

Author's Korner

For the first year at the show, fourteen local authors will attend the show to talk about their work and it's relation to "Life on the Coast."

Time Authors
10:00 am to 11:30 am

Elaine Colton: The Newport Girls, The Afternoon, What More Is There To Say

Terry Thomas Bowman: The Carving Tree, Christian & Inspirational articles, Historical non-fiction short stories

Gary Gupton: Time to Meet Max

11:30 am to 12:35 pm

Emily Colin: The Memory Thief, The Dream Keepers Daughter, The Long Way Around, The Changing Face of Justice, 27 Views of Wilmington

Katie Oslin: Details of My Reality

JoAnne Silvia: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again

12:35 pm to 1:40 pm

Shanthi Thiruppathi: Tiggly and Tobias, The Cat Doll

Michael Gillespie: Whose Who, The Moon and the Whippoorwill

Marti Peterson: The Widow Spy

Dan Gerrish: Harold's Clubs: A Memoir

1:40 am to 2:45 pm

David Stallman: Echoes of Topsail, Women in the Wild Blue, Wilmington’s Cotton Exchange, and four historical soft cover publications

Susan Crispell: Dreaming in Chocolate, The Secret Ingredient of Wishes

Cindy Horrell Ramsey: Boys of The Battleship North Carolina, Edge of Sanity, 600 Letters Home

Jill Johnson

2:45 pm to 4:00 pm

K. Robert Campbell: First Class, Second Hand, The Third Degree, The Fourth Estate, The Fifth Category, short stories, stage plays and a blog

Frank Williams:After the Republic, Convergence

Rob Campbell: It’s Personal, Not Personnel: Leadership Lessons For The Battlefield and The Boardroom