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Wings over Water Festival: What You Need to Know

North Carolina is home to some truly incredible wildlife species.  With its abundance of water, marshes, and wooded habitats, countless birds, animals, amphibians, reptiles, and other creatures have chosen to live in this beautiful state.  If you’re interested in learning more about North Carolina’s wildlife, make sure to attend the Wings over Water Festival.  Held annually in the Outer Banks, this informational event will teach you everything you’ve ever wondered about the inhabitants of this area.  Learn everything you need to know about the Wings over Water Festival and add it to your calendar today.

Everything You Need to Know about the Wings over Water Festival in North Carolina

When and Where

The 2016 Wings over Water Festival will take place Tuesday, October 18th through Sunday, October 23rd.  The festival will also offer an encore session Friday, December 9th through Sunday, December 11th.  The Wings over Water Festival will be held in numerous locations, both indoor and outdoor.  You’ll get the opportunity to visit six different counties in the northeastern North Carolina area and observe numerous wildlife reserves and recreation areas.  You can find directions to each location on their website.

Schedule of Events

The numerous activities of this annual festival will educate participants about the various species of birds that are native to this area and the environment they inhabit.  During the Wings over Water Festival, you get the opportunity to go on birding tours, attend scenic painting classes, embark on stand-up paddleboard and kayak adventures, take a beginner DSLR video class, and even go on a Roanoke Island night kayak paddle.  This annual event treats its guests to stunning sights of North Carolina’s magnificent scenery and up-close observation of the state’s numerous species of wildlife, including herons, turtles, kingfishers, deer, owls, otters, and numerous backyard birds.  You’ll leave this festival with abundant knowledge about North Carolina wildlife and its surrounding atmosphere.  The keynote speaker for the 2016 Wings over Water Festival is Kenn Kaufman.

What to Bring to the Wings over Water Festival

You’ll be spending a great amount of time outdoors during the Wings over Water Festival, so insect repellent and sunscreen is recommended.  Comfortable walking shoes should be worn for the nature walks.  Flotation devices and other necessary gear will be provided for the kayak and stand-up paddleboard tours.

Where to Stay during the Wings over Water Festival

You’ll want to stay in the best North Carolina accommodations while you’re in town for the Wings over Water Festival!  After spending a day exploring the great outdoors of North Carolina, complete your experience by staying cozy lodging.  Inner Banks Inn is a luxurious bed and breakfast located in Edenton, NC, that is guaranteed to meet all your needs. Our picturesque property is also a part of North Carolina’s history; we have four historic homes on our grounds, filled with gorgeous rooms, each one equipped with the finest amenities.  There are countless things to do in this area; stroll to the nearby waterfront or downtown Edenton or simply spend some time relaxing in our peaceful environment.  We even have our own restaurant, The Table, for you to enjoy an amazing meal with your special someone.  Don’t hesitate- start planning a trip to the South that you’ll never forget!

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