I am not sure if the fest is longer than the 4th&5th of October but I am going to mingle and eat. I am also taking a friend and we plan on trying to surf for the first time. I have heard the Seafood fest is pretty cool and draws a large crowd. If you have any input on what not to do while surfing feel free to warn me so I dont have to tell you guys how embarrassed I was when I ran into a pier with a surfboard. The seafood fest will be a good warm-up for the Mumfest which is in New Bern the 11th & 12th. Its fest time baby!!!!! Everyone have fun.