North Carolina Treasures Weekend 2018

North Carolina Treasures Weekend

June 1st and 2nd 2018

The Old Baldy Foundation would like to invite you to the 2nd annual North Carolina Treasures Weekend! The weekend is a celebration of North Carolina culture, history, cuisine, spirits, music and more. The Old Baldy Lighthouse represents the rich history of North Carolina over the past two hundred years. North Carolina Treasures Weekend is an event meant to honor all that Old Baldy has stood for. Please mark your calendars to join us for this special celebration! 


Friday, June 1st- Swine & Spirits Dinner

An event not to be missed under the tent of the Forrest Pavilion at the Maritime Market! Chef Marc Berruet from Sweet Bay Catering will be preparing a gourmet whole hog menu featuring a Heritage Farms Cheshire Hog. These Hogs offer a superior product as they are bred to be full of marbelization, tenderness, and taste. Learn more about these award-winning Hogs here!

 Our featured speaker for the evening is Joel Finsel! Finsel is a published author whose book, "Cocktails and Conversations" speaks to his experience during the craft cocktail Renaissance. Finsel is an award-wining mixologist who has been featured in many publications such as Playboy Magazine, Cosmopolitan, The Philadelphia Inquirer and more. Finsel is excited to be a part of this event where he will be able to speak to about his experience of bringing high-end cocktails to North Carolina and will offer some mouthwatering cocktail recipes to help upgrade your at home mixology practice! 

  Cocktail hour will feature cocktail samplings inspired by Joel Finsel from local NC distillers Durham Distillery, Fainting Goat Spirits and Seventeen Twelve Spirits along with Hor's D'oeuvres and live music before sitting down to for a unique dining experience featuring Heritage Farm Hogs!  

This dinner event will have 30 VIP tickets available giving you an exclusive meet and greet with Joel Finsel, our featured distillers, and hog purveyor from Heritage Farms along with preferred dinner seating, access to a VIP section for the cocktail hour, hand selected cocktail tastings, a special take away and more!


  Saturday, June 2nd- The Gala in White

The Gala in White is a 30-year island tradition which always proves to be a highlight of the year for islanders! The Bald Head Island Club hosts this annual event and they have partnered with The Old Baldy Foundation to make the evening extra special. This year the Gala will feature a lavish buffet, live music from "The Magnificents Band", a silent auction, craft distiller tastings and more. Click HERE to view the Gala in White Menu. 

The Silent Auction this year will be done completely online! Bid from your barstool at the Gala or the comfort of your own home. The Auction website will be coming soon and will go live prior to the event. Some exciting items are an exclusive catered dinner in the Old Baldy Lighthouse, a historic trip in downtown Wilmington, fine art and much more!                       






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 Click here for a photo gallery from 2017 North Carolina Treasures Weekend!


Weekend Sponsors:





The Gottshall Family

The Nixon Family

The Carr Family

The Chatas Family