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Join us for this one of a kind experience in the Harbor of Hospitality! For the Elizabeth City moonshine-themed scavenger hunt, we'll incorporate elements of local lore, prohibition history, and interactive clues leading participants through the moonshine-making process.  Each stop will provide a piece of the moonshine recipe and a tale from the prohibition era, culminating in a complete understanding of both the historical and practical aspects of moonshining. On your hunt, local stories and snippets will be shared making your experience 
Participants will pick up their “Recipe” at the start, will collect clues and ingredients at stops throughout Downtown Elizabeth City, and return back to the where they started for a drink from one of our local breweries (Seven Sounds Brewing Co., Ghost Harbor Brewing Co., and Avdet Brewing Company), photo opportunities with a race car and other moonshine paraphernalia, book signing by Chris Barber (“When Ghosts Made Moonshine”) and other fun activities.
Everyone who collects all ingredients will be entered into a drawing for prizes. It isn’t a race. Participants are encouraged to shop, sip, and dine during the day. For every receipt brought back showing a purchase, an extra entry will be given into the drawing. Everyone completing the activity will be designated an Official “Eastern NC Moonshiner” or “Prohibition Agent.”]

Saturday, April 5, 2025

Scavenger Hunt:

Start & Finish at Museum of the Albemarle.

501 S Water St. 10:00 pm - 3:00 pm 

 Post Scavenger Hunt Celebration: 

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm 

Museum of the Albemarle, 501 S Water St.


Purchase your tickets HERE!




When Ghosts Made Moonshine
Also available locally at the Museum of the Albemarle Giftshop
We can hardly wait to see you!  

Event sponsored by:  Performance Chevrolet, Elizabeth City



Location sponsors:  State Farm, Dawn Cooper Covington; Happy Daisy Garden Center; Hoppin’ Johnz New South Cuisine; The Mills Downtown Bistro; Heritage Care of Elizabeth City; B&M Contractors, Inc.; Albemarle Audiology; Bedliners Plus; Rick Anderson Fitness


Event Partners Dixieland Speedway; Oasis Suites; Ghost Harbor Brewing Company, Seven Sounds Brewing Company, Avdet Brewing Company; Buffalo City Distillery; Outer Banks Distilling; Chris Barber, Author


Event Hosts: Arts of the Albemarle; Elizabeth City Downtown, Inc.; Visit Elizabeth City; Elizabeth City Historic Neighborhood Association; Museum of the Albemarle

Make a Weekend out of it! Stay in the Harbor of Hospitality!

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Stay and relax in Elizabeth City! We boast a wide variety of accommodations and friendly, welcoming hosts. We have name-brand hotels and quaint, historic inns to choose from. Our innkeepers are great sources for information on the best dining, shopping, and fun so you can make the most of your visit!

If you are looking for a unique stay in our riverfront city, check out our vacation rentals: you can stay on a house boat, in a newly renovated historic downtown apartment, or even rent an entire house to spread out with your family! 

We look forward to welcoming you and sharing our beautiful city!

We invite you to “Make a Weekend of it in Elizabeth City!” Come early on Friday evening, April 21st to experience our charming harbor town! Enjoy dinner at any of our various local eateries then grab a craft brew at our local breweries, Seven Sounds, Ghost Harbor or Avdet. If you prefer lighter eats and wine, we have that too at 2 Souls Wine Barblue-ruby-american-flags.jpg

Also check out the Elizabeth City Downtown, Inc. Facebook Events page. It's an ongoing list of events and activities happening in downtown and the many shops and restaurants that downtown boasts.


We invite you to "Make a Weekend of it in Elizabeth City" and stay through Sunday to enjoy our charming little town. Take a look at our Events page and see what else is going on while you're here.


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