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Huge marine animal kites wow visitors at the Cape Fear Kite Festival, scheduled for Nov. 2-3 at the Fort Fisher State Recreation Area.
KITES ABOVE KURE BEACH Massive Aerial Fun
AN aerial display of soaring, colorful kites of all shapes, sizes and styles will greet hundreds of visitors at this year’s Cape Fear Kite
Festival at the Fort Fisher State Recreation Area. Colorful animal-shaped kites, including an octopus, a whale and a croco-dile,
are some of the sky art expected to be flying high above the strand.
The festival, which attracts kite enthusiasts of all ages from babes in their parents’ arms to gray-haired seniors, is sched-uled
for Saturday, Nov. 2 and Sunday, Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Food trucks and other vendors will be on site offering
Started in 2005 to foster kite flying for all ages, the festival has grown in popularity each year. Rooms at area hotels are in high
demand for the event, which has become a regional attraction with people from all over the state and other parts of the South. T-shirt
vendors, who sold out on the first day last year, have promised to order twice as many this year.
Visitors to the kite festival can stroll along the beach while keeping their eyes turned skyward for the sometimes-massive kites —
even one featuring a purple spaceship-design complete with a little green man at the controls. — Edward Wills
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