Outer Banks Annual Events - Food

On this page you will find the annual food events on the Outer Banks.

Annual Outer Banks Events by Category or Month

4th of July Celebration in Ocracoke

Outer Banks Food
Island-wide, Ocracoke
(252) 928-6711

Ocracoke Village celebrates Independence Day with a family-oriented, fun-filled annual event offering many activities for all ages. Gather around Silver Lake Harbor on the evening of July 3 to enjoy a traditional Ocracoke Square Dance and fabulous fireworks display. July Fourth kicks off with a flag-raising ceremony at the school circle followed by the annual Sand Sculpture Contest. Other activities include lighthouse tours, a vintage car... read more

Ocracoke Village celebrates Independence Day with a family-oriented, fun-filled annual event offering... read more

Annual Holiday Chefs Challenge

Outer Banks Food
50 South Dogwood Trail, Southern Shores
(252) 261-2756

Watch – and taste – as the top chefs on the Outer Banks battle it out to turn canned food into culinary masterpieces. The Annual Holiday Chefs Challenge is a fundraiser for the Beach Food Pantry that brings all of the excitement and energy from cooking show competitions right to Southern Shores. Participating chefs have 60 minutes to prepare a dish that uses items the... read more

Watch – and taste – as the top chefs on the Outer Banks battle it... read more

Brewtag

Outer Banks Food
6800 S. Croatan Highway, Soundside Event Site, Nags Head
(877) 359-8447

Wait ... kegs can fly?! Who knew? Kitty Hawk Kites knows because they sponsor this fun (and funny) festival every October. Various groups around the Outer Banks create "flying" machines out of 1/6 kegs (empty ones) and whatever contraption they can come up with that might – emphasis on the word might – fly off a platform. It's a ton of fun to watch. When... read more

Wait ... kegs can fly?! Who knew? Kitty Hawk Kites knows because they sponsor this... read more

Currituck Heritage Bulls & BBQ

Outer Banks Food
Currituck County Rural Center, 184 Milburn Sawyer Road, Powells Point
(252) 453-9040

Celebrate Currituck’s down-home, country culture with barbecue and a rodeo. The Currituck Heritage Bulls & BBQ is an annual fall event that brings excitement and family friendly fun to Currituck residents and visitors of all ages – no native ties required. The People’s Choice BBQ and Kansas City BBQ Competition are the cornerstones of this event. Local restaurants and barbecue experts battle it out for... read more

Celebrate Currituck’s down-home, country culture with barbecue and a rodeo. The Currituck Heritage Bulls &... read more

Dare Days

Outer Banks Food
Downtown Manteo, Manteo
(252) 473-2133

Dare Days celebrates its 44th year in 2019. The festival, always held in downtown Manteo on the first Saturday of June, is a mix of live music, craft and food vendors, dance and activities for all ages. The morning starts with a Blessing of the Day and ends with a big-name music group with people dancing in the streets. In between you can also watch... read more

Dare Days celebrates its 44th year in 2019. The festival, always held in downtown Manteo... read more

Day at the Docks

Outer Banks Food
N.C. Highway 12, Hatteras Docks, Hatteras

Here at the Outer Banks we love our seafood – the tuna, mussels, oysters, grouper, scallops, mmmm, we could go on and on about it. Have you ever thought about the source of seafood that you buy or eat? Hatteras Island’s Day at the Docks is an event to celebrate seafood and answer all of your questions about it. Learn how seafood affects... read more

Here at the Outer Banks we love our seafood – the tuna, mussels,... read more

From Garden to Hearth at Island Farm

Outer Banks Food
1140 U.S. Highway 64, Manteo
(252) 473-6500

Take a step back in time to a Roanoke Island winter in the 1850s. Island Farm invites you to celebrate fall food traditions as they share with visitors how coastal families prepared for winter two centuries ago. Learn about and try your hand at hearth cooking, food preservation and candle making. You can shuck some corn and do a little shelling too. In... read more

Take a step back in time to a Roanoke Island winter in the... read more

Hotline Festival of Trees

Outer Banks Food
600 S. Croatan Highway, Outer Banks Brewing Station, Kill Devil Hills
(252) 473-5212

The annual Festival of Trees is an ideal way to spread holiday cheer while benefiting the nonprofit Outer Banks Hotline. It includes several days of events, including a bazaar, live music, children's activities and more. At the gala on Saturday night you can browse through all of the business-sponsored and decorated trees while you enjoy delectable hors d’oeuvres and coffee and live holiday... read more

The annual Festival of Trees is an ideal way to spread holiday cheer... read more

March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction of the Outer Banks

Outer Banks Food
5353 N. Virginia Dare Trail, Hilton Garden Inn, Kitty Hawk
(757) 361-0000

Bring together great chefs and a fantastic cause, and you can imagine why this annual function, held at Jennette's Pier, is a must-attend event. Several of the Outer Banks’ top chefs gather to whip up delectable dishes for guests to sample along with a selection of fine wines. Between all the wining, dining and entertainment, Signature Chef Auction guests will have the chance... read more

Bring together great chefs and a fantastic cause, and you can imagine why... read more

Mustang Rock & Roast

Outer Banks Food

This event is happily anticipated by locals and visitors alike. Rock, funk and blues (and some music in between) blast out from the double main stage at Mike Dianna's Grill Room for this two-day event. The bands start the event in the mornings and make sure it lasts into the wee hours of the night. And while you’re listening to the music, be... read more

This event is happily anticipated by locals and visitors alike. Rock, funk and... read more

OBX Pridefest

Outer Banks Food
6800 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, Milepost 16, Nags Hed

Come one, come all to OBX Pridefest. This weekend-long annual event, held in September, is an awesome time to celebrate with the LGBTQ community. Starting on Friday and going through Sunday, you can check out a booze cruise, live music, touring productions and comedy shows, a drag brunch, nightly club dancing and the main festival, the Outer Banks Gay Pride Festival. Held at... read more

Come one, come all to OBX Pridefest. This weekend-long annual event, held in... read more

OBX Taco Cook-Off

Outer Banks Food
Ortega'z Southwestern Grill & Wine Bar, 201 Sir Walter Raleigh Street, Manteo

Fresh local fish fillings, zesty salsa, the flavorful crunch of veggies, a handmade masa tortilla holding it all together – who does it best on the beach? Decide for yourself at the OBX Taco Cook Off. Chefs from popular Outer Banks eateries gather at Ortega’z Southwestern Grill and Wine Bar and compete to craft the top taco creation. Admission to the event includes a taco... read more

Fresh local fish fillings, zesty salsa, the flavorful crunch of veggies, a handmade masa tortilla... read more