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
Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke
(252) 928-6711

Ocracoke Village celebrates Independence Day 2018 with a two-day celebration and fireworks. Ocracoke's family-oriented, fun-filled annual event offers 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. The 4th kicks off with a flag-raising ceremony at the school circle followed by the annual Sand Sculpture Contest. Other activities include... read more

Ocracoke Village celebrates Independence Day 2018 with a two-day celebration and fireworks. Ocracoke's... 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

Dare Days

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

Dare Days celebrates its 43rd year in 2018. 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 43rd year in 2018. 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

OBX Pridefest

Outer Banks Food
Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Downtown Manteo Waterfront, Manteo

Come one, come all to OBX Pridefest on the Manteo waterfront. This weekend annual event is an awesome time to celebrate with the LGBTQ community. Starting on Friday and going through Sunday, you can check out live music, a LGBTQ wedding expo, touring productions, sponsoring restaurants, nightly club dancing, a main festival, performances featuring drag kings and queens and more. You might want... read more

Come one, come all to OBX Pridefest on the Manteo waterfront. This weekend... read more

Ocracoke Fig Festival

Outer Banks Food
Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke Community Square, Ocracoke
(252) 928-7375

Ocracoke celebrates its sweetest tradition in August with the annual Ocracoke Fig Festival sponsored by Ocracoke Preservation Society. Local vendors provide fresh figs, fig preserves, local cookbooks, fig-smoked barbecue and other fig-tastic items. Learn about Ocracoke’s fig history and culture and bring the kids for old-fashioned crafts and games. The showpiece of the Fig Festival is the Fig Cake Bake-Off on Saturday afternoon. Everyone is welcome to submit a... read more

Ocracoke celebrates its sweetest tradition in August with the annual Ocracoke Fig Festival sponsored by Ocracoke... read more

Ocrafolk Music and Storytelling Festival

Outer Banks Food
Howard Street and School Road, Ocracoke
(252) 921-0260

The Ocrafolk Festival is one of the most beloved Outer Banks annual events and traditions. On the first weekend in June each year, storytellers, musicians and artists bring themselves and their trade to Ocracoke Island for a three day festival. You can shop directly from artisans and crafters, watch art demonstrations, listen to established and up-and-coming musicians and be absorbed by thrilling tales about Ocracoke... read more

The Ocrafolk Festival is one of the most beloved Outer Banks annual events and traditions.... read more

Oink 'n' Oyster Roast

Outer Banks Food
3833 N. Croatan Highway, Longboards Island Grill, Kitty Hawk
(252) 489-9198

There are few better ways to celebrate the start of oyster season than with an oyster roast and North Carolina barbecue. For more than 16 years, First Flight Rotary Club has sponsored the Oink and Oyster Roast as a fundraiser for nonprofit organizations in Dare County. This event is open to everyone with a love of oysters and a hearty appetite. The First... read more

There are few better ways to celebrate the start of oyster season than... read more

Outer Banks Fall Restaurant Week

Outer Banks Food
(252) 207-5092

Fall Restaurant Week is a nine-day event full of food, drink and fun with friends at area restaurants. During this promotion you can travel to any participating restaurant and order off the special menus. Restaurants from all over the Outer Banks participate in this event, and all the chefs want to do is give you seven days of good eating. For a fixed price you... read more

Fall Restaurant Week is a nine-day event full of food, drink and fun with friends... read more