Outer Banks Annual Events - October

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

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Beer Witch Project

Outer Banks October
600 South Croatan Highway, Kill Devil Hills
(252) 449-2739

Halloween isn’t just for the kids. The Beer Witch Project at the Outer Banks Brewing Station invites those ages 21 and up to join them for a Halloween-themed beer mile run. Drink, run, drink, run, drink, run, drink, run your way to the finish line. From there you’re invited to enjoy the infamous after-party following the race in the Brewing Station’s backyard, where you’ll inevitably... read more

Halloween isn’t just for the kids. The Beer Witch Project at the Outer Banks Brewing... read more

Brewtag

Outer Banks October
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

Creepy in Corolla Trunk or Treat

Outer Banks October
1100 Club Road, Corolla
(252) 453-9040

Is it true that old buildings really are spookier? Find out for yourself at Creepy in Corolla. This annual event is organized each year by Whalehead and the Currituck Beach Lighthouse. The two attractions, Currituck beach businesses and residents come together to create a family friendly Halloween experience in Historic Corolla. Children sporting their Halloween attire begin the night at the Currituck Beach Lighthouse, which... read more

Is it true that old buildings really are spookier? Find out for yourself at Creepy... read more

Currituck Heritage Bulls & BBQ

Outer Banks October
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 to Scare 5K and Sweet Treat Fun Run

Outer Banks October
950 Marshall C. Collins Drive, Manteo

Swap out your witch’s broomstick for running shoes for this Halloween activity. The Dare to Scare 5K and Sweet Treat Fun Run is an annual event held on the last Saturday of October. The 5K course takes runners from the Roanoke Island’s Coastal Studies Institute to the Dare County Center on the scenic trail full of woodland and marsh views. Prizes are awarded to the... read more

Swap out your witch’s broomstick for running shoes for this Halloween activity. The Dare to... read more

Duck Jazz Festival

Outer Banks October
1200 Duck Road, Duck Town Park, Duck
(252) 255-1234

Attention jazz lovers! Grab a chair and your family, friends or dog and come to Duck Town Park for a day devoted solely to jazz. One of the most anticipated music events of the year is the Duck Jazz Festival, held in October over Columbus Day weekend. Every year talented artists from all over the country come together to wow concertgoers with their... read more

Attention jazz lovers! Grab a chair and your family, friends or dog and... read more

Halloween International Film Festival

Outer Banks October
1803 North Croatan Highway, Kill Devil Hills
R/C Theatres Movies 10 number
(252) 441-5630

When it comes to getting into the Halloween spirit, few ways beat a scary movie marathon. In the days leading up to All Hallow’s Eve at the Outer Banks, film industry profession, cinephiles and horror-genre fans gather to do just that. The annual Halloween International Film Festival is a three day event that brings a variety of independent film submissions, filmmakers and a hefty dose... read more

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Harvest HayDay at The Elizabethan Gardens

Outer Banks October
1411 National Park Drive, Manteo
(252) 473-3234

This is one of the most fun fall traditions on the Outer Banks. Stroll around The Elizabethan Gardens, which are beautiful at any time of the year. Take a hayride through the gardens, twist and turn through the hay bale maze, stuff a scarecrow, make an educational craft, get your face painted, listen to music and stories and more. And when the chilly... read more

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Island Farm Pumpkin Patch Saturdays

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

Every Saturday in October finds kids and families at Island Farm on Roanoke Island riding in the ox-drawn wagon to the pumpkin patch to find their special one. After picking out the perfect pumpkin, children can make a corn husk doll, dip candles, stuff a scarecrow, play with 19th-century toys and games, check out the farm animals and more. You might even... read more

Every Saturday in October finds kids and families at Island Farm on Roanoke... read more

Manteo Rotary Club's Inshore Slam Fishing Tournament

Outer Banks October
104 Fernando Street, Roanoke Island Maritime Museum, Manteo

Previously the Rockfish Rodeo, the Manteo Rotary Club has reformatted this fishing tournament due to the decline in the striper population. But don’t worry, a little change doesn’t take away any of the fun. There are now four categories that participants compete in: stripers, flounder, puppy drum and speckled trout. Prizes and awards are presented in adult, women’s and youth divisions for the... read more

Previously the Rockfish Rodeo, the Manteo Rotary Club has reformatted this fishing tournament... read more

March for Babies presented by the March for Dimes

Outer Banks October
(757) 361-0000

When it comes to promoting the health and wellness of infants and new mothers, sometimes it’s as easy as walking. The annual March for Babies, presented by the March of Dimes, is a fundraiser that strives to provide resources and programs to mothers and infants living in the Outer Banks. The March meets in a popular Outer Banks location each year, where the team of... read more

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Mustang Rock & Roast

Outer Banks October

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