Outer Banks Annual Events - October

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

Outer Banks Annual Events by Category or Month

 

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

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

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

This is one of the most fun fall traditions on the Outer Banks.... read more

Island Farm Pumpkin Patch

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

Mustang Music Festival

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 on the ground of Whalehead and other locations in Corolla 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... read more

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

Oink 'n' Oyster Roast

Outer Banks October
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 Bluegrass Festival

Outer Banks October
1 Festival Park Drive, Roanoke Island Festival Park, Manteo
(252) 423-3039

For four days in October, the waterfront area of Manteo is alive with the sound of banjos, fiddles, guitars and phenomenal bluegrass singers. Music enthusiasts won’t want to miss this event where the tunes of the mountains pay a visit to the coast as regional bands and solo musicians showcase their talent. Depending on your affinity for bluegrass, you may choose to spend... read more

For four days in October, the waterfront area of Manteo is alive with... read more

Outer Banks Seafood Festival

Outer Banks October
6800 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 15.5, Soundside Event Site, Nags Head
(252) 441-8144

Do you ever wonder about the abundant amounts of seafood caught and consumed on the Outer Banks? Well, wonder no more. The Outer Banks Seafood Festival is an event that will educate, entertain and feed you. What more could you want? The local bounty of the sea and the tradition of fishing that puts it on our tables are celebrated at this festival... read more

Do you ever wonder about the abundant amounts of seafood caught and consumed... read more

Pirate Jamboree

Outer Banks October
(252) 928-6711

Come to Ocracoke to commemorate the 300th anniversary of Blackbeard's historic last battle. Annually the last weekend of October, this three-day event is highlighted by an all-day, family-friendly, Pirate Encampment by Blackbeard’s Pirate Crew. Come see what pirate life was like in this true-to-life 17th- and 18th-century encampment. Wear your costumes and enjoy the activities such as Scallywag School for kids, strolling minstrels, sword fights,... read more

Come to Ocracoke to commemorate the 300th anniversary of Blackbeard's historic last battle. Annually the... read more

Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival

Outer Banks October
(252) 216-9464

Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival is an annual six-day celebration that is devoted to celebrating the wild side of the Outer Banks and the surrounding region. Held in October, the festival offers almost 100 programs in themes ranging from birding and wildlife photography to paddling, natural history and more. It’s a fun and educational event for the whole family, and since it takes... read more

Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival is an annual six-day celebration that is devoted... read more