Ocracoke celebrates its sweetest tradition in mid-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 cake in one or both categories, Traditional or Innovative. A panel of judges chooses the winners, and the best part is free samples for everyone after the contest! Join in a traditional Ocracoke Square Dance on Friday night, enjoy live music all day Saturday and dance to the Ocracoke Rockers in the Community Square on Saturday night.
Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke Community Square, Ocracoke