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.
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