Hurricane Matthew and Outer Banks Events October 2016

Hurricane Matthew and Outer Banks Events October 2016

Hurricane Matthew made it hard for the OBX to determine what we could expect for this week. It would appear, as of this posting, that the Outer Banks will have some wind and rain but we may be escaped the hardest part. Sadly, we’ve had some cancellations but the fun will weather the storm.

Our thoughts are with the people of Haiti, Jamaica, the Bahamas, Florida and all others who have been so overwhelmingly affected by Hurricane Matthew. We as all to support relief efforts however possible.


hatterasity-2016HATTERASITY – BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL – October 6th – 8th – Hatteras Village Civic Center – Hatterasity (Hat-ter-az-a-tee) n. 1. Being like a Hatteraser, displaying traits such as fidelity, integrity, and community, 2. Reflecting the beauty and strength of Hatteras Island, 3. A state of mind induced by spending time on Hatteras Island, marked by sun, sea, and great food and people 4. A Bluegrass Block Party on Hatteras Island featuring local food and talent, with regional and national bands playing bluegrass and Roots music. An event for food, fun, family and community. Featuring Special Consensus, Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass, From East PA, the Crop Circle Agents. Friday, 3PM-11PM. Saturday, Noon to 11ish. Special shuttles to area attractions and special guided Tour with Danny Couch Saturday am… FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE for early bird sales!

parade-of-homes-2016OUTER BANKS PARADE OF HOMES – October 6th – 9th – A scattered site self-guided Parade unlike any other tour you have attended – both because of its unparalleled setting on about 60 + miles of our beautiful coastline, and because of the diversity found among the entries in each year’s select offering of homes. Whether you are touring for the first time or you are one of the tens of thousands who has attended previous years’ Parades, we are looking forward to having you spend a few wonderful autumn days with us, enjoying the more relaxed pace and beautiful weather that we anticipate during off-season. When you purchase your ticket, you will receive the Parade of Homes magazine, containing all of the information about the builders and the homes and products. In the center of the magazine you will also find a detailed map to help you locate and visit all the homes, and our advertisers look forward to hearing from you regarding their products as featured in the homes. Your ticket is good for all four days of the tour and proceeds benefit the local food pantry and other local charitable efforts.

2ND ANNUAL INSHORE SLAM FISHING TOURNAMENT – October 7th – 8th – Manteo Waterfront – Participants compete for the largest fish in four categories; stripers, flounder, puppy drum, and speckle trout. There is also a single “Grand Slam” award for the individual who weighs in fish from at least three of the four categories, with the highest total weight. The tournament is held the first weekend in October, in conjunction with Manteo’s First Friday, and with the expectation of more fish and warmer weather. Most locals will agree that early October is one of their favorite times on the Outer Banks. The tournament is held on the Manteo waterfront, with docking available, at the Maritime Museum. Our tournament is a family event. We encourage everyone to share the fun and excitement of the tournament with your spouse, friends, family, and especially make it a point to “take a kid fishing”. Prizes and trophies will be awarded in adult, women’s and youth divisions. As is our tradition, we will also hold our famous silent auction with great prizes and gifts available for all tastes and budgets. Our Saturday night awards banquet will be fun for all with live music and a pig pickin’ by Chef Paul Mann & Crew. Remember, it’s about having fun and supporting a great cause.


FIRST FRIDAY ROANOKE ISLAND ON MANTEO’S HISTORIC WATERFRONT – August 5th – 6:00 – 8:00 pm – Manteo – First Friday is a fun-filled, family-oriented street festival held the first Friday of each month, April through December in Historic Downtown Manteo along the Waterfront. The sidewalks pulse with live music, magic, artisans, period-dressed actors, a rock-climbing wall and much more.

oink-and-oyster15th ANNUAL OYSTER & OINK ROAST – October 8th – 12:00 – 4:00 pm – Longboards Restaurant, Kitty Hawk – Join First Flight Rotary Club for the 15th annual Oink & Oyster Roast.  Enjoy fun times with great people eating fresh oysters, homemade BBQ, crabs … with all the fixin’s!  Need something to drink?  There’s beer, tea (sweet and not), and water – All included in your ticket! Is there a better way to spend a fall Saturday afternoon on the Outer Banks? OK, what about music from the First Flight High School Band?!  They’ll be there! What about door prizes?!  We got ’em!! How about helping out your community?!



10th ANNUAL DUCK JAZZ FESTIVAL – October 8th – 9th – Duck Village Green – On Sunday, October 9th, enjoy the main event, a free, non-ticketed, day-long festival showcasing national, regional and local jazz musicians on two stages. Gates open at 10:00 a.m. with live music starting at 11:00 a.m. and duck-jazz-2016food and soft drinks available for purchase, Chairs will be available for rent on-site. The festival will take place rain or shine. Attendees are invited to bring food, coolers, chairs, blankets and well-behaved dogs. Enjoy jazz-related events leading up to the main event with activities like a movie on the Green, live music and special activities taking place listed as Events Around Town at local Duck businesses. Sponsored by Sun Realty, Super Wings, and many other fine local area businesses.

THE TOWN OF DUCK PRESENTS – Movie on the Green – The Muppet Movie – October 8th – 6:00 – 9:00 pm – Duck Town Green – With community partner Children @ Play, The Town of Duck will host an outdoor movie for the community on Friday, October 7. This year’s film, The Muppet Movie, features a soundtrack written by Paul Williams and jazz pianist Kenny Ascher. The gates open at 6:00 p.m. with the movie starting after sunset around 6:50 p.m. Bring your chairs and coolers to this family friendly free event. Popcorn and concessions will be available for purchase from Children @ Play at the event.

RedWolfDadchewingonpupearFREE RED WOLF HOWLINGS (FULL MOON!) – October 8th – 7:00 – 8:30 pm – Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge and the Red Wolf Recovery Program offer you the opportunity to learn more about red wolves at the only place in the world where they still exist in the wild! Meet at the designated time at the Creef Cut Wildlife Trail parking lot for a chance to hear the harmonious howl of this endangered species. Map and directions to Creef Cut Wildlife Trail parking lot. Questions: Call 252-216-9464

NC WATERCOLOR ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONVENTION – October 8-14 – Dare County Arts Council Gallery, Manteo – Watercolorists from across the state will travel to Manteo for the Watercolor Society of North Carolina’s 71st statewide convention and exhibit. The Dare County Arts Council is collaborating with the Don and Catharine Bryan Cultural Series to bring this event to the Outer Banks. This event enables Dare County Arts Council to bring $5,000 in art supplies to Dare County middle and high schools through grants from Cheap Joe’s Arts Stuff and the Watercolor Society of NC. Additionally, the Watercolor Society of North Carolina will provide free tuition for one Dare County art teacher to take a water-media workshop with some of the state’s best artists. This scholarship includes a $500 cash reimbursement to the teacher’s school to pay for a substitute teacher and WSNC and Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff will provide all of the supplies needed for workshop participation. The Outer Banks community is invited to the Dare County Arts Council Gallery on Sunday, October 9 from 2-4pm for the WSNC juried exhibition’s opening reception. Internationally recognized watercolorist Mark Mehaffey of Williamston, MI will juror the exhibit. The exhibition will remain on display at the Dare County Arts Council Gallery in downtown Manteo October 9-November 18.

island-art-oct-2016ISLAND ART SHOW – October 10th – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Rodanthe/Waves/Salvo Community Bldg, Rodanthe – FREE ADMISSION. All are welcome to this indoor / outdoor community event, free of charge (save your money for supporting our amazing artists & crafters & a raffle ticket or two). Over 20 local artists will be on site vending their goods~ this is your chance to meet & talk with them! Be sure to stop and “Paint a Shake” with Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum! Live tunes will be provided by local talent Waterhigh in the afternoon. we will be selling RAFFLE TICKETS for one lucky winner to receive a basket full of goodies donated by some of our local artists & crafters! winner will be announced & called at 5pm. Playground area & basketball court for kids. Each Island Art Show has been/will be a Benefit for a different local community cause/organization. For this show, proceeds from food sales, artist booth fees & raffle ticket sales will go to Radio Hatteras. We are so excited to host such a FUN event that also gives back to the community! if you can’t make it to this one, keep an eye out for the event page for next year’s ISLAND ART SHOWS!

obx-seafood-2016OUTER BANKS SEAFOOD FESTIVAL – October 15th – 10:30 am – 6:00 pm – 6800 S. Croatan Hwy, Nags Head (PARKING IS LIMITED. PLEASE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE FREE PARKING AND SHUTTLE BUSES) Outer Banks Seafood Festival is a fun and educational experience promoting, honoring and celebrating the area’s seafood heritage and community. The festival offers opportunities to meet watermen and see the tools of their trade, including boats, crab pots and pound nets. You’ll find cooking demonstrations, educational booths and, best of all, the chance to eat fresh, local seafood from more than a dozen restaurants.

KELLY’S HOSPITALITY GROUP 23RD ANNUAL CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT – October 17th – Nags Head Golf Links – To date, the Golf Tournament has raised almost $350,000 for the Outer Banks Community Foundation. 100 percent + of the proceeds from this tournament go to the OBCF and are invested on the Outer Banks. Over $300,000 has been given to Outer Banks charities and nonprofits to date. After party at Pamlico Jacks – delicious as always! Sign up now and support the community we love. For more information on auction and raffle donations please contact Lee Whitley, 252-441-4116 or email Lee at [email protected]


CHILLI PEPPERS COASTAL GRILL – Every Sunday – Best Brunch on the Beach! (as voted by the Virginia-Pilot) All Day.

BAREFOOT BERNIE’S TROPICAL GRILL & BAR – Every Monday – Burger Night – Enjoy handmade burgers with a new specialty burger every week.

KELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT & TAVERN – Shag Night with the OB Shag Club and Ladies Night – Poker Night – Bikini Contest Model Search – Every Monday – All invited – free to the Public. Monday Nights at Kelly’s are full of all kinds of fun. Learn to Shag Dance, play poker and enjoy the famous weekly Kelly’s Bikini Contest with DJ Marshall B & Ohjay!  The bikini contest has a $100 grand prize, plus Brew Thru t-shirt and $20 gift certificates for all entrants.

KELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT & TAVERN – Loretta’s Line Dance Instruction – Every Tuesday – 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm – Learn all the latest line dances. Great fun and great exercise!

KELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT & TAVERN – Open Mic Night – Every Tuesday – 8:00 – 11:00 pm – The Bellhops provide all sound and light needs, musical accompaniment, back-up. All you need is the talent.

GENTLE CHAIR YOGA – Every Wednesday – 1:15 – 2:15 pm – Outer Banks Hospital Cancer Resource Center – Nags Head – Cancer survivors and those with chronic illness are invited to participate in our gentle chair yoga program at The Outer Banks Hospital. For more information and to register, contact Marie Neilson at 449-4554

WHALEHEAD WEDNESDAY –  Every Wednesday – 3:00 – 7:00 pm – Historic Corolla Park – Whalehead Wednesday Wine Tasting is a family-friendly event that will be held each Wednesday starting June 1st through September 14th. Admission is free for non-drinking adults and children. Along with the wine tasting, we will have food available for purchase, great live music from local bands and activities for children.

KELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT & TAVERN – Karaoke with Hambone – Every Wednesday – 8:00 pm – 1:00 am – Karaoke with Hambone, an Outer Banks original with over 10,000 songs to choose from. The fun never stops and who know what talent you might find?!

SANCTUARY VINEYARDS PRESENTS – Acoustic Sunset – Every Thursday – 5:30 – 9:00 pm – The Cotton Gin, Jarvisburg – Acoustic Sunset is Sanctuary Vineyard’s Free Summer Concert Series. This has become a summer tradition for us and the growing group of friends that fill the lawn every Thursday for music, wine and fun on the north lawn of The Cotton Gin. Bring a blanket, chair and a picnic basket.  Kids and pets are welcome, no outside alcohol please.

BAREFOOT BERNIE’S TROPICAL GRILL & BAR – Every Thursday – Sushi – Chopstick included.

CURRITUCK CORN HOLE TOURNAMENTS – Every Friday – noon – 4:00 pm – Historic Corolla Park – Registration will start at 12pm and games will run from 1pm – 4pm. The cost is $5 Person/$10 Team. Limited to 32 Teams with Single Elimination. 1st & 2nd Place Weekly Winners. A Grand Prize winner will be picked from all of the 1st Place Weekly Winners. The Grand Prize is being sponsored by Currituck BBQ Company.

SANCTUARY VINEYARDS PRESENTS – UNWINED Free Yoga in the Vineyard – Every Saturday – 9:00 am – Jarvisburg – Enjoy an amazing yoga session every Saturday in the vineyard (or in the winery in the event of rain) with instructor Stacie Simpson. Class is limited to 18 people and reservations fill up quickly. For more information, email: [email protected]

SANCTUARY VINEYARDS PRESENTS – Sunday in the Country – Every Sunday – Noon – 5:00 pm – Jarvisburg – Come spend a Sunday in the Country with us! Live bluegrass from 1PM-4PM, free hayrides from 12PM-5PM, and delicious burgers hot off the grill paired with our fresh local wines. This event will be held every Sunday through the end of the summer – come on out and share this with a friend. Why not stop in on your way to the Outer Banks or as you are departing?