September 8, 2017
We’ve already told you why fall on the Outer Banks is so special but did we mention the incredible events that take place every year? From races to music festivals, fall on the Outer Banks offers a ton of ways to get outside and have some fun in the cooler weather. Here, we’ve listed our five favorite fall events. There’s something for everyone, so read on to discover your new reason to visit the Outer Banks in the fall.
The Lost Colony Wine & Culinary Festival
Sample an array of wines and dishes at this two-day festival held at the end of September. The Lost Colony Wine & Culinary Festival is composed of two separate events on the weekend of September 29th. The first event is the Vintner’s Dinner. Held at the elegant Duck Woods Country Club, the four-course dinner features wines of Virginia Dare winery in California. The Grand Tasting takes place on Saturday at the scenic Sound Stage Theatre and will include local food and of course, more wine. See more details on the event website.
Duck Jazz Festival
This weekend festival begins Saturday, October 7th and continues through Sunday. Hosted by the Town of Duck, the Duck Jazz Festival is an annual event and takes place at the Duck Town Park. The event is free with local food and drinks available for purchase. The festival is a perfect family-friendly activity, just bring blankets and chairs to enjoy the sweet sounds of artists including Mint Julep Jazz Band, Marquis Hill Blacktet, and The Second Marine Aircraft Wing Jazz Ensemble. More details of this event can be found on the town website.
Outer Banks Seafood Festival
Mark you calendars for this must-eat event! The Outer Banks Seafood Festival is a one-day event held on October 21st, beginning at 10:30 am. The event is located at the Outer Banks Event Site in Nags Head. The festival features local seafood from restaurants including Basnight’s Lone Cedar Cafe, Outer Banks Brewing Station, and Proof Bakery amongst others. There will also be live music to enjoy. Read more about the Outer Banks Seafood Festival details are on their website.
Watch kegs fly at the 2017 edition of OBX Brewtag. This family-friendly event provides fun for the whole family! Taste delicious beers and watch competitors fly their keg contraptions. This all day event features live music, a kids zone with activities, and some delicious food. OBX Brewtag is held at the Outer Banks Event Site in Nags Head on October 28th. This is an annual tradition that you won’t want to miss! Find out more about the event on their website.
Photo courtesy of Outer Banks Marathon
Outer Banks Marathon
One of the Outer Banks’ most popular events is the annual marathon on Veterans Day Weekend (November 10-12th). Runners travel from across the country to compete in this three-day event. If long-distance running isn’t really your thing, the weekend also includes a 5K, 8K, and half marathon. This family-friendly event even has a Diaper Dash for crawling kids and toddlers. Find out more about the Outer Banks Marathon on their website.