Outer Banks November Events

November is an awesome time to be on the Outer Banks!  Here’s Why:

FALL RESTAURANT WEEK & CHILI COOKOFF

OCT 26, 2012 – NOV 03, 2012

Carrying over from October, the Outer Banks Restaurant Week each Fall and Spring brings an exciting opportunity to enjoy local fare.  Outer Banks Restaurant Week was created for you because we know you love The Outer Banks and you love to eat!  This week gives local food enthusiasts and visitors an opportunity to enjoy 3-course, price fixed lunch and/or dinner menus at several participating restaurants throughout the Outer Banks at a fixed price of either $20 or $35. (Sales tax and gratuity are not included).  ***The Official Chili Cookoff will now be held on Saturday November 3, 2012 (due to Hurricane Sandy) at the Coastal Provisions market in Southern Shores. This is a fantastic way to get out and enjoy the Fall air and flavors!
Visit the Restaurant Week Website for more info!

WINGS OVER WATER WILDLIFE FESTIVAL

NOV 6, 2012 – NOV 11, 2012

This six day event celebrates the natural wonders around us and offers visitors hundreds of opportunities to get out and discover the many environments that wildlife thrives here in Coastal Carolina.  The 16th Annual Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival is taking place November 6-11, 2012 and is a wide-spread celebration from the Outer Banks to inland counties.  Programs include (but not limited to) birding, wildlife photography lessons, historic landmark visitations, watercraft excursions, wading tours, family friendly, and a personal favorite: howling with wolves!  The Wings Over Water Website is your ultimate guide to planning your wildlife-enjoyment excursion!  They have full trips sorted by day, theme, area, etc.
Click HERE for more information on the festival!

7TH ANNUAL OUTER BANKS MARATHON

NOV 9, 2012 – NOV 11, 2012

The 7th Annual Gateway Bank Outer Banks Marathon Weekend is scheduled for Veteran’s Day weekend: November 9-11, 2012.  This is an amazing weekend experience!  Some of the best weather all year will be here as well as several fantastic sporting events.  Southern Shores Realty is a proud sponsor of the marathon and you will see us cheering you on at Mile Marker #1 on The Woods Road!  Check out some of our available marathon accommodations.  The Outer Banks Marathon Weekend also includes a Half Marathon, 8K, 5K, and Fun Run which is a one mile family run!  There is a full page for activities for kids that can be found here.  For the Full Outer Banks Marathon, Half, 8K, 5K, and Fun Run, Registration closes 11/5/12.
Prices and registration details can be found here.

MANNS HARBOR HOLIDAY GIFT & CRAFT SHOW

NOV 9, 2012 – NOV 10, 2012

6677 Hwy. 64/264, Manns Harbor – MAP
Phone: 252-619-7487

This 4th annual event is sure to please!  Join in on the fun from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. There will be many craft vendors, holiday home decor, nautical decor, handmade soaps, candles, embroidery, vinyl, recycled grass art, sea glass jewelry, crocheting, knitting, home canned veggies and jams, t-shirt scarves, painting, beauty control and so much more!  It’s that time of year again, celebrate in style!

 

THE ART OF CANDY MAKING WORKSHOP

NOV 17, 2012

1411 National Park Drive, Manteo – MAP
Phone: 252-473-3234

Head out to the Elizabethan Gardens to learn to create popular confections from scratch in this hands-on workshop creating homemade candies!  Who doesn’t like the sounds of that?  Make the most out of your holidays and learn to create those tasty, sugary delights!

ARTRAGEOUS ART EXTRAVAGANZA

NOV 17, 2012

Dare County Family Recreation Park, Kill Devil Hills – MAP
Phone: 252-473-5558

Looking for activities on the Outer Banks for kids?  The Artrageous Art Extravaganza is a daytime event for children and will be held Saturday, November 17 at the Dare County Family Recreation Park in Kill Devil Hills from 10am-3pm.  Artrageous is an annual community celebration of the arts that features live art demos, creative hands-on booths, activities for kids, youth art, live music, food and more.

ADVICE 5K TURKEY TROT

NOV 22, 2012

Scarborough Lane in Duck – MAP

A great warm up for your Thanksgiving Feast! Starting on Scarborough Lane in Duck with a finish line full of post race festivities. Runners and walkers of all abilities and ages are welcome.
Visit the Advice 5K Website for more details!

OUTER BANKS GOBBLER 5K & GIBLET FUN RUN

NOV 22, 2012

105 West Seachase Drive, Nags Head – MAP

Head out to the 4th Annual Outer Banks Gobbler 5K and Little Giblet Fun Run!  Run, Walk, Trot, Stroll the out and back course through the picturesque Village at Nags Head and enjoy views of the Roanoke sound.  There’s going to be plenty of pre and post-run activities!
Visit their website for more information.

ISLAND FOODWAYS

NOV 23, 2012 – NOV 24, 2012

1140 US Highway 64, Manteo – MAP
Phone: 252-473-6500

Looking for Family Thanksgiving activities?  Come to the Island Farm as we interpret fall food traditions and share how Roanoke Island families prepared for winter during the 1850s.  Some activities include: hearth cooking, food preservation, candle making and ox-drawn wagon rides from 10am – noon, corn shucking and shelling in the afternoon.  Bring a nonperishable food item and receive $1 off  standard admission.  Food goods will be donated to the Roanoke Island Food Pantry.  This is a great thing to do for families and supports a great cause!
Visit the Island Farm Website for more details.

HANGING WITH SANTA

NOV 23, 2012 – NOV 24, 2012

3933 N S. Croatan Hwy, Nags Head – MAP
Phone: 877-359-8477

On the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving, come out to our store to see Santa himself!  Santa visits us each year in hopes of getting to fly a hang glider on Jockey’s Ridge!  Santa always makes sure to see each and every child before he leaves for the day.  If it’s good weather, he’ll be outside, and if it’s cold he’ll move inside the store so the kids can stay warm.  On Friday, Santa will be at the store from 10am-2pm and on Saturday from 1pm-6pm.
If you have any questions please contact our event coordinator at events@kittyhawk.com, or visit Kitty Hawk Kite’s events page.

KITES WITH LIGHTS

NOV 24, 2012

3933 N S. Croatan Hwy, Nags Head – MAP
Phone: 877-359-8477

Come out and witness the beauty that is Kites with Lights!  Kites will be put up right around 4pm, and as the sun goes down watch the sky light up with Kites with Lights! As soon as the sun starts to set, come up to Jockey’s Ridge and see huge 19′ delta kites soar above the dunes. When it starts to get dark, the lights really begin to show up!  If you get cold, it’s no problem, there will be hot cidar and tons of cookies inside our store, free of charge for all spectators.  If you want to be out on the dunes under the kites remember to bring a flashlight!

REDFISH FISHING TOURNAMENT

NOV 25, 2012

Jennette’s Pier, Nags Head – MAP
Phone: 252-255-1501

Head on out to Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head for the 2nd annual Redfish Saturday tournament on Nov. 25 from 8 a.m. -12 p.m.  The event has something to offer for everyone!  Trophies will be awarded that day for the longest fish of these types: red drum, black drum, bluefish, speckled trout, gray trout, striped bass, croaker, flounder and others.  The pier’s educational staff will offer fee-based programs for children during the tournament.  Enjoy some of the best Fall fishing on the Outer Banks and watch big catches being brought in!
For more details visit Jennette’s pier’s website.

24TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF TREES

NOV 29, 2012 – DEC 1, 2012

Jennette’s Pier, Nags Head – MAP
Phone: 252-255-1501

Festival of Trees brings together visitors and residents alike to celebrate the holiday season with a holiday bazaar, twinkling lights, festive musical performances, punch and homemade cookies, craft activities for children, a visit with Santa and shopping for one of a kind gifts. The culmination of the festival is an auction of donated, decorated Christmas trees and holiday objects at a catered Gala Holiday Social. Festival of Trees is an annual fundraiser to benefit crisis intervention programs of the Outer Banks Hotline for victims of domestic and sexual abuse.
For more information on this Holiday Celebration visit the Festival of Trees website.

TOWN OF DUCK’S YULETIDE CELEBRATION

NOV 30, 2012 – DEC 1, 2012

1200 Duck Rd, Duck – MAP

The Town of Duck, in cooperation with our local business community, announces the 2nd Annual “Duck Yuletide Celebration”.   Join us Friday and Saturday, November 30, and December 1, 2012 for a Town-wide celebration of Yuletide Cheer.  On Friday, Duck merchants will keep their doors open late for shoppers.  To complement your shopping experience, Duck eateries will host one of their famous Duck Tapas Crawls from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.(YUM)  Participating restaurants will serve tapas and Holiday cheer for one special price that is sure to be pleasing to every palate.  On Saturday,the Town of Duck will hold itsYuletide Celebration on the Duck Town Green, 1200 Duck Road, beginning at 3:00 p.m., with Santa arriving on a fire truck. Enjoy the sounds of live music and sing along with your holiday favorites.  The event will feature the announcement of the winners of the Town-wide “Business Decorating Contest” and will culminate in the lighting of the Town’s Crab Pot Tree.

MANTEO TREE LIGHTING

NOV 30, 2012

Queen Elizabeth Street, Manteo – MAP

A favorite childhood memory of mine, set in front of the historic old courthouse on Queen Elizabeth Street is the 2012 Manteo Tree Lighting.  Scheduled for 6pm,  this is a musical dramatic celebration of that indefinable spirit of selfless joy that, for over 400 years, has touched the lives of Roanoke Island residents at Christmas and caused them to persevere against all odds in pursuance of their dreams.  This is the official kickoff to the Outer Banks’ Christmas season and you would most certainly be missing out if you missed this!  Christmas parade to follow on Saturday at 11 a.m.
For more information, please visit theTown of Manteo website.