It’s finally that time of year and the 2016 Outer Banks Seafood Festival is right around the corner. The 5th annual Outer Banks Seafood Festival presented by TowneBank OBX and the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau will take place on October 15th from 10:30 am until 6:00 pm.
The festival will be held at the Outer Banks Soundside Event Site in Nags Head. General admission tickets are $5 and can be purchased online, which includes free shuttle to and from the event site, live entertainment, cooking demos, arts & crafts, educational programs, marine life and boat exhibits. The mission of the Outer Banks Seafood Festival is to provide a fun and educational experience promoting, honoring, and celebrating our coastal seafood heritage and community.
The festival offers opportunities to meet the fisherman that catch our delicious seafood and learn about the boats and equipment they use. You will also find cooking demonstrations of the finest cuisine, educational booths, live music, and of course the chance to eat our fresh seafood from a variety of restaurants on the Outer Banks.
This year the festival will feature some of our area’s best musicians including, Mojo Collins & Triple Vision, Out ‘n the Cold, Old Enough To know Better, and Unknown Tongues. This year visitors and locals can expect to have an amazing time and taste some of the best seafood the Outer Banks has to offer. Below are a few important details to remember about this year’s festival!
- Awful Arthurs Oyster Bar
- Basnight’s Lone Cedar
- Captain Georges Seafood Restaurant
- Dirty Dick’s Crab House
- Jolly Roger Restaurant
- Proof Bakery
- Stripers Bar & Grille
- Sugar Creek
- Ten O Six
TowneBank presenting the People’s Choice Award, “BEST LOCAL DISH” that will go to the restaurant with the most votes during the Festival. Voting cards will be distributed to the first 7500 attendees through the Festival ticket gates. To place your vote, voting cards should be returned to the Sea Bucks tent located between the restaurants and dining areas. Voting will close at 4:30 pm and the winner announcement and award presentation will be at approximately 5:20 pm.
Shuttle & Offsite Parking
- Whalebone Park [Blue Lot]: In the 7200 block of S. Virginia Dare Trail, across from Jennette’s Pier, Nags Head, 10:00am – 7:00pm. (8:00 a.m. for vendors)
- Nags Head Town Hall [Red Lot]: Handicap Parking ONLY 5401 S. Croatan Hwy. Nags Head, 10:00am – 6:30pm.
- First Flight High School, Kill Devil Hills [Green Lot]: 100 Veterans Drive, Kill Devil Hills, 10:00am – 7:00pm
- Nags Head Elementary School, Nags Head [Gold Lot]: 3100 S Wrightsville Ave, Nags Head, 10:00 am – 6:30 pm
The Outer Banks Seafood Festival is a highly anticipated event, which attracts thousands of locals and visitors that are looking to taste the best seafood that the beach has to offer. The festival is a result of a desire to educate visitors and locals on the history and heritage that makes our community so special. If you have never experienced the Outer Banks Seafood Festival, I highly recommend purchasing your tickets and seeing first hand everything the festival has to offer!
October is a wonderful time on the Outer Banks. If you are not local, plan on staying the weekend and take in the sights. Contact Eillu to visit homes and properties for investment or relocation. We would be honored to show you around and share what makes the Outer Banks such a special place to live and play.