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October shows and fall festivals in the OBX

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This is a popular time to escape work and vacation. There’s always something happening in the Fall in Nags Head and the surrounding area.  Here’s October shows and fall festivals in the OBX.

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Outer Banks Seafood Festival

The Soundside Event Site
6906 S. Croatan Hwy
Nags Head, NC 27959
October 19, 2019
Admission is $5, Food and beverages $1 each

The Outer Banks Seafood Festival is a fun and educational experience promoting, honoring and celebrating the area’s seafood heritage and community. The festival offers lots of opportunities. You can meet Outer Banks watermen and see the tools of their trade, including boats, crab pots and pound nets. There will also be educational booths, live music, and an arts and crafts village. Plus, enjoy fresh, local seafood from more than a dozen restaurants.

7th Annual Roanoke Island Maritime Museum Wooden Boat Show

Roanoke Island Maritime Museum
104 Fernando Street
Manteo, NC 27954
October 25, 2019 (Exhibitors) from noon to 6pm – October 26, 2019 (Exhibitors and General Public) from 9am to 5pm
Admission is FREE

Roanoke wooden boat show

Boat enthusiast will gather at the 7th Annual Wooden Boat Show at Roanoke Island Maritime Museum on October 26th. Fine craftsmanship of both new construction and restored wooden boats will be on display. Or exhibit your own wooden boat. The boats are displayed in the Creef Boathouse and Park. And also in the water at the Roanoke Marshes lighthouse docks in Manteo, NC.

Exhibited boats will be judged on owner built/restored or professional built/restored. Awards will be presented at the awards dinner Saturday evening. They will include the “People’s Choice Award” and the “H.A. Creef Award” a perpetual award that is presented to the best overall boat. Registration is $30.00 for exhibitors. This includes a pass for the Friday night exhibitors welcome reception and a museum t-shirt. More info can be found HERE.

5th Annual OBX Brewtag

The Soundside Event Site
6800 S Croatan Hwy
Nags Head, NC 27959
October 26, 2019 from Noon to 6pm
Admission is FREE

The best part – OBX Brewtag will donate 50% of all proceeds from this year’s event to Hurricane Dorian Relief efforts on Hatteras Island and Ocracoke Island.

A celebration of flight and beer, OBX Brewtag is modeled after the whimsical and entertaining Red Bull Flugtag, which translates from German to “Flying day.” With OBX Brewtag, the general premise is the same; however, rather than human-powered flying machines, Brewtag contestants compete to see who can launch and fly an empty 1/6 keg barrel the farthest.

The cost to compete at OBX Brewtag is only $50 and the sky is the limit as to how creative your homemade flying contraption can be! Individuals and teams are welcome.

The Beer Garden offers a wide selection of local and regional craft beer. Food is also available for purchase that day. This family-friendly event will also feature plenty of activities for the kids in the Kid Zone!

The 5th Annual OBX Brewtag offers a VIP experience, which includes an event T-shirt, commemorative pint glass, and specialized tastings with various craft breweries. Supplies are limited!

All proceeds from the OBX Brewtag benefit The Rogallo Foundation. More info can be found HERE.

6th Annual Outer Banks Halloween Parade

109 Veterans Drive
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
October 27, 2019
Participation is FREE

The Outer Banks Halloween Parade is a family-friendly costume event for all ages. It features a short walking parade and costume contest. This year featured over 100 registered participants and hundreds more who came to watch. Plus, 10 local nonprofit organizations and eight business sponsors provided the trick or treat tables during the pre-parade party.

2018 Video of the parade march and photos can be viewed here.