Now is the time to visit the Outer Banks.... with a view so clear you can see all the way to Christmas!Start with the first annual Blue Grass Festival at Roanoke Island Festival Park on October 5-7. Continuing the traditions of legends Flatt & Scruggs and Doc Watson, come hear Rhonda Vincent and Doyle Lawson - great food and good fun Get all the details here.
In case you didn't get enough to eat, visit the Outer Banks Seafood Festival on October 20th from 11 am - 6 pm on Windmill Point on Nags Head. Sample the fare from local restaurants. Free admission with cooking demonstrations, story-telling, kids' zone and artisans and crafters. Seafood - eat it! Get the directions here.
The Outer Banks Marathon and Half-Marathon is the weekend of November 9-11. Too much? Sign up for the Blackbeard Challenge 8K or Queen Anne's Revenge 5K - both on Saturday. All net proceeds benefit the missions of the Outer Banks Relief Foundation, helping Dare families in need, and the Dare Education Foundation, supporting excellence in education. With lots of pasta and "Party like a Pirate" events, there is something for everyone. Who doesn't want to go for a crisp autumn run? Sign up today for a memorable weekend.
And be of good cheer, because you'll find Christmas all over the Outer Banks. Manteo has the Elizabethan Garden of Lights from December 3-20th. The Whalehead Club at Currituck Heritage Park celebrates an Illumination on December 1-3. And Outer Banks Hotline will have the Festival of the Trees at Jennette's Pier in Nags Head.
Good food, good people, good fun - find it all in North Carolina's Outer Banks any time of the year.