Dare Day Comes to Manteo This Saturday

A great day of family fun is on tap at the 44th Annual Dare Days.
A great day of family fun is on tap at the 44th Annual Dare Day.

Dare Day is about as much a family friendly, small town festival as there could be. There’s games, rides and entertainment for kids. There’s food. There’s live music. And even a blue ribbon food contest featuring homemade goodies from Outer Banks Residents.

That is what the 44th Annual Dare Days in on the waterfront in Manteo is all about. It’s all happening this coming Saturday, beginning at 9:30 in the morning. 

For families looking for something special to do, this is about as good as it gets.

It actually starts at 8:00 a.m. with a 5K race and fun run, but the real festivities start at 9:30.

Look of the Motley Tones, singing pirates who will wander through the crowd. Kids—and parents—will have a great time with Captain Jim and his Magic Pirate Show. there are also  a couple of groups on hand that specialize in music for kids.

There are also racing pigs, and maybe dense ducks and goats. 

The Blue Ribbon Contest is always a lot of fun where the best in locally created best pies, cakes, breads, cookies and canned goods are judged.

And then there’s the music.

Things kick off with local vocalist and guitarist Graham Outten. Then the sounds of the Caribbean come to the waterfront with Trinidad Ron and his steel drums. the headliner for the day is the Rhondels and their classic shag music sound.

The day is filled with pirate antics, games, food and just a really good time. Certainly not a day to miss on the Outer Banks.

Dare Days is just one of the many things happening this summer. Be sure to stay with Joe Lamb, Jr. & Associates to experience the best of life on a sandbar.