Fall on the Outer Banks-An Event for Everyone

Scene from Crabdady Festival, Sanctuary Vineyards, Jarvisburg.
Scene from Crabdady Festival, Sanctuary Vineyards, Jarvisburg.

Fall is the best time to be on the Outer Banks. Summer is wonderful, but when fall arrives the magic happens. The days are still warm but the summer heat has backed off a bit; ocean water temperature is very manageable and there aren’t quite as many people here as the summer, but still enough that all the businesses are open.

But what really makes fall so special was that’s when the event calendar explodes.

We’ve compiled a list of events through October and included some remarks about three of them.

Be sure to schedule a visit at one of our Joe Lamb, Jr. & Associates homes and check out all there is to do on the Outer Banks.

Surfalorus Film Festival

September 20-22

Sponsored by the Dare County Arts Council, this three day film festival includes some great surf films from five minute shorts to feature length movies.

Be sure to check out Outer by Manteo High School senior Logan Marshall. A feature length film Outer, its premier in July got some great reviews.

At various locations. All movies are free.

CrabDaddy Wine/Beer Festival

Sanctuary Vineyards, Jarvisburg

September 22

Wine, crabs and music. We probably don’t have to say much more than that. But just to make a visit even more enticing, the setting is beautiful undertone tall trees on the north end of the Cotton Gin in Jarvisburg and the event is very family friendly.

First Annual Mustang Rock & Roast

Corolla

October 13-14

The Mustang Music Festival is back and it looks as though it’s improved.

One of the casualties of Hurricane Matthes back in 2016 was Mike Dianna’s Mustang Music Festival in Corolla. Consistently best music festivals of the year, the storm forced the cancellation of the show and it’s taken Mike another year to get back to putting another festival on.

But now it’s back.

Always featuring the best local and regional bands on stage, as well as national acts as headliners, this is one festival to put on the to do list.

And this year an oyster roast is included in the price of admission.

Events

WRV Outer Banks Pro Surf Contest

Jennette’s Pier

Nags Head

August 29- September 3

Outer Banks Stunt Kite Competition

Jockey’s Ridge State Park

Nags Head

September 8 – 10

Outer Banks Food Truck Showdown

Soundside Event Site

Nags Head

September 9

La Traviata

First Flight High School

Kill Devil Hills

September 15

Outer Banks Triathlon

Old Swimming Hole

Manteo

September 15-16

Surfalorus Film Festival

Dare County Arts Council

Manteo

September 20-22

ESA-Eastern Surf Finals

Jennette’s Pier, Nags Head

Sept 16 – 22, 2018

John Brown Groove Shop

First Flight High School

Kill Devil Hills

September 22

CrabDaddy Festival

Sanctuary Vineyards

Jarvisburg

September 22

Pridefest

Nags Head

September 21-23

Dare County Motorcycle Toy Run

September 22

Outer Banks Jeep Jam

Soundside Event Site

Nags Head

September 27 – 29

The Lost Colony Wine & Culinary Festival

The Lost Colony

Manteo

September 28-29

Jim Mulford Red Drum Tournament

Jennette’s Pier

Nags Head

September 29

2018 Invitational Fine Art Photography Show

Glenn Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery

Nags Head

October 2-27

Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival

Roanoke Island Festival Park

October 3-6

Outer Banks Parade of Homes

October 4-7

First Friday

October 5

Manteo

Oink N’ Oyster Roast

Longboards Restaurant

Kitty Hawk

October 6

Duck Jazz Festival

Town of Duck

October 6-7

Stars of the Grand Ole Opry

Roanoke Island Festival Park

Manteo

October 9

Love Is a Rose-Linda Ronstadt Tribute

First Flight High School

Kill Devil Hills

October 13

Oysterfest

Southern Shores Crossing

Southern Shores

October 13

Mustang Rock & Roast

Timbuck II Shopping Center

Corolla

October 13-14

Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival

Dates vary October.16 – Dec. 09, 2018

The Jones Sisters Band

107 Budleigh Street

Manteo

October 19

Fall Restaurant Week

Outer Banks

October 19-27

Outer Banks Seafood Festival

Soundside Event Site

Nags Head

October 20

The NC VIP Fishing Tournament

Jennette’s Pier

Nags Head

October 22 – 24

Halloween International Film Festival

Kill Devil Hills

October 25 – 27, 2018

Brewtag

Soundside Event Site

Nags Head

October 27

Roanoke Island Maritime Museum Boat Show

Roanoke Island Maritime Museum

Manteo

October 27 – 28

Harvest HayDay

Island Farm

Roanoke island

October 27

Roanoke Island Maritime Museum Haunted House

Roanoke Island Maritime Museum

Manteo

October 31

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