Mother Nature Throws a Curve at OBX Activities

Two days of great music then organizers had to cancel Friday and Saturday of the Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival.

Sometimes Mother Nature will have her and there’s not much anyone can do to change that. Seems like that was the case this past weekend with so many great events scheduled on the Outer Banks, a big nor’easter and lots of cancelations.

If it was a mystery, it would be the “Case of the Nor’easter That Wouldn’t Go Away.” According to those in the know, the center of the system is sitting off the South Carolina coast and as these things go, the north side is where all the wind and rain occurs. And surf-very rugged surf.

Unfortunately what that means is we’ve had lots of cancellations of some great fall activities. The ESA Eastern Surf Championships at Jennette’s Pier managed to get in four days of competition . . . even got a few rounds of surfing in on Friday morning, but the conditions were deteriorating from bad to dangerous, and the forecast was not very promising so they had to cancel Friday afternoon and all day Saturday.

We were really excited about the 4th Annual Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival and there was some great music on Wednesday and Thursday, but the forecast for heavy rains strong winds with stronger gusts on Friday and Saturday left organizers no choice-they had to cancel the last two days.

At least the Dare County Arts Council was able to reschedule their 26th Annual Artrageous. Still on a Saturday, and still a great time for families it should be spooky and fun. The make up day is October 31-that’s Halloween for anyone who forgot.

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