The Outer Banks Seafood Festival is coming at just the right time. Gates open at 10:30 on Saturday and the food and entertainment keeps going until six. The setting at the Nags Head Event Site is perfect with Roanoke Sound as a backdrop and helping to create what looks like an ideal day, the forecast is calling for bright sunshine and a high temperature of 70.
And that is the way to put Hurricane Matthew behind us!
There is no doubt that Matthew walloped the Outer Banks. Nothing at all like the reports we’re getting from mainland North Carolina, yet, here it is Thursday and there is still standing water in some roadways and yards.
The first damage estimates have come out and Dare County officials have set a preliminary figure of $42.6 million. Hardest hit area was Hatteras Island, but every area of Dare County experienced some damage. We haven’t heard a damage estimate for the Corolla area yet, but the flooding in Corolla and Carova was significant.
With all of that in our rear view mirror, the Outer Banks Seafood Festival is coming along at just the right time.
If past is any predictor of future, it will be magnificent.
This is the fifth Seafood Festival and the food is always spectacular. Couple that with excellent music from local bands, Mojo Collins and Triple Vision, The Crowd and Old Enough to Know Better and great day is assured. Adding to the mix, the Outer Banks Seafood Festival truly family friendly event.
There is no onsite parking for the Festival. Some people park at the Tanger Outlet Mall about a quarter mile to the south and walk to the event. There is also offsite parking available with shuttle service.
OFF-SITE PARKING LOTS ■ Blue Whalebone Parking Lot
Across from Jennette’s Pier, Nags Head
■ Green Dowdy’s
3100 S. Wrightsville Ave. Nags Head
■ Red Nags Head Town Hall Parking Lot
54100 S. Croatan Hwy., Nags Head
■ Purple Dare Co. Admin Center Lot, Manteo
954 Marshall C. Collins Street, Manteo
■ Gold TowneBank
2808 S. Croatan Hwy, Nags Head