November Version of Outer Banks Food Truck Showdown a Great Time

A good sized crowd for the Fall Food Truck Showdown at the Nags Head Event Site, and kiteboarders riding the wind on Roanoke Sound.
A good sized crowd for the Fall Food Truck Showdown at the Nags Head Event Site, and kiteboarders riding the wind on Roanoke Sound.

You know the winds are brisk when the kiteboaders are skimming over the waters of Roanoke Sound all day. And Sunday they were getting some great rides.

It didn’t seem to faze the 1000 or so who showed up for the first every Outer Banks Fall Food Truck Showdown. 

Sure, it was a bit chilly. And yes the breeze of the sound was pretty brisk, but the food was great, the music wonderful and everyone seemed to have a good time.

Scheduling an outdoor event on the Outer Banks in November is always a bit iffy, but event organizers looked at what was on tap for the month and noticed nothing was scheduled the weekend before Thanksgiving. So they decided to take a chance.

It worked out pretty well, too.

With 11 food trucks on hand there was plenty of variety to select from. If there is any complaint it is that there is no way to get to everything there is to sample.

That being said, the BBQ loaded fries from Y’all Eat Yet were wonderful for a cold day. Sweet and savory in just the right portions…the fries done just right. Marvelous.

Which is probably why they came in second in the voting.

One of the nicest parts of the event was how many families were there with kids of all ages. And the kids seemed to be having a genuinely good time. That could have been because they got to run around pretty much as much as they wanted to. It was a good safe area and they didn’t need grownups hanging over them the whole time.

The music was great as well beginning with the kids from the Mustang Outreach Program. Followed by local bluesman and recipient of the North Carolina Order of the Longleaf Pine, Mojo Collins with his band Triple Vision.

Songs From The Road Band wrapped things up for the day with as kind of funky, bluesy bluegrass sound.

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First Place

The Fall 2018 Food Truck Showdown People’s Choice Winners:

First Place

Fork’et Me Not

Nags Head

Second Place

Y’all Eat Yet? 


Third Place

Poblanos Tacos and More 


First Weekend in June Brings Summer Celebration to Outer Banks

The calendar may say late spring, but it sure felt like summer today on the Outer Banks. And just in time for the summer feel, the weekend event calendar is filled with lots to do.

Two big events are must see and must do. On Saturday the 43rd Annual Dare Day takes over the Manteo Waterfront. And on Sunday the first ever Food Truck Showdown is happening at the Nags Head Event Site on Roanoke Sound.

Dare Day in Manteo

Dare Day is Manteo’s welcome to summer festival, and it’s all about family and fun. It’s a bit of a combination street fair with live music all day and singing pirates. There is also a bit of the country fair atmosphere as well with the Blue Ribbon Food Competition that hands out prizes for the best pie, cake, bread, cookies and canned goods.

In addition to music and food there will be a pirate reenactment—kids will love that—and lots of ride for children.

Dare Day is an all day celebration that goes into the night with live outdoor music. Look for the classic 1960s group the Rhondels to make an appearance as the sun goes down.

First Annual Food Truck Showdown

Save some energy for Sunday for the First Annual Food Truck Showdown.

An afternoon event, there are going to be 12 food trucks on hand, so bring a hefty appetite and a curious palate.

We can’t be sure just what will be served because this is the first go around for the event but looking over the trucks, there should be some pretty tasty offerings with Mulligans, The Outer Banks Brewing Station and Sugar Creek Restaurant on hand. And for dessert, OBX Sunset Slush and OBX Frozen Yogurt will be there.

Local beer and wine will also be available.

And live music all day.

The event is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. to 5 p.m. and it’s free.

It would be hard to picture a better way to welcome summer to the Outer Banks.

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