at the Docks on Hatteras is Sept. 18 in Hatteras village
sixth annual Day at the Docks will be on Saturday, Sept. 18, on the
waterfront in Hatteras village.
The celebration brings visitors and island families together to
celebrate the living traditions and heritage of Hatteras Island.
“Day at the Docks is a time when our community shares what makes our
island a special place where the culture continues to be shaped by the
natural environment,” Lynne Foster, event coordinator, said.
The release of white doves into the sky above the harbor by Hatteras
Doves will signal the start of festivities at 10 a.m.
Activities on the waterfront will include boat and gear displays,
music, educational booths, and special activities for children,
including a fishing contest, blue crab races, and fish
The always-popular contests, including the concrete marlin competition,
net hanging contest, survival suit race, and mullet toss will return
Seafood cooking lessons and demonstrations by well-known local chefs
will be held throughout the day. Representatives of Outer
Catch, a Dare County consumer education program promoting local
seafood, will be on hand. Guests are invited to sample and
chowders entered in the chowder cook-off sponsored by the Hatteras
Island Cancer Foundation.
At the end of the day, workboats will steam into the harbor at 6 p.m.
for the Blessing of the Fleet. The festivities will
continue into the evening with a lawn dance at the Hatteras Village
Community Building at 8 p.m.
Foster encourages guests to stop at the welcome table at Foster’s Quay
on the waterfront to pick up an event schedule when they
Visit Day at the Docks – Hatteras Village, NC on Facebook or
www.dayatthedocks.org for more information.
Click here to see a program for
Day at the Docks for 2010
Click here to see a slide show of
Day at the Docks 2009