October 7, 2014

Outer Banks Seafood Festival
is Oct. 18 in Nags Head

One of the tastiest events on the Outer Banks, the Outer Banks Seafood Festival sponsored by TowneBank and Outer Banks Visitors Bureau, is coming up shortly. The third annual festival will be on Saturday, Oct. 18, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., rain or shine, at the soundside Outer Banks Event Site in Nags Head.

The mission of the Outer Banks Seafood Festival is to provide a fun and educational experience promoting, honoring and celebrating the area’s seafood heritage and community. To that end, the festival offers opportunities to meet watermen and see the tools of their trade, including boats. It also offers cooking demonstrations, educational booths and, best of all, the chance to eat fresh, local seafood from more than a dozen restaurants.

The cost for admission is $3. Food and beverages (beer, wine, water and soft drinks) are purchased with SeaBucks, the currency of the festival.

Some of the restaurants serving seafood and other items at the festival include Sam & Omie’s, Awful Arthur’s, Striper’s, Sugar Creek, Darrell’s II, Mulligan’s, The Salad Bowl, Captain George’s, Proof Bakery, BK Shuckers, The Lone Cedar, Dirty Dick’s, Kelly’s and Jolly Roger.

The live entertainment lineup for the festival is as follows:

  • 10:50 a.m. Main stage opening ceremony, Presentation of the Colors by U.S. Coast Guard Honor Guard, Tshombe Selby sings the National Anthem, Reverend David Daniels delivers the blessing
  • 11:00 a.m. Molasses Creek
  • 12:10 p.m. Mojo Collins & Triple Vision
  • 1:20 p.m.  Bill & Friends
  • 2:30 p.m.  The Crowd
  • 3:40 p.m. Old Enough to Know Better
  • 4:50 p.m. Jonny Waters & Company
  • 5:50 - 6:00 p.m. End of OBSF 2014

There is no on-site parking at the festival. Free shuttles run approximately every half hour or less from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Shuttle service for vendors and volunteers will begin running from the Nags Head Elementary School/Dowdy’s lot at 6 am.

Handicapped parking and shuttle runs from Nags Head Elementary School/Dowdy’s Site.

Shuttle locations:

  • Nags Head Elementary School/Dowdy’s Site - 3100 S. Wrightsville Ave. Nags Head  (starting at 6 a.m. for volunteers and vendors)
  • Whalebone Park - Next to Sam & Omie's Restaurant in Nags Head (starting at 10:30: a.m.)
  • Nags Head Town Hall - 5401 S. Croatan Hwy. Nags Head (starting at 10:30 a.m.)
  • Dare County Government Center - 954 Marshall C. Collins Street, Manteo (starting at 10 a.m.)

Walking and Biking:

  • There will be designated crosswalks at Grouse Street and Harvey Street to the event site for crossing U.S. 158.
  • Pedestrians and bikers may enter only at the main entrance
  • Bike racks are available onsite, but bring your own locks (no charge for bike parking).

For  more information, call 252-732-0373 or go to the website, www.outerbanksseafoodfestival.org.

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