It’s always great when seafood is involved!
The 4th Annual Seafood Fest is this weekend, October 17th, at the new and improved Outer Banks Event Site at milepost 16 in Nags Head. Not only with there be local seafood prepared in many different ways by local restaurants to enjoy but there will also be live music, local artisans, cooking demos, educational booths, marine life exhibits, boats, and non-profit vendors. They recently announced they will be having the Outer Bank’s Captains from Wicked Tuna to meet and give their autographs. The Captains scheduled to appear are Capt. Britt Shackelford of the Doghouse, Capt. Greg Mayer of Fishin’ Frenzy, Capt. Charlie Griffin of Reels of Fortune and Capt. Tami Gray of the Reel Deal. Captains Griffin & Gray will also be doing activities with Outer Banks Catch in their tent throughout the day. There will be something for everyone to enjoy!
This event was developed with the mission to provide a fun and educational way to promote, honor and celebrate the coastal seafood heritage and community here on the Outer Banks. So many folk’s lives here on the Outer Banks revolve around our waters and our local seafood industry. Whether they fish, shrimp, or crab; have a restaurant or seafood market; build, repair or maintain boats; or one of our roadside crab shedders, it is truly part of life on the Outer Banks. This isn’t an easy way of life and there are many challenges each and every day. It could be weather, politics, nature or personal challenges that impact their way of life, but it is a very proud part of life here on the Outer Banks. This Festival is a great way to get out to learn more about it and show appreciation for the seafood community.
The Seafood Festival is just one way to come out and enjoy our great local seafood while supporting that part of our local community. You can also make sure to support our local seafood industry by eating at restaurants that serve locally caught seafood and to purchase your seafood from a market that sells locally caught seafood. There will be many local restaurants there serving all different types of seafood as well as breweries & vineyards that will be there at the Fest so you have something to wash your seafood down. Parking is very limited at the site, but there are many locations all around town for free shuttle service to and from the event site to make sure it is convenient for everyone to be able to attend. This is an all day event from 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Admission is $3 and children under 12 are free. All food and drink must be purchased with Sea Bucks which can be purchased online in advance or at the Festival. You can find all kinds of additional information at the official Seafood Fest website at www.outerbanksseafoodfestival.org.