For those of you who aren’t aware, the Outer Banks region has an extremely rich history when it comes to seafood. During the post-Civil War era and prior to the Industrial Revolution, the Outer Banks’ seafood industry was booming, as the majority of the working population earned their living by clamming, oystering and crabbing. The very men who contributed to the success of the commercial fishing market all those years ago are now the fathers, grandfathers and great-grand fathers of many of the local fishermen who are carrying on the tradition to this day.
As a means of promoting, honoring and celebrating the region’s seafood heritage and its community, we invite you to plan a visit and celebrate the Outer Banks Seafood Festival with us later this month! The family-friendly festival will be held from Friday, October 18-19, 2013 and is sure to be a fun event for all!
Start things off on Friday with the Dock and Dine pre-festival event party, which will take place from 6:30pm-10:30pm, with live entertainment by The Crowd from 7-10pm. The Dunes Restaurant will be providing delicious food stations featuring steamed and fried seafood, sushi, shrimp and grits, landlubber favorites, chowders and more. Beer and wine will also be available for those 21 and over. Dock and Dine tickets will be sold at $50 per adult, $15 for children 12 and under and free for children under three.
The main event will take place the next day on Saturday October 19th from 11am-6pm. Guests are invited to stop out and enjoy all sorts of entertainment, such as kids zones, live music, cooking demonstrations, boat exhibits, storytelling and more. Admission is $3 and free for children 12 and under. To purchase some of the events most delicious foods and beverages, event-goers will need to purchase “Sea Bucks,” the official currency of the Outer Banks Seafood Festival.
For more information on this event and how you can purchase Sea Bucks, visit the official event website, then head back to Surf Side Hotel to book your reservation! Only a little over eight more days left until the festival begins, so don’t waste any more time!