Manteo Farmer’s Market
George Washington Creef Park on the Manteo Waterfront. Saturdays from 8 am – 12 pm. Rain or Shine. Where all the cool cows buy their flowers, herbs and pies! For more information visit townofmanteo.com
Downtown Manteo Waterfront. 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. First Friday is a fun-filled, family-oriented street festival. The sidewalks pulse with live music, magic, artisans, period-dressed actors, a rock climbing wall and much more. firstfriday-roanokeisland.com
October 2, 2010
Ben ². Recent Paintings by Ben Morris and Ben Miller. Dare County Arts Council. In the old Courthouse downtown Manteo. 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Opening, food by the Food Dudes.
The Comedy Club of the Outer Banks
Kill Devil Hills “The Ramada Plaza Hotel” Friday 9:00 p.m. Kevin Downy Jr. and Matt Bergman
Please visit us online at comedyclubobx.com or call our info line at 252-207-9950.
October 1 – 3
Outer Banks Bike Fest™ – Fall Motorcycle Rally
5th Annual NHES Pumpkin Fair
10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Choose from hundreds of pumpkins, all of them grown in eastern North Carolina, including pie pumpkins, Cinderella pumpkins, small, medium and gigantic pumpkins, white pumpkins and more. Other fall decorating items for sale will include mums, corn stalks, gourds and straw bales.
Proceeds will go directly to the Nags Head Elementary School PTA. For more information contact Nags Head Elementary School at 480-8880.
2nd Annual Chicahauk Surf Contest. Southern Shores Chicahauk Beach Access. 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Registration starts at promptly at 8 a.m. Proceeds benefit Isabella Rainey.
October 2- 3
21st Annual Artrageous Art Extravaganza
Dare County Family Recreational Park, Kill Devil Hills. Features artist live demonstrations, kid’s hands-on activity booths, professional artist show and sell, artist quick draws, music, children’s auction, delicious food and fun for the whole family. The following evening is Dare County Arts council’s premiere fundraising event, the Artrageous Art Auction. (252) 473-5558 or darearts.org.
October 2 – 3
24th Annual Outer Banks Stunt Kite Competition
Wright Brothers Memorial, Kill Devil Hills. Throughout the weekend, non-competitors can enjoy workshops, demonstrations and kite making for kids. The highlights of this event include graceful kite ballet competitions set to music and team flying that blends both kite control and speed. (877) FLY-THIS, (252) 441-4124 or kittyhawkkites.com.
October 2 – 30
Flat Tops: A New Perspective
Glen Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery, Nags Head. Photographs by Manteo High School Students. 252-441-6584.
October 3 – November 29
Duane Raver: Wildlife illustrator, Jeff Lewis: Flora and Fauna Photography
Art Gallery at Roanoke Island Festival Park. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Mon-Fri) 10 a.m. 4 p.m. (Sat). A reception will be held on October 3 from 2-4 p.m. It is free and open to the public. (252) 475-1500 or roanokeisland.com.
October 7 – 10
Outer Banks Home Builders Association’s 18th Annual Parade of Homes
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. A select offering of new homes covering the coastal Outer Banks. Tickets $10. Good all four days. (252) 449-8232 or obhomebuilders.org.
October 8 – 9
REAL Fall Swap Meet
Kite, Surf, Standup. Buy, Sell, Trade. At the REAL Swap Meet you will find TONS of new and used gear, have the ability to sell your own used gear to other interested buyers, plus find the deals of the century on all the new gear in the REAL Flagship Store. 10am to 4pm daily at REAL Watersports in the Village of Waves. (252)987-6000 or REALwatersports.com.
Fourth Annual Duck Jazz Festival
Duck Town Stage. 11 a.m. to dusk. Joyce Cooling, a San Francisco-based Jazz guitarist and vocalist, will headline the fourth-annual Duck Jazz Festival on Sunday in Duck, NC. Best-known for her eclectic style and colorful body-moving sound, Cooling is funky, soulful, and always original, and is recognized as one of the most dynamic and popular contemporary jazz guitarists in the world. Plan to join us for this popular event! Free. (252) 255-1286 or townofduck.com.
8th Annual Outer Banks International Wine Festival
Native Vine 9138 Caratoke Hwy, Point Harbor, NC. 12 noon until 5 p.m. 50+ Wines & beer, great food & Live music with two bands each day! Local artists & gift vendors. Tickets $25 in advance/$30 day of the event. (VIP upgrade available, call for details). Proceeds benefit the Currituck Animal Shelter.
Red Clay Ramblers
7:30 p.m. Come be captivated by the Tony® Award-winning Red Clay Ramblers, a North Carolina string band whose repertoire encompasses old-time mountain music, bluegrass country, rock, and the American musical. Founded in 1972, accomplishments include original NYC theatrical productions, movie scores, premiering a symphony and a ballet, national TV appearances and touring the globe.
The Conner Miller Duo
Indoor Theatre at Roanoke Island Festival Park. 4 p.m. The Conner Miller Duo combines the playing and singing talents of Mike Conner and John Miller. The Conner Miller Duo introduces a fresh sense of “acoustic Americana” to their listeners. Admission is included in the general admission ticket to the Park. (252) 475-1500.
Trick or Treat Under the Sea
North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island. 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Ghosts and strange aquatic creatures will greet children as they enjoy this “spooktacular” event. Hosting the event is Count Sharkula who always scares up lots of ghoulish fun. Crazy costume contests, creepy crafts, spine-tingling scream contests and yummy munchies are just a few of the things to howl about. Ticket sales begin October 1st and will be sold at the Aquarium. Admission. All children must be accompanied by an adult. (800) 832-3474, (252) 473-3494 or ncaquariums.com.
October 28 – 30
The Haunted House at The Lost Colony: QUARANTINE ISLAND
Come find out what’s been causing the dead to rise and the local population to mutate! Youth under 14 must be accompanied by an adult; not recommended for those under 10. Blood curdling scares from 7:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Box Office opens at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person ($8 per person if purchased before Oct. 28). Rain or shine at Waterside Theatre, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, Manteo, NC. Proceeds benefit the Roanoke Island Historical Association and Dare Coalition Against Substance Abuse. 252-473-2127 x223 or visit thelostcolony.org.
October 29 – 31
Theatre of Dare presents “Sylvia”
Directed by Don Bridge. When Greg brings home a dog he found in the park, bearing only the name “Sylvia” on her name tag, she is a major bone of contention between husband and wife, becoming a rival for affection to his wife, Kate. 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:00pm, at the COA Roanoke Island Campus (formerly Manteo Middle School). Tickets are $13 in advance, $15 at the door, and $8 for students. For more information, visit theatreofdare.org or call 252-261-4064.
October 29 – 31
Marshes Light Marina 1st Annual King Mackerel Tournament
King Mackerel Tournament with guaranteed first place prize of $10,000. Proceeds benefit Outer Banks Relief Foundation and the Town of Manteo Fisherman’s Landing Project. For more information, please call 252-305-4737 or visit www.marsheslightmarina.com.
Halloween Parade and Party
Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Community Building, 23186 Myrna Peters Dr., Rodanthe. 2 to 3:30 p.m. Children are invited to wear costumes for the parade which starts at North Beach Campground in Rodanthe and processes along N.C. 12 to the Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Community Building. Halloween races, pin the nose on the pumpkin, and break piñatas. A costume fashion show kicks off the fun. Call (252) 987-1303 for information. Visit rwscivic.org. The event is sponsored by the villages’ civic association.
RIFP Performance Series A&T Presents Dancing & Drumming of Africa & the Caribbean
2 and 7 p.m. Indoor Theatre at Roanoke Island Festival Park. Dance to the Beat of Africa and the Caribbean: The E. Gwynn Dancers of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University will transport you to the exciting world of African and Caribbean dance: energetic and skilled performers dance with authority, and the driving rhythms of the drums, vibrant costumes and emotional performances allow audiences to truly connect with another culture. The performances are free and open to the public. (252) 475-1500 roanokeisland.com.