Can you believe we’re over halfway done with September?! October is upon us and fall events are about to gear up on the Outer Banks! Check out this months’ feature of The OBC and see what’s happening this October on the Outer Banks.


10/3 – Pickin On The Porch

7 PM @ Bluegrass Island Trading Co

Come out to this free event featuring the United States Navy Band! Show starts at 7 PM at Bluegrass Island Trading Co. in Manteo. Make sure you bring a chair or blanket!


10/4 – 10/7 – Bluegrass Festival

12:00 PM Daily @ Roanoke Island Festival Park

View over 25 talented Bluegrass artists from all over the country! The annual Bluegrass Festival is held every year at Roanoke Island Festival Park. For ticket info and more, visit the Bluegrass Festival website.


10/7 – Ducktober Fest

2:00 PM – 7:00 PM @ Sweet T’s in Duck

Choose from 23 different taps at Sweet T’s in Duck at Ducktober Fest! This event is $25 for 21+ adults. You get unlimited tastings and a take-home Sweet T’s glass! For more information, visit Sweet T’s website. 


10/17 – 10/22 Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival

Various Locations on the Outer Banks

Learn about the wildlife of the Outer Banks at this 5-day festival. Made up of art, photography tours and programs, Wings Over Water is a fun and educational event. For more information, visit the WOW website.



10/19 – Island Art Show

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM @ Rodanthe – Waves – Salvo Community Center

View works from over 20 local artists on the Outer Banks. Their works will be shown and sold so make sure you bring money to purchase a few treasures! For more information, visit their website here.


10/21 – Seafood Festival

10:30 AM – 6:00 PM @ Soundside Event Site 

A day of fun, education, and food await you at the Outer Banks Seafood Festival! Learn about Outer Banks watermen, see boats, and try different foods from local restaurants. Admission is $5.00 and SeaBucks are used to puchase food. You can find more information at the Outer Banks Seafood Festival website.



10/28 – Brewtag

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM @ Soundside Event Site

Celebrate flight and beer! The OBX Brewtag takes inspiration from the Red Bull Flutag with seeing who can launch and fly an empty 1/6 keg the furthest. Admission to this event is free, but bring a few bucks to purchase food and craft beer! For more information visit the Brewtag website.


These are just a few of the AMAZING events happening this month on the Outer Banks! For even more, visit our events page at!