Fall is officially here! And in our opinion, Fall is the best season to come visit the OBX (besides summer of course)! The weather is amazing, the crowds have dwindled down, and there are so many events to attend and participate in! Check out all the events happening this October and make them a part of your Fall bucket list!
OCTOBER 3 – 6 // OUTER BANKS BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL
Recurring Daily @ Roanoke Island Festival Park | Manteo
Enjoy the best of bluegrass right here on the Outer Banks! The Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival features over 20 artists playing the best bluegrass on the beach. For more information and ticket purchases, visit the Bluegrass Island website.
OCTOBER 4 // ISLAND ART SHOW
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM @ The Rodanthe Waves Salvo Community Center | Rodanthe
The last Island Art show of the season is a must attend event! See and shop different crafts, art, and more from talented local vendors. Admission to the show is free so you can save your cash for crafts!
OCTOBER 6 – 7 // DUCK JAZZ FESTIVAL
Recurring Daily @ Duck Town Park | Duck
Enjoy the best jazz music the town of Duck has to offer! Live music from a variety of jazz performers in the Duck Town Park makes the perfect recipe for a fun filled weekend. Food and drink will be available for purchase throughout the event. For more information, visit the Duck Jazz Festival website.
OCTOBER 6 – 27 // PUMPKIN PATCH SATURDAYS
10:00 – 4:00 PM @ Island Farm | Manteo
Pick the perfect pumpkin at Island Farm! Every Saturday in October, Island Farm will be featuring Pumpkin Patch Saturdays will hay riders, candle making, and more! Admission is $8 and children under age 5 are free. Take home a pumpkin for an additional $5!
OCTOBER 19 – 27 // FALL RESTAURANT WEEK
Recurring daily @ Various Restaurants Across The OBX
Eat your way across the Outer Banks during Fall Restaurant Week! No advance tickets are needed! Outer Banks Restaurant Week gives food lovers the opportunity to enjoy 3-course dinner or lunch menus at a fixed price of either $20 or $35. For more information, visit the Outer Banks Restaurant Week website.
OCTOBER 20 // OUTER BANKS SEAFOOD FESTIVAL
10:30 AM – 6:00 PM @ The Soundside Event Site
The Outer Banks Seafood festival is a fun, family friendly event for all. Eat some of the best Outer Banks seafood, learn about local fishermen and their important role in the community, and even try your hand at the mullet toss! Admission to the event is $5. For more information, visit the Outer Banks Seafood Festival website.
OCTOBER 24 – 25 // TRICK OR TREAT UNDER THE SEA
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM @ The North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island | Manteo
Trick or Treat with your fishy friends! Trick Or Treat Under The Sea is a family friendly event at the North Carolina Aquarium! Enjoy dance parties, visit the mad scientist laboratory, and visit ghosts in the Graveyard of the Atlantic! Kids can trick or treat at booths of local businesses during the event as well! Ticket’s are $13 plus tax and go on sale beginning October 1st.
OCTOBER 27 // HARVEST HAYDAY
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM @ The Elizabethan Gardens | Manteo
Start a fun, family tradition at The Elizabethan Gardens! Harvest Hayday features hayrides, hay bale maze, crafts, and more! Admission to this event is $9 for adults, $6 for children ages 6-17. Children under 5 are free with a paying adult.
OCTOBER 27 // OUTER BANKS BREWTAG
12:00 PM – 6:00 PM @ The Soundside Event Site
The Outer Banks Brewtag features flying kegs, a beer garden, over 20 different types of beer, and so much more! A kids zone featuring arts and crafts and a mechanical shark will be set up plus great local food! Admission to this event is free, just pay for food and beverages. For more information, visit the OBX Brewtag Website.
OCTOBER 28 // OYSTER ROAST
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM @ Mimi’s Tiki Hut in Pirate’s Cove Marina | Manteo
The 1st Annual Blue Water Grill Oyster Roast is an event you don’t want to miss! Enjoy all you can eat, local oysters on the docks of Pirate’s Cove from 12 PM to 5 PM. Advance tickets are $25 and $30 at the door. For more information, visit the Blue Water Grill website.