October Events on the Outer Banks

October is one of the best times of the year on the Outer Banks. The weather is so pleasant and there are great activities to enjoy.

Here are some upcoming events on the Outer Banks:

The 9th Annual Outer Banks International Wine and Beer Festival will take place on October 15 and 16 from 12-5pm at Native Vine in Point Harbor.  There are more than 50 wines and beers to taste, great food, live music and local artists.  There will be a special reserve tasting of wines from Santa Duc (Rhone Valley, France) that will include Santa Duc’s Gigondas Prestige Cuvee 2004 and 2005, as well as other wines from one of the Rhone’s top producers.  So far, bands include The Houndog Family Bank (a must see) on Saturday, and Mercy Creek and Ask Fester on Sunday!   Tickets can be purchased and printed online here!   

2nd Annual Fishing Tournament Super Slam
October 14 – 16
Marshes Light Marina, Manteo. Super slam fishing tournament with four categories: King Mackerel, Wahoo, Dolphin and Tuna. Cash prizes and proceeds to benefit local charities. (252) 305-4737 or

October 21 – 24
 International centennial celebration of Orville Wright’s 1911 world record glider flight that gave birth to modern soaring. Two independent Wright 1911 Glider Builder Teams will display their gliders, one at Wright Brothers National Memorial and one at Jockey’s Ridge State Park. >more info

Outer Banks Fishing Pier – Jeannette’s Pier Opening

Jennette’s Pier is scheduled to reopen May 21 after a long downtime since it was damaged by Hurricane Isabelle in 2003. The new state-of-the-art, LEED certified,wind-powered, 1,000-foot concrete pier and 16,000 square-foot pier house will reemerge as a one-of-a-kind educational ocean fishing pier. The North Carolina Aquarium operated complex will feature educational classrooms and programs, alternative energy demonstrations, live animal exhibits, meeting facilities, a snack & tackle shop, and a host of other displays and features for good family fun….with great fishing too! Nags Head Inn is located just a short walk up the beach from Jennette’s Pier so it is a great place to stay and be close to the new pier.