Best Outer Banks Seafood Festivals of 2015
The Outer Banks are home to some of the very best fishing in the country. The deep coastal roots and generations of fishermen who have called the area home for hundreds of years have created such a fantastic place to enjoy seafood. Looking for a particular type of seafood? Chances are, Outer Banks fishermen catch it! The tradition of fishing has led to recipes that reflect the lifestyle that the fishermen themselves live on a daily basis. When you consider the abundance of seafood available, it is no surprise that Outer Banks chefs can cook up the various dishes as well as anyone in the world. Luckily, there are a few events every year where visitors and locals alike get the chance to sample and enjoy just about every type of seafood our beach can serve! Read below to learn a little bit about the very best seafood events and festivals on the OBX!
Taste of the Beach March 19-22
This fantastic four day celebration of Outer Banks cuisine will feature 60 events at almost 40 different venues. Wine tastings, cooking classes, tapas crawls, cook-offs, and more will keep attendees more than entertained as they take in the very best food the Outer Banks has to offer. The highlight of the event will be the Sysco Foods Grand Tasting. 20 local restaurants will prepare a sampling of their finest menu items. The best items will win one of the various TOBy (Taste of the Beach) Awards! Don’t miss out on the awesome culinary action that is set to take place during the 2015 edition of Taste of the Beach!
Outer Banks Seafood Festival October 17th
The Outer Banks Seafood Festival is one of the Outer Banks’ most popular events, and for good reason! Live music, games, and the beach’s best chefs will be on hand to create an experience that will be impossible to forget. The event will take place at the newly renovated Nags Head Event Site overlooking the Roanoke Sound, so it is sure to be better than ever in 2015! It is no secret why the seafood festival is scheduled for the fall as October is one of our beach’s most beautiful times of the year! With that said, grab some friends and amp up your Outer Banks vacation by visiting the Outer Banks Seafood Festival.
Outer Banks Restaurant Week
Like the "Taste of the Beach” event, Outer Banks Restaurant Week is made possible thanks to the Outer Banks Restaurant Association. The dates for the 2015 event have not yet been set but you will certainly want to be on the lookout for them. 2014’s version of OBX Restaurant Week took place in the last week of October and the first week in November, featuring3-course lunch or dinner menus at almost 20 participating restaurants at a fixed price of either $20 or $35. Locals and visitors have been enjoying this excellent opportunity to sample top notch culinary creations for many years, so don’t miss out on the fun!
Celebrate the rich seafood heritage of the Outer Banks by attending one or all of these fantastic seafood events, you will certainly not regret it!