Harvest Season Events on the Outer Banks


harvestHarvest season marks the end of the "growing" season, and on the Outer Banks, marks the end of the busy season, as well. This time of year is all about being thankful and sharing good times with loved ones, so if you find yourself on an Outer Banks vacation during this time of year, join the locals in celebrating a slower paced, good time and check out some of the following events to celebrate the good things in life.

Pumpkin Patch Pickin' at Island Farm, every Saturday in October

Bring the family to Island Farm in Manteo any Saturday in October for an ox-drawn wagon ride to the farm's pumpkin patch. Let the kids pick their perfect pumpkin and take one home for only $4. Admission is $6 and children under the age of 5 are admitted free. It's the perfect place to spend a Saturday during harvest season on the Outer Banks, as Island Farm also offers activities including making your own corn husk doll, candle making, stuffing a scarecrow, a scarecrow photo booth, and petting zoo, among others. For more information, click: here.

8th Annual Duck Jazz Festival, Oct. 12 11 a.m. – dusk

This free, all-day jazz festival can be found at The Duck Town Park in Duck following a weekend of fun events leading up to the big day. Sounds of local, regional and national musicians will fill the stages and streets, featuring Lipbone Redding, Louis Hayes & the Jazz Communicators, and Rene Marie, among others. For more information, click: here.

3rd Annual Outer Banks Seafood Festival, Oct. 18, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Located in Nags Head, The Outer Banks Seafood Festival celebrates the livelihood and heritage of the fishermen and their families who have built the area into the place it is today. Bring the whole family out to the festival to enjoy great live music, vendors, and of course the best seafood you're going to find anywhere! For more information, click: here.

Harvest Hayday at Elizabethan Gardens, Oct.25 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

An exciting event for the entire family, the Harvest Hayday at the Elizabethan Gardens in Manteo is the perfect way to celebrate Harvest season with your loved ones. Featuring a hay ride, and a hay bale maze, there are also numerous activities for the entire family, including stuffing a scarecrow, educational stations, face painting, and crafts! For more information, click: here.

Come spend a few days on the Outer Banks for a beautiful harvest season getaway and check out some of these activities for a fun-filled vacation full of wonderful memories!