Top 8 Fall Outer Banks Events Worth Coming For!

Fall is an awesome time to visit the Outer Banks! The weather is ideal (not quite as hot as the summer but still bathing suit weather), the majority of the tourists have left, the traffic is much more manageable (no more Saturday back ups on the bridge), the restaurants are accessible (without long wait times) and vacation rentals are much more affordable! Yet, if these reasons are not enough, there are also plenty of 2015 Outer Banks Fall Events which make a Fall visit a must do! Below is our list of the Top 5 Fall Outer Banks events worth coming for.


1. The Outer Banks Marathon – November 8th, 2015

The 10th annual Outer Banks Marathon is something we all look forward to! This Full & Half Marathons offer a spectacular scenic route and plenty of water stations (Beach Realty NC sponsors the water station at Mile Marker 23)! If you’re not a runner, don’t worry, the event is very enjoyable for all ages. Cheer on the runners, and enjoy live music, delicious food and kid-friendly fun at the finish line in downtown Manteo! More information here:

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2. The Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival – September 23 – 26, 2015

This awesome concert series is located on the beautiful Roanoke Festival Park in Manteo, NC. The line up includes many well-known bluegrass artists. Bring a lawn chair or a picnic blanket and enjoy music, delicious local food and even a Fireworks display on Friday night “Boomgrass”! More information here:

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3. The Outer Banks Seafood Festival – October 17th, 2015

If you love Outer Banks Seafood, then you’ll want to attend the Outer Banks Seafood Festival, this all day event is held at the Outer Banks Event site, Soundfront in Nags Head. Many local restaurants participate and people line up to enjoy a taste of their amazing seafood. The event also has live music and other local vendors. More information is available here:


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4. Mustang Music Festival – October 9 – 10, 2015

This two day art and music festival takes place at the beautiful Whalehead Club in Corolla. With live music all day long from local and international bands. The festival benefits the Corolla Wild Horse Fund and the Mustang Outreach program. More information is available here:

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5. Duck Jazz Festival – October 11, 2015

The 9th annual Duck Jazz Festival is FREE to the public. This day-long festival showcases national, regional and local jazz musicians on two stages. Gates open at 10:00 a.m. with live music starting at 11:00am more information is available here:

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6. OBX BrewTag – October 3, 2015

Live music, kids activities and FLYING KEGS! The contest will take place on October 3rd at the Soundfront Event site in Nags Head. Enter your team of 4 or be a spectator as 25 kegs take flight. More information is available here:

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7. Outer Banks Triathlon – September 12th, 2015

If you’re up for a challenge you may want to register for the Outer Banks Triathlon! You’ll feel very accomplished after running, biking and swimming for miles of the Outer Banks! This is a Sprint Triathlon which is perfect for beginner triathletes! More information is available here:

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8. ESA Surfing Competition – September 20 – 26, 2015

Be a spectator at one of the largest amateur surf competitions on the east coast! Presented by the Outer Banks Tourism Bureau, the event will take place at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head from September 20th – 26th, 2015. More information available here:


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