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While many enjoy spending their summers in the Outer Banks, fall is just as good a time as ever to visit. In fact, in October alone, some unbelievable events are happening in the Outer Banks that you won’t want to miss. To make sure you don’t miss any of the month’s exciting events, the team at Shore Details has put together a handy guide on the can’t-miss October events happening in the Outer Banks. 

5 Fun October Events in the Outer Banks

Inshore Slam Fishing Tournament: For over 20 years, the Inshore Slam Fishing Tournament has brought anglers from all over the Outer Banks to Manteo, NC. This charity tournament raises money for youth in Dare County. Not only is the Inshore Slam Fishing Tournament a good cause, but it’s fun for the whole family. 

Outer Banks Seafood Festival: For seafood lovers, the Outer Banks Seafood Festival in Nags Head, NC, is a can’t-miss event. Attendees sample delicious seafood from local restaurants, shop for goodies from local artisans, enjoy live music, and more. 

Oink & Oyster Roast: Support Outer Banks charities and eat well while doing it at the annual Oink & Oyster Roast event in Kitty Hawk, NC. There will be a whole pig, platters of fresh oysters, and plenty of other food to pig out on at the event. You definitely won’t leave this traditional Outer Banks event hungry.

Bluegrass Island Festival: Experience mountain music by the sea at the Bluegrass Island Festival. The Bluegrass Island Festival, located at Roanoke Island, NC, is an annual festival that brings together a full lineup of local performers and bluegrass legends. Kick back, relax, and enjoy great music from the comfort of your beach chair. 

Hatteras Village Haunted Trail: The weekend of or before Halloween, the Sea Breeze trail at Hatteras Village transforms into something more fearsome. Every year, the path has a new spooky theme. Are you brave enough to enter Hatteras Village Haunted Trail? 

Luxury Vacation Rentals in the Outer Banks

Stay in a Shore Details vacation rental to be near all of the fantastic events the Outer Banks has to offer in October and beyond. We offer a variety of well-appointed vacation rentals in Avon, Buxton, Frisco, Hatteras, Rodanthe, Waves, and Salvo, NC. To find your perfect vacation home in the Outer Banks, give us a call at 252-357-7121 or check availability online.

October is quickly approaching, and the chaos of large summer crowds is gone. There’s no better time to take one last family vacation than during the beautiful autumn months. With perfect weather and endless things to do on Hatteras Island, fall is definitely our favorite time of the year. Our Shore Details staff put together a list of reasons why you should fall in love with Hatteras Island this year. What are you waiting for; the beach is calling your name!

Save! Save! Save!

Many families tend to visit Hatteras Island during the summer months because their children have no school. This influx of travel causes our rental prices to spike. By visiting Hatteras Island in the fall, you won’t burn a hole in your wallet! Our lower rental prices will leave a larger budget to explore the island’s fall activities. Along with saving money, you’ll save so much time. The wait time for local attractions and restaurants will be significantly shorter. The days of waiting over an hour for a table at the local pizza parlor are over when you visit Hatteras Island in the Fall.

Windsurfers Haven

Hatteras Island boasts itself to be the hub of windsurfing. During your visit, you’ll see surfers, windsurfers, and kiteboarders from all over the world. Hatteras Island offers the best water conditions on the east coast, especially during the fall months. If you’ve always wanted to learn how to windsurf, or perhaps you’re already a pro, fall is the best season for the sport! Hit the waves at Rodanthe, Salvo, Avon, Buxton, or any other nearby beach. Keep your eyes peeled for any ongoing water sports competitions, as many of them take place in the fall.

Spectacular Sunsets

The sunrises and sunsets at Hatteras Island are second to none, especially in the fall and winter months. Fall sunsets are extra beautiful because when the air is crisp, the twilight hours present more vibrant colors as opposed to the humid summer months. The sunset is equally as breathtaking and sets over the mainland. See the beauty for yourself and make your way to the Atlantic Ocean to catch the sunrise. There are plenty of cafes nearby to purchase a Cup of Joe and a pastry to enjoy while watching the sunrise from the beach. Our favorite coffee shop is the Dancing Turtle. If you aren’t a morning person, don’t worry! Dancing Turtle’s coffee will wake you right up.

Starry Nights

Similarly to the beautiful sunrises and sunsets, the autumn air provides the best conditions to spot constellations. Pack a bag with snacks, blankets, and perhaps some rental chairs, and head to the beach. The cool weather means it’s bonfire season on Hatteras Island! After taking in the starry night, brush up on your knowledge on how to have a safe beach bonfire.

Shore Details

Start planning your fall getaway to Hatteras Island today by browsing our available Shore Details vacation rentals. Whether you’re planning a family vacation or couples getaway, we have the home for you!

We guarantee your Hatteras Island visit during the fall months will be an unforgettable experience.