WOVV Women’s Arm-Wrestling Tournament

** Specific date of event has not yet been determined.  Please stay tuned ** Presented by Ocracoke’s own community-supported radio station WOVV 90.1 FM, the Annual WOVV Women’s Arm-Wrestling Tournament never disappoints. This double-elimination tournament is as much about the spectacle of costumes and wrestling personas as it is about strength. The ladies always impress […]

Ocrafolk Festival

Presented by Ocracoke Alive, this three-day festival celebrates music, storytelling, and artisans from the North Carolina coastal region and beyond. Wander the festival grounds for delicious food from local restaurants and an amazing selection of fine arts and crafts.

Fig Festival

Learn about Ocracoke’s fig history and culture while enjoying old-fashioned crafts and games. Local vendors provide fresh figs, fig preserves, local cookbooks, fig-smoked BBQ, and other fig-tastic items. Everyone is welcome to submit a cake to the Fig Cake Bake-Off. A panel of judges chooses the winners with free samples for everyone after the contest. 

Ocracoke Island’s Runfest Weekend

Join us for a Runfest that includes a half marathon, 5K and 10K races, and a one-mile family fun run. The races take place in village through historic roads, by Ocracoke Harbor, and by the second oldest lighthouse in the nation. Each participant receives a t-shirt and a finisher medal. The top three male and […]

Turkey Trot

The annual 5K Turkey Trot on Ocracoke Island takes place Thanksgiving morning. Get together with family, friends, and fellow runners, burn some calories, and have fun before the Thanksgiving feast! 

OWWA Oyster Roast

** Specific date of event has not yet been determined.  Please stay tuned ** By far our most popular December event, the annual Ocracoke Working Watermen’s Association Oyster Roast & Shrimp Boil brings hundreds of eager seafood lovers to the island to line up at makeshift tables in the bright winter sunshine to shuck oysters, […]

Festival Latino de Ocracoke

Berkley Barn 58 Water Plant Rd, Ocracoke, NC

Sponsored by Ocracoke Alive, the Festival Latino de Ocracoke celebrates traditional Mexican foods, games, arts, and dance. 

Portsmouth Island Homecoming

Presented by the Friends of Portsmouth Island, the Portsmouth Island Homecoming is a great way to see the uninhabited Island. Bring your special covered dish to the picnic on the grounds and enjoy meeting old and new friends. This Homecoming will be a great opportunity to see for yourself what the National Park Service, Cape […]

Ocracoke Island Wide Yard Sale

Find treasures of all kinds at more than two dozen island homes and businesses throughout the village. Items to be sold include crafts, home goods, tools, furniture, artwork, clothing, toys, decoys, jewelry, accessories and more. Maps highlighting each participating yard sale location will be available the Tuesday prior to the sale at the Ocracoke Variety […]

Blackbeard’s Pirate Jamboree

Berkley Barn 58 Water Plant Rd, Ocracoke, NC

Come celebrate Ocracoke’s unique pirate history with a weekend of swashbuckling fun. The Jamboree features an historically-accurate pirate encampment and a reenactment of the infamous pirate Blackbeard’s last battle. Interactive living history exhibits, sea chanteys, music, and a shopping marketplace of seafaring fine arts and wares provide entertainment for all ages. The event culminates when pirate […]

Holiday Gift Market

Berkley Barn 58 Water Plant Rd, Ocracoke, NC

Do your local holiday shopping and support Ocracoke Island’s local businesses, bring the kids out for some holiday gift-making, or spend an afternoon with friends sampling products from local shops.

Festival Latino de Ocracoke

The Festival Latino de Ocracoke is a day to honor vibrant Latino traditions and celebrate the unity of all who are part of this great community. Through delicious authentic food, traditional dances and music, exciting games, crafts, and fun for all ages, organizers hope this festival will bring the community together to experience and enjoy the […]