Ocracoke Working Watermen's Festival

Date: 21 Oct

Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Location: Ocracoke Island, N.C.


Ocracoke Preservation Society presents its First Annual Ocracoke Working Watermen's Festival 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 21 on the grounds of the Ocracoke Preservation Society Museum.

Celebrate the island's rich history and continuing tradition of working on the water. Since the first inhabitants of the island, Ocracokers have made their living on the water, the first being pilots who guided ships through the treacherous Ocracoke Inlet, to fishing, crabbing, clamming, oyster harvesting, duck hunting guides, fishing guides, decoy carvers, charter fishermen, beach fishing, fish houses, commercial fishing, all of which continue today, handed down through the generations.

The festival will celebrate these traditions with booths and exhibits with the watermen themselves. Porch talks throughout the day highlighting each tradition, a traditional Ocracoke Fish Fry, T-shirts, posters and a silent auction are just some of the activities planned.

Mark your calendar now for this exciting new event to honor and thank working watermen who put local seafood on your table.
For booth and exhibit inquiries, contact Andrea Powers at Ocracoke Preservation Society, 252-928-7375 or admin@ocracokepreservation.org.



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Ocracoke Working Watermen's Festival

9:00am - 4:00pm

Ocracoke Island, N.C.