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Two weeks later, the 46th Annual Eastern Surfing Association Eastern Championships drop in at Jennette’s Pier, Sept. 15-21.

On the music scene, American Idol 2011 winner and Garner, North Carolina native Scotty

McCreery will be live in concert at Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo on Sunday, Sept. 1. The 2nd Annual Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival returns to Manteo for three days of

live music, headlined by Rhonda Vincent, with Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Dave Adkins & Republik Steele, Hillbilly Gypsies, Stoney Creek, and many more, Oct. 4-6 at Festival Park.

The 3rd Annual Mustang Music Festival features live performances by Karl

Denson’s Tiny Universe, George Porter Jr., Orgone, The Mantras, David Wax Museum, Kansas Bible Country, Former Champions, Bonerama, The Critters, and local favorites Formula, happening Oct. 11-12 at Mike Dianna’s Grill Room in Corolla, with proceeds from this charity event benefitting the Corolla Wild Horse Fund.

Up next, the 7th Annual Duck Jazz Festival is set for Sunday, Oct. 13,

starting at 11am at the Town Park, featuring The Delfeayo Marsalis Octet’s “Sweet Thunder”, Lady Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers, Peter Lamb and The Wolves, and Carroll V. Dashiell Jr. and the East Carolina University Jazz Ensemble.

Serving up the best in local flavor, you can dig into the OBX Seafood

Festival on Oct. 19 at the Outer Banks Event Site in Nags Head, featuring live music, cooking demonstrations, boat exhibits, storytelling, and kids games all day.

Just in time for Halloween, “PsychoPath” is a new self-guided

haunted tour through the backstage areas of the historic Waterside Theatre on Roanoke Island, featuring numerous scares, scheduled on Fridays and Saturdays in October.

Also happening every Saturday in October, Island Farm in Manteo hosts their annual pumpkin patch, where you can find the perfect future jack-o-lantern, as well as learn how to


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By Matt Artz

As summer winds down on the Outer Banks, the breeze picks up, temperatures cool, and fall brings numerous local events designed to strengthen the community and our relationship with our visitors during the off season, from multi-day music festivals to major sports spectaculars. Here’s your heads up on the happenings you’ll want to be a part of this season.

Surf’s up this Labor Day weekend when the annual WRV Outer Banks Pro Surfing Contest

takes over Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head, Aug. 29 through Sept. 2, boasting a $35,000 prize purse this year.

make your own corn husk doll or candles, stuff a scarecrow, or interact with the live farm animals.

The local Halloween fun culminates at the Outer Banks

Brewing Station’s 12th Annual Exotic Erotic Ball on Halloween night, Oct. 31 in Kill Devil Hills.

Get your running shoes ready because the 8th Annual Outer Banks Marathon Weekend is happening

Nov. 8-10, featuring numerous family friendly events, including thousands of runners from around the world racing

through scenic Dare County from Kitty Hawk to Manteo.

Say happy birthday to a piece of history at the 30th anniversary celebration of the christening and launching of the Elizabeth

II replica ship, built to honor America’s 400th anniversary, set for Friday, Nov. 22 at Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo.

Finally, the Outer Banks holiday season begins

with Santa’s arrival at Kitty Hawk Kites in Nags Head on Friday, Nov. 29, followed by the annual Kites with Lights display of seasonal colors flown high atop Jockey’s Ridge State Park starting at sunset on Saturday,

Nov. 30.

Of course, every night of the week you can find some of the area’s most talented performers doing what they do best

live on stage at any number of local hot spots. This is the time to reflect on another summer gone, to revisit

each other’s company and to remind ourselves why we all work so hard in the first place, enjoy the breeze and relax into fall on the Outer Banks!

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