Ocracoke’s history of a passion for figs is celebrated annually at the Ocracoke Fig Festival, taking place this year on August 18th and 19th. This family friendly event is a favorite of both locals and visitors.
Local vendors provide fresh figs, fig preserves, local cookbooks, fig-smoked BBQ, and other fig-tastic items. Learn about Ocracoke’s fig history and culture, and bring the kids for old-fashioned crafts and games.
The showpiece of the Fig Festival is the Fig Cake Bake-Off. Everyone is welcome to submit a cake in one or both categories, Traditional or Innovative. A panel of judges chooses the winners. And the best part? Free samples for everyone after the contest!
In addition to miles of pristine beaches, an abundance of fresh local seafood and the legend of Blackbeard the Pirate, Ocracoke is also known for figs. While figs have always been popular with Ocracoke residents, visitors certainly have joined in the appreciation of this locally grown fruit and the history of Ocracoke Figs.
Celebrate Ocracoke’s History
The Ocracoke Preservation Society Museum and the historic Community Square on Silver Lake Harbor are the perfect settings for this year’s festival. The Ocracoke Fig Festival celebrates Ocracoke’s past and preserves this island tradition for future generations.
Learn about Ocracoke’s fig history and culture. Enter the Fig Preserves Tasting Contest. Get tempted with Fig Cake samples. The Community Square will be a fig marketplace, featuring local vendors selling Fig Preserves, Fig Trees, and all things Fig-tastic! Bring the kids for old-fashioned crafts, games and family fun.
The Fig Cake Bake-off
The showpiece of the Fig Festival is the Fig Cake Bake-Off. Everyone is welcome to submit a cake in one or both categories, Traditional or Innovative. A delicious feature of the event is the free sampling of fig cake after the judging.
Feast on Live Music and Dance
There will be a Traditional Ocracoke Square Dance with caller Philip Howard and music by Molasses Creek. Join the Dance Party with the Ocracoke Rockers.
We invite you to visit Ocracoke Island for the 4th Annual Ocracoke Fig Festival. Plan an extended stay to explore our village by bike, golf cart or take a leisurely stroll. Ocracoke offers a family friendly village with amazing restaurants, seafood markets, fishing charters, shops, galleries and outdoor watersports.
For vacation rental information please visit Ocracoke Island Realty or call our office at (866) 806-0782.
For the latest updates and highlights on the festival be sure to visit the Ocracoke Village website!
The Ocracoke Fig Festival is sponsored by Ocracoke Civic and Business Association.
Rain location: Ocracoke Community Center
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