The 9th annual Fig Festival will take place at the Berkley Barn and on the grounds of the Ocracoke Preservation Society Museum on August 4-6, 2022.
The festival features live music and storytelling, traditional Ocracoke square dancing, children’s crafts, talks by local fig experts, and vendor booths offering fig preserves, fig cakes, fig trees, local cookbooks, and other fig-tastic items. The weekend’s finale will be a dance with the Ocracoke Rockers.
For Love of the Fig
Chef Ricky Moore will be the Fig Festival’s special guest at the Savory Side of Figs Dinner on Thursday evening. This popular event features savory fig dishes from local chefs; this year’s focus will be pairing figs with fresh local seafood, cooked on-site by Chef Ricky! Tickets for this evening will go on sale on July 1, 2022.
Other events with Chef Ricky include a book signing on Friday afternoon and a public Q & A on Saturday. Chef Ricky will also serve as a guest judge at the Fig Cake Bake-Off, the showpiece of the Fig Festival on Saturday at noon. All are welcome to submit a cake in one or all categories, Traditional, Innovative, Youth (15 and younger), or the special category for 2022: Fishy Figs – any dish that combines figs with local seafood. The Traditional category is limited to the old-fashioned recipe, available in local cookbooks. Even using the same recipe, there are subtle differences: the type of fig preserves used, the delicate balance of spices, or the cook’s magic touch. Innovative entries must be desserts; anything goes in the Youth category as long as there are figs.
During the week of the Fig Festival, island restaurants and eateries will offer fig-infused menu items both savory and sweet. Local shops will stock this year’s selection of fig preserves, so you can take some Ocracoke sweetness home with you. The Ocracoke Fig Festival is sponsored by the Ocracoke Preservation Society. For more information, contact Sundae Horn (252-921-0283), Andrea Powers (252-928-7375), or visit www.ocracokepreseervation.org. The Ocracoke Preservation Society is a 501c-3 non-profit, community-based organization dedicated to the preservation of Ocracoke Island’s rich historical and cultural heritage.
JOIN THE FIG CAKE BAKE-OFF
FIGS AROUND THE VILLAGE
During the week of the Fig Festival, island restaurants will offer fig-infused menu items, both savory and sweet. Local shops will stock this year’s selection of fig preserves, so you can take some Ocracoke sweetness home with you.
Time & Location
Aug 04, 9:00 AM – Aug 06, 6:00 PM
Ocracoke Preservation Society, 49 Water Plant Rd, Ocracoke, NC 27960, USA