Thanksgiving on the Outer Banks is upon us and that means many good things—a day to do nothing by enjoy family and friends, probably eat too much, maybe watch some football and generally take a day to do nothing more exotic than relax. Certainly the holiday here is no different than it is any other place in our country.

After the holiday passes, that’s when life gets a bit more interesting around here. Of course Santa Claus will be showing up and there are a couple of tree lightings and parades next weekend, but this weekend, on Saturday there is one of those events that is a reminder of just how much fun life is on the Outer Banks.

The Big Curri-shuck at the Cotton Gin in Jarvisburg on the Currituck mainland has been around for a couple of years now and it would be hard to imagine a more perfect way to celebrate autumn in the northeastern corner of North Carolina.

The concept is simple: steamed oysters . . . hopefully lots of them, crab, barbecue, beer from local breweries and wine from Sanctuary Vineyards which is located on the grounds. Live music from the Cody Austin Band, which is a kickin’ country rock band from Chesapeake. 

Admission price is $30 and that does include a wine glass with what look like one of the best designs ever. Event is happening from 12-5.

A great way to celebrate the end of fall and Thanksgiving Weekend.