We’ve mentioned before how much there is to do on the Outer Banks in the fall, and this year is certainly no exception. There is one weekend coming up at the end of this month that really looks as though it’s going to be packed so we thought we would call attention to how much is happening.

The last weekend of the month has one huge event that draws people from all over the country and a smaller really fun event that families with kids especially may wish to try to fit into their schedule.

The big event is the 3rd Annual Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival at Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo. The festival has gotten bigger and bigger every year and this year founder and organizer, Cory Hemilright, has really outdone himself, brining in Ricky Skaggs as the headliner on Saturday night.

It’s a four day affair, starting on Thursday and running through Sunday, and even if Saturday does not work into the schedule, try to get to the event on Friday when Rhonda Vincent and the Flame will be headlining. This is the third year she has made the trip to the Outer Banks, and after hearing her perform twice, we can say she will  change your perception of what bluegrass music is forever.

The other event is the 25th Annual Artrageous Festival, Staurday, September 27 at Rec Park in Kill Devil Hills. Sponsored by the Dare County Arts Council, they will be lots of arts and craft projects for kids, artist demonstrations, music, booths and it’s all free. 

Check it out—you’ll have a great time.