There seems to be something about October that brings the festival on to the Outer Banks scene.

This past week there were two great music get togethers—the Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival and on Saturday and Sunday the Duck Jazz Festival. Fantastic music and in both cases outdoors in two of the most beautiful setting imaginable.

This coming weekend the Mustang Rock & Roast in Corolla combines two days of great music—Saturday the headliner will be Big Something and Sunday its Pink Talking Fish, a truly one-of-a-kind tribute band.

What is going to make the weekend Rock & Roast so different is the oyster roast on Saturday and the barbecue showdown on Sunday. Should be a lot of fun with music playing all day—that a hallmark of Bearded Face Productions that uses two stages in their festivals to keep the music continual.

The festivals, though, don’t end this weekend. 

The following Saturday—October 20—what may be the premier Outer Banks festival takes center stage at the Nags Head Event Site.

The Outer Banks Seafood Festival is all about celebrating the local catch and the fisherman and families that bring some of the finest seafood anywhere to the table.

It looks like there is going to be 11 restaurants on hand, serving some truly unique seafood dishes, as well as beer, wine and of course soft drinks.

There will also be live music all day, art, crafts and fishing skill demos.

For the past few years, the Outer Banks Seafood Festival has been the best attended of any of the local festivals and with our neighbors to the south unable this year to hold their festivals because of the lingering effects of Hurricane Francis, this may be the best attended we have seen.