It’s Fall Festival Time on the Outer Banks. It happens every year…as summer winds down, the autumn events crank up and 2017 is no exception.

This weekend there’s a full slate of things to do. Crabdaddy out at Sanctuary Vineyards promises to be the big event. Lots of fresh steamed crab, wine from the vineyard local beers and some great music. Zack Mexico will be on hand this year. A local band that is really starting to take off, their sound is loud, joyful and done really well.

Crabdaddy is not the only show in town though. 

The Eastern Surf Association Championships—the ESAs—wrap up at Jennette’s Pier. The week started with some storm-tossed seas, forcing a lot of rescheduling of events, but for the past three days, conditions have been excellent.

On the surfing scene, the Surfalorus Film Festival wraps up Saturday night at the Outer Banks Brewing Station in Kill Devil Hills. Plans call for an outdoor showing of three films:  Sealone, a seven minute short,  Under an Arctic Sky by Chris Burkhard and Natan Oldfield’s feature length film, The Church of the Open Sky.

Sponsored by the Dare County Arts Council, the films this year have been excellent. Weather permitting, this will be an outdoor event. 

After this weekend wraps up there’s more on tap next weekend. The big event has to be The Lost Colony Wine Dinner at Duck Woods Country Club on Friday.

Pairing the wines of Virginia Dare Winery with chef prepared culinary masterpieces should make for an outstanding evening of food and wine. 

But there’s more. Saturday, check out the wine and food fest at The Lost Colony in Manteo. Done in cooperation wth Trio, the wine, beer and cheese bar in Kitty Hawk, this should be an outstanding event.

Be sure to keep a weekend or two open in October…there’s even more to do on the Outer Banks then.