One of the best things about living on the Outer Banks is the weird, wacky and fun becomes part of the everyday way of things. That’s certainly the case this coming  Saturday October 3 as OBX Brewtäg takes flight at the Event Site in Nags Head.

The immediate question is what is Brewtäg? Which is as fair question. 

Based on the German Flutag, which translates to flying day, it’s a day of flight, but with a true Outer Banks twist. Rather than human flight, the object at Brewtäg is to see who can make a 1/6 keg of beer fly the farthest.

Sponsored by Kitty Hawk Kites and benefitting the Rogallo Foundation, this should be a day of laughter and smiles. 

The rules are simple—a team gets together and creates a glider that will fly an empty 1/6 keg the farthest. Entry fee is only $25 so look for a lot of teams and creativity.

There will be a beer garden open from noon-6:00 p.m., but don’t leave the kids at home. Anything sponsored by Kitty Hawk Kites is going to be a kid friendly event. Live music before the competition with Frozen Head & The Squirrels . . . they’re really good and a lot of fun and an after event party at the Outer Banks Brewing Station.

The Rogallo Foundation was founded in memory of Francis Rogallo, the inventor of the flexible wing that is used in hang gliders and paragliders. The Foundation works, “To stimulate and support research and education in aerodonetics, the science of gliding and soaring flight and low speed aerodynamics.”