A vision to be seen along the Lost Colony's Psycho Path

It used to be that there was no such thing as an event on the Outer Banks once we got past Labor Day. Then that changed to Columbus Day. And now . . . 

Just because the days are getting a little shorter and the evenings definitely cooler, dosen’t mean there isn’t a full slate of activities still on tap for the Outer Banks.

This being the Halloween season, there are lots of scary things to do, starting with the Whalehead Club and their Creepy in Corolla on Thursday (Oct. 30).

However, the creepiest place around must be Manteo, because there are three events scheduled on Roanoke Island through the weekend—the Wanchese Woods Haunted Trail, the Lost Colony’s Psychopath and the Island Farm brings us Evening Lantern Tours: Draped in Black; Victorian Death Rituals.

On a less frightening note, the Outer Banks Restaurant Association’s Fall Restaurant Week kicks off on Friday and runs through the following weekend. It includes the first ever fish taco cook off at the Sea Ranch Resort in Kill Devil Hills.

Of course the biggest upcoming event is the Outer Banks Marathon and half marathon on Veteran’s Day Weekend. The Marathon and half marathon are the featured races but it’s really a weekend featuring great shorter races in a very family friendly atmosphere. The Marathon itself is one of the most beautiful runs around, starting in a maritime forest on the Woods Road in Kitty Hawk and ending in the in the picture card town of Manteo.

One other event to mention: The Outer Banks Veteran’s Weekend November 14-16, sponsored by the Dare County Arts Council. The highlight of the weekend is the Veteran’s Writing Workshop with Ron Capps.

Capps is a veteran who is a professional writer and his ability to get veterans to write about their experiences is outstanding. The workshop is free to 25 veterans. The weekend also includes a Friday evening concert at Roanoke Island Festival Park with Nu Blu headlining.