Mike Kelly serving seafood at the 2014 Outer Banks Seafood Fest. Photo, OBXentertainment.com.

 

We’ve been talking about the fishing on the Outer Banks and after after a slow start to the fall, things have really picked up. That seems like perfect time to talk about the Outer Banks Seafood Fest that was held yesterday (Saturday).

It was a beautiful day, perfect for being outside and enjoying some great local seafood from local restaurants, fantastic music and a chance to learn a little bit about Outer Banks Fishermen and how they make a living.

Sitting right at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean as we do, the sea really is a large part of our life and there is a sense of wanting to give back for the gifts the ocean has given us.  

Here’s a great feel good story about local fishing tournament that says a lot about the Outer Banks community.

The 32nd Annual Lions Club Visually Impaired Persons (VIP) will run Monday through Wednesday (10/20-22). It may be the largest in the world, with over 500 visually impaired fishermen ready to take to the sea to try their luck.

This is a huge undertaking with four local fishing piers involved and two headboats, 375 volunteers, and over high school and college students.

It’s snapshot of one of those things that makes living on the Outer Banks so special.