Guy Fieri visited family in the are while filming 'Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives' on the Outer Banks in July 2012.

'Diners, Drive-Ins, & Dives' OBX Episode Airing in November

The first episode of The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives with footage filmed on the Outer Banks this summer will air in November, and one local restaurant featured is hosting a big screen showing...

Outer Banks Seafood Festival

Bite into OBX Seafood Festival this Weekend

It will be a seafood lovers paradise in Nags Head this weekend, with the first ever Outer Banks Seafood Festival offering a taste of some signature local cuisine from 20 of the area’s top...

Island Farm hosts 'Draped in Black' Fridays in October. (photo: Island Farm)

Learn Victorian Death Rituals at Island Farm's 'Draped in Black'

Island Farm c.1847 is hosting a dark exploration into Victorian era death rituals in a new Halloween-themed tour called ‘Draped in Black’. Friday and Saturday nights in October, Island Farm on Roanoke Island is taking visitors into the...

The Hellzapoppin Sideshow headlines the 11th Annual Exotic Erotic Ball, Halloween night at the Outer Banks Brewing Station. (photo: Hellzapoppin.com)

Brewing Station Hosts 11th Annual Exotic Erotic Halloween Ball

The Outer Banks Brewing Station will present its 11th annual Exotic Erotic Ball this Halloween in Kill Devil Hills, hosted this year by Bryce “The Guv’na” Graves of the Hellzapoppin Sideshow. The Exotic Erotic Ball XI happens...

Jennette's Pier - Fear the Pier

Fear at the Pier Haunts Jennette's this Halloween

Fear is coming to Jennette’s Pier this Halloween for one night only, featuring a spooky new haunted tour. “Fear at the Pier” will take place on Sunday, October 28, at Jennette’s Pier in Nags...

Enjoy an ox-drawn hayride at the pumpkin patch at Island Farm on Saturdays in October.

Island Farm Hosts Pumpkin Patch Saturdays in October

Island Farm c.1847 is hosting their first pumpkin patch every weekend this month, celebrating old school Halloween with a hayride, corn husk doll making, and scarecrow stuffing for the whole family. Saturdays in October, Island Farm on Roanoke Island...

Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival Draws Sell-Out Crowd [Photo Gallery]

The 1st Annual Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival exceeded all expectations, and organizers tell us that next year’s event has already been scheduled and will be even bigger and better. “I believe the event exceeded everyone’s expectations,”...

NC actress Addy Miller of ''The Walking Dead', photographed by Matt Artz on April 22, 2012 in Virginia Beach, VA.

NC Actress Addy Miller Returns for VA Beach Convention and Zombie Walk [OBXE Interview]

TV’s most famous zombie, North Carolina actress Addy Miller is returning to Virginia Beach this fall to walk with the undead at the Hampton Roads Zombie Walk and meet hundreds of fans at the second...

2012 Pirate Jamboree

Blackbeard's Pirate Jamboree Takes Over Ocracoke and Hatteras [UPDATED]

[UPDATED 10/26/12: Due to Hurricane Sandy, the Ocracoke/Hatteras Pirate Jamboree has been cancelled for this weekend, and is tentatively rescheduled for next weekend, Nov. 2-3.] The 2012 Blackbeard’s Pirate Jamboree is set for October...

Cornfest Bowl Crawl 2012

Cornfest Bowl Crawl Honors Fallen Local Skateboarder

Cornfest 2012 and the 2nd Annul Outer Banks Bowl Crawl will take skateboarders to six local skatespots throughout Dare and Currituck over two days, as an extended “rememberance session” dedicated to the passing of local skater Scott Greene, who lost his battle...

Doyle Lawson takes the stage at the Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival this Saturday at Roanoke Island Festival Park.

Bluegrass Legend Doyle Lawson Joins OBX Festival [Concert Preview]

Bluegrass legends Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver will take the stage this weekend as part of the innaugural Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival, bringing gospel flavored Tennessee picking to Manteo. Six time International Bluegrass Music Association Vocal...

The 10th Annual Trick-or-Treat Under the Sea is happening Oct. 25-26, 2012 at the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island. (photo: NC Aquarium)

Trick-or-Treat Under the Sea at NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island

After a decade as one of the most popular Halloween events on the Outer Banks, the North Carolina Aquarium’s annual Trick or Treat Under the Sea is expanding to two nights for the first...

The Lost Colony

Symposium Explores Fact and Fiction of The Lost Colony

Your chance to explore what’s real and what has been colored by myth in the legend of The Lost Colony begins this weekend at the Roanoke Conundrum – Fact & Fiction international symposium, featuring five...

OBX HorrorFest Zombie Commercial Shoot 198 (photo: Artz Music & Photography)

Local Zombie Commercial to Air All October on Charter [Photo Gallery]

Zombies will be in your living rooms all this month, as the official promo for the Outer Banks Horror Film Festival and Zombie Beach Walk is set to air locally in regular rotation for...

OBX Entertainment Awards

2012 OBX Entertainment Awards Voting Ends

THANK YOU all for voting and participating in the first ever OBX Entertainment Awards! A total of more than 150,000 votes were submitted since June by our readers for over 100 local nominees in eight different categories,...

Drifting Sands

Drifting Sands Joins Music Legends at Bluegrass Festival [OBXE Interview]

Some of the biggest names in bluegrass will take over Roanoke Island Festival Park for two days next weekend, along the local homegrown sounds of the Outer Banks’ own Drifting Sands Bluegrass Band. Formed...

Zombies will take over Outer Banks Pier this Friday to film the first official OBX HorrorFest commercial. (photo: Artz Music & Photography)

Horror Festival Zombie Walk Commercial Filming in Nags Head

Organizers of the first ever Outer Banks Horror Film Festival and Zombie Beach Walk are hungry for volunteers willing to get “zombified” and appear in a commercial for the innaugural event, filming this Friday in...

The annual Native Plant Sale at the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island is set for Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012.

Go Native at Roanoke Island Aquarium Plant Sale

The North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island is hosting its annual Native Plant Sale next weekend, featuring a total of 75 different species and over 1,500 plants. The 17th annual Native Plant Sale on...

Cumberland River is 'Justified' for Bluegrass Festival [Concert Preview]

Cumberland River will join more than a dozen nationally renowned musicians live on stage at the first ever Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival in Manteo this October. Formed in Harlan County, Kentucky in 2009, the band...

Sleepy Man Banjo Boys

Banjo Boys Bring Young Bluegrass to OBX Festival [Concert Preview]

Three brothers from the western hills of New Jersey, The Sleepy Man Banjo Boys will make their local debut at the first ever Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival in Manteo next month as the youngest...