Spring Scare Fair
The first ever Outer Banks Spring Scare Fair is coming to Secret Island in Kill Devil Hills, featuring two days of spooky treats, creepy curiosities, monster photo ops, and more from a curated collection of local and visiting vendors specializing in the strange and unusual.
The Spring Scare Fair is happening on Friday and Saturday, April 19th and 20th, from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Secret Island Restaurant in Kill Devil Hills. Formerly known as Port O’ Call, the venue is an iconic local landmark with Victorian era architecture, a gaslight-style saloon, and the oldest nightclub on the Outer Banks. And it is haunted.
Special guests include writer/artist and state wrestling champion Jeremiah Derby, who has created an original horror mini-comic inspired by The Lost Colony, available exclusively for the first time at the Scare Fair. Learn more about the comic here!
A former costume designer on the Discovery Channel series A Haunting and The Lost Colony producer Lance Culpepper will be at the Halloween Film Festival table on Friday from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m., and local author/composer/filmmaker A.P. Sessler will be at the Halloween Film Festival table on Saturday.
Makeup artist Evelyn Gallagher, who worked on the locally produced films Boy! and Night of the Fluffet, will be offering face painting for all, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. on both days, also at the Halloween Film Festival table.
As a special treat, Skull Soup, of Pittsburgh, PA, has donated a creepy cool package of their handmade products, including a “Harm” Bracelet of slasher-themed weapons, to be raffled off to one lucky winner. Each of the seven charms are hand cut from steel, the handles are made from maple wood, and the “blood” is painted with spray paint. The bracelet itself is a Byzantine weave chain maille constructed from hand cut jump rings made of steel and nickel plated copper.
The retail value of the “Harm” Bracelet is estimated at $80. A skull key chain, stickers, and more have also been donated by Skull Soup for the giveaway. Raffle tickets will be sold at the Scare Fair for $3 each or $5 for two, and 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Halloween International Film Festival, held annually in Kill Devil Hills. A winner will be drawn at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday.
In addition to the most unique assembly of vendors ever put together on the Outer Banks, there will also be drink specials in the bar all day, including Secret Island’s Mermaid Poison, Witch’s Heart, and Zombitini cocktails.
Admission to the Scare Fair is free to the public.
Vendors interested in participating in the Spring Scare Fair can download the vendor application here, and then email it to OBX Entertainment at email@example.com.
Beach Textiles by Brenda
Blue Coral Studios
Bugsbeads Cosplay and Creations
Fleur de Leigh Creations
Halloween Daily News
Halloween International Film Festival
Hollow Daze Surf Designs (Saturday Only)
James H. Brown III
Outer Banks Halloween Parade
Outer Banks Specialty Baskets (Friday Only)
The Shabby Gigi
…And more to be announced!
In addition to the Scare Fair, the Halfway-to-Halloween Costume Contest will also take place on Friday night, April 19th at Secret Island with live entertainment by DJ Styles. starting at 10:00 p.m.
OBX Entertainment will also be filming footage of those in costume to be used in the official Halloween International Film Festival trailer, promoting the local independent film festival online and playing before most major movie releases at the R/C Theatres multiplex in Kill Devil Hills this summer.
After dark on Saturday night, 4/20, OBX Entertainment and Secret Island present a tribute to The Misfits, featuring The Clawbacks and Non Compliance, both performing individual sets and then coming together as “Danazig” to honor the horror punk legends and close out Scare Fair Weekend with an epic finale! The show starts at 10:00 p.m.
Admission to all Scare Fair After Dark events is free.
The Cavalier by the Sea, another local landmark and one of the oldest motels on the beach located directly across the street from Secret Island, is offering 20% off a block of pool side rooms for guests attending the Scare Fair. Call 252-441-5585 and be sure to mention that your attending the Scare Fair to reserve your room!