It's not too early to be thinking about a trip to the island this fall. As I write, the Ocracoke Civic & Business Association is planning for our 2005 Village Days. The dates are October 21-23. There will be opportunities to visit the Ocracoke lighthouse and to view the island ponies up close. Many shops, restaurants, and motels will be offering special promotions and/or discounts. Plans are being made for craft demonstrations (pottery, quilting, & decoy carving), as well as studio/gallery tours, historic porch talks, foot-stompin' music, and even an old-time Ocracoke Square Dance.
Make your reservations now. October is one of the very best months to visit Ocracoke, and Village Days makes it even more appealing.
[Our current monthly Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of the Old Toothbrush Man, published August 01, 2005. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news080105.htm.]