Thursday, August 06, 2015

Fig Fest

Yesterday I mentioned Ocracoke Island fig preserves that are available for sale at Village Craftsmen.Today I want to alert all of our readers to the 2nd annual Ocracoke Island Fig Fest to be held August 14.

Festivities start at 1 pm at the Community Square, with local vendors displaying and selling all things fig related -- cookbooks, preserves, fig trees, and more. At 2 pm Chester Lynn, the island's fig expert, will give a presentation on figs (he will even have figs to taste). At 3 pm bakers will display their fig cakes (either traditional or innovative). Judging begins at 4 o'clock with North Carolina restaurant reviewer, food writer, and TV personality, Bob Garner. Free samples will be available after the judging.

Festivities continue into the evening with a traditional Ocracoke Island square dance at 6 pm, awards at 7 pm, and a dance hosted by the Ocracoke Rockers from 8 - 10 pm.

This month's Ocracoke Newsletter tells the delightful story of the 19th century "Stovepipe Hat" wreck. It has been told for years in books & magazines, but it probably never happened. You can read the story (and my research) here:


  1. Anonymous8:49 AM

    Is your spell checker on vacation? "Feg Fest" is a new one in my book.

    1. I enjoy learning (and creating) new words! Seriously, thanks for the heads up. As you will see, I made the correction.