Friday, June 04, 2010

OcraFolk Festival

If you are on the island be sure to come out to the school gym tonight at 6 pm for the Festival kickoff pot-luck dinner. Just bring yourself and a simple dish, drink, or dessert. The Festival will provide several tasty main courses provided by some of Ocracoke's best restaurants.

At 7:30 the live auction begins. Get a number and start bidding on dozens of outstanding items. After the auction sit back and enjoy the "blazing footwork" of the Green Grass Cloggers.

On Saturday, starting at 9 am & continuing throughout the day, enjoy music and storytelling at the Live Oak Stage, the Howard Street Stage, Deepwater Theater, the School Gym, and the Community Center. Artists and craftspersons will be displaying and selling their wares on Howard Street and the School Road.

The Festival continues Sunday at the Live Oak Stage with a Gospel Sing and more music from 9:30 am until 3:45 pm.

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  1. Good luck this weekend! By the way, has there been any evaluation of Ocracoke's risk of environmental contamination due to the BP oil in the Gulf? It will soon enter the Gulf Stream.

  2. I read a report about the BP oil spill this morning. Although some of the oil will probably enter the Gulf Stream, it seems there is little consensus about what impact that may have. Here is an excerpt from the report:

    "Researchers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association in Washington cautioned against making too much of the new scientific models from NCAR [National Center for Atmospheric Research].

    "NOAA officials pointed out that the dye presumed in the model doesn't have the same density as oil and wouldn't evaporate or break down at the same rate.

    "'It represents a "big picture" look at how the oil will enter the Gulf Stream,' said NOAA spokesman Chris Vaccaro. 'As oil weathers, it changes characteristics and no longer behaves like a fluid, making it harder to do long-term forecasts.'

    "Ben Fox, spokesman for S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford, said the state is paying attention to NOAA forecasts.

    "'NOAA and other scientists are telling us that there is a potential, but uncertain possibility, that the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico might affect the South Carolina coastline, but with minor impact at most,' Fox said in a statement.

    "Read more:

  3. Anonymous9:07 AM

    The Ukulele is making a comeback according to NPR -- Are there any Ukulele players on the island ? I think the fact this instrument originated with the Portuguese on the island of Madeira should mean something to Islanders!!! Hopefully the audience will see a Ukulele or two...

  4. Anonymous2:39 PM

    Skye Zentz plays the uke...was she there this year?