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.
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: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news072115.htm.