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08/01/2020 - 8:00am to 08/08/2020 - 11:00pm
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CELEBRATE FIGS AT THE 7TH ANNUAL OCRACOKE FIG FESTIVAL "VIRTUALLY"

 2020 Fig Festival

CELEBRATE OCRACOKE’S HISTORY

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Ocracoke community will celebrate the summer’s fig bounty in a new and innovative way August 1–8, 2020. Many of the festival’s usual elements will be transformed into online versions. A week of online videos of cooking demonstrations, interviews, music, and village walk-abouts. Join in for raffles, online vendor sales, and a Virtual Fig Cake Bake-Off!

ALL THINGS FIG

During the weeklong event, festival attendees on and off the island can tune in to the Ocracoke Fig Festival’s YouTube channel or Facebook page for daily videos on how to preserve, bake, and cook with figs, village fig tree tours, and interviews with island “fignitaries.”

THE VIRTUAL FIG CAKE BAKE-OFF

All are welcome to enter a cake in the Virtual Fig Cake Bake-Off! Bakers will be invited to submit photos, videos, and recipes for the Fig Festival virtual attendees to vote on! The Fig Festival is also sponsoring a fig photo contest. Details on both contests will be posted on the OPS website in July.

VISIT OCRACOKE ISLAND

During the fig season, island restaurants will offer fig-infused menu items both savory and sweet. Local shops will stock this year’s selection of fig preserves, so you can take some Ocracoke sweetness home with you. If you’re not on the island, you can order fig preserves from the OPS gift shop website (ocracokepreservation.org) or festival vendors. The website also features a traditional Ocracoke fig cake recipe.

The next in-person Fig Festival will be held on August 5-7, 2021. Mark your calendars!

The Ocracoke Fig Festival is sponsored by the Ocracoke Preservation Society.