08/01/2020 - 10:00am to 08/09/2020 - 1:00am
CELEBRATE FIGS AT THE 7TH ANNUAL OCRACOKE FIG FESTIVAL "VIRTUALLY"
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 are invited to submit photos, videos, and recipes. For details visit Ocracoke Fig Festival. Deadline for entry is August 7th.
FIG PHOTO CONTEST
The Fig Festival is also sponsoring a Fig Photo Contest. Details can also be found on Facebook. Deadline for entry is July 31st.
The OPS Museum Porch Bazaar will be live on Ocracoke! Don’t miss this event! Stop by the Ocracoke Preservation Society Museum on Saturday, August 8th from 10 AM – 4 PM to purchase locally-sourced fig-tastic items including Fig Festival T-shirts, fig preserves, figgy tea, figgy soap, and other Fig Festival merchandise. Purchase tickets for the annual Fig Festival Raffle Basket and/or the framed original 2020 artwork. Masks are required and 6’ distancing will be practiced.
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.