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08/17/2017 - 5:00pm to 08/18/2017 - 10:00pm
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Celebrate Figs at the 5th Annual Ocracoke Fig Festival

Ocracoke’s history of a passion for figs is celebrated annually at the Ocracoke Fig Festival, taking place this year on August 17th and 18th. This family friendly event is a favorite of both locals and visitors.

Escape to Ocracoke Island

In addition to miles of pristine beaches, an abundance of fresh local seafood and the legend of Blackbeard the Pirate, Ocracoke is also known for figs. While figs have always been popular with Ocracoke residents, visitors certainly have joined in the appreciation of this locally grown fruit and the history of Ocracoke Figs.

Celebrate Ocracoke’s History

The celebration takes place at Ocracoke's historic Community Square on Silver Lake Harbor, the perfect setting for the festival. The Ocracoke Fig Festival celebrates Ocracoke’s past and preserves this island tradition for future generations.

All Things Fig

Learn about Ocracoke’s fig history and culture. Get tempted with Fig Cake samples. The Community Square will be a fig marketplace, featuring local vendors selling Fig Preserves, Fig Trees, and all things Fig-tastic!  Bring the kids for old-fashioned crafts, games and family fun.

The Fig Cake Bake-off

The showpiece of the Fig Festival is the Fig Cake Bake-Off. Everyone is welcome to submit a cake in one or both categories, Traditional or Innovative. A delicious feature of the event is the free sampling of fig cake after the judging.

Feast on Live Music and Dance

There will be a Traditional Ocracoke Square Dance. In addition, join the Dance Party with the Ocracoke Rockers. 

Visit Ocracoke Island

We invite you to visit Ocracoke Island for the 5th Annual Ocracoke Fig Festival. Plan an extended stay to explore our village by bike, golf cart or take a leisurely stroll. Ocracoke offers a family friendly village with amazing restaurants, seafood markets, fishing charters, shops, galleries and outdoor watersports.

For vacation rental information please visit Ocracoke Island Realty or call our office at (866) 806-0782.

The Ocracoke Fig Festival is sponsored by Ocracoke Civic and Business Association.

Rain location: Ocracoke Community Center