Activities for your visit

Ocracoke events Aug. 12 to 18

It’s fig and Ocracoke Fig Festival time this weekend, Friday, Aug. 16, and Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Ocracoke Preservation Society and the Berkley Barn. Photo: C. Leinbach

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National Park Service activities below

Monday, Aug. 12
Ocracoke Lighthouse base open for viewing, 9:30 to 11 am
Ocracoke Preservation Society museum tour, 1 pm
Hyde ABC Board meeting, 6:30 pm, Community Center
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Melody Maxwell, 4 pm; Formula Duo, 7 pm
A Tale of Blackbeard musical, School gym, 8 pm (final performance)
Gaffer’s: 30 Second Rocks Trivia Game, 7 pm; Petty Thief, 9 pm

Tuesday, Aug. 13
Ocracoke Preservation Society Porch Talk and book signing with Jeanie Owens, Ocracoke School teacher and author of “Images of America Ocracoke,” 1 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Kim France, 4 pm
Ocracoke Oyster Co.:  Mitch Barrett, 7 pm
Gaffer’s: Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, 7 pm; Barefoot Wade, 9:30 pm
Coyote Music Den: Plus One with Jay Turner, 8 pm

Wednesday, Aug. 14
Ocracoke Preservation Society: Kids craft, 1 pm. Figgy crafts
Ocracoke Lighthouse base open for viewing, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Lounge Rays, 4 pm; Jon Lea, 7 pm
Jolly Roger: Edgar Scrubbs, 6 pm
Ocracoke Oyster Co.: The Rockers, 8 pm
DAJIO:  Lounge Rays, 8 pm
Deepwater Theater: The Dingbatters Show, 8 pm
Gaffer’s: Team Trivia, 7 pm; Barryoke Karaoke, 9 pm

Thursday, Aug. 15
Ocracoke Lighthouse base open for viewing, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Zillie’s Wine Tasting, 6 p.m. Reserve at zillies.com or call 252-928-9036.
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Melody Maxwell, 4 pm; 30Three, 7pm
Jolly Roger: Van Who, 6 pm
Gaffer’s: Willis Gupton, 7 pm; DJ Marshall B Dance Party, 10 pm
DAJIO: Raygun Ruby, 8 pm
Deepwater Theater, Molasses Creek, School Road, 8 pm

Friday, Aug. 16
Ocracoke Lighthouse base open for viewing, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Ocracoke Fig Festival. Ocracoke Preservation Society: Berkley Barn: Fig preserves contest; Molasses Creek, 6 to 8 pm. See story and schedule here.
Zillie’s Wine Tasting, 6 p.m. Reserve at zillies.com or call 252-928-9036.
Jolly Roger: Willis Gupton, 6 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Kate McNally, 4pm; TBT Band 7pm
Ocracoke Oyster Co.: Kate McNally, 7 pm
Coyote Music Den: Coyote in Concert w/ guest Kim France, 8 pm
Gaffer’s: Lord Nelson, 9 pm

Saturday, Aug. 17
Produce by Celeste, fresh vegetables and fruit. Irvin Garrish highway, between the First National Bank and the OVFD building, 9 am until it runs out. 
Fig Festival at OPS and Berkley Barn, 10 am to 11 pm.
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Kate McNally, 4 pm; Van Who, 7 pm
Jolly Roger: Willis Gupton, 6 pm
Ocracoke Oyster Co.: The Rockers, 8 pm
Gaffer’s: Lord Nelson, 9 pm

Sunday, Aug. 18
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: 30Three, 7pm
Ocracoke Oyster Co.: Jon Lea, 7 pm
Gaffer’s: Kendall Street Company, 9 pm

NPS summer programs through Sept. 2 on Ocracoke
The National Park Service provides talks on the Ocracoke Island environment and history. All programs are at the benches by the Visitor Center unless otherwise indicated. Bug spray suggested for all outdoor activities.

The NPS meeting area at the Visitors Center is where the spring programs will be held. Photo: C. Leinbach

Monday:
1 pm Pirates! Learn about Blackbeard and others. (30 min.)

3 pm Barrier Island Nature. Join a ranger for a talk about the wild side of Ocracoke. (30 min.)
8:45 pm Ocracoke after Dark. Explore the night sky with a ranger.  Meet at the Ocracoke Day Use Area. (1 hour)

Tuesday:
10:30 am All About Turtles. Discover the mysterious creatures with talk and activities for all ages. (30 min.)

2:30 pm Ocracoke History. Learn about the island’s rich past. (30 min.)

Wednesday:
9 am Banker Ponies. Meet the ponies unique to Ocracoke. At the Pony Pen. (20 min.)

10:30 am All About Turtles. Discover the mysterious creatures with talk and activities for all ages. (30 min.)
2:30 pm Pirates! Learn about Blackbeard and others. (30 min.)

Thursday:
9 am Banker Ponies. Meet the ponies unique to Ocracoke. At the Pony Pen. (20 min.)

10:30 pm Ocracoke History. Learn about the island’s rich past. (30 min.)
2:30 pm Barrier Island Nature. Join a ranger for a talk about the wild side of Ocracoke. (30 min.)

Friday:
8:30 am Birds & Beaches of Ocracoke. An island exploration for all ages. Meet at the parking lot adjacent to the NPS campground. (90 min.)

2:30 pm All About Turtles. Discover the mysterious creatures with talk and activities for all ages. (30 min.)