Molasses Creek, Gerald Hampton, David Tweedie, Kim France and Gary Mitchell, are the hosts of the Ocrafolk Music & Storytelling Festival, which will be June 4 to 6 on the Berkley Manor grounds. Photo: C. Leinbach

The 21st annual Ocrafolk Music & Storytelling Festival from June 4 to 6 will be different this year and in a new location.

The celebration features musicians, storytellers, artisans, and characters of Ocracoke Island and beyond.

Due to ongoing Hurricane Dorian reconstruction the festival will take place outdoors on the grounds of the Berkley Manor and adjoining properties.

This event will practice CDC guidelines as to mask wearing per COVID-19 safety measures, and with the relaxing of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, walkup tickets will be available.

Performers include Bill and the Belles, Shana Tucker, Eric Culberson, Cane Mill Road, Lakota John, Chatham Rabbits, Donald Davis, Molasses Creek, Coyote, Violet Bell, Beleza, Mahalo Jazz, Jef the Mime, Bob and Jeanne Zentz, Craicdown, Wyldwood, Serenity Fisher & Michael Ronstadt, Adrian and Raul, Paperhand Puppets, artisans and more.

The weekend will be subdivided into four-hour performance blocks. Reserved ticketed seating will be required at the Barn and Golden stages.

To control capacities, access to gated performance areas will be restricted to those who have a reservation for the current four-hour performance block.

Ocrafolk Festival is produced by Ocracoke Alive, a community non-profit committed to enriching the Ocracoke Island community by encouraging and sponsoring cultural, artistic, educational, and environmental activities.

Proceeds from Ocrafolk Festival support student and community arts programs.

Tickets, sponsorships and further details are available online at

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