Figs are ripening all over Ocracoke Island in advance of the Ocracoke Fig Festival Aug. 5 to 7. Photo: C. Leinbach

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Monday, Aug. 2
Hyde County Board of Commissioners meeting. 6 pm. Ocracoke Community Center and live streamed on Facebook at Hyde County Public Information.  See agenda below.

Tuesday, Aug. 3
Ocracoke Civic & Business Association civic affairs meeting in the Community Center. Below is the agenda:
7 to 7:10pm: Hyde County Commissioner Randal Matthews
7:10 to 7:20pm: Questions for Randal
7:20 to 7:30pm: Ocracoke School Principal Leslie Cole
7:30 to 7:40pm: Questions for Leslie
7:40 to 7:50pm: NPS District Ranger Ed Fuller or Shane Bryan
7:50 to 8 pm: Questions for Ed/Shane
8:10pm-8:20pm: Hyde County Sheriff’s Office Captain Jason Daniels
8:20 to 8:30pm: Questions for Jason
8:30 to 8:40pm: Deputy Director NCDOT Ferry Division Jed Dixon
8:40 to 8:50pm: Questions for Jed

Ocracoke Oyster Company: Bryan Mayer, 6:30 pm 

Coyote Music Den, 13 Cabana Dr: Coyote Backyard Concert, 8 pm. All concerts are sliding scale “pay what you can” at the gate. No reservations. Walk, Bike, Taxi or Tram. NO ON-SITE PARKING but the venue has a lot nearby. Visit www.coyotemusic.net for details.

DAJIO: Ray McAllister Band, 7 pm

1718 Brewing Ocracoke: Open mike, 7 to 9 pm

Wednesday, Aug. 4
Ocracoke Oyster Company: Bryan Mayer, 6:30 pm 

DAJIO: Barefoot Wade, 7 pm

Coyote Music Den, 13 Cabana Dr: Coyote + Martin Garrish Backyard Concert, 8 pm. All concerts are sliding scale “pay what you can” at the gate. No reservations. Walk, Bike, Taxi or Tram. NO ON-SITE PARKING but the venue has a lot nearby. Visit www.coyotemusic.net for details.

Thursday, Aug. 5
Ocracoke Fig Festival kicks off with a Porch Talk with Chester Lynn, Ocracoke’s fig expert, at 1 pm at the Ocracoke Preservation Society Museum.
Following the sold-out dinner, the Berkley Barn will be open to all to enjoy music by Aaron Caswell & Greg Howell from 8 to 10 pm. Beer, wine, soft drinks and slices of fig cake will be available to purchase.

Ocracoke Oyster Company: Barefoot Wade, 6:30 pm 

Ocracoke Decoy Carvers Guild meeting, 7 pm. Ocracoke Community Center.

The Breeze: 30Three, 9 pm

DAJIO: Raygun Ruby, 7 pm

Friday, Aug. 6
Ocracoke Fig Festival continues at the OPS Museum and the Berkley Barn, starts at 3 pm. See schedule here.

Ocracoke Oyster Company: Kate McNally, 6:30 pm 

The Breeze: Gravitation, 9 pm

Saturday, Aug. 7 
Ocracoke Fig Festival continues at the OPS Museum and the Berkley Barn, 10 am to 10 pm. Fig Cake Bake-off judging at 4 pm with celebrity judge Vivian Howard, North Carolina PBS chef. See schedule here.

Ocracoke Oyster Company: Brooke & Nick, 6:30 pm 

The Breeze: Gravitation, 9 pm

DAJIO: Kate McNally, 7 pm