After an almost two-year hiatus, the Island-wide Yard Sale will be held this year on Sept. 18.

Ocracoke is an island where folks think they can find the purported treasure of Blackbeard, but island homes and businesses will unveil their own treasures for all to peruse and plunder on Saturday, Sept. 18, during the Ocracoke Island-Wide Yard Sale. 

Sponsored by the Ocracoke Civic & Business Association (OCBA), the event is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and businesses and residents will showcase their “treasures-to-you” at the times of their choosing so that shoppers continue to visit the locations throughout the day.

The event is free to participate in and to attend.

Hard copy entry forms will be available at the Ocracoke post office and can be dropped off at Helio’s Hideaway.  
Maps of participating yard sale locations will be available at the Ocracoke Variety Store and post office. The deadline to be included on the map is Sept. 6.

To host a yard sale, simply fill out the online entry form below:

The event Facebook page:

The OCBA also will host the Blackbeard’s Pirate Jamboree Oct. 29 and 30 on the island. Activities include a family-friendly living history encampment of colonial life, swordfights, ship battles, songs and more.

The Ocracoke Island Weekend Runfest, featuring the Scallywag 5K/10K/half marathon, will roll on Nov. 13 and 14.

Both Saturday and Sunday runs will be open to walkers and running strollers.

To sign up, search for the race at

The Festival Latino de Ocracoke will return this year with activities on Nov. 20.

Thanksgiving weekend, a timed turkey trot will begin Thanksgiving morning (Nov. 25) at 8 a.m. starting in the NPS parking lot.

At dark on Friday, Nov. 26, a parade of lighted boats of all sizes will circle Silver Lake Harbor.

The OCBA will host a Holiday Gift Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, in the Berkley Barn.

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