Oh, shine on, shine on, harvest moon
Up in the sky. - Jack Norworth
In the Autumn, as the days grow shorter and nights turn cooler, people enjoy coming together to share the season. Autumn's early twilight can often carry with the hint of a harvest moon soon to follow. After a day of exploring The Outer Banks it's time to return to hot cider in front of your rooms cozy fireplace before dinner. For many of us, it is the best time of year - no crowds, the restaurants and shops are still open, the days are still warm and one can feel a chill in the air as evening approaches.
Roanoke Islanders dress their homes for Autumn in early October beginning the traditional holiday season. Everyone participates in Halloween with lots of fun festivities and hundreds of children coming from all over the Outer Banks for treats. Thanksgiving has now become a tradition for many guests to the Outer Banks, both for families and couples. Many local restaurants now offer traditional Outer Banks Thanksgiving style faire for lunch or dinner.
September . . .
Annual Outer Banks Triathlon, Roanoke Island, 252-480-0500
October . . .
Parade of Homes, from Manteo to Corolla, 252-449-8232.
Elizabethan Tymes: A Country Faire. Roanoke Island Festival Park, Outdoor Pavilion. M'Lord and M'Lady are invited to step back 400 years to the Renaissance era, 252-475-1500
November . . .
Wings Over Water Festival. A Celebration of Wildlife and Wildlands. Field trips, workshops and seminars, 252-441-8144.
Theatre of Dare Winter Production, Manteo, 441-6726
For full listing of all Activities, Events and Information
on the Outer Banks of North Carolina
The Outer Banks Visitors Bureau
The Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce
The North Carolina Department of Tourism
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