Visiting the North Carolina Outer Banks in the fall has perks, such as cooler weather and gorgeous fall colors. There are also many fun things to explore in the North Carolina Outer Banks that only happen in the fall. Discover the many adventures listed below when you book your stay with Atlantic Realty. We offer a premium selection of the best places to stay in OBX with options in the Corolla, Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head, and South Nags Head areas.
Top 10 Fall Activities in the North Carolina OBX
- A fall staple in the North Carolina Outer Banks is roasting s’mores over a bonfire at the Nags Head and Cape Hatteras National Seashore beaches. Make sure you research the most up-to-date bonfire regulations before starting any fires.
- The Outer Banks Seafood Festival is an annual event in Nags Head. It honors the OBX fishing heritage and features yummy food and live music.
- Enjoy the beautiful North Carolina fall colors while you hike through Kitty Hawk Woods.
- The OBX Pridefest is an annual three-day event in early September. Come here to enjoy many late-night events, the famous drag brunch, and a family-friendly Saturday event with live music, local vendors, and more.
- Travelers 21+ can enjoy the Lost Colony Wine and Culinary Festival at the Waterside Theater ground in Manteo, the home of the Lost Colony of Roanoke. At this festival, you can enjoy wines from around the world, cuisine from top local chefs, and live music.
- Another highly anticipated North Carolina fall event is the Halloween International Film Festival. This three-day festival features different independent horror films from entries all over the world and is held in Kill Devil Hills.
- The Duck Jazz Festival is a fun free fall event in the North Carolina Outer Banks. Here you can enjoy free live jazz music from award-winning performers and food and beverages available for purchase from local vendors.
- The Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival is a long-standing North Carolina fall tradition that began in 1997. Its purpose is to encourage and promote public interest in the Outer Banks wildlife and the land. This fall festival occurs at six different North Carolina wildlife refuges in six northeastern counties. The Coastal Wildlife Refuge Society sponsors this fundraising event with over 90 birding, paddling, photography, art, and natural history activities.
- Families with young children can enjoy the Creepy in Corolla Trunk or Treat. Local businesses and residents in the Corella area come together to make this family-friendly Halloween event fun for kids with trick-or-treating and haunted lighthouses.
- Check out the Wanchese Woods Haunted Trail if you think you’re brave enough. This fall event is the number one haunted attraction in the North Carolina Outer Banks.
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