Outer Banks Seafood Festival announces spring ‘Chowder Banks Fest’

Courtesy Outer Banks Seafood Festival

The Outer Banks Seafood Festival will host a new event next spring, the 2021 Chowder Banks Fest. The event will be held on April 24 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Soundside Event Site in Nags Head, NC.

The event will include:

  • Chowder tasting – Contestants will provide a tasting of their best chowder. Prizes will be awarded for the best taste.
  • Miss & Mister Outer Banks Pageant – for local kids from Dare, Currituck and Hyde Counties, categories for ages 2-3, 4-6 and 7-10. The winners will preside over the 2021 Outer Banks Seafood Festival on October 16, 2021.
  • Food trucks, beer and wine.
  • Arts and crafts.
  • Local music all day.

“The Outer Banks Seafood Festival board thinks the Chowder Banks Fest will be a welcome spring 2021 event to get the 2021 season off to a great start,” said 2021 Outer Banks Seafood Festival Chair Richard Hess. “With the need for social distancing due to COVID-19, we know everyone will be ready to come out, taste great Chowder, enjoy local entertainment and more.”

Tickets will go on sale in early 2021. Chowder Taste contestants and vendor applications will be online soon at outerbanksseafoodfestival.org.

Over 9,000 attended the 2019 Outer Banks Seafood Festival. The 2021 event will be held 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday, October 16, 2021 at the Outer Banks Event Site in Nags Head. For more information, visit outerbanksseafoodfestival.org

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