There’s lots going on Halloween Weekend 2016 on Ocracoke Island, N.C.
Friday, Oct. 28:
• Freakin’ Firkin Keg Tapping (old-fashioned beer barrel) at 3 p.m. at Zillie’s Island Pantry.
• Ocracoke School Carnival in the gym starting at 3:30 p.m. with a costume parade for kids followed by carnival games, bouncy houses, food, “cake walk,” a movie in the school Commons Room for kids; “Quiz-O” for adults. Lasts until about 9 p.m.
• A “spook walk” in the front yard of the Magic Bean Coffee Bazaar, School Road.
• The Motley Tones (pirate minstrels), 7 to 10 p.m. in the Ocracoke Bar & Grille
• Coyote Den: Martin Garrish & Friends "Ocracoke Memories." 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 29:
• Some local artist vendors on the Books to Be Red lawn
• Pirate Make-and-Take craft at the OPS Museum, 2-3pm. Fun for all ages! $5 donation appreciated.
• Ocracoke Bar & Grille: The Motley Tones, (pirate minstrels), 4 to 6 p.m.
• Several activities in Community Square from 4 to 6 p.m.: --Trick-or-treating at the shops in the Square --Rumgagger: stories and songs with Fiddler Dave and Capt. Rob on the dock of the Wilma Lee. --Chicken dinner and bake sale by the Ocracoke School fourth and fifth-grade classes to raise money for their school trip --The drawing the raffle winner for a custom-designed golf cart (for the benefit of Ocracoke Youth Center) will be held at 5 p.m. -- Ocracoke Ghost Stories with Amy Howard on the porch of the Coyote Den, 5 p.m. --And more!
• Gaffer’s Sports Pub will host their annual Halloween party with live music and a costume contest with a “Famous Horror Movie Monster” theme, and 80s cover band Raygun Ruby will play at the Howard’s Pub for their costume party. Both Halloween celebrations are on Saturday night where revelers walk back and forth to check out each other’s costumes at each venue. Pirates and wenches are welcome.
• Ocracoke Oyster Co.: Martin Garrish, 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 30, and Monday, Oct. 31:
“All Alone and Lonely: An Evening of Haunting Appalachian Folklore,” Written and performed by Jennifer Starr Coyote Den, Community Square. 8 to 9:15 p.m. $10/kids $5 (may be too scary for children under 10) This single act, musical play features stories of love lost, love found, restless spirits, deception, murder, and one incredibly roguish "werefox."
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