When Beer Kegs Fly

KHKbrewtagWhen beer kegs fly it will be BrewTag on the Outer Banks. Postponed from its original September 26 because of rain, the Kitty Hawk Kites sponsored event is back on track for Saturday, October 24.

The concept is simple: take a 1/6 keg—empty—attach wings to it and see how far it will fly. Held at the Outer Banks Event Site in Nags Head, there’s plenty of room for flight and we expect aeronautical engineers from all walks of life to try their hand at design.

The fun kicks off at noon and festivities will run until 6:00 p.m. Live music is on tap, as well as—on tap. Like any Kitty Hawk Kites event, it is family friendly with the Kidzone crew on hand to make sure faces are painted and kids have a great time.

Proceeds benefit the Rogallo Foundation.

BrewTag is not the only upcoming event at the Nags Head site. This coming Saturday—October 17, look for the 4th Annual Outer Banks Seafood Festival.

For 100s of years—maybe longer if we include the time of the Native Americans—the people who lived on the Outer Banks took their sustenance from the sea. The Seafood Festival celebrates that heritage with fresh local seafood prepared by local chefs and restaurants. The food is great, there’s plenty to drink, live music and lots to do.

With cooking demonstrations and talks about the history and culture of the Outer Banks the day truly does become a celebration of local history, culture and cuisine.

This is one the most popular festivals on the Outer Banks; maybe the most popular. There is no parking at the site. For information about where to park, check out the Outer Banks Seafood Festival website.

Outer Banks October Looking Great

KHKbrewtagThe sun is finally out and the weather is fantastic—it’s a great reminder of why there is so much entertainment the next few weekends on the Outer Banks.

We’ve already mentioned the Mustang Music Festival coming up Friday and Saturday at the Whalehead Club in Corolla. With three stages there’s always music happening and the music is going to be fantastic with national acts Rusted Root, Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Keller Williams as well as some outstanding local and regional bands.

It’s a kid friendly event, perfect for the whole family. Check out the Kitty Hawk Kites Kidszone while you’re there.

Proceeds benefit the Corolla Wild Horse fund and the Mustang Music Foundation.

It’s a weekend of musical entertainment with the Duck Jazz Festival Sunday at the Duck Town Green. The weather is looking perfect and the setting is as good as it gets—grass field surrounded by trees and pathways.  Maceo Parker who was James Brown’s sax player and band director is the headliner this years so look for a little bit of funk and some a fantastic sound.

The following Saturday, October 17, look for the Outer Banks Seafood Festival at the Event Site in Nags Head. This is the fourth year for the annual event and it keeps getting better and better. Lots of great fresh local seafood, prepared to perfection by local chefs, the best of local bands and a beautiful setting on Roanoke Sound.

We had to move the date of our BrewTag to Saturday October 24—the weather was just too iffy on it’s original date of September 26, but the event is still on. For anyone who wants to see if a beer keg can truly fly, come to the Nags Head Event Site and see for yourself.

Local and regional beers, fantastic food and a lot of fun. And it benefits the Rogallo Foundation preserving the legacy of Francis Rogallo whose invention of a flexible wing led to the hang glider.

Laughter and entertainment guaranteed.