Saturday, June 27, 2015

Watermelon & Pirate Festivals: Summer Fun on Outer Banks

There is certainly no shortage of fantastic things to do during summer on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Guests that travel here visit lighthouses, stroll the specialty shops, go kite surfing, relax at the beach, take 4WD off-road tours, fish, parasail, sightsee, and much more. What is your favorite summer activity?

In addition to these standard activities, there are always special events going on all summer long and we wanted to share two fun festivals coming your way so you could plan a little Outer Banks vacation! First up we have the Watermelon Festival happening in Nags Head on July 30, 2015. Besides a ton of mouth-watering watermelon, the day will be full of activities for the whole family. You’ll find a splash tank, face painting, corn hole, and a slew of watermelon contests such as seed spitting, and eating. It all begins at 10 am at Jockey’s Ridge Crossing and you can find more information and pictures from past years on the event website.

Next, you will need to gather up your swords, eye patches and your best “Ahoy matey!” because the Pirate Festival is coming August 12-14, 2015. Also in Nags Head, this three-day festival will bring a kids day, Pirate Invasion Dinner and Games at Pamlico Jack’s, Scalawag School, outdoor movie night, a 30-foot rock wall to climb, and plenty of tasty food. You can find the festival schedule and further information on the event website.

So, whether you feel like outdoor games and juicy watermelon or a swashbuckling good time, you will be happy with a visit to the area this summer! Our inn is tucked away to offer great peace and privacy but we are lucky to still be close to all of the action. Traveling alone or with your whole family, we would love to have you!

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Fourth of July Festivities: Manteo, NC

We hear it during sports games, concerts, festivals, and even when putting on a local backyard BBQ…”Go big or go home!” When it comes to planning a party, that is a great mantra to keep in mind if you want everyone to have a great time and it must be what the town of Manteo, NC remembered when the Fourth of July Celebration was planned out.

This year, if you need somewhere fun to be for the July 4th holiday, we encourage you to come on over to the Manteo waterfront for a whole day of fun and festivities. It will all begin at 3pm with the National Anthem and the Lost Colony Choir. Following at 3:30 is the wacky hat contest, decorated bike contest and pie-eating contest. The amazing evening performances kick off at 4pm with Martin Terry followed by Old Enough to Know Better at 6pm. You can also make your way over to the Outdoor Pavilion at One Festival Park for a performance by The Second Marine Aircraft Wing Band. This ensemble of 51 marine musicians will be performing from 8-10pm.

Have no fear, the entire day will culminate in a spectacular fireworks display that will bring ooohs and aaaahs and rounds of applause—they truly light up the night sky bring this great celebration of our nation’s independence to a fantastic close. It is going to be a great day and if you are here for the whole weekend, make it a memorable one by staying at our inn for a truly relaxing getaway. You can view all of our rooms and book directly online. Don’t let the summer season pass you by without a trip to the Outer Banks!

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Live at the Waterside Concert Series: Lost Colony, NC

The Waterside Theater is an open-air waterfront theater on Roanoke Island that is home to the annual summer music The Lost Colony. This incredible stage, which was actually named one of the 10 best outdoor concert venues in the U.S. by USA Today, is presenting a summer concert series that you won’t want to miss.
Live at the Waterside Concert Series will be featuring three different performances throughout the summer. The First is “1964: The Tribute,” which will be happening June 21, 2015. This very popular Beatles tribute group is highly entertaining, has an uncanny resemblance to the originals and the whole family will love the selection of songs—a true blast from the past. Next up on July 12, 2015 will be Jefferson Starship. If you aren’t familiar with this group, you may remember their smash hit, “We Built This City.” This American rock band formed in the early 1970s. You will enjoy the performance by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Jefferson Airplane founder Paul Kantner and fellow band member David Freiberg. Last in the series on August 2, 2015 brings “Resurrection – A Journey Tribute” to the stage. This is a nationally known tribute band from Nashville and their energy is electric and very entertaining.

This concert series is just one of the many reasons you should plan a trip to the beautiful Outer Banks this summer. An open air concert by the water, an abundance of outdoor activities to enjoy, fantastic restaurants and shopping…what are you waiting for? Book your favorite room at our inn online or feel free to contact us for further information.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Faire Days Festival Summer Series - Outer Banks, NC

The Outer Banks in North Carolina is a true destination for those looking for true beauty, peace and relaxation. It is also a mecca for those in search of fun outdoor adventures, shopping, nightlife, water activities, amazing restaurants, and picturesque sunsets. Duck, NC is a charming, quaint, seaside town that is worth a stop if you will be visiting the Outer Banks this summer. In fact, they have a wonderful event that happens every Wednesday called the Faire Days Summer Festival that you should check out.

This summer series festival will start June 3 and go until August 26, 2015. The festivities will take place in the Courtyard at Scarborough Faire Shopping Village from 1 pm – 6 pm and admission is free! Below are just some of the fun activities that will be going on:

Live music performers
Author book signings
Face painting
Product demos and tastings
Games, prizes, and crafts
Food, wine, and shopping specials

This is the 5th year for this annual festival and each year just gets better and better. The atmosphere is fun, the food is great, and the scenic backdrop is breathtaking. It is just a great place to spend the day if you will be in Duck for the day.

We are just a half-hour drive away so during your time at the Inn you can easily step out for a fun road trip over to enjoy this summer festival. Whether you want to relax in the sun, try kite surfing, collect shells, go antiquing, go horseback riding, or eat to your heart’s content, our area has it all. Come and see us this summer. Book online today or contact us for more information. We also have some amazing wedding packages so if you are in the planning stages for a destination wedding, be sure to check them out!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

2015 Outer Banks Brew Fest – Nags Head, NC

As owners of The White Doe Inn, it is a privilege to share about the great things happening in the area around Manteo on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The pristine beauty, beaches, sporting events, fairs, and festivals lure visitors here all year long. We love hosting people from all across the United States at our bed and breakfast and for those of you who love a great beer, we have the perfect event to tell you about – the 2015 OBX Brew Fest in Nags Head, NC.

Imagine over 80 varieties of craft beer to sample, a game zone for adults, a Brew-U with industry panels, demonstrations, and workshops, over 20 varieties of handcrafted sodas in a Soda Garden, live music, and more. Yes, we are telling the truth – this kind of festival exists!

Mark your calendar for May 31, 2015 and block off from 3-8 pm to be here. Tickets to the Brew Fest are $40 per person and include an interactive event program, a commemorative tasting glass, unlimited sampling during the event, and admission to the Soda Garden, GameZone, and live entertainment area. Ticket sales will end May 29, 2015 so don’t miss out on getting yours before they are sold out or closed.

New to this year’s festival is something extremely exciting and perfect for those looking for a little adventure in their lives. The OBX Brewathalon Adventure Race is making its debut and if you have some athletic skills, some true grit, and love beer, this is a race you will want to sign up for. The race will comprise of several sports and activities that the Outer Banks is known for including surfing, running, kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, cornhole, and horseshoes. Fun will not be in short supply, as a traditional beer drinking game will follow the completion of each activity.

It is going to be a great day on the Outer Banks! Book your room with us now at The White Doe Inn so you have the perfect place to rest and relax after the festival. Make a weekend out of it and enjoy the great dining, shopping, and outdoor fun our amazing area has to offer.