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.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Shallowbag Bay Shag Beach Music Festival – Manteo NC

Memorial Day is a federal holiday that honors and remembers those who died while serving in our country’s armed forces. While that is first and foremost the reason for this special day, it has also become a time of the year when many communities take the opportunity to gather together and have all kinds of fun.

When you have an amazing beach on the Outer Banks of North Carolina and a line up of top-notch beach bands, you have the makings of one fantastic festival. The Shallowbag Bay Shag is a Memorial Day beach festival that kicks off summer with a bang. This annual party is a true favorite that brings in people from all over and is one you will not want to miss. The White Doe Inn is just a few minutes away so our guests will have no problem getting to and from the venue.

The gates at Roanoke Island Festival Park will open at 11:30 on May 25, 2015 and the music starts hopping at 1:00 with Jim Quick & The Coastline. The afternoon will bring The Embers and The Tams and the evening will close out with a fantastic performance by Band of Oz. You can purchase a VIP ticket for $75 that includes an on-site parking pass, preferred seating, complimentary snack and drinks, and a souvenir bag, visor, and t-shirt. Regular general admission is only $25. Advance sales end May 20th, so grab your tickets before the prices jump up. It is a rain or shine event so dress appropriately and don’t forget your beach chairs and blankets.

Our gorgeous beach town of Manteo, NC is going to be hopping so book your room at the White Doe Inn Bed and Breakfast and make it a weekend to remember!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

2015 Home & Garden Tour at The Elizabethan Gardens, NC

yellow flowers with text Home & Garden Tour at the Elizabethan Gardens, NC
Have you ever driven through a neighborhood at night, caught a glimpse inside the window of a gorgeous home and wished you could just take a tour of the whole inside? Roanoke Island offers some incredible Outer Banks attractions but it also boasts some of the most majestic, charming, and historic homes in all of North Carolina.

The Home & Garden Tour is a unique event put on by the Elizabethan Gardens Board of Directors and The Roanoke Island Garden Club. This special tour is an annual fundraising event that greatly helps the gardens but for visitors, it is mainly an opportunity to get an exclusive look and some of the most beautiful and creative homes and gardens on Roanoke Island. The tour will take place May 9, 2015 from 9am – 4pm and tickets are $30 in advance of $35 on the day of the event. If you can gather up a group of ten or more people you will only pay $28/ticket.

Another great addition to this tour is that each home will also showcase a select local artist and a display of their work. You will have no need to worry about where to eat during the tour as your ticket also includes a delicious buffet salad lunch. This is a great way to support the gardens and find some fresh inspiration and ideas for your spring gardening this year. If you need more information, visit the event website or call 252-473-3234.

We can speak of the beauty of our piece of paradise here on the Outer Banks and we want you to experience it first hand! Come and visit The White Doe Inn this spring and take advantage of all that there is to do and see here—you will have a fun, relaxing, restful, and adventurous time all rolled into one during your stay here. Our bed and breakfast has all of the amenities you need to feel comfortable and “at home.” Book online to reserve your room today!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Classes and More at A Culinary Affair in Nags Head, NC

Just a few minutes down the road from The White Doe Inn you can find a really nice kitchen shop called A Culinary Affair. For those of you with a flair for cooking and seeking out the latest in kitchen gadgetry, this is a shop you definitely want to check out.

Whether you are just starting out in the kitchen, would claim professional status, or just looking for a one-of-a-kind gift this kitchen store has everything you would need to impress a gift recipient or help you get inspired to cook greatness. A large selection of bake ware accessories, seafood gadgets, seasonings, serving ware, and bamboo kitchen items make up just the tip of the iceberg of what you will find here. They are also the only authorized dealer in the Outer Banks for The Big Green Egg. If you have never heard of this, it is the highest quality outdoor cooker and most versatile barbecue on the market today. You can literally make anything with this thing!

Another great reason to stop by A Culinary Affair is that they regularly offer great cooking classes and Sample Saturdays. This Saturday, March 21, 2015, you can sample Boneless Chicken with Maple Bacon seasoning cooked on The Big Green Egg. Check their website regularly for postings on the next cooking class. At the last one, guest chef Joanna Lachine from CafĂ© Lachine came in to teach on cooking with shrimp and how to prepare it several ways with different sauces—it was a total hit! Reservations are required for the classes and you can find out more information by calling (252-441-0481).

This is a great place for our guests to shop and learn during their time here on the Outer Banks. If you take a class, be sure to come and share with us all that you learned! If you are looking for the perfect home away from home during a spring break getaway, The White Doe Inn Bed and Breakfast is it. Near the beach, shopping, and restaurants but tucked away to offer peace and privacy. Reserve online or get more information by calling (800) 473-6091.