If you are looking for a fun Outer Banks Halloween Event for Adults, make sure to pick up your ticket to ”The Black Cat Ball” , taking place at the Outer Banks Hilton Garden Inn on Friday, October 28th, 2011 from 7pm to Midnight. For more information on how to get your tickets or reserve your VIP tables, you can call Amanda Marie at 252-207-5153.
For a fun and educational experience for your entire family, be sure to visit The Island Farm in Manteo, NC. The Island Farm is located at 1140 US Highway 64, North of Manteo. If you are vacationing in Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, or Nags Head, the Island Farm is within a short 15-30 minute drive, in close proximity to other popular Outer Banks attractions, such as the Outer Banks Aquarium, The Elizabethan Gardens, and Roanoke Island Festival Park. Although The Island Farm in Manteo, NC is a new Outer Banks attraction that recently opened up to visitors. Island Farm’s history dates back to 1757, when Adam Etheridge leased 1500 acres of land to farm and range livestock. According to the Island Farm Visitor Guide, Etheridge Farm house, built around 1847 is the oldest restored house on Roanoke Island. Visitors have an opportunity to explore the Farm House, Slave Cabin, Cookhouse, Smokehouse, Blacksmith Shop, Dairy, and talk to “interpreters” about the island life 150 years ago. The Farm is a fun place to visit for family with kids. Children will enjoy dressing up in period attire (vests, hats, aprons), playing 19th centrury games (tug-of-war, the Hoop, La Grace), interacting with farm animals, and learning about gardening. The Island Farm also offers ox-drawn wagon rides, but it is a good idea to call them at 252-473-6500 and check on the time the wagon rides are offered.
The Island Farm Admission Cost is $6 per person and children 5 and under are admitted free.
The Island Farm Operating Schedule: The Island Farm is open April 21 through November 26 (2011), 10 am to 4 pm (Thursday, Friday, Saturday in April, May, and November and Wednesday – Saturday in June through October)
As you may already know, Outer Banks took a very direct hit from Hurricane Irene. Irene caused Major flooding and plenty of wind damage in many areas of the Outer Banks. Although roads have been opened up to Kitty Hawk, Southern Shores, Kill Devil Hills, and Nags Head visitors, you may want to check with your Rental agency to make sure the house you rented had no storm damage. As of this morning, road leading to Duck, Corolla, and Corova is still closed to visitors, and NC 12 south of Nags Head is closed indefinitely (road to Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Hatteras, Ocracoke…) . Useful link: Outer Banks Road Information - for NC travel conditions.
Kill Devil Hills Storm Damage from Hurricane Irene
Rodanthe Storm Damage from Hurricane Irene
Best YouTube Video of Hurricane Irene Aftermath !