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10 Great Reasons to Visit the Outer Banks in October

As the fall season settles in and the remaining summer vacationers head back home, the Outer Banks welcomes the quiet, less crowded season with a collective sigh. Even the sun seems to appreciate the slow down, expressing itself with some of the most dynamic and colorful sunrises and sunsets of the year, begging us all to slow down and take notice.

With cooler temperatures and less crowds, the area shifts its focus from our beautiful sandy beaches to hosting events and activities celebrating community, culture and sport here on the Outer Banks. From music to seafood, fishing to flying, October provides plenty of opportunities to celebrate all the great things on this magical barrier island we love to call home.

Here's our Top 10 by date

October 1st 150th Anniversary Bodie Island Light House - Bodie Island

October 5-7th Nags Head Surf Fishing Tournament- Nag's Head

October 8th 18th Annual Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation's 5K - Hatteras

October 8th INSHORE Slam Fishing Tournament - Wanchese

October 8-9th Duck Jazz Festival - Duck

October 15th Outer Banks Seafood Festival - Nags Head

October 20- 22nd Blue Grass Island Festival - Manteo NC

October 19-22nd NCBBA Red Drum Fishing Tournament - Hatteras

October 22nd OBX Wind Competition - Avon

October 22nd Outer Banks Brew Tag - Nags Head

Outer Banks Aviation can get you closer to the action by flying directly into any of the local airports including, Manteo, Kitty Hawk, Hatteras Island or even Ocracoke. Flying commercial into Norfolk or Raleigh? Let us handle the last leg of your trip with private charter service from these hubs. We can also arrange ground transportation once you're here so you can spend more time doing and less time worrying about arrangements.

With so much to see, hear, eat and do, October is a great time to visit the Outer Banks and we'd love to help you get here.

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