Thanks to Michelle Badhorn Hall for sharing this gorgeous Buxton sunset photo to our Facebook page!
Have you ever heard of the wildly popular book, Taffy of Torpedo Junction? If not, you are missing a real Carolina treat!
This fictional novel recounts the daring antics of 13-year old Taffy Willis during World War II on Hatteras Island. You will be swept along on a thrilling adventure with Taffy as she experiences life on a small sandbar during wartime.
“Taffy” is based on the real-life, Carol Dillion, a Hatteras Island native.
Join Carol on August 22 or 29th at 2pm at the Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station in Rodanthe to learn more about her exhilarating adventures! Prepare to be enthralled by her tales of “Taffy.” You’ll find out how much of the novel was fiction and how much was actually fact!
Stop by Buxton Village Books to get your copy of the book today or order online, so that you’ll be able to throughly discuss the details with Carol on Wednesday! This is a great read for all ages!
The theme of the fair is “Celebrating the Spirit of Hatteras Island“. Neighbors from Ocracoke and the northern Outer Banks are most welcome as are visitors. A white dove release will kick off the fair at 2:00 pm.
Fun for all ages can be had with rides such as Dixie Swings and Dixie Whizzer, 10 inflatables including Alien Laser Tag and a Bounce House. Games will include Plinko, baseball throw, corn hole toss, cake walk, oyster dig and many more.
Be ready to eat fair favorites like local fried fish, jambalaya, hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza, cotton candy, funnel cake, and caramel apples. Also for sale will be Otis Spunkmeyer cookies, Starbucks coffee and much more! For those of you who want fresh produce – Coastal Harvesters will be there selling fresh produce grown in North Carolina.
Live entertainment will be provided on indoor and outdoor stages. The jazz bands of Cape Hatteras Secondary, First Flight High and Manteo High will be performing, followed by Chris Bellamy and other local bands.
Dare County will be onsite with many departments to offer local services, as well as the Dare County Cancer Outreach Program.
Admisson to the fair is free and many activities will be available without charge. Tickets for rides and games are 50 cents each. A free ride ticket is included in a $10 ticket purchase. Two free ride tickets and a free flexible wristband/key chain to hold the tickets are available with a $25 ticket purchase.
On fair day, tickets will be sold at the auditorium box office and one or more satellite booths.
We hope to see you there!
The best surf fishing teams on the East Coast are heading into the breakers on Hatteras Island the morning of November 3rd to kick start the 54th Annual Cape Hatteras Angler’s Club Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament.
With 120 teams, this is the premier surf fishing tournament in the United States, and Surf or Sound Realty is proud to be a sponsor!
Action continues around Buxton through Friday afternoon. The individual angler Bob Bernard Individual Surf Fishing Tournament is happening Saturday.
Anglers compete for points based on catches of various species that meet minimum points requirements. Fish bigger than the minimums earn extra points.
For a schedule of events, click here. From your friends at Surf or Sound Realty – best of luck to all of the anglers participating in the event!
Surf or Sound Realty is a proud sponsor of the 26th Annual Capital City Four Wheelers Surf Fishing Tournament. The event is taking place in Cape Hatteras October 15th and 16th.
Capital City Four Wheelers, or CCFW, is a family-oriented four wheel drive club in the Richmond, Virginia area that formed in 1983. They hold a number of activities each year. One of their main events is their Surf Fishing Tournament, which they hold in Cape Hatteras, NC during October. It is a fund-raiser event that lets them give back to the community.
Anglers will compete for prize monies in the following categories: Red Drum, Blue Fish, Trout, Flounder, Sea Mullet, Croaker and Spot. Anglers may only win in one category. A prize will also be awarded to the child (12 and under) who catches and weighs in with a CCFW official, the largest fish by weight.
A trash pickup contest will also be held. Every year CCFW asks fishermen and their families to help keep the beaches clean and free from man-made waste. CCFW sponsors a contest where you can win a prize by gathering beach trash in a garbage bag and bringing it to the Trash Station at Ramp 44 or Ramp 34 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 15. Turn in trash, get a ticket! The winning ticket will be drawn at the weigh-in on Sunday, October 16.
Besides the Trash Pickup Contest, there will be a raffle for a custom rod and reel combo to benefit a local Hatteras Island charity. Tickets will be sold during the morning meetings Saturday and Sunday, with the winner to be drawn during the Sunday meeting.
Participants will meet at the Fessenden Center in Buxton at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, and 9:00 a.m. on Sunday. There will be a total of 600 participants. CCFW will allow late registration on a first come, first served basis in the Fessenden Center for anyone wishing to enter the tournament. For more information log onto http://capitalcityfourwheelersrva.com or email Tournamnet@capitalcityfourwheelersrva.com.
Good luck from your Hatteras Island friends at Surf or Sound Realty!
**All photos are via davidaherron.com from the 2010 tournament.
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