Day at the Docks 2017
Day at the Docks was started to celebrate the "Spirit of Hatteras" when the village recovered from Hurricane Isabel in 2003 as an intact community, anchored by the commercial and charter fisherman. The event is a confirmation of the strength of community, heritage, and living traditions of the waterman.
Friday - September 15th
6th Annual Taste of North Carolina - Hatteras Style
4pm @ Lee Robinson General Store
Join us at Lee Robinson General Store & Sticky Bottom Produce Co. for an afternoon filled with books, music, food, and drinks all from North Carolina. We will also be raising money for the Hatteras Village Sidewalk Endowment Fund.
Cost: Donations of $10/adults & $5/kids.
5th Annual Talk of the Villages
6:30pm @ Hatteras Village Community Building (Next to the library & post office)
This years theme will be "Reflections on Fishing for a Living". Acclaimed Hatteras Island Photographer Daniel Pullen and the commercial fisherman he photographs will share stories about the photography on exhibit and talk about fishing for a living.
Cost: This event is FREE & open to everyone!
Saturday - September 16th
Family friendly events will run throughout the day, including crab races, seafood demos & tastings, concrete marlin contest, net hanging demos, working boats, live music, beer tent, seafood & educational tents, local artists, and more!
Below are the highlighted events of the day.
Fishy 5K Fun Run
8am @ Hatteras United Methodist Church
Start the morning of Day at the Docks off with a run through historic Hatteras Village. The race will start at the Methodist Church and loop back around the village. Runners and walkers of all skill levels are welcome. Pushing strollers is OK. Please, NO pets.
Click to Register Online
11am @ Village Marina Parking Lot
Restaurants from across the island will bring their best chowders to the competition. Guests will purchase tickets to enter the chowder tent, taste the various chowders, and vote for their favorite! All monies raised during this event will benefit the Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation. HICF is an all volunteer group who provides support for cancer patients and their families on Hatteras Island.
Cost: $6/Taste Ticket
Kid's Fishing Contest
2pm @ Jeffery's Seafood at Hatteras Harbor Marina
There is no entry fee, no experience is required and a simple pole is provided for those who do not bring their own gear. The contest is judged by members of some of the women's surf fishing teams from the island. Awards are made in a number of categories.
Seafood Throw Down
2pm @ The Big Tent
Two chefs will compete to create the best Shrimp & Grits dish for a panel of judges. Chef Tom Armstrong of Vinnie's Steakhouse in Raleigh will compete against Chef Jay Pierce of Greensboro. The 5 Celebrity Judges include Chef Ricky Moore of the Saltbox Seafood Joint, author Elizabeth Wiegand, Chef Justis Robbins, Margo Knight Metzger of Our State Magazine, and Chef Eduardo Chavez of Eduardo's Taco Truck. The event will be emceed by Hatteras Realty's very own Bob Barris and Amy Gaw. Join us in support of locally caught seafood and local fishing communities.
Blessing of the Fleet
5pm @ Hatteras Harbor Marina
The commercial and charter fishing fleet based in Hatteras village is the core that unites the seven Hatteras Island villages. Every island family has current and/or historic ties to the industry and its supporting businesses and the island communities gather once a year in solemn prayer for their safety at sea and their successful catches.
Please join us in celebration of our great watermen (and women) along the waterfront in Hatteras Village.
Visit the Day at the Docks website for additional information.