Each August, Ocracoke's Fig Festival celebrates the island’s sweetest traditions: fig preserves, fig cakes, dancing, art, and fun! We hope to have an in-person event in 2021.
Local vendors provide fresh figs, fig preserves, local cookbooks, fig-smoked BBQ, and other fig-tastic items. Learn about Ocracoke’s fig history and culture, and bring the kids for old-fashioned crafts and games. The showpiece of the Fig Festival is the Fig Cake Bake-Off. Everyone is welcome to submit a cake in one or both categories, Traditional or Innovative. Another category, Fig Kids, is for bakers age 16 and under. A panel of judges chooses the winners. And the best part? Free samples for everyone after the contest! The fun continues with a traditional Ocracoke Square Dance, followed by dancing to the Ocracoke Rockers!