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 fishermen.  The day long event is a confirmation of the strength of community, heritage and living traditions of the waterman.


September  17,18, 19, 2015


Day at the Docks kicks off Thursday night, Sept 17,  with a round table discussion Talk of the Villages: Local and Under Loved Update at 6pm at the Hatteras Village Civic Center. Learn more




Location and Schedule of Events

D1:  NC Marine Fisheries local fish and marine life displays


D2:  Bait rigging demos and bait tank


D3:  Coast Guard Vessel and “wet trainer”


D4:  Fish Cleaning demos w/ Steve Bailey


i =  information booth/T-Shirts


f =  food tent


a = artist tent


Ice Cream:  free, compliments of Bill Clough


Fishing Tourney:  children’s fishing tournament @ 2pm (registration open @1pm)


Marlin:  concrete marlin competition @ 1pm (individual angling contest)


Dunkin Booth:  sponsored by Hatteras Vol. Fire Dept


Fish Prints:  fish print tshirts for children


Chowder Cook-off:  local restaurant cook-off starts @11am


Music & Stories:  presenters start @11am


OBX Catch:  displays and info sponsored by “Catch” organizations


Comm Org:  local organization tent


Education Tent:  information from local and regional agencies


Food Demos:  cooking demonstrations beginning @ 11am


Ferry:  ferry to marsh tours w/ NC Coastal Federation @ 11, 12, 1 & 2


Crab Races:  children’s crab races @ 11:30, 12:30 & 1:30



Food Demo Tent


11:00     Michael Jenkins (Mad Crabber)


11:40    Amy Huggins Gaw (Outer Banks Epicurean)


12:20    Sharon Peele Kennedy (What’s Cooking w/)


1:00       Seafood Throwdown (head to head cooking competition)


2:30       Steve Bailey (Hatteras Style Clam Chowder)


3:00       Smith Island Crab Pickers  (crab picking demo w/singing)







Music/Story Telling Tent


11:00     Clifford Swain (local music/storytelling)


11:40     Dixie Browning (local storytelling)


12:00     Bob Zentz (music)


12:30     James Charlet (local storytelling)


1:00        Elvin Hooper (local music/storytelling)


1:30        Dixie Browning (localstorytelling)


1:50        Dave Densmore (storytelling/poetry)


2:20        Elvin Hooper (local music/storytelling


2:50        Linda Malloy (local storytelling)


3:10       Dave Densmore (storytelling/poetry)


3:30        Bob Zentz (music)




Information about other events associated with Day At The Docks can be found under Sponsors in the menu above.

For information contact Jon Kelmer or call 252-986-9909