Day At The Docks

A Community Heritage Celebration
Hatteras, NC


September 16 & 17, 2022

Childrens Activities

Children delight in the activities that are available for them.  Events such as the Crab Races, Coast Guard Boat tours, and the Fishing contest joined with activities like making a Day at the Docks Fish-print t-shirt ensure that there is never a dull moment. Sign Up at ODEN'S DOCKS from 12-1 and the actual tournament will be at Oden's dock as well

Crab Races


Pamlico Sound is rich with blue crabs, locally referred to as hard crabs.  The hard crab races are designed for little children.  Each child is assigned a crab in a lane.  When the chute opens, the cheering and gentle prodding begins as they encourage their crab to head for the finish line.  The crabs don't always cooperate and the children enjoy their antics as the crabs sometimes go every way but in the right direction.

Fishing Contest


The highlight of the day for most children and their families is the fishing contest.  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.  As many as 108 children have been known to participate.  Registration is at Jeffery's Seafood and fishing starts at 1pm.

Concrete Marlin Contest


New last year, the highly competitive contest was opened to the youth age group. Participants compete to see who can reel in the “concrete marlin


Activities for Children of all Ages!


10:00-3:00: Children’s Fish Print T’s, Foster’s Quay

10:00-4:00: Bounce House and Snow Cones, Oden’s Dock

10:00-4:00: T-Shirt sale, T-Shirt Tent

11:00: Concrete Marlin Competition,

10:00-4:00: Free Ice Cream!, Bill Clough Ford

11:00-3:00: Food and Refreshments, waterfront

10:00-1:00- Sign up for the Youth Fishing Tournament, Jeffrey’s Seafood

1:00: Youth Fishing Tournament, Hatteras Harbor Marina

3:45: Awards Ceremony, main stage, Willis Boat Landing

6:00: Working Boat Parade and Blessing of the Fleet, village harbor

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