Day At The Docks

A Community Heritage Celebration
Hatteras, NC


September 16 & 17, 2022

Demos and Dock Chats

There are demonstrations and informational chats for every member of the family...young or older.  Among them are techniques in net fishing,  and net hanging and a fascinating look at the life cycle of a blue crab.  Commercial and charter boat captains are scattered along the docks showing their boats and demonstrating their equipment, and fishing techniques.




Demos and Dock Chats: Under the Little Tent


11:00: Blue Crab Life Cycle- Shirley Wicker, Hatteras Island Ocean Center

11:30: Barbara and Bryan of the Unknown Tongues, Cajun Zydeco acoustic music

12:00: Fishing Cleaning Demo, dependent on fishing that day

3:30-4:30:Fishing Cleaning Demo, dependent on fishing that day

Concrete Marlin Contest


The premier competition of the day is the Concrete Marlin Contest.  Professional captains and mates vie against each other and time as they "hook" and "gaff" a concrete cylinder that replicates the weight of a fighting marlin.  It has become so popular that a new division, the Concrete Sailfish, has been added for the younger fishermen.  Time and location TBA.

Working Boats


Commercial and charter boats are in the harbor to show your their gear and explain their techniques.


The Coast Guard brings its 47 foot Motor Launch for tours and "piloting lessons" for kids!

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