Day At The Docks

A Community Heritage Celebration
Hatteras, NC


September 15 & 16, 2017

Seafood Tent

Seafood is the reason we are here.  Our water men harvest an enormous variety of seafood from the Atlantic Ocean and the Pamlico Sound.  Some stays here and you will find it in our seafood markets and restaurants but much makes its way to big wholesale fish markets in major cities from where is bought and shipped around the country and the world.

The freshness and flavor of our seafood inspires chefs and home cooks alike.  During Day at the Docks there are several small group cooking demos where you can get close and talk to the cooks.


At 1:30, students of Cape Hatteras High School culinary teacher Evan Ferguson will kick off a wild-caught, local shrimp extravaganza. Local students will lead the demonstration.


The main event, the Shrimp and Grits Throwdown will follow the demo. This year, there is a new spin on the annual event; the mystery fish is being revealed beforehand! Watch two North Carolina shrimp and grits experts make their preparations, live, under the tent, battling heat, wind and occasionally rain. Celebrity food judges will decide who made the tastiest offering and will award the winning plate. You might even get a taste; limited samples will be available."


 Two brilliant chefs appear on the stage for the Seafood Throwdown  at 2PM.

You can check the demonstration schedule and join us for the Seafood Throwdown in the Entertainment Tent.


Seafood Throwdown ....2 PM



Also this year....


Outer Banks Catch Seafood Demonstration Tent


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