4 Days of Food Drink and Fun on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Save the Date and make plans to join us for the upcoming 2018 Outer Banks Taste of the Beach event on Thursday, March 22nd ~ Sunday, March 25th, 2018. {Please note that this year Taste of the Beach does NOT coincide with the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade, being held on Sunday, March 18th.}

2018 Events and tickets HAVE BEGUN POSTING as of December 1st and all events will be up before Christmas. You can start buying and planning your experience once events have begun posting but you may want to wait until all (or at least most) events are up which should be about December 15-20th. Please understand it takes considerable time to post all the events and their details so we ask for your patience during the month of December while we are adding new events daily.

The Outer Banks Taste of The Beach Weekend is a fantastic way to sample the fare of many fine restaurants on the Outer Banks in one fun-filled, food-centric weekend! Casual chefs to full-on foodie fanatics will revel in innovative culinary opportunities offered up by members of the Outer Banks Restaurant Association. You can indulge in a fancy wine dinner one night and mix with the masses in an organic farm to fork experience the next. Or maybe an intimate cooking class with one of the area’s talented Chefs is more your speed.

This fun food festival event features: wine tastings, cooking classes, special multi-course menu presentations, brewery tours, tapas crawls, cook-offs and more. There really is something for everyone! It’s four days of foodie heaven and lots of fun activities on the Outer Banks. Just check out our Event Categories to see all the variety and click through to what interests you.

This year we are offering over 50 events over the four days at over 25 different venues. Some events have more than one day or time they are offered. Tickets to all days will be listed in every event occurrence so please pay attention to your order and purchase for the correct day and time you wish to attend.  Mis-purchased tickets will need to be refunded and purchased again and cannot simply be switched to another session.



(NOTE: Ordering using an iPad device doesn’t seem to be working well. The fill-in boxes for card numbers and expiration are askew and not visible. Please use a different device to order from. We apologize, but at this time there is no fix.)

To view the full schedule of events in chronological order starting on Thursday and running all the way through Sunday, click on Schedule of Events HERE.

The browse events and find something based on your tastes and interests, browse the Event Categories. (Look for the red flag graphic that says “Event Categories” in the righthand column on a desktop computer, or scroll down the page if on a smart phone or tablet)

To view all events in chronological order on a particular day, use the Event Day selector. (a dropdown list in the righthand column on a desktop computer, or scroll down if on a smart phone or tablet)

To find a particular event at a restaurant you know the name of, use the Event Venue selector. (a dropdown list in the righthand column on a desktop computer, or scroll down if on a smart phone or tablet)

To find an event in a certain town, use the Event Location selector. (a dropdown list in the righthand column on a desktop computer, or scroll down if on a smart phone or tablet)


Many of our events involve the service of alcohol and therefore are 21+ only (although some do not, or offer it as an option, so make your choices according to your personal preferences.) We respectfully remind you not to drink and drive. Designate a sober driver or simply call one of the many cab companies while here. A $20 cab fare will usually get you where you need to go.

Many of our events are set menus that include shellfish. If you have a shellfish allergy we do not recommend an event with any shellfish on the menu offered. You will not be able to expect a substitution for any items, nor a refund for part of the event offering. Please order your tickets carefully and at your own risk. As always, make your server aware of any allergies or dietary conditions you have upon arrival so they can do their best to keep you safe.

For ticketing or event questions, please call our event coordinator, Audrey, at 252-207-5092 or email to info@tasteofthebeach.com. Please read our FAQs first to be sure the answer to your question doesn’t already exist.