No community celebrates figs more than the place where the fig cake was invented. Local vendors provide fresh figs, fig preserves, local cookbooks, fig-smoked BBQ, and other fig-tastic items. Learn about Ocracoke’s fig history and culture, and bring the kids for old-fashioned crafts and games. The showpiece of the Fig Festival is the Fig Cake Bake-Off, where cakes can be submitted in the traditional and/or innovative categories. A panel of judges chooses the winners. And the best part? Free samples for everyone after the contest! The fun continues with a traditional Ocracoke Square Dance, followed by dancing to the Ocracoke Rockers! The event is sponsored by the Ocracoke Preservation Society.

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Updated February 18, 2022