Celebrate the autumn season at Harvest Heyday, a favorite annual event at the stunning Elizabethan Gardens that invites visitors of all ages to sample the flavors, colors, and fun of the fall. The all-day event features a world of activities that are designed with the Garden's youngest visitors in mind. Patrons will enjoy a number of games and crafts, including stuffing a scarecrow, educational stations, face painting, a hay bale maze, and hay rides through the Gardens that regularly depart throughout the day. There will also be plenty of music, story-time hour, and bonfires with hot cider and pumpkin pie to get everyone in an autumn mood. This event is free for members and friends of the Elizabethan Gardens. For more details on Harvest Heyday, and other fall-worthy events at the Elizabethan Gardens, (including their annual end-of-season plant sales), visit the Garden's website. Truly one of the most beloved annual celebrations on Roanoke Island, the Harvest Heyday is a crowd-pleasing event that is sure to charm and entertain Outer Banks visitors or all ages.

Hang Gliding

Hang Gliding

Flight takes many forms on the Outer Banks, from the thousands of migratory birds that travel along these barrier islands to and from their winter destinations, to aviation pioneers like the Wright Brothers who launched the world's first airplane off the sand dunes of Kill Devil Hills. Visitors can also experience the Outer Banks' inherent love of all things aerial by taking flight themselves with a day of Hang Gliding.