• Friday, November 29th 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Cap off a delicious Thanksgiving holiday on the beach with this special two-day event that is held at one of the Outer Banks’ favorite historic attractions. The “Garden To Hearth; Heritage Cooking And Food Preservation” event focuses on food, family, and history with a myriad of activities and cooking-related traditions that will make a visit to the Island Farm even more special, and more memorable.

Held just after Thanksgiving, this two-day event focuses on the local fall food traditions, as well as how local families on Roanoke Island prepared for the winter at the tail end of the fall season. During the day at the Island Farm, visitors of all ages can participate in a myriad of hands-on activities, (which includes hearth cooking and learning about food preservation in the 1800s, candle making for dark winter nights), and can even embark on an ox-drawn wagon ride from 10 a.m. until noon. The activities are all free with the price of admission, and visitors who bring along a nonperishable food item which will be donated to the Roanoke Island Food Pantry will receive $1 off the ticket price. Fun for all ages, this post-Thanksgiving event effortlessly combines tradition, history, and miles of seasonal fall fun.