Outer Banks Ace to sponsor Outer Banks Seafood Festival

By on October 18, 2017

Kelly Sapanas, Outer Banks Ace Hardware district manager (left) and Mike Pringle, chairman of the Outer Banks Seafood Festival’s Board of Directors, shake hands while other board members look on. (Submitted photo)

Outer Banks Ace Hardware is a sponsor of this year’s annual Outer Banks Seafood Festival, set for Saturday, Oct. 21.

The mission of the Outer Banks Seafood Festival is to provide a fun and educational experience promoting, honoring and celebrating our coastal seafood heritage and community.

“We are pleased to be sponsoring the Outer Banks Seafood Festival for another exciting year,” said Kelly Sapanas, Outer Banks Ace’s district manager.

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“Knowing the monies raised from the Outer Banks Seafood Festival return to support local programs in the community is critical to our sponsorship. Outer Banks Ace has been helping local fishermen since 1950; we appreciate the partnership we’ve had with the local seafood industry and value the role they play in our community’s future,” Sapanas added.

The goals of the festival are also to establish a scholarship program for educational pursuits related to the seafood industry, promote the positive social and economic impact of the seafood industry on the citizens of the Outer Banks, educate the public about seafood and its importance to the area’s economy and publicize the wide variety of seafood indigenous to North Carolina and the Outer Banks and provide the opportunity for people to enjoy it.

Since 1950, Outer Banks Ace has been serving the community with six locations; for more information visit Outer Banks Ace.

General admission tickets to the Seafood Festival are $5; children 12 and younger are admitted free. It’s recommended that adults purchase 10 – 20 SeaBucks per person to purchase food and beverage items.

For more information and to purchase tickets online, visit Outer Banks Seafood Festival. Tickets may also be purchased at Gray’s Department Store, 3860 N. Croatan Highway in Kitty Hawk, or at the gate the day of the event.

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Admission includes a free shuttle to and from the festival site, live entertainment, arts and crafts, cooking demonstrations and educational programs, along with marine life and boat exhibits.

The Seafood Festival will be held at 6800 S. Croatan Highway in Nags Head. (Milepost 16.5 on U.S. 158.)

Visit Outer Banks Seafood Festival for more information.

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