thanksgiving_on_the_outer_banks_in_the_1800sIf your looking for a way to burn off some of that Thanksgiving Dinner and getting up early for a 5K isn't your thing, take a trip over to Island Farm in Manteo.  They will be open from 10am - 4pm and will be sharing how a traditional family on Roanoke Island in the 1850s would be preparing for Winter.  

Activities on Thanksgiving include cooking on the hearth, candle making, preserving food, corn shucking, and even ox drawn wagon rides.  Take a moment before or after your Thanksgiving meal and get an appreciation for how life was early on in America.  

Island Farm is recreated as a farm from the 1850's.  Take a walk back in history and see how life was for those who lived in Manteo over 150 years ago. 

Island Farm is located in Manteo at 1140 US…

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Thanksgiving is usually a bustling weekend on the Outer Banks.  Lots of folks come down to enjoy the long holiday weekend.  The Thanksgiving weekend will find restaurants and grocery stores with a larger crowd than usual.  Shops from the Tanger Outlets to Wal-Mart will be brimming with shoppers come Friday.  For many, Thanksgiving starts early with one of the annual 5K's.  

This year we find several races for runners and walkers to enjoy.  First in Duck, we have the running of the 18th Annual Active Turkey Trot 5K.  This year in Hatteras, we have the 2nd Annual Surfin' Turkey 5k & Drumstick Dash Fun Run at the Hatteras Village Civic Center on Route 12.The third 5K we have is the Outer Banks Running Club's Gobbler 5K and Fun Run. 

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An often overlooked community for buying a home on the Outer Banks is Colington Harbour.  Colington Harbour offers something for everyone.  The boating enthusiast will find plenty of homes with boatslips and located within easy access to the Albemarle Sound.  Depending on one's price range, you can find waterfront homes located on canals or soundfront.  Land and homes sold this year in Colington Harbour have ranged from under $100,000 to over $475,000. 

For those without a boatslip, the community at Colington Harbour offer a boat ramp.  In addition to the boat ramp, residents at Colington Harbour who are members of the Yacht & Racquet Club have access to the pool, clubhouse, and tennis courts.  The community pool is excellent for…

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We are less than a week away from this year's Outer Banks Marathon. What started as a small local marathon has blossomed into one of the biggest off season weekends on the Outer Banks.  Whether you are a runner or not the marathon weekend offers a great excuse to visit the Outer Banks.

The marathon is supported by the community, thousands of volunteers, and many local businesses.  The aid stations along the course are filled with enthusiastic helpers and plenty of support staff.  If running 13.1 or 26.2 miles is too much for you, the weekend is also home to a 6 mile run, an 8K, 5K, and a Family Fun Run.   

If you need a reason to plan a last minute trip to the beach, this is it.  Come cheer for all the race participants or stop and enjoy some local…

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