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Summer might be over but the fall event and holiday event schedule is just getting underway! Due to our geographical ability to easily obtain fresh seafood and local produce, food culture is often at the center of our celebrations here on the Outer Banks... but who doesn't love a fun food festival? One of the most anticipated food-related events every year is the Outer Banks Food Truck Showdown—a fun, family-friendly celebration of food from all over the state!

The OBX Food Truck Showdown typically occurs in June and September every year but unfortunately, this year's September showdown got pushed back due to Hurricane Dorian. However, the Outer Banks Food Truck Showdown will once again return to the Soundside Event Site in Nags Head on November 24, 2019! Visitors will love sampling all the tasty dishes and local craft beer all while enjoying live music as each food truck competes for best in title!

2019 Outer Banks Food Truck Showdown

Event: Outer Banks Food Truck Showdown presented by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau

Date: Sunday, November 24, 2019

Time: 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Location: Soundside Event Site (6800 S. Croatan Hwy. Nags Head, NC 27959 – MP 16.5 on the bypass).

Admission Cost: Free! There is no admission charged to get into the event—simply bring money for purchasing food & drinks.

Age Restrictions: There is no age restriction. Adults should bring photo ID as there will be alcohol available for purchase.

Parking: Parking will be available on-site and it is free of charge.

Food & Drink Trucks: Several food trucks will be offering dishes and competing for "Best Food Truck" including:

  • Bumbling Bee by Cast Iron Catering Co
  • Capt'n Crabby
  • Mama Voula's
  • OBX Frozen Yogurt
  • Outer Banks Sunset Slush - OBX Classic Italian Ice
  • Owl Feed Ya Food Truck/Catering
  • Poblanos Tacos and More
  • Sammiches by Jay
  • Sooey's BBQ at Jockey's Ridge
  • The Corner Venezuelan Food
  • Y'all Eat Yet?

Live Entertainment: The lineup for live entertainment at this year’s festival is still pending.

What You Should Bring:

  • Photo ID (for purchasing alcoholic beverages)
  • Cash or Credit Card to purchase food and drinks (accepted payment methods vary by individual truck)
  • Blankets/towels/chairs for dining or viewing live music are allowed in the venue
  • Service animals and well-behaved dogs are also allowed

Not Allowed in Venue: No one is permitted to bring coolers or outside food and beverages into the event.

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