3rd Annual Lost Colony Wine & Culinary Festival


by Jessie S.

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If you’re heading to the Outer Banks in September, you should definitely check out the 3rd Annual Lost Colony Wine & Culinary Festival. Enjoy fresh, local seafood, delicious wines, live entertainment, informational seminars, a silent auction and a gorgeous view of the Roanoke Sound all in one event! Hosted by the Roanoke Island Historical Association, this awesome festival takes place rain or shine at the Waterside Theatre on Roanoke Island. The Roanoke Island Historical Association is a 501 3(c) non-profit organization. Their mission is to commemorate the history of the first English colonies in North America on Roanoke Island, North Carolina. This is accomplished through the well-known outdoor drama, The Lost Colony, and through various programs and events such as The Lost Colony Wine & Culinary Festival.

The Grand Tasting is held in the Sound Stage Theatre (an indoor, air-conditioned entertainment room with views of the sound!) There will be dozens of different wine selections available to taste from all over the world including samples from North Carolina vineyards. Local Outer Banks craft breweries will also be featured and serving up their favorites. To pair with your beverage, you’ll also be able to sample different dishes from local Outer Banks restaurants. (2019 participant list includes Argyles, Banight's Lone Cedar Cafe, BlueWater Grill & Raw Bar, Coastal Provisions Oyster Bar & Wine Bar Cafe, Dawn's Kitchen Catering, Johanna's Cafe Lachine, Ortega'z Southwestern Grill & Win Bar, Pigman's Bar-B-Que, Ten O Six Beach Road Bistro, Weeping Radish Farm Brewery, and Front Porch Cafe).

Ticket Information

When you purchase a general admission ticket to this event, you get access to the Grand Tasting event and Craft Beer Garden. There will also be live entertainment! All visitors receive complimentary water and a gift bag upon arrival that includes a Festival Guide and a complimentary wine glass. Ticket holders will also be able to purchase tickets to various seminars. If you purchase a VIP ticket to the festival, you get all the perks of the GA ticket but you also get to arrive one hour earlier and visit the VIP tasting lounge!

Attending as a Designated Driver? It is greatly appreciated! You will also get a registration packet but it won’t contain a wine glass. A different color wristband will be used to mark your driver status and you’ll be able to sample food but no alcohol.

While in attendance, you may choose to attend a seminar led by wine-industry professionals to learn about a range of topics including discovering the differences in various wines and types of beer. A silent auction will also be held on site where you can bid on jewelry, wine, gift certificates, fine art, and other accessories. All proceeds benefit the Roanoke Island Historical Association. This is one event you don’t want to miss!

VIP Ticket Pre-Sale Event at TRiO

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This year, pre-sale VIP tickets will be available at The Lost Colony Wine & Culinary Festival Kickoff Celebration at TRiO Restaurant & Market on May 15th, 2019 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM. Admittance to the Kickoff Celebration is $20.00. Pre-sale VIP tickets are limited and this is the only pre-sale event! Festival tickets officially go on sale July 1, 2019.

3rd Annual Lost Colony Wine & Culinary Festival

Event: The 3rd Annual Lost Colony Wine & Culinary Festival presented by The Roanoke Island Historical Association

Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019 (Grand tasting 2 PM – 5 PM for GA ticket holders and 1 PM – 5 PM for VIP ticket holders).

Location: Waterside Theatre on Roanoke Island

Parking: Parking lot spaces available.

Cost: General Admission tickets are $60.00. VIP tickets are $85.00. Designated Driver tickets are $30.00.  (Roanoke Island Historical Association members are eligible for a discount on GA and VIP tickets).

Tickets: On sale July 1, 2019. (Pre-sale VIP tickets available on May 15th, 2019 at the Kickoff Celebration at TRiO in Kitty Hawk).

Age Restrictions: Entire event is 21+ only. No children, strollers, or babies.

Pet Restrictions: No pets are allowed (except for registered and trained service animals which are always permitted on site).

Volunteers: The Lost Colony Wine & Culinary Festival is currently accepting event volunteers. Volunteers get 2 tickets to a performance of The Lost Colony, an autumn “Thank You” brunch and a volunteer t-shirt. Morning and afternoon shifts are available.

For more information, visit https://tlcwinefest.com/.


Jessie has been coming to the Outer Banks since she was just 5 years old. She loved it here so much that she finally relocated in 2018. Now her mission is to show the world that the Outer Banks is an incredible place that everyone should experience. When she isn't working, you can find Jessie hanging out with her friends, chilling at home with her awesome cat, Yoji, or discovering a new Outer Banks adventure. 

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