Every year in November on a Sunday afternoon, usually the second or third weekend, Seagate North Shopping Center in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina (MP 5.5) provides the venue for the Outer Banks Chowder Cookoff and Oyster Roast. For the entrance fee of $10, you can take the taste test from amateur cooks and professional chefs who compete for prizes for best seafood chowder and best nonseafood chowder. There’s also an oyster roast and hamburgers and hot dogs. Beer, wine, soda, and water are available. All proceeds benefit local charities.
For more information, call (252) 441-6600.