Benefit, Barbecue and Blues at OBX Marina on Labor Day Weekend

By Hannah Lee Leidy

Sunny September is right around the corner, and that means it’s time for a good, Carolina-style barbecue. And does it really get any better than when the barbecue is also a benefit? I’ll tell you, it doesn’t. Who doesn’t love the idea of chowing down on delicious food while supporting a great cause? Guess what? You're invited to do just that on Sunday!

Head to OBX Marina for their fourth annual Pig Pickin’ for the Special Olympics on Sunday, September 2, from 5 to 9 p.m. A $10 ticket grants you access to the four-hour pig pickin’, complete with live music from Sandbar Blues, games like corn hole and giveaways. Admission for Special Olympics athletes is free. With three pigs cooking throughout the event and all the fixins’, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to mingle, play and enjoy the great taste of classic eastern North Carolina barbecue! OBX Marina is at 708 Harbor Road in Wanchese; that's in the Wanchese Seafood Industrial Park. 

This event is a major fundraiser for Dare County’s branch of Special Olympics. Proceeds enable the organization to operate and offer its athletes seven different sports in which they participate, train and compete. Support this incredible organization and the local community simply by eating a barbecue sandwich, dancing to a blend of country, Motown and rock ‘n’ roll and winning some sweet prizes in the raffle drawings. Could you ask for anything more?

Pick up your tickets for the event at OBX Marina, Sooey's Barbecue’s Nags Head location, Sandtrap Tavern in Kitty Hawk or Simply Southern Kitchen in Harbinger (just over the Wright Memorial Bridge in Currituck County). Alternatively, you can call Kathleen Morgan at (757) 472-1331 or Anna Rustin at (919) 901-2406.

Photos: Special Olympics Dare County Facebook

About the Author Hannah Lee Leidy
Hannah Lee is a fiction and creative nonfiction writer living on the Outer Banks. She graduated from Kenyon College in Ohio with a degree in English Literature and Creative Writing. Traveling is her passion, but nowhere ever feels as much like home as the Outer Banks. When not planning her next trip or adventure, Hannah Lee loves aimless drives down the Beach Road, spending copious amounts of time in coffee shops and reading every short story collection she gets her hands on.