Outer Banks Rum Festival

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Saturday, June 11, 2022

The Pavilion at Pirate’s Cove Marina
2000 Sailfish Dr, Manteo, NC

The Outer Banks Rum Festival is a chance for locals and visitors to celebrate all things uniquely Outer Banks while also funding solutions to feed the most vulnerable among us - children, seniors and families in crisis.

What if ending hunger in Dare County could be as simple as raising your glass?

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The Rums


Celebrating what makes our rum authentic, mysterious…magical.

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A premium rum that yearns to be savored; a dark rum that adds depth, complexity, and a bit of mystery.

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Outer Banks Distilling is the first legal distillery on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
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While perfectly enjoyed neat, the complex flavours of Mount Gay rums blend exquisitely into cocktails.
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The Plantation range of rums includes vintages, blends and bar classics.
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The distinctive El Dorado flavour is a product of three centuries of time-honoured tradition.
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COCKSPUR Rum has been making the party happen since 1884.
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The Real McCoy

Sustainably produced with true Barbados tradition.
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Muddy River

All of our Rums are gluten free.
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The unique blend of rum from east and west Indies.
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The result of a unique rum-making style that combines 3 distillation methods with the Maestro Ronero’s experience and expertise.
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Dr. Stoner’s Island Bush Herb Rum boasts silky notes of vanilla and caramelized fruit flavors.
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We craft our rums from a blend of the finest sugarcane we can find. Our rums are exceptionally balanced and smooth, without sacrificing the richness.
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With the boldness to stand out and the smoothness to blend in, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum makes one damn-tasty drink, no matter how you like it.
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Made from 100% fancy molasses and distilled in a traditional Caribbean style rum still.
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Caribbean rum with coconut liqueur. Made with natural flavors for a refreshing taste you can feel good about.
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Flor de Caña is enriched by the San Cristóbal Volcano, the tallest and most active in Nicaragua.
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Non-Alcoholic "Rums"
For Designated Drivers and Mocktail Fans


For that special moment of the day.
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The Restaurants



NC Coast Grill & Bar

The Villiage Table & Tavern


Mama Kwans Tiki Bar & Grill




The Kill Devil Grill




Cousin's Oysters

Pigman's Bar-B-Que



Owen's Restaurant


Vine & Board

Dirty Dick's Crab House



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The Outer Banks Rum Festival is for everyone 21 yrs+ - rum drinkers, rum aficionados, rum lovers and those completely new to the spirit!

Do you usually sip other spirits? We encourage you come as well! With an open mind, you’ll be sure to find at least one rum expression here that speaks to you.

This event will please the palate with a selection of rums - many of which are currently only available for special order!

There will also be plenty of opportunities to learn about rum – in general, as well as from participating brands, specifically.

In addition, there will be delicious food provided by participating restaurants, live music and curated vendors. You won't want to miss this event! Do good while having fun! 

Online sales end at 5p on June 10, 2022***

The Spirit Industry Session allows individuals that work in the trade – restaurant owners, bar managers, retailers of beer/spirits, beverage media, etc - to attend the event for 1.5 hours (3:00-4:30 pm).  You will also have access to seminars that are open to the public. Food is included. This session is only for industry insiders, so you MUST note your affiliation to the trade in the company field of the ticket registration form. Credentials will be requested.

June 11 - VIP Tasting Session | 3-8:00pm

$100 + sales tax (added during checkout)

Online sales end at 5p on June 10, 2022***

The VIP Tasting Session allows you to attend the event for 4.5 hours, including time for in-depth conversations with distillers and brand ambassadors, as well as possible additional expressions. You’ll also receive access to the VIP Lounge, an exclusive tasting glass, two drink tickets for cocktails, and access to seminars that are open to the public (space may be limited – registration will be requested). Food is included. 

June 11 - General Admission Tasting Session | 5-8:00pm

$85 + sales tax (added during checkout)

Online sales end at 5p on June 10, 2022***

The General Admission Tasting Session allows you to attend the event for 3 hours. You’ll also receive a tasting glass and access to seminars that are open to the public (space may be limited – registration will be requested).

*** If not sold out in advance, tickets purchased on-site on the day of the event will each incur an additional $25 fee. We strongly encourage you to purchase your tickets in advance! Food may be included. For the best food and rum selections, a VIP ticket is recommended. 

June 11 - Designated Drivers | 3-8:00pm

Free admittance

Are you the one that makes sure your friends and family make it home safely to tell the tales? If so, this pass if for you, with our gratitude. No drinking will be allowed at the event. No sampling glass will be given. Food and soft drinks will be provided. 

Note: if you start as a DD, then decide you want to be part of the action after all, you will be able to upgrade your ticket on-site to a VIP or General Admission status and then you can partake. However, if a designated driver is seen tasting or drinking, he or she will be escorted off the premises immediately and no opportunity to upgrade will be permitted at that time. 

This event is limited to those 21 years and up. We expect everyone to drink responsibly and understand that this is an upscale tasting event. Etiquette guidelines will be provided for the information and safety of guests.

COVID protocols may mean that there are necessary changes made to the event, possibly even at the last-minute. We are following the guidance closely and will communicate important updates to the registered attendees.

As this is a fundraising event to support a nonprofit, no refunds will be given. Thank you in advance for understanding!  

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