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2018 Sponsors

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We are excited to announce our sponsors for the 9th Annual Outer Banks Shrimp Cookoff! This year’s event will be sponsored by Kitty Hawk Kites, the Nags Head Dolphin Watch, Outer Banks Veterinary Hospital, Atlantic Dentistry, Towne Bank, Joe Lamb Jr. and Associates, Village Realty, Access Design, and Max Radio! Stay posted for more updates on this year’s upcoming cookoff!


Advance Tickets On Sale!

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With less than a month to go, the chef line-up is nearly complete and advance tickets are on sale!  Chef Jeremy of the Sandtrap Tavern has joined the competition! Tickets are now available for purchase at Ocean Boulevard and Outer Banks Veterinary Hospital in Kitty Hawk for $25 each as well as online! Tickets are also on sale the day of the event but get your tickets early as this event does sell out! And silent auction items are still coming in!

Tickets for Sale Next Week and More Chefs!

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Just over a month to go until delicious shrimp! Advance tickets will be for sale at Ocean Boulevard and Outer Banks Veterinary Hospital in Kitty Hawk starting on Monday October 1st. Tickets are $25 each for entry to the event (cash or check). Get your tickets early to get to the shrimp faster on November 4th! This event sells out!

We’ve just received word that Chef Matt of Aqua,Chef Max of Barefoot Bernie’s Tropical Grill and Bar, and Chef Tony of the Outer Banks Brewing Station have just joined the competition! That makes 7 delicious shrimp dishes so far! Silent auction items are coming in, things are coming together to make this the best cookoff yet!

More Returning Chefs!

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Also joining the competition this year will be Chef Randolph from The Saltbox Cafe and Chef Renee from Sugar Creek Restaurant! Silent auction items are starting to come in! Stay tuned to this blog for more updates!

Chefs and MC Return!

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We have confirmation that Chef Johanna from Cafe Lachine in Nags Head will be returning this year to prepare a dish for this year’s cookoff as well as Chef Mike from Ocean Boulevard!  Christian Benedi will also be back as our MC (he made the event a lot of fun last year)!  That makes two great Shrimp dishes so far, with more to come!

This Year’s Shrimp Cookoff 2018 is Sunday, November 4th!

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The 9th annual Shrimp CookOff is slated to be held at Ocean Boulevard Bistro & Martini Bar in  Kitty Hawk, NC – from 12:00 noon until 3:00pm on Sunday November 4th.  This casual, fun competition has been a huge success since 2010, and we look forward to an excellent ninth annual event.  We will have 8-10 competing chefs from around the Outer Banks, cooking fresh, local shrimp in their favorite style of preparation.  A live MC will be keeping up with announcements and door prizes and a silent auction will also be held on the second floor of Ocean Boulevard, with a People’s Choice Ballot.  The bar will be open serving Beer & Wine specials along with your favorite beverage.  The cost per person is $25 at the door, and tickets can be bought in advance at Ocean Boulevard or Outer Banks Veterinary Hospital this fall.  This year’s event is sponsored by the Nags Head Dolphin Watch, Kitty Hawk Kites, Outer Banks Veterinary Hospital, Atlantic Dentistry, Joe Lamb Jr. & AssociatesAccess Design, and Max Radio. Keep up with this blog to see who’s competing, find out about silent auctions, connect to facebook and see who’s coming, etc!)