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Shrimp tomorrow!

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The 12th Annual Outer Banks Shrimp Cookoff/Crawl starts tomorrow at local restaurants throughout the OBX! Tickets are available online for $25 for Group A but are very limited! Ticket sales will close at 8 pm this evening or before if Group A sells out!. Bring your PayPal receipt to each restaurant and vote for your favorite! You will receive a voting link via the email you used to purchase tickets.

Silent auction is now open through 8 pm on Sunday! Check out all of the amazing items donated by local businesses here!

Shrimp this weekend!

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Just two days until delicious shrimp! Group B restaurants are now sold out! Group A is still available, but the ticket link will close tomorrow (11/5) at 8 pm (or earlier if Group A sells out). Silent auction items are also going fast! Get your tickets for the best shrimp event of the year and check out the donations from our local businesses on our virtual silent auction. See you this weekend!

Ticket Sales Link

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Hi everyone,

Some people have been experiencing difficulty with our ticket sales link! If you are unable to purchase tickets, please contact us at:

Thanks for your support and patience!

This Year’s Shrimp Crawl 2021 is Saturday and Sunday, November 6th-7th!

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The 12th Annual Outer Banks Shrimp Cookoff will be another Shrimp Crawl! Participants loved the crawl last year, and so we are bringing it back! The Outer Banks Shrimp Crawl will be held over the weekend of November 6th and 7th, 2021 throughout the Outer Banks to benefit the Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research! Local chefs will compete to prepare the best shrimp dish appetizer. Take the weekend to visit up to 5 restaurants and vote for your favorite shrimp!  The event will also featured a virtual silent auction with donations from local businesses. Our volunteers will be at restaurant locations to teach about local dolphin conservation.

Sponsors for this year’s event will be the Nags Head Dolphin Watch, Kitty Hawk Kites, Outer Banks Veterinary Hospital, Saltbox Cafe, Twiddy Realty, Access Design, and JAM Media Solutions! Stay posted for updates on participating restaurants and sponsors!

Tickets will be available online in October through PayPal for this year’s event! Tickets are $25 each; please select Group A or Group B restaurants. (Click here to purchase tickets online)!

2021 Sponsors

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We are excited to announce our sponsors for the 12th 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, Saltbox Cafe, Twiddy Realty, Access Design, and Jam Media Solutions! Stay posted for more updates on this year’s upcoming cookoff!

Chef lineup now complete!

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With the 12th Annual Outer Banks Shrimp Cookoff/Crawl less than two weeks away, the chef lineup is now complete! Our competing restaurants this year will be: Bad Bean Baja Grill, Sandtrap Tavern, Basnight’s Lone Cedar Cafe, Noosa Beach Grill, Two Roads Tavern, Shipwrecks Tap House and Grill, Mama Kwan’s Tiki Bar and Grill, Mahi Mahi’s Island Grill, Outer Banks Brewing Station, and Pony & the Boat! Can’t wait to try these delicious shrimp dishes soon! Tickets are now on sale online at this link! Stay tuned for more updates on this event!

Advance Tickets On Sale!

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Advance tickets are on sale online!  Tickets will be available for purchase for $25. Click here to purchase tickets now!

Restaurants are listed below.

Group A:

Bad Bean Baja Grill (Saturday only)

Shipwrecks Taphouse and Grill

Sandtrap Tavern

Two Roads Grill

Outer Banks Brewing Station

Group B:

Pony & the Boat Comfort Kitchen (Saturday only)

Mama Kwan’s Tiki Bar and Grill

Noosa Beach Grill

Mahi Mahi’s Island Grill

Basnight’s Lone Cedar Cafe

More chefs join the competition!

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Less than a month to go until delicious shrimp! Advance tickets will be on sale soon!

We’ve just received word that Outer Banks Brewing Station and Mama Kwan’s have joined the competition! That makes 5 delicious shrimp dishes so far! Silent auction items are coming in, things are coming together to make this the best cookoff yet!

Chefs Return and Silent Auction Open!

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We have confirmation that Shipwrecks in Kitty Hawk will be returning this year to prepare a dish for this year’s cookoff as well as Two Roads Tavern and Sandtrap Tavern! Mahi Mahi’s Island Grill will be joining the competition this year! That makes four great Shrimp dishes so far, with more to come!

And virtual silent auction is now open for browsing! Click here to browse the auction and bid on amazing donations!