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Join the Ocracoke Preservation Society for the 1st annual Working Waterman’s Festival! The festival has activities for the entire family. Enjoy porch talks highlighting the traditions and history of the Ocracoke Watermen. A silent auction benefiting the Ocracoke Preservation Society will take place from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm. The festival also hosts a traditional fish fry and bake sale from 12:00 – 2:00 pm (or until supplies run out). Come get a fresh fried fish platter caught and donated by the Ocracoke Seafood Company. After your meal, enjoy a sweet treat ! Come see exhibits and peruse local vendor booths from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. There will be a Raffle featuring a handcrafted ship-in-a-bottle commemorating the 5-masted schooner, the Carroll A. Deering. Artist Jim Goodwin created this historically accurate model from a piece of wood taken from the Deering wreck, which ran aground off of Cape Hatteras, NC in January 1921. The Raffle winner will be announced at 3:30 PM. All Raffle proceeds benefit the Island Inn and Commons project. Make plans to attend!