The 10th Annual Outer Banks Shrimp CookOff is from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at the Ocean Boulevard Restaurant, 4700 N. Virginia Dare Trail, Kitty Hawk.

Local chefs will compete to prepare the best shrimp dish. Attendees may sample all shrimp dishes and vote for their favorite. Awards will be presented in the following categories:

  • Chef’s Choice
  • Judge’s Choice
  • People’s Choice.

This year’s event — which is sponsored by Nags Head Dolphin Watch, Kitty Hawk Kites, Outer Banks Veterinary Hospital, Joe Lamb Jr. Realty, and Access Design — will also feature a large silent auction highlighting donations from local businesses, as well as a 50/50 raffle, live MC, and dolphin conservation outreach booth.

Tickets are $25 at the door or in advance and go on sale in early-October at Ocean Boulevard or Outer Banks Veterinary Hospital, 3723 N. Croatan Hwy., Unit 9, Kitty Hawk.

All proceeds benefit the nonprofit Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research (

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