Calling All Bakers!

Calling All Bakers!

Enter your cake in the Ocracoke Fig Cake Bake-Off!

Join in the Fun at the 5th Annual Ocracoke Fig Festival

Three Award Categories:

Traditional Ocracoke Recipe (You can find the traditional recipe in local cookbooks, or here.)

Innovative (Anything goes, as long as it's figgy!)   Fig Kids (Anything goes, as long as it's figgy – and the cook is 16 or under!)

Enter in one or all categories; cakes are judged on Presentation, Traditional/Innovative Flavors, and Figginess. 

Deliver your uncut Fig Cake entry to the OPS Museum between 10am and 3pm on Saturday, August 19th. 

Judging begins at 4:00pm; hosted on-site by WOVV 90.1 FM and broadcast live. Listen online at

Free samples for everyone after the judging! Winners announced at 5pm! 

The Fig Cake Bake-Off is the main event of Ocracoke's Fig Festival – a 2-day celebration of Ocracoke's love affair with sweet and delicious figs. The fun begins Friday evening at the Ocracoke Preservation Society Museum from 6–8pm. Chester Lynn, Ocracoke's fig expert, will give a presentation about Ocracoke may fig tree varieties, the figs they bear, and how Ocracokers like to eat them. There'll be fig cake for all, a Traditional Ocracoke Square Dance with caller Desiree Ricker and live music with Molasses Creek, fig tamales (!), and fig-related items available in the OPS Museum gift shop.

Saturday's events begin at 10am with vendor booths (selling all things fig-tastic!), live music from local musicians, fun for kids, and more! 

Questions? Call Sundae Horn at 252-921-0283

Read about Ocracoke's fig-filled food culture here



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