Dec. 6-7: Festival of Trees – three events to celebrate the holiday season

By on November 6, 2019

  • 31st Annual Outer Banks Hotline Festival of Trees
  • Ugly Christmas Sweater Party
  • Benefit Auction (ticketed event)

Festival of Trees is a unique community fundraiser that supports programming, services, shelter, training, information, and resources to address domestic and sexual violence in the Outer Banks.

Outer Banks Hotline 31st Annual Holiday Bazaar

Hosted by Outer Banks Festival of Trees and Outer Banks Hotline, Inc.
December 6 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
December 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Village Beach Club, 5805 S. VA Dare Trail, Nags Head

Bargains abound in the one-of-a-kind sale of holiday and festive items saved from Hotline Thrift Shops throughout the year. Fun shopping for unique gifts up to the afternoon of the Auction.

Festival of Trees brings together individuals, families, businesses, and organizations to celebrate the holiday season with twinkling lights, festive musical performances, punch and homemade cookies, and shopping for one-of-a-kind gifts.

All of the events are open to the public free of charge except Saturday evening’s Festival of Trees and Benefit Auction (see more information below), which requires the purchase of a ticket to attend.

There are a variety of ways to become involved in the Festival of Trees from sponsorship to donating a tree, to attending any one or all of the planned events. Below you can see how you can participate, volunteer, buy tickets and attend the festivities.

Friday night Ugly Christmas Sweater Party at 7pm

  • Featuring the Blue Crab Boys
  • Silent Auction, Raffles, Prizes
  • Light hors d’oeuvres with cash bar
  • FREE (donations encouraged)

Outer Banks Hotline Festival of Trees – Benefit Auction

Hosted by Outer Banks Festival of Trees and Outer Banks Hotline, Inc.
Saturday, December 7 from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m.

Village Beach Club, 5805 S. VA Dare Trail, Nags Head

Festival of Trees and Benefit Auction is a ticketed event.
Tickets are $50 per person and will be available for purchase via our website  at our thrift stores and at the Door Saturday night.

Doors open at 6:30- Graham Outten will be performing Holiday Classics and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served with a cash bar. Live auction will kick off at 8:00 pm.

The culmination of the Festival is an auction of donated, decorated Christmas Trees, and Artistic Masterpieces. Festival of Trees is fresh and new each year — a not to be missed Outer Banks holiday tradition!

Dare County Animal Shelter

Sealed bids for completion of the Dare County Animal Shelter will be received on February 11, 2020, in the Dare County Administration Building, 954 Marshall C. Collins Drive, Manteo, NC, for 01-Fencing, 03- Concrete, 04-Masonry, 05-Metals/ Steel, 06-Casework, 07-Roofing, 07-Caulking, 08-Glass and Glazing, 08-Doors, Frames and Hardware, 08-Overhead Doors, 09-Drywall, 09-Flooring, 09-Painting, 10- Specialties, 12-Furnishings, 21-Fire Protection, 23-Mechanical & Plumbing, 26-Electrical, 31-Sitework and 32-Landscaping.

This project will be bid and awarded in accordance with North Carolina law. Sealed proposals from Contractors will be received until 1:00 p.m. All bidders must submit for prequalification by 2:00pm on 2/3/2020. Bids submitted by non-prequalified bidders will not be considered. All bids will be opened and read aloud starting at 2:00 p.m. of the bid day. Bids must be delivered in person and on the supplied Bid Form and include a bid deposit worth 5% of the total bid value. Electronic and faxed bids will NOT be accepted or reviewed. All times are local prevailing times.

Information requests concerning the project shall be submitted in writing to: Alex Palagyi of The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company via email (

Bidding material, prequalification material, and complete plans and specifications may be obtained from the Whiting-Turner Building Connected site and will be available until the bid due date. All subcontractors are responsible for emailing Alex Palagyi ( for access to the Building Connected site.

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company and Dare County reserve the right to reject any and all bids, waive informalities and irregularities in bidding, and to accept bids which are considered to be in the best interest of the County. The Whiting Turner Contracting Company and Dare County also reserve the right to require any bidder to submit information needed to determine if said bidder is responsible within the meaning of N.C. Gen. Stat. 143-129.

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