Welcome to the 43rd Dare Day!

What's Dare Day All About?

A Full Day Of Fun For The Whole Family

Sponsored by Town of Manteo & Dare County and Funding in part by the Outer Banks Visitor Bureau, the 43rd Dare Day is coming to the Manteo waterfront on Saturday June 2, 2018.  This year promises to be bigger and better with new attractions for every member of the family.  The event opens at 9:00 am along the Manteo waterfront and along Queen Elizabeth Street featuring unique craft booths, all types of food, frozen delights and entertainment.

Fabulous Food

Funnel cakes, homemade ice cream, seafood, Bar-B-Que, shaved ice, and pizza are just a few of the food selections that will be available.

Fun For Kids

Booths with kids games and face painting. New this year are free amusement rides and bouncy houses presented by DC Amusements. This year The Kids Zone is located next to the playground and weather tower in downtown Manteo.


Two stages with magic and music presented on each stage throughout the day.

Arts & Crafts

New and returning craft vendors from up and down the east coast and throughout North Carolina will feature their hand crafted items.

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Check Back Often As We Add More Events & Entertainment!

Thank You To Our Radio Station Sponsors

Like To Be A Vendor At Dare Day?

Food Vendors

If you would like to be a food vendor at Dare Day 2018, please click on the button below to download the application form.

Craft Vendors

If you would like to be a craft vendor at Dare Day 2018, please click on the button below to download the application form.

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Dare Day

Please Note: The Downtown Boat Ramp and parking lot at the intersection Devon Street and Ananais Dare Street will be closed to all boats and trailer parking on Friday afternoon and all day Saturday, June 3 for Dare Day events.

Contact Info

Dare Day/Town of Manteo

PO Box 246
Manteo, NC  27954
Phone: 252-473-2133
Email: dareday@townofmanteo.com


Funded in Part by The Outer Banks Visitors Bureau