The Duck & Wine Festival is returning to The Waterfront Shops in this Spring, and tickets are expected to sell out quickly as they have in past years. This year’s event is on Saturday, April 25th, from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Tickets go on sale on February 1, 2020, at 12:00 am. Twiddy & Company is sponsoring the event again this year. All proceeds from the Duck & Wine Festival benefit the Dare-Currituck Community Foundation.
Each ticket holder will receive a reusable wine tote bag, event wine glass, and a wine lanyard, which has become a popular item at the event in recent years.
Creative Eats Paired with Tasty Wines
Participating restaurants will each prepare a special duck dish and serve it with an accompanying wine during the event. Last year’s Duck & Wine Festival featured many creative delicacies, like duck chili, Indian curry duck leg, duck wellington, and crispy duck confit potstickers. The duck dish from The Saltbox Cafe was the winner of the 2019 People’s Choice Award with their duck mojo with plantains, pickled red onion corn salsa, avocado crema, and corn tortillas. The Saltbox Cafe is located in Colington, a charming soundside community in Kill Devil Hills.
Wines will be available for purchase at a discounted rate throughout the event at Coastal Cantina throughout the entire weekend. Coastal Cantina will donate $1 per bottle sold to the Dare-Currituck Foundation. Attendees are invited to vote for their favorite dish for the People’s Choice Award. Awards are presented at the event, beginning at 2:45 pm.
Shop in Duck Before, During, and After the Event
The stores at The Waterfront Shops welcome you to the event, and many are offering special discounts for Duck & Wine Festival ticketholders throughout the weekend. There are many fun and unique places to shop in the town of Duck.