With Daylight Savings Time now in effect there are more daylight hours than ever to enjoy our OBX vacation rentals! There’s lots happening in the area at this time, too, starting with OBX Taste of the Beach 2014. But first, listen to this deal we originally told you about on our Facebook page:

Book a full week with Shoreline OBX during Taste of the Beach and get two FREE tickets to the Sysco Foods Taste of the Beach Grand Tasting on Sunday, March 16! Book now before tickets sell out! It’s a fabulous deal!

Taste of the beach is a popular wine and food festival on the Outer Banks that is held every year around Saint Patrick’s Day. Make plans to be here to enjoy it this year from Thursday, March 13 through Sunday, March 16. The weekend will feature food tastings from many of the area’s fine restaurants, wine tastings, cooking classes, special multi-course menu presentations and tapas crawls. Don’t miss the throwdowns, showdowns and dine-arounds! Foodies will be in Heaven for four days this weekend with over 50 area restaurants participating.

The website at obxtasteofthebeach.com has a search engine that will provide you with search results by day, location or type of venue. Many of the events involve alcohol and therefore are 21+ only however there are also plenty of kid-friendly events (also searchable). Other topics include behind the scene tours, beer events, breakfast/brunch, celebrity guest events, events that are $20 and under, cooking classes, group events, lighter fare, liquor/spirits pairings, live music, lunches, multi-course dinners, new events, oyster events, St. Pat’s themed events, sweets, tapas dinners and crawls, wine dinner, wine tastings and events with transportation included. From Rum Dinners to BBQ Cook-offs the weekend promises to be a fabulous time that you won’t want to miss.

On Sunday, March 16 the Sysco Foods Taste of the Beach Grand Tasting will be held. It’s the biggest and most popular event of the weekend. There will be about 25 area restaurants and beverage vendors serving samples of original hand prepared foods, fine wines and beers from around North Carolina and the world. The event is split into two sessions – the first from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and the second from 7-9 p.m. Restaurants will be competing for the 5th Annual TOB’y Awards — Best Booth Presentation, Best In Show, Best Outer Banks Catch, and the two top awards — the Chefs Award and People’s Choice Award. This is strictly an adults only event 21+. Please no children or strollers.

If you’d like accommodations during the weekend be sure to contact us at Shoreline OBX. Remember, if you book a full week with us you’ll get 2 Free tickets to the Grand Tasting! We can be reached by calling 1-800-449-2036 or through the Contact page on our website.