Currituck-Dare Community Foundation announces 10th annual Duck & Wine Festival

The board of directors of the Currituck-Dare Community Foundation announces the return of the Duck & Wine Festival, its annual fundraiser hosted in partnership with Coastal Cantina.

The Festival will take place on Saturday, April 28 from 12 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Duck Waterfront Shops. Ticket sales go live at 12:01 a.m. on Feb. 1. For more information and to purchase tickets please visit

Funds raised are for the community foundation’s local grantmaking program, according to Sheila Davies, CDCF board president. The CDCF has also named three nonprofit partners to receive some of the proceeds from this year’s event: Mano al Hermano, Kid’s First and OBX Room in the Inn.

The Duck & Wine Festival is a one-day restaurant cook-off judged by both a panel and event participants. Each chef creates a dish prepared from duck donated by Maple Leaf Farms and pairs it with a wine selected by Coastal Cantina. The festival highlights talents of local restaurants, with tickets selling out every year, attracting residents and visitors.

“The event also raises awareness about local charities,” said Dan LaRue, CDCF board member and event co-chair. In addition to grants provided through the event, the prize money awarded to the winning chefs is allocated to local nonprofits of their choosing. “This event is all about having fun for a good cause,” said Scott Foster, CDCF board member and event co-chair.