The 80th Anniversary Season of America’s longest-running symphonic drama closed on Saturday, August 19th and the cast and crew extends a generous thank you to the Outer Banks community for their continued support and hospitality. There was 15% increase in revenue and an attendance increase of 11% over last season. The Lost Colony maintained the TripAdvisor #1 Attraction on Roanoke Island for 2017. Rave reviews on the site included, “The play was very well done. We’ve been to several outdoor plays and this one ranks at the top. The costumes and sets were just as good as a Broadway play. You won’t go wrong going to this show.”
In addition to the main performance, popular events throughout the year included: Comedy Tonight!, Children’s Show: Jingle ARRGH the Way!, Character Dinners, Backstage Tours, Virginia Dare Faire, The Mystery of The Lost Colony, and many others.
In September, The Lost Colony debuts The Lost Colony Wine & Culinary Festival. The festival opens with a Vintner’s Dinner featuring Virginia Dare Wines at the Duck Woods Country Club in Southern Shores on Friday, September 29th. The highlight of the festival is the Grand Tasting on Saturday, September 30th. Attendees will taste wines from around the world, discover local craft beer, sample savory local fare and enjoy live entertainment. To purchase tickets or for more information please visit our website, www.tlcwinefest.com, or call (252) 473-2127. The festival is generously funded by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau and the Virginia Dare Winery and is sponsored by several local partners including First National Bank as the Noble Sponsor.