Photo by Ocrafolk Music and Storytelling Festival

The 2024 Ocrafolk Music and Storytelling Festival will be held on the grounds of the Berkley Manor June 7 to 9.

The 24th annual celebration features musicians, storytellers, artisans, characters of Ocracoke Island and more.

Produced by the nonprofit Ocracoke Alive, musical performers include a mix of old and new with blues, country, soul, funk, classical, bluegrass and spiritual genres.

Coming from throughout the United States, the more than two dozen artists include Diali Cissokho and Kaira Ba, Clements Brothers, Cold Chocolate, Lipbone Redding, Rev. Robert Jones, Cassie and Maggie MacDonald, Jacob Johnson, Biscuit Eaters, Donald Davis, Saltare Sounds and Blue Cactus.

Other performers are Beleza Trio and Berto and Vincent, Martin Garrish and the Ocracoke Rockers, Jay Turner and the Swinging Doors, Molasses Creek, The Fontanelles, Aaron Caswell Trio, mahalojazz, Brooke and Nick, Bob and Jeanne Zentz, Ana Luisa Chavez, Louis Allen, Jef the Mime, Paperhand Puppets and Ballet Folklorico de Ocracoke.

In addition to the performances at four stages, there are kid’s activities, such as making fish-print T-shirts with local-caught fish, a square dance, a giant puppet parade, workshops and a fabulous artisan village to wander through. Artisan work includes pottery, woodwork, paintings, photography and metal, leather, glass, cloth, tea, soap and jewelry.

Tickets range from $25 to $90, depending on length of stay and advance vs. walk-up purchase. Children up to age 17 are free. New this year is a pass for local residents.

For details on this, tickets and other information, visit the general information page at www.ocracokealive.org. Proceeds from the festival support student and community programs.

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