March 20, 2019 | 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
In the mid-1980s at a boatyard in Annapolis, MD., Captain Bob Turner wore socks all during the long, cold winter months while working on OPB’s (Other People’s Boats). By winter’s end, his socks were stand-up stiff with sawdust, caulk and bottom paint. ON the first day of spring, Capt. Bob placed his leavings laden socks in a paint tray, doused them with lighter fluid, set them on fire, and then drank beer to celebrate. And so the spring tradition of sock burning began and it has grown to coastal communities across the country.
Come join us and celebrate the age-old maritime tradition of burning your socks on the spring solstice. Enjoy oysters, food, brew, and music. Tickets are $25 and available online at www.beaufortnc.com or at Backstreet Pub in Beaufort.
Bring a pair of old socks to burn. Bring a pair of new socks to donate.