Thank you for your interest in Jerniman's. Below, you will find our ever-evolving list of annual events to be hosted at Jerniman's.

Also, for a list of Ocracoke Island events, visit

* There will be an outdoor movie showing every week, weather permitting!  Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy popcorn free of charge.


* Be sure to get a weekly schedule of events when you check-in so you will know when they are taking place.


Jerniman's Opens


Samarathon Walk (named after Samara Batts)

Everyone in and around Ocracoke is invited to join us for a walk to clean up small trash around town missed by post-Dorian clean-up crews (trash bags will be provided). 30% of camping proceeds during March 22-29 will go to an Ocracoke charity. A Go Fund Me donation page will be set up for those who cannot participate but want to help Ocracoke. Pig pickin' dinner will be on March 28th for $10/plate with all proceeds going to the charity.

Crafts: Decorating flower pots


APRIL 9-12


Easter egg hunt, Sunday sunrise service on the beach, featured outdoor screening of The Dog Who Saved Easter and Hop. Appearance by the Easter Bunny!

Crafts: Decorate Easter eggs and Easter baskets and Cross bead bracelets.


Grand Opening of Jerniman's


Cinco De Mayo Celebration

Taco/burrito bar, Piñata adults and children, margarita bar

Crafts: Making Musical Maracas

MAY 14-17

Rockin'-n-Rollin' (50's/60's weekend)

Featured outdoor screening of Grease and Dirty Dancing.

Saturday night Sock-Hop. Best dressed wins prize.

Crafts: Kids build their own drive-in movie box car.

Contest: Hula hoop contest, bubble blowing contest and name that tune.

Milk shake social.

MAY 22-25

Memorial Day Weekend Celebration

Bouncy Houses, hamburgers, hot dogs, outdoor bingo adults and children, ice cream social, and games, with band TBD! Corn hole tournament!

Crafts: Tye-dye T-shirts, patriotic crafts

Prize will be awarded to best decorated site!



Best Summer dish! Pop your canopy up and get the grill out!

You will be judged for best grilled dish.



Watermelon eating contest, DJ Buckshot a.k.a. Clayton Jernigan and karaoke, bingo adult and children, ice cream social, bouncy houses and games! Corn hole tournament!

Crafts: Seashell crafts, tye-dye T-shirts, patriotic crafts, Wine & Design, paint your own flip-flop door hanger.

Prize will be awarded for best decorated site!


AUGUST 13-16


Superhero Weekend

Appearances by Spider-Man and Batman!

Featured outdoor movies Avengers and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with games.

Crafts: Noodle poppers and make your own super hero costume.



Labor Day Weekend

Pig-Picking',  outdoor bingo adult and children, featured out music with Scott Arnold

Crafts: Tye-dyed T-shirts, 



Harvest Weekend

Bring materials to decorate a scarecrow at your site. Best scarecrow wins prize!

Apple cider and roasted corn! Games!  Featured screening of The Wizard of Oz.

Crafts: Fall wreaths


Disney Celebration

Campers decorate their sites with their favorite Disney-themed movie!

The prize will be awarded for best site. Featured outdoor screening of The Little Mermaid and The Lion King

Crafts: Winnie the Pooh paper crafts, make your own crystal ball.



Pirate Week

Best pirate costume wins prize! Join us for a fun weekend of pirate activities!

Week long scavenger hunt and find Black Beard's treasure!

Featured screening of Pirates of the Caribbean.

Crafts: Build a pirate ship with corks and make a parrot with feathers.



Halloween Bash

Featured outdoor movie Hocus Pocus

Costume contest and trick-or-treating.

Crafts: Pumpkin carving contest

Prize will be awarded to best decorated site!



Thanksgiving Feast

Let's celebrate together to give thanks!

Food will be served @ 3:00

Featured outdoor showing of Charlie Brown Thanksgiving


Christmas Spectacular

Join us as Santa and the Grinch make their way around to see if you've been naughty or nice. Who knows! They may leave a gift at your camp site! Pictures with Santa and the Grinch! Enjoy Jerniman's version of Elf on the Shelf, Elf at the Campground. Featured outdoor movie A Christmas Story.

Crafts: Decorating ornaments, Christmas wreaths, letters to Santa and decorating cookies for Santa.

Prize will be awarded for best decorated site!



New Years Eve Celebration

DJ Buckshot and A Low Country Boil! Champagne will be provided!

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