All posts by Jimi Crampton

It’s Hot, Hot, Hot…..Chili Cookoff! October 15, 2017

The Island Time Tavern and The Emerald Isle Parrot Heads are teaming up for a Charity Chili Cook-off on Sunday, October 15, 2017. We are in search of the best “Chili Cookers” that Emerald Isle has to offer and of course some lucky “tasters” to choose the “Chili King or Queen”. Bring your best pot of chili and help us raise money for cancer research!!  There is a $10 Entry fee for chili makers and a $5 fee for tasting!! The tasting is fantastic (especially when paired with a cold brew)!! The winner of this year’s event will receive a plaque and a $50 Island Time Tavern gift certificate!! Bragging rights also will be allowed for one year!! So dig deep for that secret family recipe or invent something new. You will need to bring your entry in a crock pot and bring your own ladle for serving. Chili entries must be at Island Times Tavern by 12:30 and the Tasting begins at 1:00. See you all there!

Fishin’ For A Cure…..PINK Week October 6-15, 2017

It’s time to get “Pretty in PINK” and raise money for a great cause! The week of October 6-15, 2017 will be packed full of fun and fundraising with the Emerald Isle Parrot Heads sponsoring events during the week in support of the great cause. Check out the weeks events at or on Facebook-Fishin’ For a Cure. It’s not too late to sign-up for any or all of the events. The EIPHC will once again sponsor “Tutus for Tatas” (AKA-Divas Run for the Roses) on Saturday, October 14th. Registration will be from 9:00-9:30am at Flipperz. The walk will start at 10:00am and will conclude with a champagne toast and awards/giveaways. This is always a fun time so put on your PINK and join us!! On Sunday, October 15th we will wrap up the weeks events with Beer Yoga and our Charity Chili Cook-off. Ann-Maria (our island YOGA GODDESS) will be leading beer yoga at Island Times Tavern from 10:00-11:00am. Donations will be accepted to cover your participation. Hang around after yoga or come in a little later for our Charity Chili Cook-off (also at Island Times Tavern). The chili tasting will begin at 1:00pm. The entry fee is $10 and the tasting fee is $5 with all money raised going to cancer research. This is always an AWESOME week on Emerald Isle and the events raise a lot of money for charity. You will not want to miss a minute of FUNdraising!!

Phlock, Rock and Roll…October 6, 2017

Hello Emerald Isle Parrot Heads!! Our monthly Phlocking will be held on Friday, October 6, 2017 at the E-Club. The fun begins at 7:00pm.  Our theme for this month Phlock, Rock and Roll and we will be helping our Parrot Head community participate in the “Hidden Rock” trend that has “rolled out” all over NC. We will have a special painting area set up where you can create your own special rock to hide in the area for a lucky passerby to find. If you’re not familiar with the trend check out Carteret Rocks or Onslow Rocks on Facebook. The 50/50 drawing will benefit Misplaced Mutts of the Crystal Coast. There will be music (some Rock and Roll of course), food and fun as always.  Come out and kick off the month with your Emerald Isle Parrot Head friends!!

Coast is Clear Under the Pier – September 17, 2017

It’s time for another EIPHC annual tradition. On September 17th (Sunday),we will celebrate the end of another fantastic summer season in Emerald Isle and enjoy our beautiful beach with a few less people on it. Mendy Barrows and Michael Moyer will once again act as the official hosts and “weenie rollers” (hotdogs are cooked ahead and wrapped in foil and kept warm).  The Club will provide the hotdogs, fixings and chips. If you would like to bring something to share, please do.  As always there will have games, music and a raffle with gift certificates etc.. If you would like to make donations of items for the raffle, please contact a member of your EIPHC board. Cash donations will be accepted for the food that you eat and all funds raised will be donated to the Carteret County Humane Society. Beach driving will be open and we will have a truck available to collect donations of dog and cat food and kitty litter. These items are always needed at the shelter.

We gather to the left of the pier as you face the water, past the trailer park, by the Cedar Street Parking Lot (private). If you’re driving, you’ll see us to the right as you come off the Black Skimmer access. This event is open to Parrot Heads and guests and it is a family friendly event. Don’t forget to bring a chair, your beverage of choice, suntan lotion and shade. It is a bit of a walk from the Pier Parking so you can phone a friend with a driving permit for the beach or bum a ride with someone who has access to Cedar St. Parking.
This is always a GREAT event and so much FUN!! Come out an celebrate as the Locals take back the beach!


Island Party Transportation Update

The EIPHC Anniversary Weekend Island Party will be held Sunday, August 6, 2017 on Pelican Island in Swansboro, NC. Parrot Head members arriving by land can catch a ride to the island by coming to the docks between Bake, Bottle and Brew and Saltwater Grill. A special thanks to Parrot Head Captains Jason Holland and Steve Johnson for helping with transportation to the island. They will shuttle to the island beginning at 12 noon and run every 30 minutes. The island party is for Emerald Isle Parrot Head member and their guest only. Come celebrate “Island Style”!!

Happy Anniversary to Us!! August 4-6, 2017

It’s time to come out and celebrate another Anniversary Weekend with the Emerald Isle Parrot Head Club. Plans for our Parrot Head Club Anniversary Weekend have been in the works for a while and we are all looking forward to a weekend full of PHUN and PHRIENDS.
The celebration begins as always with our First Friday PHlocking on Friday (Aug. 4th). Matt and the E-Club will be hosting and our favorite PH Chef, Jack Synan will be cooking a pig. There will be great drink specials and some free swag too! The new expanded patio area is open and there will be some fantastic music on the new outdoor stage. Join us on Friday night from 7-9pm.
Our Anniversary Island Party (August 6th) is out on Pelican Island. Parrot Heads and friends will arrive by boat, kayak, canoe, or other(?) for a fun day in the sun and water with games, grllin’ & chillin’, and music by Dicky Scearce & Jack Ketner. We need lots of help for the planning and we will have sign up sheets at the PHlocking. We need a few big birds to be in charge so please help by letting me know before the PHlocking if you can coordinate. Email Sue Stone at Sign up sheets will be at the PHlocking. There will be a few specific emails to keep you all up to date on where and when to catch a ride if you need one.
Just so you know, this is the Annual event where we “fun raise”. No money involved, This party is just a way to thank our members for doing such good things all year. EIPHC provides hamburgers, hotdogs, rolls and condiments. There will be a few games, a swimming spot, music and all y’all provide is the fun, a dish to share and chairs, umbrellas, sunglasses and sun screen. No dogs allowed (due to food stealing, spilled drinks and general mayhem). We need volunteers to purchase the food, provide boat transportation to those that have no water vehicles, plan the games, clean up the island before and after, cook some food etc. Everyone can help. Everyone is invited and you can bring guests but it is not a public event.
It’s going to be a GREAT weekend!! Come out and celebrate the EIPHC!!



This just in….It looks like the new EIPHC T-Shirts will be available for purchase at tomorrow’s Phlocking. This will be the “official unveiling” of the new logo design. T-Shirts will be $15.00 and you will not be disappointed. The new design is AWESOME!! Be sure to stop by the membership table tomorrow night to purchase your very own EIPHC T-Shirt and proudly represent this great club.

He was wearing WHAT?? July 7, 2017

Tourist Season is in full swing on the island and you know what that
means… Pier People and Tacky Tourist everywhere you look. Now it’s our
time to turn the tables and poke a little fun at the ones who keep our
little island going by bringing in the big bucks and entertaining the
locals! Look deep in your wardrobe for some fun stuff to participate in our
TACKY TOURIST THEMED JULY PHLOCKING! Yes, we know you have some of that
touristy stuff before you became an EI local or a weekender. Anything goes,
so bring out the dark socks and sandals, the zinc oxide, the belly bags and
all those “Wings” Emerald Isle Shirts. The Phlocking will be Friday, July 7th at the E-Club. We party from 7-9 pm and we even welcome those special summer visitors.
Our 50/50 raffle will benefit A Second Helping Mission. A Second Helping- Emerald Isle is a community supported project to collect leftover food from vacationers as they leave the island. They have two drop off centers in Emerald Isle on Saturday mornings. Beside Bert’s Surf Shop 8-11 am and Stir It Up Coffee Shop 7-9 am at Emerald Plantation. The group needs money to buy a banner to make them more visible and money to buy ice each week. You can even sign up to volunteer at the meeting. Check out the website for more information or to volunteer. Break out the tacky fun stuff and join us!