• Saturday, October 19th - Sunday, October 20th

Hungry visitors will want to bring along a big appetite for the North Carolina Oyster Festival, which is a popular annual event that offers a whole lot more than the staple shellfish. Featuring everything from BBQ and pizza, to music, arts, and crafts, this extensive festival has plenty of ways to delight attendees of all tastes, and of all ages.

The North Carolina Oyster Festival takes place in the coastal town of Ocean Isle Beach, and is a weekend-long event that offers a little something for everyone. Attendees can eat their weight in steamed and fried oysters, and will also find a variety of additional fare to please every palate, like North Carolina BBQ, crab cakes, and desserts and specialty beverages. The event also features a wealth of local artists and craftsmen selling distinct and unique goodies for shoppers of all varieties, as well as live music throughout the day from various Beach Music headlines and local groups. Serving as a food festival, a music festival, and an arts festival, this event combines a wealth of enticements in a single weekend celebration. Engaging throughout, with lots of great music and food to go around, the North Carolina Oyster Festival is truly delicious celebration.