Join us for the 36th Annual North Carolina Oyster Festival Presented by Novant Health!
Saturday, October 15th | 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday, October 16th | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Admission: Adults – $5 | Children Under 10 – Free
Location: 8 East Second Street, Ocean Isle Beach, NC
The festival will be held rain or shine!
Please keep in mind when traveling to the festival we experience high traffic volume between the hours of 11:00am and 1:00pm.
It’s a Food Festival
This festival offers a great variety of food for every palate. Featuring everything from seafood, BBQ, pizza and crab cakes. There are also many desserts and specialty beverages to choose from.
It’s an Arts & Crafts Festival
Visitors will delight in the wide variety of crafts and artwork available throughout the festival grounds. Among the many offerings are handmade furniture, stained glass, wood carvings, sculpture, pottery, leather goods and jewelry.
It’s an Oyster Festival
Eat your weight in steamed or fried oysters. Make this your first destination for oyster eating. Make sure you check out our new oyster vendor- A Shuckin’ Good Time!
” Being part of a coastal communities that loves to have Beach Music parties and Shag dance the night away as we shuck and shag and eat oyster and other seafoods. This has certainly become a passion in my career of cooking and providing seafood and steamed oyster for major events such as Tryon Palace, Duke Marine Lab, NCSU, Shuck and Shag Festival and many other large events. Our mission statement includes a desire to provide high quality seafood to the public that when they take a bite the brow will raise and they will say this is really good and possibly the best that they have ever had.”
– Tim Earley A Shuckin’ Good Time Seafood
It’s a Music Festival
Beach music is the cornerstone of this community. Bring your chairs and enjoy the lineup featuring popular beach bands, cover bands and everything in between.
As a reminder, no pets will be allowed within the festival grounds. Service animals will be accepted.
There will be NO SMOKING within the festival grounds.