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Frequently Asked Questions 

1. When is the Festival?

Saturday October 15, 2016 (Rain or Shine)
9:00AM to 6:00PM

Sunday October 16, 2016 (Rain or Shine)
10:00AM to 5:00PM

2. Admission and Fees
Admission $5
Children Under 10 Free

3. Parking

Parking spaces are limited on the island. A free shuttle services will be provided from designated lots on the mainland, before you cross the bridge. The Shuttles will run non stop throughout the festival hours. Please keep in mind during the times of 11:00AM and 1:00PM, we experience high traffic volume onto the island. Please allow extra time as you may have a longer wait time to get onto the shuttles.
A Handicap drop off will be located at the intersection of Causeway Drive and 2nd Street.

4. Americans With Disabilities Act Information

Parking: At the main gate on Causeway Drive (HWY 904), there will be a Handicap drop off/pick up. The Town of Ocean Isle Police Department will be at the intersection of Causeway and 2nd Street in order to keep traffic moving and allow for patrons to be safely dropped off.

Wheelchair Accessibility: The NC Oyster Festival is fully navigable for people with mobility disabilities. Accessible pathways connect the vendor are and entertainment area. Please note the Arts & Craft Vendors and Food Vendors are located on a grass area of the festival grounds.

Service Animals: Service animals that are trained will be allowed within the festival grounds. Pets are not allowed and will be turned away.


We want to thank you in advance for cooperating with our No Smoking Policy within the NC Oyster Festival grounds. This is to include e-cigarettes and vapes.

6. ATM

ATMs are located outside the festival grounds at Ocean Isle Creamery. Inside the festival grounds, an ATM is located at Pelican’s Perch Bar and Grill.

7. Pets

Pets are not permitted within the festival grounds. Service Animals are welcomed, please see above ADA Guidelines.

8. Restrooms

Portable restrooms will be located throughout the festival. Locations include:
Along East 2nd Street
Museum of Coastal Carolina Parking lot
Entertainment area by Pelican’s Perch
Note: Restrooms for visitors with disabilities will be located at the East 2nd Street Location and Entertainment location.

9. Re-entry

Same day re-entry is permitted.

10. First Aide Station

A First Aide Station will be located within the festival grounds along East 2nd Street. Emergency personnel will also be accessible.

11. Lost & Found

For any items that are lost or found, please check with the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce tent, located within the festival grounds.