NOTICE: NEW Guidelines / Best Practices for 2024
NO Alcohol, NO Smoking, NO Vapes, NO Pets, NO Coolers, NO Outside Food, NO Outside Drinks, NO Outside Water, NO Outside Cups or Containers. Thank you for your cooperation!

Parking & Shuttle info

A FREE shuttle service will be provided from two designated lots near the Festival. The shuttles will run non-stop during festival hours. Please keep in mind that during the hours of 11:00am – 2:00pm, we experience high traffic volume onto the island. Please allow extra time as you may have to a longer wait time to get onto a shuttle. Look for our amazing volunteer parking crew to direct you in our designated lots.
Please note that parking in non-designated lots may cause your vehicle to be towed. All bus shuttles follow the same route – they are not assigned to a specific lot.


Lot Locations & Bus Route: Free parking at Lowes Foods (7278 Beach Dr.) and Odell Williamson Municipal Airport (6080 Beach Dr. ). The Ocean Isle Pier (1 W 1st St.) offers parking for a fee.


Wheelchair Accessibility: There will be limited handicapped parking at 2 W. 3rd St. Look for event signage. The NC Oyster Festival is navigable for wheelchairs.


NC Oyster Festival Details

Festival Admissions:

*ATMs will be available outside the festival grounds.