North Carolina Oyster Festival

North Carolina Oyster Festival Ocean Isle Beach NC

North Carolina Oyster Festival

The Annual North Carolina Oyster Festival held on the third weekend in October features a fun mixture of new activities and old favorites that are certain to entertain the entire family!

People come from far and wide to visit the Oyster Festival, a favorite festival to anyone who has been. The coastal waters of Brunswick County provide an abundance of the marine mollusks each year bringing over 30,000 people to Ocean Isle Beach to celebrate the tasty treat.

The North Carolina Oyster Festival will feature live entertainment, arts and crafts, vendors, festival food, NC Oyster Festival Road Race, NC Oyster Festival Tennis Tournament, Surf Contest, a girl’s Beauty Pageant, a kids area, the Oyster Shucking Championship, and an Oyster Stew Cook-off.


The beach town’s center becomes a walking district that offers something for everyone including local cuisine, arts and crafts, children’s activities, live music and the North Carolina Oyster Festival Oyster Shucking Contest. Events away from the crowds 5K, 10K Road Race and 1 Mile Fun Run.

The ‘Fest is made possible by the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce and the support of many generous area businesses and a wonderful group of volunteers and, most importantly, the weekend’s dedicated revelers.

Come join us for the 33rd Annual NC Oyster Festival and find out for yourself why the oyster is
so treasured by Brunswick
County natives.

Admission: $5 for adults, free for kids 8 and under

Location: on the island of Ocean Isle Beach between 2nd Street and 3rd Street

Hours: Saturday, 9am-6pm and Sunday, 9am-5pm


Learn more at the North Carolina Oyster Festival website.

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