2017 North Carolina Oyster Festival

The 37th Annual North Carolina Oyster Festival

North Carolina Oyster Festival

North Carolina Oyster Festival

Saturday, October 21st from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday, October 22nd from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

The 37th Annual North Carolina Oyster Festival will feature local cuisine, arts and crafts, children’s activities, live music, an oyster eating contest, shag competition, the Oyster Shucking Contest, and the delectable Oyster Stew Cook-off.The beach center becomes a walking district that offers something for everyone: local cuisine, arts and crafts, children’s activities, live music, Oyster Stew Cook-off and the Oyster Shucking Contest.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.

North Carolina Oyster FestivalFestival goers can enjoy watching the shuckers compete for the title of 2017 North Carolina Oyster Festival Shucking Champion on Saturday and dancers compete for the coveted title of “Shaggin’ Oyster” on Sunday. Bring your chairs and enjoy the lineup featuring popular beach bands, cover bands, and everything in between.

Price Range: $5.00 / Children under 12 are FREE

Concert Schedule:

October 21st

Chocolate Chip & Co. – 9:45 am -12:00 pm

Trey Calloway – 12:45 pm – 3:00 pm

The Tim Clark Band – 3:45 – 6:00 pm

October 22nd

Blackwater Rhythm & Blues – 10:15 am – 12:15 pm

The Embers – 3:00 pm -5:00 pm



Contest Schedule:

Oyster Eating Contest

October 21st 11:00 am. Admission $5

Oyster Shucking Contest

October 21st 2:00 pm.

Oyster Stew Cook- Off

October 22nd 1:30 pm. People choice judge fee $5.

Shag Dance Competition

 October 22nd 1:00 pm.

NC Oyster Festival Ocean Isle Beach


North Carolina Oyster Festival

8 East Second St.
Ocean Isle Beach, NC

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Photos from Official NC Oyster Festival Website.

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