The NC Oyster Festival is a long-standing tradition in Brunswick County and this October would have marked the 40th anniversary.
The decision to cancel the 2020 event was not an easy one. With no clear direction from Governor Cooper’s office on when mass gathering restrictions would be lifted, the Brunswick County Chamber and NC Oyster Festival Committee determined the safety of our community, volunteers and vendors were a priority.
While we will all be waiting until 2021 to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Oyster Festival, you will have an opportunity to participate in some “39 ½” activities. A special commemorative t-shirt has been designed by long-time Oyster Festival artist Keith White. Raffle tickets will also be sold for $100 for a chance to win a stay at one of two OIB beach houses.