• NC Oyster Festival

  • Come join us for the 35th Annual NC Oyster Festival, October 17-18, 2015 and find out for yourself why the oyster is so treasured by Brunswick County natives.

    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 Contest and the Oyster Shucking Contest.We have added an Oyster Eating Contest as well as a shag competition where folks will compete for the "Shaggin' Oyster" titles hosted by the Coastal Shag Club. So, come "Get your shag on!"

    Starting off the weekend we will be hosting the 2nd annual Muddy Oyster Challenge on October 10, 2015. This is a 5k mud run hosted by Low Country Sports Preserve and TrueMudd.com. We are also excited to announce that our annual Road Race is being moved back to Oyster Festival weekend. It will be held on Sunday, October 18, 2015 and will include a 5K, 10K and 1 Mile Fun Run.

    The Festival is made possible by the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce, the Town of Ocean Isle Beach and the support of many generous area businesses and a wonderful group of volunteers and, most importantly, the weekend's dedicated revelers.

    Admission $5 childen under 8 are free
    Hours: Saturday 9AM - 6PM | Sunday 10AM - 5PM (The Festival is open rain or shine)
    Location: Ocean Isle Beach, Between 2nd & 3rd Street (8 East Second Street, Ocean Isle Beach)


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