Coolers and outside food/beverages are NOT permitted at the Festival. The Festival offers a wide variety of food.
Official festival parking is on the Mainland of Ocean Isle Beach. Handicap drop-off is available. Parking and shuttle service to the festival are complimentary. Parking is available at the corner of 179 just across from the airport as well as Causeway Drive.
Please note: the Festival is held on an island which has a majority of hard packed dirt and grass.
The Festival offers bleachers in the entertainment area (limited seating). Limited seating is also provided in the food area. We encourage you to bring your own chairs for the entertainment area.
Dogs, cats and other animals are NOT allowed on Festival Grounds, unless they are a certified service animal (must have papers to prove).
Live entertainment is provided during the weekend long event. Special events include the Oyster Shucking & Eating Contests on Saturday and the Oyster Stew Contest and "The Shagging Oyster" Competition hosted by the Coastal Shag Club on Sunday and much more. The Festival also features a beer garden at Pelican’s Perch (all alcohol must stay contained to that area). There is plenty to do, for all members of the family!