Calling all oyster lovers – head over to Ocean Isle Beach from October 19-20 for the North Carolina Oyster Festival. This annual celebration is about more than oysters – you’ll find loads of BBQ and pizza, as well as live music, contests in shag dancing, oyster-shucking, and oyster-eating, along with artwork, crafts, an oyster stew cook-off, and more. Five featured live bands performing in a variety of genres will keep the party rocking, including the Terry Douglas Band, Darrell Harwood, Chocolate Chip & Company, The Embers featuring Craig Woolard, and Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot.
Also, brew aficionados won’t want to miss the Voracious and Rare Beer Festival on Friday, October 25, direct from the deck of the USS North Carolina Battleship. A spectacular view, amazing live musical performances, and some fabulous food will accompany a large selection of the latest and greatest brews to be had. Over 45 of your favorite breweries will offer their favorite limited releases, so snag your tickets for this soon-to-be-sold-out event.