Ocean Isle Beach Food Festivals in NC


One of the biggest benefits of visiting Ocean Isle Beach is the fact that the close proximity to the ocean provides an incredible opportunity for local restaurants to have access to some of the freshest seafood available anywhere, and this is highly showcased by the number of food festivals that take place throughout the year. Though it may be hard to pull yourself away from the spectacular beaches we have here in Ocean Isle Beach, we highly recommend doing so to check some of them out on your next stay! When you next decide to visit Ocean Isle Beach, here are two of the best food festivals in NC you need to make sure are on your calendar

North Carolina Oyster Festival

The North Carolina Oyster Festival has been a long-standing tradition in Ocean Isle Beach for almost four decades. It is an event that has kept both locals and tourists alike coming back year after year! This year will mark the event’s 38thyear, where it will once again bring people together with live music and delicious food unlike anything else. There will be plenty of live music from some of the area’s top local bands to keep you entertained and all the oysters in the world to keep your bellies full! There are also a number of different contests to take part in over the weekend, including an oyster eating contest, an oyster shucking contest, and an oyster stew cook-off! For all of the information on all of the incredible entertainment and vendors that will be available, make sure to visit their website.

Days at the Docks Festival

From its humble beginnings in the 1980s with a few local vendors selling their wares, the Days at the Docks Festival has grown into one of must-attend events in all of North Carolina every single year! Taking place on April 28thand 29ththis year, Days at the Docks is fun for the entire family! At this year’s event you will be able to experience some of the finest arts and crafts vendors in North Carolina, as well as some of the most delicious eats that North Carolina has to offer! There will even be pie eating contests for both children and adults on Sunday afternoon, so make sure you come with an empty stomach ready to go! Admission is also free, making it the perfect event to get out and explore the beautiful weather with the entire family on a budget.

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