Festival Time!

Hey Everybody! It’s time to gear up for the 2012 NC Oyster Festival! Hosted by the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce, the 32nd annual event will take place on the island of Ocean Isle Beach, the weekend of October 20th & 21st.

As the seasons shift and we enter into fall, some communities gather to admire the changing colors of the trees. In the south, we like to recognize and rally ’round North Carolina’s abundant resident, the Oyster.

Historically, this seemed a great reason to get together for a party! Locals created the now famous festival that is still guaranteed to provide lots of smiles! Offering a venue of variety with live music, arts & crafts, local cuisine and competitions, everyone is sure to find fun! Many different styles of food will be available for your palatable pleasure. Menus include everything from salads, desserts and sandwiches to seafood, sausage, chicken and so much more.

The two days of excitement include road races, oyster shucking; surfing & tennis competitions, pageants and an oyster stew cook-off. Carnival attractions including pony & camel rides, games, face painting and a petting zoo are just some of the activities to entertain the kids.

One of the festival favorites is the line-up of featured bands. The headliner for 2012 is country music talent Casey James, third runner-up contestant of Season 9’s American Idol.

Come one, come all and join us in the celebration of our plentiful local mollusk, the Oyster.

Admission: $5 for adults, free for kids 5 and under

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