Come out on November 24th for the 3rd Annual Crystal Coast Oyster Festival provided by Pints for a Purpose, Inc.!
This fundraiser festival will benefit the NC Shellfish Growers Association, as well as a commercial fishing organization.
The mission is to make the Festival a family-friendly, fun event that raises awareness for Wild Caught, as well as, farmed oysters.
There will be live music, local vendors with arts, crafts, jewelry and more. Oyster farmers will talk about the preparation, selling and serving of oysters.
The festival will take place at the Big Rock “Jib” Landing site in downtown Morehead City.
Pints for Purpose, a non-profit 501(c)3 is proud to host the inaugural Crystal Coast Oyster Festival on the afternoon and evening of November 26, 2016 on the “Big Rock Jib” in Downtown Morehead City.
The Oyster Festival will be a community, family-friendly event, and will feature live music, vendors, beer and wine sales, and most importantly—fresh local North Carolina oysters!
This community’s love of oysters runs deep, and they understand that the conservation and support of sustainable oyster farming is key to abundance in the future.
The festival will benefit the NC Shellfish Growers Association, an organization founded “To represent the interests of the many people involved in the shellfish industry” including “shellfish farmers, hatchery operators, seafood dealers, educators, researchers, government regulators, and service providers.”
In addition to offering fried, steamed, and raw oysters, the event will feature local business-sponsored oyster competitions, raffles, and cook-offs to raise awareness and generate support for the NC Shellfish Growers Association. They hope to help the Association gain prominence in pursuit of ensuring the future of local seafood in Eastern North Carolina.
Join in with friends and family the weekend after Thanksgiving to get a taste of the Crystal Coast’s tradition.
Choose from a variety of farms located across Eastern North Carolina, and sample the regional differences of oysters.
Talk to local farmers firsthand about their passion and why farming is so important to our community.
Enjoy live concerts throughout the event, share a few pints with friends, and help support a great organization.
Third Annual Crystal Coast Oyster Festival
To support the North Carolina Shellfish Growers Association, a $5 donation is requested for General Admission to the Crystal Coast Oyster Festival. General admission tickets to the Crystal Coast Oyster Festival include admission to the festival and live performances.
VIP tickets are also available with a donation of $35. VIP tickets include an All you Can Eat Shucked Raw Oysters* (*while they last!*), private waterfront deck area, VIP liquor bar, private bathrooms, and entry to a private raw bar. Tickets are for sale on Etix and at Tight Lines in Morehead City. Click here to buy tickets.
**********NOTE – VIP Ticket prices WILL increase as we draw closer to the day of the event**********
November 24, 2018
12pm– Festival and Vendors Open
2pm-6pm– Live Performance from The Embers
The Embers are widely considered a musical MARVEL and have laid the groundwork for what has become known as ‘Beach Music’ in the Carolinas, Virginias, the gulf coast region of North America and every beach in between.
They are a true musical tradition with which many Americans have listened to from childhood to adulthood. The Embers consider the genre of Beach Music as “music with a memory” and have been creating lasting memories since its inception in 1958. Simply put – Heart and Soul, Rhythm and Blues, Feel Good Music.
7pm – Festival and Vendors Close
*All events located at “Big Rock Jib” in Downtown Morehead City. For more information about the Crystal Coast Oyster Festival, please email [email protected].
|Crystal Coast Oyster Festival
709 Arendell St
Morehead City, NC 28557
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