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Oyster Festival 2019 General Info

Come celebrate everything Oyster as we transform Ocean Isle Beach into a walking district offering a variety of foods, crafts, contests and musical performances. With the support of our dedicated committee of volunteers, the Town of Ocean Isle, many of our local businesses and the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce, the NC Oyster Festival is your destination for fun.

  • Saturday

    October 19,2019
    9am – 6pm

  • Sunday

    October 20,2019
    10am – 5pm


3 West Third Street, Ocean Isle Beach, NC

****OCEAN ISLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Broiled, fried, and baked mouth watering oysters of every kind will pack plates later this year for the 39th Annual North Carolina Oyster Festival.

Each year, Ocean Isle Beach hosts the two day event. This year it will be on October 19 and 20

****The town is moving the festival to a new location on the island this fall. The reason? The town says construction is being done on the original site.

Thousands of tourists and locals will enjoy the fun in the open lot neighboring the town hall on West 3rd Street.


Adults: $5 CASH ONLY / 12 & Under: Free

Parking & Shuttle Information

Parking spaces are limited on the island. A FREE shuttle service will be provided from three designated lots on the mainland before you cross the bridge. The shuttles will run non-stop during festival hours. Please keep in mind that during the hours of 11:00am – 2:00pm, we experience high traffic volume onto the island. Please allow extra time as you may have to a longer wait time to get onto a shuttle.

Look for our amazing volunteer parking crew to direct you in our designated lots. Please note that parking in non-designated lots may cause your vehicle to be towed.

All bus shuttles follow the same route – they are not assigned to a specific lot. This year, a new drop off point by the festival grounds has been determined to assist in pedestrian traffic flow.

Lot Locations & Bus Route

The location of the three Parking Lots and Bus Stops:
1. Lot between Rick Street & Culpepper Rd (off Causeway)
2. Lot by Lowes Foods and Dollar Tree off Beach Drive (179) and Ocean Isle Beach Rd
3. Lot by Odell Williamson Municipal Airport

The Bus route moves from the Rick St/Culpepper Lot to the Lowes/Dollar Tree lot to the Airport Lot then back down Causeway over the Intracoastal Waterway and around the 1st Street Roundabout heading East. The shuttle will take a left on Monroe Street and then a left onto E. 2nd Street. Drop off will be by Laurinburg St.

From the festival drop off, the bus will take a left onto Halifax Street then a right onto E. 2nd Street to the roundabout where it will head up Causway stopping first at the Rick St/Culpepper lot, then to the Lowes/Dollar tree lot and finally the Airport lot before returning to the festival ground.

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