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NC Seafood Festival

Morehead City Waterfront
412 D Evans Street
Morehead City, NC 28557
October 4, 2024 – October 6, 2024

Event Description

This FREE festival is one of the area’s most popular, drawing in more than 200,000 people to Morehead City. For more than 25 years, the festival has provided residents and visitors alike with world-class entertainment, family fun, and most importantly, the best seafood you’ve ever tasted.

Food lovers have the chance to sample just about every piece of seafood imaginable or learn how to prepare their own with chef cooking demonstrations.

The NC Seafood Festival also features amusement rides, music concert, road race, pier fishing tournament, sailing regatta and the annual Southern Outer Banks Boat Show.

The Seafood Festival in Morehead City, NC, is a don’t-miss event!

The North Carolina Seafood Festival was voted one of the Top 20 Festivals & Events in the Southeast!

Event Schedule (2024 schedule coming soon!)

Friday, October 6

Carolina Cooker Stage on the Big Rock Deck: 12pm-6pm
Vendors open: 12pm
Armband Friday: 3pm-11pm
Festival rides open: 3pm-11pm
Music and entertainment: 5pm-11pm

Saturday, October 7

Twin Bridges Race: 8am-9:30am
Cooking with the Chefs: 10am-5pm
Festival rides open: 10am-11pm
Music and entertainment: 10am-11pm
Vendors open: 10am
Carolina Cooker Stage on the Big Rock Deck: 11am-6pm
All stages open: 12pm
Flounder Fling: 12pm-6pm
Oyster Shucking Contest: 12pm
Oyster Shucking Contest: 2pm
Oyster Shucking Contest: 4pm

Sunday, October 8

Yoga on the Sound: 9am-10am
Blessing of the Fleet: 10am
Cooking with the Chefs: 11am-4pm
Festival rides open: 11am-5pm
Flounder Fling: 11am-4pm
Music and entertainment: 11am-5pm
Vendors open: 11am
Carolina Cooker Stage on the Big Rock Deck: 12pm-4pm

Fireworks at NC Seafood Festival in Morehead City, NC

NC Seafood Festival Event Information


Admission to the NC Seafood Festival is FREE!


Contact Info

412 D Evans St.
Morehead City, NC 28557
(252) 726-NCSF


Parking at the NC Seafood Festival is FREE at the NC State Port and includes a free shuttle ride to and from the festival grounds on Saturday & Sunday ONLY. The shuttle leaves from the state port and carries attendees to 4th Street.

The address for NC State Port is: 113 Arendell Street, Morehead City.


The shuttles available to take attendees from the NC State Port to the NC Seafood Festival run during the following hours:

Saturday: 9am-midnight
Sunday: 10am-7pm

Other lots around the footwall area are operated by community groups; most of these areas charge a daily fee to park.

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