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NC Seafood Festival

Morehead City Waterfront
412 D Evans Street
Morehead City, NC 28557
October 6, 2023 – October 8, 2023

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!

NC Seafood Festival Events (2023 schedule coming soon!)

Wine & Brine
Friday, September 30, 2022 

Wine & Brine will take place in the Chef’s Tent on the Morehead City Waterfront. Guests will have the opportunity to meet oyster and clam growers while sampling their delicious harvest. Each oyster and clam will be expertly paired with a wine.

Online ticket purchase option goes live August 5, 2022. Tickets are non refundable and subject to ticketing fees and taxes.

Armband Friday Fundraiser
Friday, September 30, 2022

Each Armband is $30 and $5 from each transaction gets donated to the school of your choice. The Armband will allow you unlimited access to rides on Friday, September 30, 2022 ONLY. Armbands do not include inflatables or games. 

NC Seafood Festival Road Race
Saturday, October 2nd

Gather your friends for a morning of fun and exercise Saturday, October 2nd starting at t4th & Arendell Street in Morehead Ctiy. Both the 5K and 10K races will begin at 8:00 am.

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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