From its beginning in 1987, The NC Seafood Festival has called the beautiful Morehead City Waterfront, located on the Crystal Coast of North Carolina home. Today, the Festival hosts hundreds of thousands of locals and visitors for a weekend of all things “Seafood” and “Sea-Fun”, the first full weekend in October.
The rich cultural traditions of eastern North Carolina come together with music, craftsmen, artists, storytellers and more. Boat builders, net hangers, crab pot makers, quilters, decoy carvers, oar makers and more will share their crafts of yesterday and today. This time offers us all the opportunity to meet and discuss issues with policy makers, commercial fishermen, seafood specialists and educators as we strive to work together to preserve North Carolina’s seafood industry.
Visit the NC Seafood Festival this year and we know you won’t go away hungry. From traditional “Down East” Clam Chowder, Shrimp Burgers and Charcoal Mullet to Sea Urchin on a stick, Calamari and Marinated Eel – all are available for you to sample during the Festival. Friday night starts with a Habitat for Humanity Fish Fry. Saturday and Sunday feature nearly 100 individual booths sponsored by restaurants, civic organizations, school groups and churches all featuring their own interpretation of the best North Carolina has to offer from the bounty of the sea.