Crystal Coast Oyster Festival to Benefit Local Shellfish Farmers


Grab a glove and your best oyster knife – it’s time to get shuckin’.

North Carolina oysters will be the star attraction at the Fourth Annual Crystal Coast Oyster Festival from noon to 6 pm Saturday, Nov. 30, at Jaycee Park in Downtown Morehead City. 

Proceeds from the event benefit the NC Shellfish Growers Association, which establishes grants for the support of farm raised oysters.

General admission tickets are $5 and VIP tickets are $35. A raw oyster bar is included in the VIP ticket price.


The festival is a family-friendly community event and will feature live music, vendors, beer and wine sales, and—most importantly—fresh North Carolina oysters. There will be a live performance by the Chairmen of the Board from 2 – 5 pm, and local acts will take the stage at noon.

“This event is important in not only increasing outreach and awareness for the ever-growing NC farmed oyster industry, but also to establish a grant to help farmers recover from the devastating effects of hurricanes Florence and Dorian,” said festival director Russell Lewis.

Advanced ticket purchase is strongly encouraged. For more information and to buy tickets, visit Tickets are also available on Etix and at Tight Lines Pub & Brewing Company in Morehead City.

Lewis said the event wouldn’t be possible without the help of the following organizations: Blue Point Brewing Company, Social House, Adams Beverages, the Town of Morehead City, the Carteret County Tourism Development Authority, Cummings & Kennedy, Lincoln Theatre and Tight Lines Pub & Brewing Company.

Businesses and organizations interested in supporting the festival can contact Russell Lewis at [email protected].


About Crystal Coast Oyster Festival

The Crystal Coast Oyster Festival is hosted by Pints for Purpose, a non-profit 501(c)3, founded and based in downtown Morehead City.

Pints for Purpose’s objective is to utilize the creation of community events to benefit various charity groups in and around the state of North Carolina. The Crystal Coast Oyster Festival is the original and most prominent of these events.