Dig In at the Seafood Festival in Morehead City

A person serving food at the seafood festival in Morehead City.

No trip to the Crystal Coast is complete without enjoying incredible seafood. There’s no shortage of restaurants in Emerald Isle plating up the catch of the day. You can also try your hand at cooking your own freshly caught fish in the comfort of your Sun-Surf Realty rental. The region’s love for this cuisine runs so deep there is even an annual seafood festival in Morehead City!

What to Know about the North Carolina Seafood Festival

Every year around the first weekend of October, the North Carolina Seafood Festival takes over the waterfront in Morehead City. The three-day festival works to not only provide visitors with a fun time but also educate them about the state’s seafood industry. During the event, there is no shortage of things to do and see that the whole group will enjoy.

Delicious Seafood

Of course, one of the best things to do during the festival is to try copious amounts of seafood. Everything from traditional dishes to something more out of the ordinary will be available. The seafood fun doesn’t end there. Take part in oyster shucking contests, or watch cooking demonstrations to pick up tips and tricks from talented chefs.

Notable Events

Throughout the weekend, there is no shortage of events to check out. However, some of the most popular ones are:

  • Twin Bridges Race: an 8k course that starts in Beaufort and goes to the Atlantic Beach Causeway
  • Blessing of the Fleet: a moment to give thanks to those who are part of the industry and recognize those who have given their lives in the occupation
  • Port of Pours: a chance to sip on coastal craft breweries 

For more information on all the events taking place, check out the online calendar.

Music and Shopping

Take your time wandering the booths that line Evans Street to see what kind of goodies you can find. There are countless vendors selling all types of arts and crafts and other items. When you need to rest your feet, stop by the Main Stage to listen to some of the entertaining musical acts that’ll keep everyone entertained all weekend.

Reserve Your Beachfront Escape Today

The bedroom of an Emerald Isle rental to stay at when visiting the seafood festival in Morehead City.

October will be here before you know it, which means now is the perfect time to reserve your home base for the seafood festival in Morehead City. By staying at a Sun-Surf Realty rental, you will have a tranquil place to unwind away from the hustle and bustle of the festival. 

Our Emerald Isle rentals offer visitors a relaxing place to call home. From soundfront rentals to oceanside properties to second row rentals, our properties are found all throughout the area. Regardless of which vacation rental you pick, you’ll have all the comforts of home. Call 800-553-7873 to learn more about our properties or special offers.

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