The NC Seafood Festival Morehead City NC is one of the biggest seafood festivals in the country and the second largest seafood festival in the Tarheel state drawing crowds of 200,000+ people each year. The festival is always held on the first weekend in October and virtually shuts down the entire downtown region of Morehead City.
The Morehead City NC Seafood Festival began back in 1987 and since that time has impacted the Cateret County community in such a positive and uplifting way. The NC Seafood Festival Morehead City NC provides fund raising for more than 60 non-profit organizations and allows them to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars each year for their individual causes. Also, assessment estimates have found that some nearly 32 million dollars of revenue is generated during this three day event in Cateret County.
The festival hosts several special events as part of the weekend. Of course, there is plenty of fresh, delicious seafood fare to sample and enjoy, and there are plenty of live concerts, and artists providing entertainment at the festival, however the special events truly make the weekend memorable. Special events like the Blessing of the Fleet, which honors the fallen fishermen, and the Flounder Fling, which encourages participants to fling a flounder onto a frying pan are special moments that you should not miss during the festival weekend. Be sure to also check out the endless array of vendors, crafters and folks selling their homemade goods at the festival. Also, the festival brings a boat expo, sailing regatta, wine competition, family fishing tournament and golf tournament to its list of fun activities each year.
Do not miss the festival this year! We welcome you to stop in and check us out, or stay with us at our Morehead City NC Marina. We are conveniently located in the middle of everything and we feature Boat Slips for Rent Morehead City. Sail in and bring the family with you. The NC Seafood Festival in Morehead City shouldn't be missed.