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How it all began

The North Carolina Seafood Festival is in its 28th year.

The North Carolina Seafood Festival is a not-for-profit organization of Carteret county citizens and business people, in conjunction with the town of Morehead City, N.C. Recognizing the importance of seafood to eastern North Carolina, Seafood Festival, Inc., organized to develop and conduct a festival every year, the first weekend in October, to: promote the positive social and economic impact of the seafood industry on the citizens of North Carolina; educate the public about seafood and its importance to the state economy; publicize the wide variety of seafood indigenous to North Carolina and provide the opportunity for people to enjoy it; boost tourism and recreation in eastern North Carolina in the non-summer months; establish a scholarship program for educational pursuits related to the seafood industry; provide the opportunity for North Carolina non-profit, civic, church and educational organizations to raise funds through participation in the festival.

Festival proceeds are shared with community organizations who donate their efforts to the event. Since 1987, over $1.8 million has been dispersed among participating Carteret County non-profit groups.

NC Festival


NC Festival



  • North Carolina Seafood Festival

    412 D Evans Street, Morehead City, NC 28557



  • Friday: Noon-11:00 pm
  • Saturday: 10:00 am-11:00 pm
  • Sunday: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm


The North Carolina Seafood Festival is honored to have been chosen as a Pinnacle Award Winner by the International Festivals and Events Association for 2014! The IFEA paid tribute to
The 2014 North Carolina Seafood Festival has officially begun! Join us for the Food Lion Chefs Challenge where you can treat your taste buds every hour! Nine chefs will compete