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(Chefs tent on 9th Street)

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A waterfront celebration with our sponsors, Town officials and invited guests will be held adjacent to the Morehead City public docks on Thursday, October 2nd. A buffet featuring local seafood caught by North Carolina fishermen will be prepared by the best known chefs in Carteret County. State and county public officials, Seafood Festival sponsors and local fishers will be honored guests as we celebrate the men and women of the North Carolina seafood industry. An official painting commemorating commercial fishing will be presented to the Town of Morehead City. Attendance at this event is by invitation only.

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  • North Carolina Seafood Festival

    412 D Evans Street, Morehead City, NC 28557



  • Monday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: closed
  • Sunday: closed


Fans stayed busy throughout the weekend as they participated in various sporting events within the Festival footprint! The Flounder Fling, the beloved tradition of tossing a flounder at the NC
“Sea-Fun” met you and your family at the North Carolina Seafood Festival, presented by NC Department of Agriculture Seafood Division, October 2nd-4th. Our sponsors offered food, makeup, stages, and unique