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Morehead City Festival to Celebrate Oysters

Though the Chairmen of the Board are taking the stage 2 to 5 p.m. Nov. 30 at the fourth annual Crystal Coast Oyster Festival, fresh local North Carolina oysters are the stars of the family friendly event.

Set for noon to 6 p.m. Nov. 30 at Jaycee Park, 807 Shepard St., Morehead City, in addition to local oysters and live music, there will be vendors on hand and beverages for sale.

All proceeds go to the North Carolina Shellfish Growers Association to establish grants for the support of farm raised oysters. The association was established in 1995 to represent the interests of those involved in the shellfish industry.

Advanced tickets can be purchased online or at Tight Lines Pub & Brewing Co. in Morehead City. General admission is a $5 tax-deductible donation and VIP admission is $35.

“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,” Russell Lewis, director of the Crystal Coast Oyster Festival, said in a statement.

Pints for Purpose, a nonprofit organization based in downtown Morehead City, is hosting the Crystal Coast Oyster Festival. The group organizes events to benefit various charities in and around the state. The Crystal Coast Oyster Festival is the original and most prominent of these events.

Blue Point Brewing Co., Social House, Adams Beverages, Morehead City, Carteret County Tourism Development Authority, Cummings & Kennedy, Lincoln Theatre and Tight Lines Pub & Brewing Co. are supporting the event. Others interested in contributing can email Lewis at Russell Lewis,

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