Pints for Purpose, a non-profit 501(c)3 is proud to host the 2nd Annual Crystal Coast Oyster Festival on the afternoon and evening of November 27, 2017 on the "Big Rock Jib" in Downtown Morehead City. The Oyster Festival will be a community, family-friendly event, and will feature live music, vendors, beer and wine sales, and most importantly—fresh local North Carolina oysters!
Our community's love of oysters runs deep, and we understand that the conservation and support of sustainable oyster farming is key to abundance in the future. The festival will benefit the NC Shellfish Growers Association, an organization founded "To represent the interests of the many people involved in the shellfish industry" including "shellfish farmers, hatchery operators, seafood dealers, educators, researchers, government regulators, and service providers."
In addition to offering fried, steamed, and raw oysters, the event will feature local business-sponsored oyster competitions, raffles, and cook-offs to raise awareness and generate support for the NC Shellfish Growers Association. We hope to help the Association gain prominence in pursuit of ensuring the future of local seafood in Eastern North Carolina.
Join us with friends and family the weekend after Thanksgiving to get a taste of the Crystal Coast's tradition. Choose from a variety of farms located across Eastern North Carolina, and sample the regional differences of oysters. Talk to local farmers firsthand about their passion and why farming is so important to our community. Enjoy live concerts throughout the event, share a few pints with friends, and help support a great organization.