2021 marks the 40th anniversary of the North Carolina Oyster Festival. Come celebrate everything Oyster with a variety of foods, crafts, children's activities and musical performances at Town Center Park in Ocean Isle Beach. The Festival’s signature Oyster Shucking Contest will be held Saturday afternoon. There will be plenty of oyster dishes to sample as well as food of all types. Bring a chair to sit back and enjoy live music featuring a variety of genres. Bands include Jim Quick & Coastline; Ace Party Band; Darrell Harwood; and Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot. Dancing is encouraged!