Come out to the 31st Annual North Carolina Seafood Festival on the Morehead City, NC waterfront, this year's dates are October 6th-8th 2017. The NC Seafood Festival is one of the premier festivals in North Carolina and was voted #1 Festival of the Year in the Southeast in 2015.
Food lovers have the chance to sample just about every piece of seafood imaginable and learn how to prepare their own. The Seafood Festival in Morehead City, NC, also features more than 150 arts & crafts, sporting events, amusement rides, ship tours and the Annual Southern Outer Banks Boat Show & Outdoor Expo. The Seafood Festival in Morehead City, NC, is a don’t-miss event!

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.
The "Blessing of the Fleet" is a time of celebration and thanksgiving as we give thanks for our state’s resource of Seafood. It is also a time when we pay tribute to those who 
Downtown MOrehead city, NC for the NC Seafood Festival
bring the seafood to the nations tables and to those who have lost their lives on the 
NC Seafood Festival 2017
water making their living. More than 30 boats participate in the ceremony representing the Crystal Coast and neighboring  counties. The Morehead City State Port hosts this celebration of the waterman’s heritage at the pier’s edge.
NC Seafood Festival logo
Festival of the Year, NC Seafood 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.

Updated 2017 Schedule coming soon!

Live Entertainment 2016
Friday, September 30th  
Friday, Sept 30th | 7:30 PM | $26

Coastal Stage

Agri Supply Main Stage

3:00 PM- Beaufort Blues Project
5:45 PM- Six Pack Of Gentlemen
9:00 PM- Bryan Mayer 
Uncle Kracker
Saturday, October 1st  
11:15 AM- Tobacco Roses
1:30 PM- Caroline Dare
4:00 PM- Pure T Mommicked
6:30 PM- Tim Cifers
​9:00 PM- Mickele Buck Band
Sunday, October 2nd  
12:00 PM- The Grains Of Time
​2:00 PM- Jupiter Jones
Sat, October 1st | 6:45 PM | $26
Michael Ray
5:00 PM- 9:00 PM - DJ Greg Gauss
​ (Between Acts)
Sunday, October 2nd
12:00 PM- Punch
​3:00 PM- Chairmen Of The Board Ft. Ken Knox
with Opening Act, The Executives