NC Seafood Festival Announces Hurricane Relief Benefit For November 3rd, 2018 In Morehead City

The NC Seafood Festival has announced that it’s hurricane relief benefit will take place on November 3rd, 2018 along the Morehead City, NC waterfront after the board of directors decided to cancel the annual festival due to disaster relief efforts and displacement still being an issue for most of Carteret County and areas extending in to the triangle.

The 2018 event would have marked the 32nd annual festival.

Consider this a live document updated daily once we learn more about the benefit and expect video and pictures from this benefit as it happens. If you have any questions about this benefit, please feel free to use the comment form at the end of this article to ask your questions, or to give us information.


10/9/2018 Update

On Tuesday, October 9, 2018 the NC Seafood Festival executive director and board members announced at Jaycee Park they are teaming up with the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament to co-sponsor an initiative called “Amped up for YOUtilities” where all proceeds of this hurricane relief benefit on Nov 3rd, 2018 at Jaycee Park (all day event) will be given to the local Salvation Army to assist families in Carteret County with rent and utility bills during the coming winter months.

Board members of the Big Rock and Seafood Festival announced that the benefit will be centered on “food and music” and there will be 6 bands present and various local non-profits to provide food for this all day event. Again, that is Nov 3rd, 2018 at Jaycee Park.

During the announcement, board members with the Big Rock presented a check for $50,000 to the NC Seafood Festival to help with hurricane relief efforts.


The NC seafood Festival is an annual event taking place in downtown Morehead City and is largely a celebration of commercial fishing and the seafood industry which is a large part of coastal North Carolina’s culture and economy. The festival was to take place Oct 5-7, 2018 in downtown and historically featured many exhibits from the local community, kids rides, live music that is synonymous with the area and culture, educational exhibits about commercial fishing and the seafood industry, and food tastings by area restaurants and chefs.

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We currently are awaiting information back from Stephanie McIntyre who is the Executive Director of the festival to get an idea on what types of activities and exhibits your family can expect when attending this event. And, we certainly hope that you will consider attending to help show your support for the #CarteretStrong movement to rebuild this vital area and to give support to all the people who were and still are displaced by Hurricane Florence.

Using the comment form below, what information can you give us about the NC Seafood Festival hurricane relief benefit, or what questions do you have about any of the topics in this article.

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    November 1, 2018 at 1:28 pm
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    I can’t thank the Seafood Festival and Big Rock enough for putting together this benefit and all the local food vendors, non-profits, Salvation Army, and musical bands that are coming out to help local citizens after the hurricane. We live in such an awesome place! See you Saturday!

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