Ocean Isle Beach will host the 31st annual North Carolina Oyster Festival this weekend. More than 30,000 people typically come to celebrate this popular mollusk. In addition to oysters cooked just about any way you could imagine the 2011 festival will include an oyster stew cook off, live music (headlined by country singer Josh Kelley), and plenty of activities for the kids.
Admission is $5, but free for kids under 8. The festival is centered around 2nd Street, beside the Museum of Coastal Carolina. For more info, check www.ncoysterfestival.com/