The North Carolina Coastal Federation is hosting the annual Hatteras Island Oyster Roast, an event that celebrates local seafood and a healthy coast while supporting environmental restoration.
This year’s oyster roast will take place at Oden’s Dock on Saturday, Feb. 2, from 1 to 4 p.m.
In addition to fresh oysters, attendees can enjoy seafood chowder, refreshments and homemade desserts available from the bake sale. There will also be a silent auction at the event.
“The Hatteras Island Oyster Roast has become the premier winter event on the island, bringing friends, neighbors and visitors together to support the Coastal Federation in their important work to preserve our waters and their bounty,” said Lynne Foster, who organizes Day at the Docks and the Blessing of the Fleet each year. “Come out and enjoy steaming Hatteras style clam chowder, cornbread, and, of course, an abundance of local oysters whose shells will later be used to build valuable oyster reefs in the sound!”
The event also features live music by Blurky’s Quirky Friends and it is sponsored by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau, City Beverage Company, Buxton Auto and Marine, Real Watersports and Midgett Realty. The radio station 94.5 Water Country will be there doing a live broadcast from noon to 2 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased in advance online, at the federation’s Wanchese office or at Oden’s Dock. They are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. A $5 discount is offered for members of the federation.
This event is planned to take place outdoors, so please dress accordingly. In the case of extremely bad weather, the event will take place at the Hatteras Village Civic Center.