The first-ever Shuck Hatteras Festival is coming to the Tri-villages on December 16-17, and the event is a shellabration of community, music, and of course, oysters.

The festivities kick off on Friday, December 16, at the Cape Hatteras/Outer Banks KOA Resort with live music by renowned local band The Yacht Dogs, and local delicacies by Cousin’s Oysters, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The activity heats up on Saturday, December 17, starting at 1:00 p.m. with a Merry Muse Market featuring local art vendors, which is free and open to the public all day long. An Oyster Cook-Off Challenge will run from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., followed by an all-you-can-eat Oyster Roast at 4:00 p.m.

Tickets will be sold at the event for $25, or $20 with proof of a KOA campsite. In addition to the oyster roast, the event will also feature a 50/50 raffle, horseshoe tournament, kids’ games, and live music from Dr. Bacon, After School Surf Club, Howell & Caswell, The Carolina Sweaters, Anchor Blazer, Hot Sauce, Cryp-Terror, and many more.


The Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station will also be on-site serving BBQ, and there are plenty more activities and enticements for attendees which will be announced in the weeks to come.

For more information on the Shuck Hatteras Festival, visit the event’s Facebook page.