The Best Fall Events on Ocean Isle Beach


The Best Fall Events on Ocean Isle Beach

Fall on Ocean Isle Beach is right around the corner and this can only mean one thing: loads of great family-friendly events. Everyone thinks of the beach as a summer destination, but did you know that the average high temperature on Ocean Isle Beach in October is 76 degrees? Sounds like the perfect temperature to get out and explore one of the best destinations on the North Carolina Coast. From a long weekend to an extended week long vacation, we have loads of vacation homes to choose from. Here are a few of the best events going on this fall that you won’t want to miss. 

The 40th NC Oyster Festival Is October 16th & 17th, 2021!

A long-standing tradition, the annual NC Oyster Festival brings together toe-tapping music, culinary delights, unique shopping and the regionally celebrated oyster to thousands of tourists and locals each year in Shallotte, NC. With two full days to enjoy the festival you will be able to walk the grounds and peruse the variety of vendors showcasing their artwork and crafts, bring your beach chair and find a spot by the stage to listen to the featured entertainers, and enjoy the competition as a spectator or go for the gold in one of the Oyster contests. And what’s a festival without the food? The festival offers a variety of cuisines (including oysters) showcased in an assortment of mouth-watering ways.

NC Festival By The Sea

A few miles down the road in Holden Beach you'll find the 2021 NC Festival By The Sea. Taking place this year on October 30-31 the festival celebrates 39 years.  One of the best parts of this event is that it is free to everyone and there is free parking. If you are looking for a festival that features over 100 arts and crafts vendors and loads of activities for the kids, then this is the place to be. 

Saturday Events-9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Sunday Events- 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Contact Number: (910) 523-8523

Grissettown Haunted Trail

*2021 Dates TBD

If you like to be scared to death, but in a fun way, while supporting a great charity, then we have the perfect event for you. The annual Grissettown Haunted Trail takes place this October each Friday and Saturday night. On October, 31 there is a special Halloween event.  All proceeds from the event, support the Grissettown Longwood Fire Department. The trail takes about 30 minutes to complete, and while it is family friendly, this is not a great event for the little ones.

The 8th Annual Calabash Oktoberfest is scheduled for October 23, 2021

Break out the lederhosen, turn up the polka music, and get ready to party, Bavarian-style, during the annual Calabash Oktoberfest. It takes place in nearby Calabash, North Carolina, which is only a 20-minute drive west of Ocean Isle Beach. This event is sure to bring out the laughs and good times. Happening on October 23 between 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., the event features all things Bavarian, with a dash of beach style added for good measure. Events include wiener dog races, arm wrestling contests, and a Bierstein Holding Contest. Admission is free for everyone. Vendors will be available selling food, arts, and crafts. 

Have you found an event you want to attend? If you have and are still looking for the perfect place to stay, give us a call today at 800-727-9222. Forget a cramped and overpriced hotel. Our vacation homes are located in the heart of the action on Ocean Isle Beach and feature premium amenities you won’t find in a hotel.

The Best Fall Events on Ocean Isle Beach

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