2016 Oyster and Shrimp Festival – OCTOBER 15

Click HERE to see a Video of last year’s event!

This will mark the 14th Annual October Oyster and Shrimp Festival, an annual fundraiser for the Burke Arts Council.  The event will take place on Saturday, October 15, 2016 on the Old Court House Square and the Burke Arts Council property at 115 E Meeting Street in Downtown Morganton.  The event begins at 1pm and goes until 8pm.


The Glen Alpine Fiddle Club 1 – 2 PM
Wilmington’s Chris Bellamy 2 – 5 PM
Continental Divide 5 – 8 PM

Fried and Steamed Oysters, Fried and Boiled Shrimp, Salt Potatoes, Clam Chowder, Barbecue, Hamburgers, plus all the fixings.
Local Craft Beer and Wine will also be available as well as soft drinks, coffee, and dessert.

The Burke Arts Council Gallery will feature the Third Annual Juried Photography Exhibition.  The gallery will be open throughout the day and there is no admission to view this amazing exhibit.

Admission to the event is free.  The food and drink is available for purchase.

The event is a major fundraiser for the Burke Arts Council’s general operating fund.  The Burke Arts Council is grateful for the generous support from our sponsors.  Without them, this event would not be possible.  If you would like information on sponsorship and the benefits of underwriting the event, please call Deborah Jones, Executive Director, 828-433-7282, or email director@burkearts.org

OUR 2015 SPONSORS:  Haugen-Carver Financial  ~  Morganton Honda  ~  Valdese Cleaners  ~  Crescent Communities  ~  Alex Lee, Inc. ~  Carolina Healthcare System, Blue Ridge  ~  Morganton Animal Clinic  ~  Gragg Orthodontics  ~  Dr. Amy Brooks  ~  Morganton Natural Foods  ~  McCombs & Hoke Real Estate    John Greene Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep  ~  Gresham Orrison, MD ~ Morganton Savings ~  Morganton Downtown Development ~ Norvell Properties ~ Gregory Jewelers ~  The Boat House  ~ The News Herald ~  EJ Victor, Inc  ~  Sun Trust Bank ~ Wall Lumber ~  Martin Sohovich/Edward Jones  ~  Wells Fargo Advisors- Anita Trescott/Bob Baia  ~ Jeff & Alison Stark  ~  Robert and Mary Marcia Salsbury  ~  Case Farms  ~  Heritage Propane ~ Timberwoods/Friday Friends