October Oyster and Shrimp Festival – A Local Favorite! OCTOBER 17, 2015


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

Thank You to our 2014 generous sponsors….
Crescent Communities; Haugen- Carver Wells Fargo;  Valdese Cleaners;  Morganton Savings Bank;  Morganton Honda;  Morganton Animal Clinic;  Dr. Amy Brooks;  The Boat House;  EJ Victor;  Sossoman Funeral Home;  Doc & Judy Teele;  Healthy Petz Veterinary Clinic;  Jeff & Alison Stark;  Fisherman’s Catch;  Heritage Propane;  Broome Insurance;  Phil Scarborough;  Bob & Marcia Hill;  Trescott/Baia Wells Fargo Advisors;  Dr. Kimberly Gragg;  Robert & Mary Marcia Salsbury 

This 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

2015…..This will be the13th Annual October Oyster Outing, an annual fundraiser for the Burke Arts Council.  The event will take place on Saturday, October 17, 2015 on the Old Court House Square and the Burke Arts Council property at 115 E Meeting Street in Downtown Morganton.  The event begins at 2pm and goes until 8pm.

Fried and Steamed Oysters, Boiled and Fried Shrimp, Steamed Clams, Clam Chowder, Barbecue, Hamburgers, plus all the fixings are on the menu.   Continuous live music on stage with CONTINENTAL DIVIDE AND CHRIS BELLAMY.


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

The Burke Arts Council Gallery will be showcasing the Second Annual Autumn Photography Exhibition.  The gallery will be openPHOTO throughout the event and there is no admission charge.