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.


Phillip Epley – Our Talented Emcee for the day!

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

IN THE GALLERY:  The Burke Arts Council Gallery  will be open throughout the day and there is no admission to view the exhibit.

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

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  


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

For more information, please call the Burke Arts Council.  828-433-7282