The Crystal Coast Festivals are a highlight
for visitors to Atlantic Beach NC. Carteret
County offers many festivals that expose
vacationers to the culture of the NC Crystal
Coast. Newport and the surrounding areas support
the two largest annual festivals in North
Newport North Carolina is home to the largest
whole hog BBQ pig cooking contest in the United
States. The Newport Pig Cooking Contest is an
annual, two-day celebration at Newport Community
Park. The festival features more than 80
competitors attempting to cook the finest pig
using their secret sauces. The festival also
offers entertainment, crafts, rides and fun
for the entire family.
While Carteret County consists mostly of water
rather than land, it is fitting that the North
Carolina Seafood Festival is held in nearby
Morehead City. The NC Seafood Festival is North
Carolina's second largest festivals and occurs during the fall.
The Seafood Festival in Morehead City NC features
seafood sampling prepared by renowned chefs,
fresh NC seafood for sale at the Open Air
Market, more than 150 arts and craft vendors,
sporting events, amusement rides, and fireworks.
You are invited to ‘catch the excitement’ along
the waterfront of Morehead City.
The Atlantic Beach King Mackerel Tournament is
one of the largest all-cash mackerel fishing
competitions. For more than thirty years this
Crystal Coast Tournament has taken place at
Atlantic Station. Bring the entire family along
to this fall fishing competition; there's plenty
of excitement for everyone!
The Beaufort By-the-Sea Music Festival is hosted
annually in downtown Beaufort during the spring.
The festival is set up throughout town on
numerous stages. Come enjoy a delectable variety
of music amidst refreshing ocean breezes! Bring the family along,
admission is free of
With these amazing Crystal Coast
Festivals and endless
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