By Casey Turton
Editor, Carolina Men
The Annual Oyster Roast and Shrimp Steam Fundraiser on Ocracoke Island might seem a bit out of the way for those folks that like to stay close to home, but take our word for it when we tell you it’s well worth the travel time.
Held each December, the event is sponsored by the Working Watermen’s Organization, which concentrates on keeping the local fishing industry alive. The roast is held at the Ocracoke Fish House, which isn’t too hard to find if you know there is only one main road on the island.
We paid the $20 “all you can eat” ticket and that’s just what we did. Plus a few malted beverages and local music add quite a neighborly touch to the day. Free desserts and cider were a bonus and an end to perfect meal of North Carolina oysters, shrimp, hush puppies and fish stew.
You can visit their website http://www.ocracokewatermen.org to learn more about the 2015 event.
The event drew about 300 visitors, so come early as seating is limited.
(Photos by Anna Belousova)