The second annual Hatteras Island Oyster Roast that took place Saturday, February 21, was a huge success! Over 300 people attended the event, including many Dare County Commissioners. Everyone was thankful for a clearing in the weather and enjoyed all the festivities on the waterfront at Oden’s Dock. The event drew a large crowd from the Hatteras area, but many guests traveled quite a distance to join us, some from as far as Raleigh and even Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Attendees enjoyed 25 bushels of N.C. oysters, thanks to the coordination efforts of the indefatigable Willy Phillips of Full Circle Crab Company, 100 pounds of flounder, clam chowder, baked goods and live music from the local band Dragonfly. An oyster roast for the coast, indeed!

Many fantastic volunteers pitched in help make this event run smoothly, from serving food, donating baked goods, taking tickets, frying fish, bagging oyster shells, washing and cooking oysters and more. We could not have done this without the many helping hands that pitched in before, during and after the event. Thanks to all of you—you’re what makes the N.C. coast the special place it is.

It truly takes a village—in this case, Hatteras Village and far beyond. This event came together also thanks to the local business support from The Albatross Fleet, Midgett Realty, Oden’s Dock, Risky Business Seafood, Full Circle Crab Company, Hatteras Village Civic Association, Hatteras Village Fire Department, Captain Stowe Head Boats, Sun Flowers Florist, Custom Tree Care, Daniel Pullen Photography and Café Lachine.

We are very pleased with how well received this event was for the Hatteras community, and folks were already asking about next year’s event date! Stay tuned.