Oysters, fish and more at Stumpy Point Oyster Feast

Published 7:02 am Wednesday, January 22, 2020

The 35th Annual Stumpy Point Oyster Feast will be held from noon until 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Stumpy Point Community Center. The menu includes all-you-can-eat oysters – both in the shell to be shucked as well as fried. Fried fish, coleslaw, baked beans, potatoes and hushpuppies round out the menu.

The Stumpy Point Civic Club met Friday, January 10 and voted to continue the annual Oyster Feast, which had been announced earlier as being cancelled. Money from the event will benefit the club and the Stumpy Point Volunteer Fire Department, which is this year’s major sponsor.

Calls and emails flooded into the village after the earlier cancellation was announced. Callers said that they planned their trips to the Outer Banks based on the date of the feast. It had become a tradition with many families from both near and far.

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Club members decided that annual event not only served to bring people to the village tucked into the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, but also was a way to bring the village together by offering a way that both newcomers and generational residents could work together providing a peek of the unique commercial fishing village.

The cost of the feast is $30 for adults; $12 for children 12 and under.

In addition to the meal, there will be a bake sale, raffles and sweatshirts for sale.

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