Annual North Carolina Oyster Festival - Oyster Stew Cooks Seeks Chefs
Shallotte, NC –The Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce invites you to enter your best Oyster Stew for fame and prize money. The Oyster Stew Cook-off will start at 12:00pm, Sunday October 16, 2011 at Ocean Isle Beach. Becoming a contestant will earn you the right to vie for the Best Oyster Stew Award while receiving advertising benefits along the way! First Place receives $500.00, second place receives $250.00 and third place receives $100.00. All winners receive a plaque.
Along with cash and prizes the past winners have received recognition in local newspapers and Chamber of Commerce publications over the past several years. In 2007, the Oyster Festival was named the number one event of the year by the North Carolina Festival and Event Association; In 2010 the Oyster Festival Events Director was named NC Events Director of the Year by the NC Festival and Event Association. Being a part of the Oyster Stew Cook-Off brings attention to you personally and also your business. You and your business with have exposure to over 50,000 festival attendees. Past winners have also been featured in local newspapers and newscasts along with photos in the Chamber of Commerce newsletter and Annual Visitor Guide.
Only 10 contestants will be accepted on a first come first serve basis. Both individuals and businesses are encouraged to enter the contest. The entry fee is $25. Reserve your entry today for this exciting and rewarding event!