2017 NC Seafood Festival

2017 NC Seafood Festival

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We somehow manage to make it to the NC Seafood Festival every year and it honestly surprises me. Now with two little boys I think, there is no way we can manage this. But we do and we did! We even went with a pair of friends who have a 1-month-old! I know! Two strollers deep we waded through the masses and actually enjoyed ourselves. The Morehead City Waterfront is more than capable of holding the growing numbers of visitors to the NC Seafood Festival comfortably and I REALLY appreciate it.

We have found our way to the NC Seafood festival every year since I met my husband in 2012. We were actually not planning on making it this year, but after a slight (not really) twist of my arm, we decided to go on opening night. EVEN though we were headed to the Asheboro Zoo at 7 AM the following morning. We had a blast, ate good food, and learned that our nearly 2-year-old Jettson has a mean left arm when it comes to ring toss. I think in his mind he won all the stuffed toys in the carnival from his “good” throws.

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5th Annual Bites and Blues

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Views from Bites and Blues in Downtown MHC

5th Annual Bites and Blues Festival

This year’s 5th Annual Bites and Blues Festival is going to be even better than the last. Happing in Downtown Morehead City in April, this yearly event is hosted by the NC Seafood Festival. Part of the proceeds from the tickets benefit the Carteret Community College Culinary Arts Program. So eat, drink, and be merry – knowing that you’re helping our community.

Tickets go on sale earlier in the year and sell out very quickly because the event has become a favorite among locals and visitors alike. This event is exciting for many as they get the opportunity to enjoy some tasty food and specialty drinks, that might not ordinarily be on the menu in town, with friends and family.

Let your Bites and Blues ticket be your guide as you stroll along the Morehead City waterfront, listening to the sounds of live music while stopping at restaurants, and the hosting businesses, for a “bite”.

This year 16 restaurants participated along with an additional 6 host businesses. New from previous years were the specialty Bites and Blues drink provided at select stops along the way. At the end of the night, you get the chance to vote for your favorite “Bite of the Nite”. This is always one of the most difficult decisions. They’re all always so good. How do you choose just one? 

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Erica and friends

This Year’s Festival Winners Are:

  • 1st Place – Fat Fellas BBQ & Grille
  • 2nd Place – Southern Salt Seafood Company
  • 3rd Place – The Accidental Bakery

Don’t miss out on the festival next year! Follow along with NC Seafood Festival for next year’s ticket sales and mark your calendar! Will we see you there? 

Celebrating Success at our Annual Awards Dinner

Last Thursday night, we gathered together at Kathryn’s Bistro & Martini Bar in Emerald Isle to toast to one of our most productive years ever! It was a great evening, filled with lots of laughs- thanks to our hosts (& Brokers in Charge) Cathy Scheaffer & Pat Copeland.

Dinner was delicious, and during the meal we learned some very interesting facts about everyone while playing 2 truths & a lie. We certainly have a team with some unusual experiences throughout their lives.

Excellence Awards and gifts were distributed to all of our agents with over $1 million in Sales Production for the year. We also named our 2017 Rookies of the Year- Carolyn Blackmon for the Emerald Isle Office & Stephanie Ross from our Atlantic Beach location. Kitch Ayre was once again awarded our Top Producer for Volume & Sides.

Take a look at some photos below for a recap of all the fun.