All this week we are gearing you up for the 23rd Annual North Carolina Seafood Festival this weekend along the Morehead City waterfront.
Festival organizers expect nearly 230,000 people to attend the festival. That means big bucks being pumped back into the local economy.
Hotels and accommodations are filling up quickly, as well as reservations at local restaurants.
Morehead City mayor Jerry Jones says he's thankful for the economic support the festival has given the town over the past 23 years. "It is a huge boost to our businesses on the waterfront, probably the biggest weekend for them, but also this supports hundreds of locals community organizations, churches and school projects.
The festival begins Friday night along the waterfront and continues through Sunday. Parking is free at the port.
WITN is proud to be a sponsor of the festival.