WinterFeast Offers a Night of Oysters, Brews, Comfort Foods

WinterFeast, the Tryon Palace Foundation’s annual oyster roast and fundraising event, returns to the North Carolina History Center Friday, Jan. 29 with a night of oysters, brews and comfort foods. 

Attendees are invited to enjoy succulent oysters, chowder, shrimp and grits, barbecue, jambalaya and other foods prepared by local chefs, and wash it down with craft beers and wines. Participating restaurants include the Chelsea, Moore’s Olde Tyme Barbecue, 247 Craven, Mel and Vel Catering, the Flame, Bengel Hospitality and MJ’s Raw Bar and Grille. 

WinterFeast is an indoor-outdoor event held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the North Carolina History Center (529 South Front St., New Bern, NC), located on historic New Bern’s picturesque Trent River. The outdoor tent will be heated and oyster knives will be available for purchase. WinterFeast also includes a cash bar, DJ and cornhole.

Tickets are $40 and all proceeds benefit the nonprofit Tryon Palace Foundation’s efforts to support programming at North Carolina’s first state capitol. Tickets are available at the North Carolina History Center, located at 529 South Front St., New Bern, NC, by phone at 252-639-3524 and online at

WCTI-12 is a platium sponsor of the 2016 WinterFeast fundraising event. The Tryon Palace Foundation would also like to thank the following businesses and inviduals for their sponsorship: Alphagraphics, County Compass, Ella Ann L. and Frank B. Holding Foundation , Inc., Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Mattocks, II, Nelson McDaniel, R.A. Jeffreys, Southern Hospitality, The Flame, and Ward and Smith, P.A.