Seafood Festival set to tempt taste buds this weekend


MOREHEAD CITY, Carteret County - While the North Carolina Seafood Festival is all about the seafood dishes, that's not the only thing to look out for this weekend.

The Seafood Festival is introducing a new beer event this year called The Port of Pours. You'll not only be able to sample delicious local brews but also try some of the bakery items that will be offered.

Port of Pours happens Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. at the Seafood Festival in Morehead City.

"These are the Port of Pours cupcakes I'm doing, with one of the brewery's porters, Appalachian Mountain Brewery," said Jennigns Wright, owner of Accidental Bakery.

Wright never meant to be a baker before opening the business in January. Before that, she spent a year in Nicaragua.

"We owned a hotel down there, which is why I'm accidentally a bakery because I started baking for the guests," Wright said.

She's preparing for her first Seafood Festival, partnering with the Appalachian Mountain Brewery for the Port of Pours Event. She's creating cupcakes and is excited for the opportunity to help non-profits through her work at the festival.

"I have a non-profit myself," Wright said. "I think it's amazing to do that work and to be able to promote your cause and get people excited about what you're doing and give them something fun to do in return."