2017 Calabash Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest brings people of all ages together. Strangers sit at the same table and talk, laugh and sing together and may even meet again next year for the same occasion.

The idea of an Oktoberfest in Calabash came from a transplanted Bavarian now living in Calabash in 2014. After some opposition and perseverance of the “Bavarian” the Calabash Lions adopted the idea especially when a very generous Calabash property owner offered the perfect plot for a fair like Oktoberfest. It took a lot of detailed planning since funds were scarce and there was always the risk of no interest in the community. But they came, liked it and, hopefully, will come again to the 4rd Annual Calabash Oktoberfest.

The 2017 Oktoberfest at Calabash Trading Co. & Consignment on  10102 Beach Drive in Calabash will offer Bavarian food, Oktoberfest beer, Oktoberfest music by the Harbour Towne Fest Band, a dance floor, beer tents, contests, surprise raffle, entertainment during the band’s break time, children’s entertainment, vendors, ample parking, in other words fun for everyone.

Pat and I are very excited to announce that we will be participating in this year’s Calabash Oktoberfest! We hope that you’ll stop by to see our photos ‘in person’ and maybe even take something home with you to remind you of the great times here at the beach! We will have our photos available in many different styles and formats. Just below you can see some of what we’ll be offering to you.

One of the most popular ways to enjoy a photo is framed on your wall! We will have photos available in 3 different sizes. Our photos are matted in either white or off white acid free matboard and include an acid free backer making them ready to hang in your favorite frame. They are enclosed in clear bags for their protection from the elements. The 3 sizes available will be:

  • 8×10 (5×7 photo in an 8×10 mat)  –  $6.00
  • 11×14 (8×10 photo in an 11×14 mat)  –  $9.00
  • 16×20 (11×14 photo in a 16×20 mat  –  $14.00


Matted Prints in Various Sizes



Tell your friends & family about your great vacation! Send them a postcard from the beach. At just $1 a piece, send one to everyone! (Stamps will be available for purchase so you can avoid a trip to the PO)

We will have many of our photos available printed on cotton, stretched canvas. This is a beautiful look and they are ready to be hung as they are or you can mount them in a lovely frame to give them a ‘floating’ look.  They will be available in a number of sizes from 8×8 up to 40×60 to fill a wall! Many sizes in between as well. Prices vary depending on size from $10 to $90.

Stretched Canvas Prints

Notecards! Our most popular.


These notecards are just beautiful! These are 5×7 cards with one of your favorite scenes on the front and blank on the inside. They are ideal for sending a hand written note (that’s right…NOT an email!) to that special friend of yours! They also make a great birthday card, get well card….whatever the occasion and because they are 5×7, they are perfect for framing afterward if your recipient would like to remember it forever on his or her wall! Each card is individually wrapped in protective cellophane packaging. You won’t find a Hallmark like this for only $2 each.



Bookmarks! What better way to remind yourself (or your friend!) of the great time you had at the beach. These bookmarks at 2×8 and feature 2 different scenes from the beach, one on each side. At just $1 each, you can get one for each of your books!


Refrigerator Magnets



Here’s a great way to keep your vacation memories alive! Slap one of these on your frig and every time you reach in there for a cold beverage, your memories of the Carolina shore will be right there with you! These magnets are business card size and will sell for just $1 each!

  Coffee or Tea Mugs! What better way to enjoy your morning beverage than by reminding you of the beauty and the great time you had at the beach. These mugs hold 11oz of your favorite beverage and they measures 3.75 inches tall and are white ceramic with a number of choices of your favorite spots at the beach. They are Microwave and dishwasher safe. Please use a mild detergent, no bleach in order to keep your photo(s) bright. These will retail for only $15.00 each or 2 for $25.00.

Our Newest Additions!

Tote Bags

We have just added photo tote bags to our assortment products available to you at the OIB Marketplace. We will have 3 styles: A grocery tote bag, a lightweight canvas bag and a beautiful heavyweight carry all beach tote bag. Please view the photos and descriptions below.



Just the right size to carry groceries and run errands, our customizable grocery tote is as fun as it is useful. Makes a great party favor or small business giveaway.
SIZE: 12×13. This tote will retail for just $ 12.00

Our versatile Everyday Canvas Tote is a must for everyday use! This tote is the perfect companion on a trip to the farmers market, game day, or the beach. It also makes a trendy gift bag for any celebration! Size: 15.5 x 15. This tote will retail for just $ 12.00

Tote all your essentials in a custom canvas bag. Just perfect for all your beach supplies. It also makes great gifts for moms, teachers, or coaches!
SIZE: 20.5×15.5×6. This tote bag will retail for only $ 20.00

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We invite you to visit our Fine Art America page where you can purchase many of our photos in various formats such as matted or framed prints, stretched canvas, tote bags, shower curtains and much more!

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