October Oyster Festivals to Consider

Oct. 17 & 18, 2009
Wellfleet Oyster Fest, Cape Cod, MA

Oct. 17 & 18, 2009
North Carolina Oyster Festival, NC

Oct. 17 & 18, 2009
St. Mary's County, MD

Oct. 25, 2009
Lynnhaven Shellfish Company and Bubba's Seafood Festival, VA

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- Wellfleet Oyster Fest, Cape Cod, MA

The ninth annual Wellfleet OysterFest takes place the weekend after Columbus Day, Saturday and Sunday, October 17 and 18, 2009, in Wellfleet, Cape Cod, Mass. This two-day street party celebrates the town's famous oysters, clams and shellfishing traditions and brings together locals and visitors alike for a weekend full of hometown flavor and big time fun.

The town center becomes a walking district that offers something for everyone: local cuisine, arts and crafts, children's activities, educational exhibits, live music and the Oyster Shuck-Off competition. Satellite events away from the crowds, and many with the beautiful harbor as a backdrop, showcase all that our village has to offer: beachcombing and bird walks, a 5K road race and children's fun run, cooking demonstrations, tasting seminars, book talks, and oyster grant tours.

Families have a FREE children’s area to explore with a moonbounce, pumpkin decorating, face painting, oyster jewelry making, a steel drum workshop, sing-a-longs and more. Over 90 regional artisans will sell their crafts. Live music on the Main Stage will feature many local and regional bands.

North Carolina Oyster Festival, NC

Oysters—Marine mollusks having a rough irregular shell found on the sea bed, mostly in coastal water. The coastal waters of Brunswick County produce an abundance of oysters. Each year, over 45,000 people, including locals and visitors, attend the North Carolina Oyster Festival to pay homage to the mighty mollusk. 2009 will mark the 29th anniversary of the festival, which will be hosted by the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce on October 17-18, 2009.

- St. Mary's County, MD



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- Lynnhaven Shellfish Company and Bubba's Seafood Festival, VA

Seafood Festival, Bubba’s and Lynnhaven Shellfish Company on Shore Drive, Virginia Beach
Tickets $35 per person, proceeds support Lynnhaven River NOW.

For a complete listing of upcoming oyster festivals, visit www.goshuckanoyster.com/Events.html

2 comments:

  1. The staff at "Go Shuck an Oyster.com" will be attending the Wellfleet Oyster Fest on Sunday. Hope to see you there unless you're attending another oyster fest that day. -Josh

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  2. My family and I really needed a time out from our work and a friend suggested we go to Cape Cod. When we arrived on Cape Cod, I was surprised that it was a serene place, but there were a lot of fun things to do on Cape Cod! We went sailing in Hyannis Harbor on a sailboat and then we went to Provincetown to watch whales do their thing. The experience was just plain awesome, we all feel energized when we got back to our house.

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