Friday, 05 October 2012 00:00
Make some wonderful memories the weekend of October 13 and 14 at the annual Oyster Festival, held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. along the Oyster Bay waterfront. Come see the tall ships, three tents of handmade crafts, a Coast Guard water rescue demo, pirate treasure hunts, music for the young and old, midway rides, petting zoo and the most delicious oysters ever- all in one place.
Organized by the Oyster Bay Rotary Club, the profits from all food court sales support over 25 local charities while proceeds from the rides and merchandise sales will be donated to Rotary’s many charities.
Admission is free, parking is free. Most activities are free. A family-friendly event, Oyster Festival is also alcohol-free and pet-free.
Come hungry and leave happy. With over 60 plus food choices even the pickiest eater will find lots to love!
Oysters are available raw on the half shell, fried or made into stew. (Between 40,000 and 50,000 raw oysters will be consumed this weekend and all are generously donated by Frank M. Flowers & Sons, Inc., shellfishers.)
Other seafood options include a full lobster dinner, lobster bisque, lobster rolls, mussels, clams (both raw and steamed), clam chowder, shrimp cocktail, grilled shrimp, soft shell crabs, scallops, crab cakes, crab rolls, seafood gumbo, calamari, and more.
Meat lovers need not despair as there are many delicious options for you as well, including meatball sliders, pulled pork sandwiches, steak sandwiches, Cuban sandwiches, Philadelphia cheese steaks, homemade empanadas, sausage and pepper heroes, Texas chili, and, of course, traditional American festival fare.