The Oyster Festival
The Oyster Festival (Oysterfest) is the annual festival in Oyster Bay, NY and it is great fun for the whole family. This event is run by the Oyster Bay Charitable Fund, a non-profit organization. This year will be the 28th anniversary.
Why should you go to the Oyster Festival?
Because of the thrilling rides, live entertainment, arts & crafts show, pirate shows,and petting zoo! There is also a very entertaining oyster eating and shucking contest.
This is a big deal for the town with over 200,000 visitors and for the 2011 season it will be held October 15th & 16th from 11am to 6pm.
The event's theme is all about oysters and there will be plenty of it, especially in the food court. There will be all variations of seafood choices and plenty of other food as well.
For those trying to avoid the crowds, it is best to go early and if you arrive later you may have to park a little further from the event and walk a bit to get to the event.
This event takes place at Theodore Roosevelt Park and admission is free. To get more information about this fun event, call (516) 628-1628 and or visit their website.
The easiest way to get to the fair is to take the LIRR. There is free parking and shuttle bus service available. The Oyster Bay Branch of the LIRR goes directly to the festival and the Port Jefferson Branch train goes to Syosset where you can take a shuttle bus directly to the festival. You can go to the LIRR website to check the train schedules.
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