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Mystic River Oyster Festival

September 28

Join us for a day of “all things oyster” at our third Mystic River Oyster Festival on Saturday, September 28! Gate opens at 9 a.m. Festival starts at 11 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m.

This festival offers an opportunity for Museum visitors to learn about the oyster fishery and to meet and support area growers! Sample many delicious oysters from the region: vendors will sell oysters at 3 for $5. A cash bar with beer* and wine will be available.

Plus, enjoy live music, guest speakers, demonstrations, children’s activities, and of course, a shucking contest at the Mystic River Oyster Festival!

OYSTERS:
American Mussel Harvesters

Fishers Island Oysters

Jonathan Island Oyster Co.

Little Narragansett Bay Oyster Company

Oyster Club

Matunuck Oyster Bar

Sixpenny Oysters

Stonington Farms Shellfish

Watch Hill Oysters

SPEAKERS AND PARTNERS:
Marion Swaybill, author of Oysters: A Celebration in the Raw

Ann Fraioli of the Billion Oyster Project

Anoushka Concepcion of  Sea Grant

Branford Aquaculture Initiative

Clean Up Sound and Harbors

R. Murphy Knives

CT Audubon Society’s RTP Estuary Center

NOAA Fisheries Milford Laboratory

ENTERTAINMENT:
The Drawbridge Band

Jake Kulak

Auguste and Alden

Chanteys by Mystic Seaport Museum musicians

Dramatic reading of The Carpenter and the Walrus

*Featuring beers from Cottrell Brewing of Pawcatuck, CT, Shipyard Brewing of Maine, and Grey Sail Brewing of Westerly, R.I.