Mystic River Oyster Festival
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!
American Mussel Harvesters
Little Narragansett Bay Oyster Company
Stonington Farms Shellfish
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
The Drawbridge Band
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.