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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!

OYSTERS:
American Mussel Harvesters

Fishers Island Oysters

Jonathan Island Oyster Co.

Oyster Club

Matunuck Oyster Bar

Oysterponds Shellfish Company

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

Clean Up Sound and Harbors

ENTERTAINMENT:
The Drawbridge Band

Jake Kulak

Auguste and Alden

Dramatic reading of The Carpenter and the Walrus

*On the beer list, you will find:
Whale’s Tail Pale Ale
Yuengling
Gray Sail
Old Thumper
Fat Tire
Shocktop White Ale
Shipyard Summer Ale
Monkey Fist
Shipyard Export
Mystic Seaport Pale Ale
Sam Adams Summer
Sam Adams
Cottrell Old Yankee
Mystic Bridge IPA
Harpoon