40th Annual Oyster Festival in Oyster Bay Set for October 15th & 16th

Oyster Bay is getting ready to host another Oyster Festival this year. With vendors, entertainment, shows, carnival rides and of course oysters galore, this festival is one of the largest of its kind on the East Coast. At the food court, “volunteer chefs and culinary pros work side by side, cooking and serving dozens of unique oyster, clam and other seafood concoctions along with traditional festival fare,” according to the organizers.

Fact: The Oyster Festival Oyster Shucking Record is held by Rodney Dow, who beat Andy Schuller in a shuck-off in 1985. The two men had both shucked 57 oysters in the allotted time. Dow shucked another 22 oysters in 2 minutes to win the shuck-off.

The Oyster Festival will take place at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay on Saturday and Sunday, October 15th and 6th from 11am to 6pm. Note: This year, the rides and midway for the carnival will be located at Beekman Beach instead of the park.

📷 Taryn Elliott

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