The Oyster Festival, the East
Coast's largest waterfront festival with more than 200, 000
attendees, returns this October for its 32nd year, offering a fun
mixture of new activities and old favorites that are certain to
entertain the entire family. The Oyster
Festival is a project of the Oyster Bay Rotary Club and
funded by the Oyster Bay Charitable Fund. The Oyster Festival
offers a fun mixture of new activities and old favorites that are
certain to entertain the entire family including live
entertainment, Tall Ships, top-notch artisans, pirate shows,
midway rides, and the iconic oyster eating and shucking contest.
And of course...the Food Court, where 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. Profits from all FOOD COURT sales directly support
25 participating local charities while proceeds from carnival
rides and merchandise sales is donated to additional charities
supported by the Rotary throughout the year. Admission is FREE.
Parking is FREE. And MOST activities are FREE. A family-friendly
event, the Oyster Festival remains Alcohol-FREE and Pet-FREE.
Our Storied Past: More than 150 years ago, Theodore Roosevelt – the 26th President of the United States – was born to a wealthy family that summered in Oyster Bay not far from the waterfront property that today bears his name. To honor his memory, community leaders organized a parade to celebrate his 125th birthday. The parade proved so successful that it provided the roots of what would become the Oyster Festival in 1983.
Admission is FREE
SAT HOURS 11AM TO 6PM
SUN HOURS 11AM TO 6PM