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Oyster Festival returns to Oyster Bay with music, magic- September 9, 2016 -By David J. Criblez

The 33rd annual Oyster Festival, presented by the Oyster Bay Rotary Club, returns to the hamlet of Oyster Bay Oct. 15-16 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. rain or shine. More than 150,000 attended last year.

Among this year’s highlights: The 170-foot-tall ship El Galeón from Spain will be docked in the harbor for fee-based tours. Entertainment includes performances from illusionist Special Head (Danny Wolverton) from “America’s Got Talent” as well as singer Jerome Bell from “American Idol.”

Shellfish fans can try their hand at oyster shucking and eating contests Oct. 15. The festival food court returns with booths serving oyster stew, oysters on the half shell, fried oysters and the newly added lobster mac and cheese, among many other offerings.

Thousands projected to attend Oyster Festival over the weekend

There will be over 60,000 oysters for people to enjoy in Oyster Bay all to support a good cause

Krista McNally Oct 11, 2016, 10:41 pm