Oyster Festival 2017
October 15 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm$6.00
Captain Avery Museum Oyster Festival
Admission $6 ($2-12 and under)
The annual Oyster Festival will take place this year on Sunday, October 15, 12:30-5 pm. A party that celebrates both the oyster and the fun of a day by the Bay with family and friends, the festival offers food from top local eateries, music from local bands, children’s activities, craft offerings, and Avery’s own “Choose It!,” a way of filling your calendar with fun all year round.
Oyster lovers can get their fill any way they like ‘em: raw; fried in a basket, platter, or roll; in stew; in soup; in sushi; or in shooters. Lots of other fine food will be available, including hot dogs and hamburgers for the kids, if you can get them to stand still long enough.
The kids will be busy. They can choose from a variety of activities provided at no extra cost, such as watching live crab races, getting their faces painted by local artists, making crafts, and playing games.
The adults can buy beer or wine to sip while enjoying live music at two “stages” on the waterfront property. Appearing at the Festival for the first time this year is the classical rock trio Hat Trix, featuring guitarist and singer-songwriter Dave Baldwin, blues guitarist Dave Sherr, and the renowned Hugh Cassidy on his five-string cello-base.
Also appearing on the festival stages will be the Eastman String Band, with Tim and Savannah Finch, Jon Glik, and Stefan Custodi playing Bluegrass and Americana; Coastal Flats, an acoustic combo featuring Andy Garte and Gary Harmon playing everything from the Beattles to the Blues; and the husband-wife duo Dana & Jeremy, who specialize in popular music from the 1930s to today.
For those in a shopping mood, local crafts and an assortment of “Choose It!” items and experiences will be for sale. Tech coaching, rosé wine tasting with French food, and a dog herding demonstration are some examples of what buyers might find among the practical, indulgent, and whimsical “Choose It!” choices. Festival goers also can buy a raffle ticket for a chance to walk away with $5,000.