Oyster Festival returns after COVID hiatus


After a two-year COVID-triggered hiatus, the Oyster Festival is returning Oct. 15-16 to the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay.

At this nautical event,  which in the past has attracted upwards of 150,000 people, festival goers can enjoy oysters and other delectables. Also on tap: live music, artisanal vendors, food trucks and various attractions.

The event is presented by Catholic Health in partnership with the Town of Oyster Bay and and the Oyster Bay Charitable Fund.

“The annual Oyster Festival is a wonderful celebration of community and camaraderie,” Catholic Health President  and CEO Dr. Patrick  O’Shaughnessy said in a statement.

Ahead of a media event about the weekend festival, he said that Catholic Health feels “a deep connection to community and to Long Island’s heritage,” adding that this event “truly reflects Long Island’s unique character.”

The festival “is a great way to show off all Nassau County has to offer,” Bruce Blakeman, Nassau County’s executive said in a statement.

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino said the event was good for the town, and for business.

“From enjoying local oysters to watching shucking contests and shopping for hand-crafted artisan goods and foods, the Oyster Festival attracts thousands of visitors while spurring economic activity and supporting great local charities,” he said in a statement.


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