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We proudly maintain the web's most extensive list of oyster festivals. We list events in 29 states + DC, Canada, ROI, and the UK. Make plans to attend one near you! Last updated: 11.03.14

ALABAMA
Oyster Cook-Off at the Hangout. Gulf Shores, AL. Nov. 7, 2014

ALASKA

CALIFORNIA
San Francisco (Guiness) Oyster Fest. Sharon Meadow, Golden Gate Park. San Fran, CA. May 10, 2014
Central Coast Oyster Festival. Morro Bay Oyster Farm. Morro Bay, CA. June 7, 2014
San Diego Oyster Fest. Marina Embarcadero North. San Diego, CA. June 14, 2014
Arcata Bay Oyster Festival. Arcata, CA. June 14, 2014
Finch & Fork's Shuck n' Swallow Oyster Battle. Santa Barbara, CA. June 23, 2014
Waterbar OysterFest. San Francisco, CA. Aug. 24, 2014

COLORADO
High West Oyster Fest. Boulder, CO. Mar. 20, 2014

CONNECTICUT
Mohegan Sun Oyster Open. Uncasville, CT. Jan. 26, 2014
Milford Oyster Festival. Milford, CT. Aug. 16, 2014
Norwalk Oyster Festival. Norwalk, CT. Sept. 5-7, 2014

DELAWARE
Georgetown Oyster Eat. Georgetown, DE. Feb. 28, 2014
Ropewalk Oysterfest. Fenwick Island, DE. Apr. 26, 2014

FLORIDA
Apalachicola Oyster Cook-Off. Apalachicola, FL. Jan. 16-17, 2015
Fort Pierce Oyster Festival. Ft. Pierce, FL. Apr. 4, 2015
The Oyster Jam. Jacksonville, FL. Apr. 11-12, 2015
Halifax Oyster Festival. Daytona Beach, FL. Apr. 26, 2014
G&B Oyster Bar. Fort Lauderdale, FL. Oct. 1-3, 2014
Apalachicola Oyster Roast / Florida Seafood Festival. Apalachicola, FL. Oct. 31, 2014

GEORGIA
OysterFest. Atlanta, GA. Feb. 8, 2014
Oyster Mardi Gras Fest. Atkins Park Restaurant. Smyrna, GA. Feb. 15-16, 2014
Steamhouse Lounge Oyster Fest. Atlanta, GA. Feb. 21-22, 2015
Georgia Conservancy Oyster Roast.Savannah, GA. Mar. 1, 2014
Oyster Roast and Toast. Augusta, GA. Mar. 23, 3014

ILLINOIS
Springfield Oyster & Beer Festival. Springfield, IL. Sept. 6, 2014
Guiness Oyster Fest. Roscoe Village. Chicago, IL. Sept. 6, 2014
Shaw's OysterFest. Chicago, IL. Sept. 22-26, 2014

IOWA
The Class Act Oyster Festival. Cedar Rapids, IA. Sept. 26, 2014

LOUISIANA
Freret Oyster Jam. New Orleans, LA. Jan. 19, 2014
Louisiana Oyster Jubilee. New Orleans, LA. Mar. 8, 2014
Amite Oyster Festival. Amite, LA. Mar. 20-22, 2015
New Orleans Oyster Festival. New Orleans, LA. May 30-31, 2015
St. Cletus Oyster Festival. Gretna, LA. Oct. 17-19, 2014
Violet Oyster Festival. Violet, LA. Oct. 17-19, 2014

MAINE
Pemaquid Oyster Festival. Damariscotta, ME. Sept. 28, 2014

MARYLAND
Ducks Unlimited Annual Bull & Oyster Roast. Finksburg, MD. Feb. 8, 2014
Hagerstown Rotary Club Bull & Oyster Roast. Hagerstown, MD. Feb. 23, 2014
Everything Oyster. East New Market, MD. Mar. 7, 2014.
Annapolis Oyster Roast and Sock Burning. Annapolis, MD. Mar. 22, 2014
Severn River Assoc. Oyster Celebration. Eastport, MD. June 18, 2014
St. Michael's Oyster Crawl. St. Michael's, MD. Sept. 25, 2014
Mermaid's Kiss Oyster Fest. Baltimore, MD. Oct. 2, 2014
St. Mary's Oyster Festival. Leonardtown, MD. Oct. 18-19, 2014
Hot Sauce and Oyster Festival. Cambridge, MD. Oct. 18-19, 2014
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum OysterFest. St. Michael's, MD. Oct. 25, 2014
Shell-Shocked. Fager's Island, MD. Nov. 1, 2014

MASSACHUSETTS
Romancing the Oyster. Martha's Vineyard, MA. Feb. 12, 2014
Wareham Business Association Oyster Festival. Wareham, MA. Apr. 27, 2014
B&G Oyster Festival. Boston, MA. CANCELLED
Island Creek Oyster Festival. Duxbury, MA. CANCELLED
Wellfleet Oyster Festival. Wellfleet, MA. Oct. 18-19, 2014

MICHIGAN
St. Ambrose Oysterfest. Grosse Pointe, MI. Sept. 29, 2014

MISSISSIPPI
Pass Christian Oyster Festival. Pass Christian, MS. CANCELLED
Oyster Throw Down. Waveland, MS. Feb. 1, 2014

MISSOURI
Schlafly Stout and Oyster Festival. St. Louis, MO. Mar. 27-28, 2015

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Newmarket Olde Home Day and Oyster. Newmarket, NH. Aug. 5, 2014
Piscatagua Oysterpalooza. Piscataqua, NH. Sept. 11, 2014

NEW JERSEY
Oyster Bowl XV. Princeton, NJ. Feb. 1, 2015
Asbury Park Oysterfest. Asbury Park, NJ. Sept. 6-8, 2013
Red Bank Guinness Oyster Festival. Red Bank, NJ. Sept. 28, 2014

NEW YORK
Brooklyn Oyster Riot. Brooklyn, NY. Sept. 11, 2014
Oyster Week. New York City and Long Island, NY. Sept. 11-28, 2014
Stone Street Oyster Festival. Stone Street, New York, NY. Sept. 20, 2014
Aureole's Oyster Social. New York City, NY. Sept. 21, 2014
Empire Oyster. New York City, NY. Sept. 25, 2013
Oystoberfest. Long Island City, NY. Sept. 26, 2014
Oyster Frenzy. (Pro Oyster Shucking Contest). New York, NY. Sept. 27, 2014
Westhampton Beach Oyster Festival. Westhampton Beach, NY. Oct. 11, 2014
Oyster Bay Oyster Festival. Oyster Bay, NY. Oct. 18-19, 2014

NORTH CAROLINA
Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center. Harkers Island, NC. Jan. 25, 2014
NC Fresh Catch Winter Oyster Tour. Raleigh, Jan. 19; Durham, Feb. 1; Carrboro, Feb. 15, 2014
Stumpy Point Oyster Festival. Stumpy Point, NC. Feb. 14, 2015
NC Coastal Federation Oyster Shellebration. Hatteras/Swansboro/Raleigh/Wrightsville Beach, NC. Mar. 1, 2014
Jr. League Roast on the Coast. Wilmington, NC. Mar. 22, 2014
Smoky Mountain Oyster & Seafood Festival. Maggie Valley, NC. Apr. 19, 2014
Dogwood Oyster Roast. Statesville, NC. Apr. 25, 2014
First Flight Rotary Oink and Oyster Roast. Kitty Hawk, NC. Oct. 11, 2014
Airlie Gardens Oyster Roast. Wilmington, NC. Oct. 17, 2014
Burke Arts Council Oyster Outing. Morganton, NC. Oct. 18, 2014
NC Oyster Festival. Ocean Isle, NC. Oct. 18-19, 2014
Dixon Chapel Oyster Roast. Varnamtown, NC. Nov. 1, 2014
WB Chamber of Commerce Oyster Roast. Wrightsville Beach, NC. Nov. 2, 2014
Pamlico-Tar River Foundation Oyster Roast. Washington, NC. Nov. 15, 2014

OKLAHOMA
Frederick Fantastic Oyster Fry. Lawton, OK. Feb. 22, 2014
Oysters & Ale. Tulsa, OK. Mar. 13, 2014

OREGON
Dan and Louis Winter Oyster Festival. Portland, OR. Jan. 25, 2014
Ahh! Shucks Oyster Feed. Charleston, OR. Apr. 26, 2014
The Parish Oyster Festival. Portland, OR. May 10, 2014

PENNSYLVANIA
McSherrystown Fish & Game Association Oyster Feed. New Oxford, PA. Jan. 11, 2014

SOUTH CAROLINA
New Year's Day Oyster Roast. Folly Beach, SC. Jan. 1, 2015
Music & Oysters for Wildlife. Awendaw, SC. Jan. 11, 2014
Save the Light Oyster Roast. Bowen's Island, SC. Jan. 11, 2015
Oyster Roast at Dill Sanctuary. Charleston, SC. Jan. 12, 2014
St. Padre Pio Catholic Church Oyster Fundraiser. Summerville, SC. Jan. 18, 2014
Lowcountry Oyster Festival. Mt. Pleasant, SC. Jan. 25, 2015
Charitable Society of Charleston Oyster Roast. Charleston, SC. Feb. 1, 2014
Shuckin on the Strand. Murrell's Inlet, SC. Feb. 8, 2014
South Atlantic Bank Oyster Roast and Chili Cook-Off. Goldbug Island, SC. Feb. 23, 2014
Pet Helpers Oyster Roast (Shuck Your Paws Off). Charleston, SC. Mar. 1, 2014
Shuckin in the Park Oyster Roast. Moncks Corner, SC. Mar. 8, 2014
Beaufort Twilight Run & Oyster Roast. Beaufort, SC. Mar. 21, 2015
Nation Ford High School Band Oyster Roast. Fort Mills, SC. Mar. 22, 2014
Abbeville Oyster Roast and Lowcountry Boil. Abbeville, SC. Mar. 29, 2014
True Grit Oyster Festival. Greenville, SC. Oct. 5, 2014
Hilton Head Oyster Festival. Hilton Head, SC. Nov. 14, 2014
Summerville Family YMCA Oyster Shindig. Summerville, SC. Nov. 14, 2014
Palmetto Society Oyster Roast. Charleston, SC. Nov. 21, 2014
South Carolina Oyster Festival. Columbia, SC. Nov. 23, 2014

TEXAS
Austin Oyster Festival. Austin, TX. Feb. 2015
Caracol Oyster Fest. Houston, TX. Mar. 4, 2014
Oysterfest. Fulton, TX. Mar. 5-8, 2015
Fiesta Oyster Bake. San Antonio, TX. Apr. 17-18, 2015

VIRGINIA
Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad Oyster Roast. Virginia Beach, VA. Mar. 23, 2014
Chesapeake Shrine Club Oyster Roast. Chesapeake, VA. Mar. 28, 2015
Blue Ridge Oyster Festival. Roseland, VA. CANCELLED
Lynnhaven River Oyster Fest. Virginia Beach, VA. Apr. 26, 2014
Chincoteague Oyster Festival. Chincoteague Island, VA. Oct. 11, 2014
City Center Oyster Roast. Newport News, VA. Oct. 24, 2014
Urbanna Oyster Festival. Urbanna, VA. Nov. 7-8, 2014
The Mimslyn Inn Oysterfest. Luray, VA. Nov. 2, 2013
Virginia Roast & Toast. Norfolk, VA. Nov. 10, 2013
TOGA Half-Shell Oyster Tasting. Gloucester, VA. Nov. 1, 2014
Awww Shucks! VLM Oyster Roast. Newport News, VA. Nov. 15, 2014
Watermen's Museum Oyster Roast. Yorktown, VA. Dec. 6, 2014
Oysters and Oldies Christmas Oyster Roast. Heathsville, VA. Dec. 6, 2014

WASHINGTON
Hama Hama Oyster Rama. Lilliwaup, WA. Apr. 19, 2014
Jazz & Oysters (Watermusic Festival). Oysterville, WA. Aug. 17, 2014
PCSGA Shellfish SLURP. Olympia, WA. Apr. 27, 2014
Samish Bay Bivalve Bash. Samish Bay, WA. CANCELLED
Oyster Run. Anacortes, WA. Sept. 22, 2014
Oysterfest & West Coast Shucking Championship. Shelton, WA. Oct. 4-5, 2014
Flying Fish Oyster Frenzy. Seattle, WA. Oct. 27, 2013
Elliott's Oyster New Year Bash. Seattle, WA. Nov. 1, 2014

WASHINGTON D.C.

WISCONSIN
Milwaukee Oyster Roast. Milwaukee, WI. Apr. 26, 2014

CANADA
Osoyoos Oyster Festival. Osoyoos, BC. April 23-27, 2014
Lund Shellfish Festival. Lund Harbor, BC. May 23-25, 2014
BC Shellfish Festival. Comox, BC. June 12-21, 2015
Oyster Fest Niagara. Beamsville, ON. June 22, 2014
Ontario Oyster Festival. Toronto, Ontario. July 20, 2014
Tyne Valley Water Oyster Festival. Tyne Valley, PEI. July 31-Aug. 3, 2014
Montreal Oysterfest. Montreal, Quebec. Sept. 6-7, 2014
Prince Edward Island International Shellfish Festival. Charlottetown, PEI. Sept. 18-21, 2014
Clayoquot Oyster Festival. Tofino, BC. Nov. 12-15, 2014

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
Carlingford Oyster Festival. Carlingford, Louth, Ireland. Aug. 7-11, 2014
Clarenbridge Oyster Festival. Galway, Ireland. Sept. 12-14, 2014
Galway International Oyster Festival. Galway City, Ireland. Sept. 25-28, 2014

UNITED KINGDOM
Colchester Oyster Fayre Market. Essex, UK. June 7-8, 2014
Whitstable Oyster Festival. Whitstable, Canterbury, UK. July 26 - Aug. 1, 2014
Hillsborough Oyster Festival & World Oyster Eating Championship. Hillsborough, N Ireland. Sept. 2-7, 2014<
Tabasco British Oyster Opening Championship. London, England. Sept. 8, 2014
Hardwick Hall North East Oyster Festival. Sedgefield, Co., Durham, UK. Sept. 19, 2014
Falmouth Oyster Festival. Falmouth, UK. Oct. 9-12, 2014
Anglesey Oyster & Welsh Produce Festival. Isle of Anglesey, North Wales, UK. Oct. 11-12, 2014

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