Join us for the 2nd Annual Ocean State Oyster Festival on Sept. 17th featuring over 20 oyster farms from Rhode Island serving up a fantastic array of locally grown oysters!
Last year was a blast! So much so, they were named “Best in Rhode Island” from Rhode Island Monthly and it’s readers this year.
Highlighting craft cocktails, fine local beer, wine, and refreshments, food trucks, local bands, activities for kids, culinary exhibitors, educational exhibits, a shucking contest and yes, even a rare appearance by our mascot, Oscar!
Choose from two convenient ticketed sessions–
Session 1: 11am until 4pm
Session 2: 4pm until 9pm
General admission tickets are $25 each in advance ($30 at the door) and gets you a half dozen oysters and an ice cold beverage of your choice. Additional oysters and refreshments available for purchase.
Children under 12 FREE.
We’re tented, so the event is RAIN or SHINE.
PARTICIPATING VENDORS: Revival Brewing :: Grey Sail Brewery :: Jonathan Edward Vineyards :: Farmer Willie’s Ginger Beer :: Little Bitte Artisanals :: Campus Fine Wines :: Yacht Club Soda :: Granny Squibb Iced Tea :: Laughing Gorilla Catering :: Flatbread Co. Wood-Fired Pizza :: Citizen Wing Food Truck :: Shuckin’ Truck
LIVE SOUNDS: Cowboy & Lady :: The Quahogs :: The Z-Boys :: Sianna Plavin :: DJs Nick de Paris + Mousky :: DJ Ty Jesso
OUR SPONSORS: Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy :: The Dean Hotel :: Graphic Innovations :: Agniel Commodities :: Conntech Saab :: Studio Issa :: R. Murphy Knives :: Stock Culinary Goods :: Grinnell Bookkeeping :: Cable Car Cinema & Cafe :: WBRU :: RI Rentals
Partial ticket proceeds go to Save the Bay‘s After School Programs.
Stats from the 2015 festival
Last year, 1,300+ attendees downed over 12,000 oysters from 18 farms (all located here in the RI); we diverted over 2.5 tons of compostable waste (including the oyster shells) from landfills thanks to our friends at The Compost Plant; and, donated $2,500 to Save the Bay‘s after school programs (allowing 300+ more youth to participate in their wonderful programs). We hope to up all those numbers this year with your help and your love of delicious Rhode Island oysters!