The Oyster Festival in Long Island

October 5, 2022 Desiree Homer

It’s the East Coast’s biggest on-the-waterfront festival and attracts more than 150,000 guests every year. It’s The Oyster Festival in Long Island, celebrating the community's heritage and camaraderie. If you didn’t have plans for October 15th and 16th before, you certainly do now!

About The Oyster Festival

Organized and presented by Catholic Health, The Oyster Festival is a waterfront celebration in Long Island. Partnering this year with the Town of Oyster Bay along with the Oyster Bay Charitable Fund, this year’s two-day festival has something for everyone to love!

DATES: Saturday and Sunday, October 15th and 16th, 2022

PLACE: On the Waterfront at Theodore Roosevelt Park, Oyster Bay, NY

TIME: 11 AM -6 PM Saturday, 11 AM-6 PM Sunday

ADMISSION TO EVENT: FREE (service animals welcome) 

TRANSPORTATION: Visit by train, by car, or by boat

A Full Roster of Oyster-Related Entertainment

Check out the live music, contests, and festivities happening at this year’s Oyster Festival!

At the Len Rothberg Main Stage, kick things off with the opening ceremony and live DJ.

From 2 PM to 3 PM, watch or sign up to compete in the 39th-anniversary oyster eating and oyster shucking contests! Top performers earn a plaque and up to $50.

At 4 PM, The Electrix takes the stage to perform classic rock tunes from the Allman Brothers and the Grateful Dead.

Sunday’s DJ Theo’s VINYL PARTY IN THE PARK is some of the most boundary-pushing electronic dance music. There are also going to be sounds from That 90s Band and Rebecca Kapica.

For the Family

Both Saturday and Sunday, bring the family to enjoy traditional carnival rides. Kings of the Coast Pirates are coming back, too, offering buried treasure hunts for the littles as another free family adventure.

You can also check out the Mel Warren Arts and Crafts Tent in Theodore Roosevelt Park, where more than 100 unique and talented vendors will set up shop to showcase their creations.

Sail Christeen

You can't have a waterfront festival without a little open sailing! You can get tickets for one of the many sails happening all weekend, on the hour. Each sail lasts about 45 minutes, and the cost is $20 per person. Tickets are available here:

Get the latest announcements and updates about this year’s Oyster Festival here.

And don’t miss this incredible weekend adventure!

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