You don't have to travel far to find a cup of life-altering clam chowder when you're in Newport. It's kind of a big deal here. In fact, it's right up there with fresh-from-the-ocean oysters and heaping lobster rolls

This year, Bowen's Wharf Company celebrates these Ocean State offerings with the 2022 Newport Oyster & Chowder Festival, set to return May 21 - 22 with fresh oysters and chowder from local growers and vendors. 

Growers will be shucking alongside a select group of local restaurants and live music under festival tents all weekend long. You'll find additional oysters, a full bar and other food provided by local restaurants available on site for purchase.



When: Saturday, May 21 - Sunday, May 22
Time: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
WhereBowen's Wharf
Admission: Free


When you're ready, we can't wait to welcome you back to The Classic Coast. Rest assured, the safety and well-being of both visitors and locals remains our top priority. The mask mandate requiring face coverings in Rhode Island has been lifted, however local businesses may ask you to wear a mask when visiting their establishments. Please be prepared for individual business mask policies. Additionally, shops, attractions and tours are monitoring the number of guests at any given time and may ask you to socially distance to enter. 

All we ask when you land on these shores is that you play your part in keeping everyone safe. Please be kind, adhere to guidelines and maintain social distancing. 

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A weekend filled with delicious food, live music, and good company.



During the Oyster & Chowder Festival at Bowen's Wharf, the Jamestown Newport Ferry offers transportation between Jamestown and Ann Street Pier in Newport. Round-trip ferry tickets are $27.

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Stay on the Wharf

Deep-water dockage at the anchor of the Newport waterfront. First-class service, accommodate yachts up to 185′ LOA.

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