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 2021 Newport Oyster & Chowder Festival, set to return May 21 - 23 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.
Please note: Festival attendance will be limited in compliance with current public health restrictions.
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.
FRIDAY, MAY 21: OPENING NIGHT PARTY
Savor a dozen fresh oysters and alcoholic beverage.
- When: 6:00 - 9:00 PM
- Admission: $60
SATURDAY, MAY 22 - SUNDAY, MAY 23:
Ticket includes your choice of six fresh oysters or a cup of chowder.
- Session 1: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
- Session 2: 1:30 - 3:30 PM
- Session 3: 4:00 - 6:00 PM
- Admission: $40
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit bowenswharf.com/newport-oyster-chowder-festival
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