At A Glance:

Date: Sunday, June 19, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Dewolf Tavern, 259 Thames Street, Bristol RI
Admission: Free



Did you know? The harvesting and cultivation of oysters dates back to colonial times when Newport County had emerged as one of the five leading ports in North America for trade and export. Today, oyster farms present in the bay help foster the Ocean State as an oyster haven, with fishing boats leaving the docks every morning to gather oysters to be savored in our local restaurants, enjoyed by our local bivalve enthusiasts and even celebrated in our local festivals. 


Among them: The Bristol Oyster Festival. The third annual Bristol Oyster Festival will celebrate Rhode Island's rich history of fishing, harvesting and cultivating oysters with local oysters (6+ varieties!), musicians, food trucks, silent auction, a shucking demonstration and family fun activities including face painting, pony rides and more. Hear guest speakers from Roger Williams University, along with local oystermen, speak about the growth and importance of oysters in Rhode Island.


A portion of the festival's proceeds will benefit the March of Dimes, a nonprofit organization that works to improve the health of mothers and babies by providing educational resources on baby health, pregnancy, preconception and new motherhood. 


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