What: Newport Oyster Festival
Where: Bowen's Wharf
When: May 18 - 20
Admission: $25



Oysters lovingly cultivated in the Ocean State will be paired with the world’s most beloved champagne during the Newport Oyster Festival, May 18 - 20. Share a #MoetMoment at historic Bowen’s Wharf on the waterfront while celebrating Rhode Island's aquaculture alongside 13 growers, eateries and exhibitors.


Participating restaurants including The Wharf Pub and Matunuck Oyster Bar will serve their most celebrated dishes, available for purchase. Meander the exhibitors, catch a glimpse of the shucking contest, meet with aquaculture educators on site, sip chilled champagne at a specialty Moët bar plus specialty cocktails including a Bloody Mary Seafood Bar, spirits, wine, beer, and soft drinks will also be available. Relax at café-style seating set up throughout the Wharf next to the live music stage featuring six bands.


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Date: Friday, May 18
Time: 6:00 - 8:30 PM

Mingle with different growers shucking under the lights and festival tents. Enjoy all-you-can-eat, freshly shucked oysters and champagne with live music along the waterfront. The Opening Night Party benefits the Ocean State Aquaculture Association, Nature Conservancy of RI & Oliver Hazard Perry.

  • Ticket Price: $125. Limited to 200 people.
  • Included in Ticket Price: All-you-can-eat freshly shucked oysters and locally catered hors d'oeuvres. Open bar. 




Date: Saturday, May 19 - 20
Time: Two time slots available daily: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM or 2:00 - 5:00 PM

Taste your way around Rhode Island with oysters from 13 different growers combined with the finest champagne and cocktails.

  • Ticket Price: $25 for each day; children 12 and under are free.
  • Two time slots available daily: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM or 2:00 - 5:00 PM
  • Included in Ticket Price: Six fresh, Rhode Island oysters and a beverage.

Tickets for additional oysters will be sold on site, in addition to a full bar and food provided by local restaurants, which will also be available for purchase.

Purchase tickets.


The Newport Oyster Festival is a rain or shine event with Sponsors including Moët & Chandon, Ardbeg, Belvedere, The Diageo Brand (Bulleit, Don Julio, Captain Morgan, Tanqueray), Whaler’s Brewing Company.




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