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Newport Waterfront Oyster Festival

11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Bowen's Wharf
Newport, RI 02840
(401) 849-2243

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We are shucking' proud to present the Newport Oyster Festival to promote Rhode Island-grown oysters. Did you know that RI is home to upwards of 45 oyster farms?

The flavors are distinctive to each farm so this is your big chance to savor 13 kinds of them all in one festive atmosphere! Growers will be shucking alongside a select group of local restaurants under festival tents. Tickets are sold online and include some free oysters and a beverage from our sponsors. You can also shop for favorites as you find them, meet the growers, and learn all about aquaculture.

Restaurants that have RI oysters on their menus will be included in our new Rhode Island Oyster Trail. Sunday will see the return of the Shucking Contest at 3:00 PM, supported in part by The Nature Conservancy of RI! TiCKETS GO ON SALE after MARCH 1.

Newport Waterfront Oyster Festival