Mystic River Oyster Festival

Mystic River Oyster Festival

Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm


This festival offers an opportunity for Museum visitors to learn about the oyster fishery and to meet and support area growers! Sample many delicious oysters from the region: vendors will sell oysters at 3 for $5. A cash bar with beer* and wine will be available.

Plus, enjoy live music, guest speakers, demonstrations, children’s activities, and of course, a shucking contest!


American Mussel Harvesters

Fishers Island Oysters

Jonathan Island Oyster Co.

Oyster Club

Matunuck Oyster Bar

Oysterponds Shellfish Company

Stonington Farms Shellfish

Watch Hill Oysters

Speakers and Partners:

Marion Swaybill, author of Oysters: A Celebration in the Raw

Ann Fraioli of the Billion Oyster Project

Anoushka Concepcion of  Sea Grant

Clean Up Sound and Harbors


The Drawbridge Band

Jake Kulak

Auguste and Alden

Dramatic reading of The Carpenter and the Walrus

*Featuring beers from Cottrell Brewing of Pawcatuck, CT, Shipyard Brewing of Maine, and Gray Sail Brewing of Westerly, R.I.

General Admission: 3 oysters for $5.