Oyster Fest returns to Oyster Bay following 2-year pandemic pause
The 39th Oyster Fest has returned to Theodore Roosevelt Park for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic.
Over 150,000 people are expected to enjoy the music, rides, games and food. Approximately 60,000 local oysters will be eaten over the weekend.
“I think it’s a great thing for the town. It brings a lot of people in,” said artist Erica Gridelli.
All the proceeds from the festival will go toward supporting local Oyster Bay nonprofits.
The event is free and runs until 6 p.m. It also continues on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
A free shuttle to the festival is available from the Syosset train station and James H. Vernon School.