Mystic Seaport invites you to the Mystic River Oyster Festival on September 30. This one-day event is a celebration of all things to do with the oyster and seeks to highlight the history, growing, and cuisine of the popular shellfish.
The Museum is opening its grounds to a variety of growers, restaurants, educational and advocacy organizations, and others with an interest in the cultivation, conservation, heritage, and eating of oysters. Visitors will be able to sample all sorts of oysters, both raw and in prepared dishes.
Throughout the day, the Museum’s historic interpreters will offers talks and demonstrations on the history of oystering and New England fisheries, and visitors can check out the Thomas Oyster House exhibit, the 1891 oyster sloop Nellie, and take in an oyster-shucking contest.
The Mystic River Oyster Festival is free with regular Museum admission. Food is subject to an additional charge.