2017-05-18 / Front Page

Keep On Shucking


(Photo courtesy of Bowen’s Wharf) (Photo courtesy of Bowen’s Wharf) Oysters cultivated in the Ocean State will be front and center May 19-21 at the Newport Oyster Festival on historic Bowen’s Wharf. More than 20 growers, a shucking contest, six bands, plus eateries and non-profit exhibitors will be showcased during this two-day waterfront event, rain or shine by Moët & Chandon, and other supporting sponsors. Bowen’s Wharf Company founded the festival in 2016 to celebrate Rhode Island aquaculture. Café-style seating will be set up throughout the wharf around the live music stage. Many well-known restaurants will serve their most celebrated dishes, which will be available for purchase. Tickets are $27 in advance for each day, $35 on the day of the event. Two time slots are available daily, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or 2 to 5 p.m. Admission is based on available space under the tents. Children 12 and under are free. Tickets are available at bowenswharf.com.

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