The 8th Annual Ocean State Oyster Festival will take place on Saturday, Oct. 8th, feature a selection of Rhode Island oyster farms, live music, craft beer & wine, and food trucks outside by the boardwalk along the Providence River.
Tickets are $10 per person. Oyster + drink tickets available for purchase separately.
Children 12 and under FREE.
PARTICIPATING FARMS: Aquidneck Island Oyster Co. :: Bluff Hill Cove Oyster Farm :: East Beach Blonde Oysters :: Fox Island Oysters :: Hope Island Oysters :: Point Judith Pearls :: Quonset Point Oysters :: Salt Pond Oysters :: Sea Kist Oysters :: Walrus & Carpenter Oysters :: Watch Hill Oysters
OUR SPONSORS: Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy :: City of Providence Arts, Culture & Tourism :: Frank’s Tent & Party Equipment Rentals :: Nature Conservancy of RI :: Ocean State Aquaculture Association
~ Ocean State Oyster Festival (OSOF) collaborates with Nature Conservancy of RI to reclaim the event's discarded oyster shells, keeping them out of the landfill and adaptively up-cycling them for reef building.
~ OSOF also supports Sustainable Aquaculture Education 501c3 (part of the Ocean State Aquaculture Association), that educates and advocates for sustainable farming in Narragansett Bay and its estuaries.
~ We also coordinate with Johnson & Wales University, providing culinary arts students an opportunity to earn credit helping with hospitality elements at the event.
~ OSOF brings Rhode Island's coastal aquaculture community to the state's capital, providing residents and visitors an aspect of Rhode Island history and culture that began with Indigenous communities and continues today.
~ Ocean State Oyster Festival has been named a "Best in Rhode Island" by Rhode Island Monthly magazine!
For more information, visit www.oysterfestri.com
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Do you need an ID for the event? No, it's all ages, but Yes, if you want to drink it's 21+, we'll be checking ID’s.
What's the parking situation? There's plenty of on-street parking available along South Water and South Main Streets. There will be a drop-off spot at the main gate with limited handicapped parking near the check-in area.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket? No, all pre-festival ticket sales will be on our list at the check-in table. Cash & charge tickets will be available on the day of as well.
Is it a dog friendly event? Yes, we love dogs. But they need to be leashed at all times.
Are tickets refundable? Yes, full ticket refund, not including Eventbrite fee, if event does not happen due to inclement weather.
* Everyone’s health and well-being is our utmost priority. We will follow current guidance on COVID-19.