***The 9th Annual Ocean State Oyster Festival has been rescheduled to Saturday, Oct. 21.***
Featuring 15 Rhode Island oyster farms, live music, craft beer & wine, and food trucks by the boardwalk along the Providence River.
FEATURING the Hendrick's GIN GARDEN
Live Music with: Dave Tessier's All Star Stars (5:30-7pm) :: DudeManBro (3:30-5:30) :: Z-Boys (1-3pm) :: Hosted by DJ Unkle Thirsty
PARTICIPATING FARMS: Aquidneck Island Oyster Co. :: Blue Acres Aquaculture :: Bluff Hill Cove Oyster Farm :: 401 Breachway Oysters :: East Beach Blonde Oysters :: Fox Island Oysters :: Quonnie Rock Oyster Co. :: Quonnie Siren Oysters :: Quonset Point Oysters :: Rome Point Oyster Co. :: Salt Box Sea Farm :: Salt Pond Oysters :: Thomas Point Oysters :: Watch Hill Oysters :: West Passage Oysters
PARTNERS & SPONSORS: City of Providence Arts, Culture & Tourism :: Hendrick's Gin :: 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.
~ 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!