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Arcata Bay Oyster Festival

Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 at 10:30am

Arcata Main Street
761 8th St c
Arcata, CA 95521

We focus on our local bounty, environmental health, and the diversity of our community. It’s a celebration of North Coast culture where chefs, merchants, volunteers, and guests revel in award-winning oysters and other tasty non-oyster delicacies, local beverages, live local music, and art.

When you leave the Arcata Plaza, we know you’ll take a renewed appreciation for our home, our marshes and our bay with you. Oyster Festival is a zero waste event, that means every shell will be composted, every cup (hopefully soon we will all use reusable cups) will be recycled, there will be nothing to take to the dump, because vendors will only be supplying compostables. So when you see our friendly green team, give them a high 5! We ALL are making a difference together!

More than 15,000 people gather for this, the largest one-day event in Humboldt County – the Oyster Capital of California. Let your sense of adventure guide you as you explore historic Downtown Arcata. We've added new features like the environmentally-focused Green Street, a second stage, and all your favorite Oyster Fest features will welcome you back.

Food lovers will be lured by the salty siren song of oysters, and other fare, while quenching their thirsts with local craft beer, hard apple cider, and locally-made wines, many from locally grown grapes. Taps open at 10:30am and close at 4:30, so plan ahead! Local chefs will compete for the Best Raw, Cooked Oyster and Non-Oyster awards, while dancers frolic on the grass to live, local music.

The Art Market is on H St between 9th & 10th, a bustling, lively part of Oyster Fest, with a focus on local makers this year, live performances and interactive art.

Kids will want to visit the expanded FLUPSY (Oyster Nursery) for games and activities, wax hands, balloon creations, giant puppets, concessions, and much more. It’s located on 9th Street between H and I St.

Both the Art Market and the FLUPSY are near the entrance at the busy corner of 9th and H St where tokens can be purchased for beverages.

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