THE OYSTER FESTIVAL GOES DIGITAL FOR 2020
OYSTER BAY, LONG ISLAND NY
The Oyster Bay Rotary Club and The Oyster Bay Charitable Fund present a newly designed and Covid-safe, digital, 2020 Oyster Festival. The 37th Annual Oyster Festival is REDESIGNED with BRAND NEW virtual experiences right here at .
The 2020 Oyster Festival will continue the long-standing tradition to support local charities and includes a week-long tribute to the oyster, exciting on-line auctions, the traditional oyster and eating contest and more.
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We look forward to October 2021 when the Oyster Festival is fully restored to its previous model once it's safe again and after the pandemic is over. Expect the 2021 festival to be bigger and better than ever.
SUPPORT YOUR NON PROFITS
The 2020 effort also includes a GoFundMe campaign designed to be the main fundraising vehicle in place of the massive food courts where, in previous years, organizations raised money through food sales.
ONE OF A KIND AUCTION
An online auction starting Oct 15th with a professionally curated cornucopia of offerings is planned to include experience packages, golf packages, memorabilia, music items fine art, jewelry and other enticing products.
HOT DEALS ALL WEEK
The week 10/16 - 10/25 features local restaurants and businesses teaming up with local charities with delicious food including take out, curb side pick up and limited onsite dining.
The traditional annual oyster "eating" and "shucking" contests will be viewable online. This event is not open to the public, but instead will be broadcasted on the internet for everyone to watch for free!
OYSTER BAY DRIVE-IN
Presented by the Town of Oyster Bay on Friday, October 23rd, residents are invited to watch Hocus Pocus in Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park & Beach. Admission is on a first-come, first-serve basis beginning at 5PM the day of the event.
Organizers are working closely with the Town of Oyster Bay and local officials to create the best redesigned event possible. Check the festival website here at for updates and announcements.
We look forward to October 2021 when the Oyster Festival is fully restored to its previous model once it’s safe again and after the pandemic is over. Expect the 2021 festival to be bigger and better than ever.