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The Oyster Festival, the East Coast's largest waterfront festival attracting more than 150,000 attendees each year!


The Oyster Festival takes over three football field sized areas plus four blocks and offers a fun mixture of new activities and old favorites that are certain to entertain the entire family including live entertainment, ships, top-notch artisans, pirate shows, amusement rides, and the iconic oyster eating and shucking contest. And of course...the Food Courts, where volunteer chefs and culinary pros work side by side, cooking and serving dozens of unique oyster, clam and other seafood concoctions along with traditional festival fare. 

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© 2019 by the Oyster Bay Charitable Fund.

The Festival is one of the largest cooperative non-profit fundraising events on the east coast hosted by a 501C(3) organized by the Rotary Club of Oyster Bay.

COME TO OYSTER BAY VIA ROAD, RAIL OR BOAT!!

What's the BEST way to visit Oyster Bay?

Via the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) - with a discounted fare, additional trains added, and being dropped off in the middle of the festival carnival area - what's not to love?

Transportation: 

More than 150,000 people are expected to attend the Festival over the course of the weekend. Please take the FREE shuttle buses into the village or take the LIRR. The train stop is conveniently located at the entrance to the festival. mta.info/lirr/getaways/LongIsland/Oyster-Festival.htm

Limited handicapped parking will be available and Handicapped shuttle buses are available.

By Rail:

The Long Island Rail Road is proud to annually serve as a major Oyster Festival sponsor.

LIRR offers a discounted package ticket that includes discounted round trip rail to/from Oyster Bay Station, voucher for five free oysters on the half shell for the adults or free admission to the slide for the children.

Long Island Rail Road train service drops you off near the entrance to the festival:

Expanded Service from the Port Jefferson and Oyster Bay Branches

OYSTER BAY BRANCH

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Park & Ride at: East Williston, Albertson, Roslyn, Greenvale, Glen Head, Sea Cliff, Glen Street, Glen Cove or Locust Valley.

  • Eastbound service (goes to the Festival). See the MTA Special Schedule for the Oyster Bay Line, October 14 and 15.

  • Westbound service (returning from the Festival) is available with departures approximately every hour.

 

PORT JEFFERSON BRANCH

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Park & Ride at: Port Jefferson, Stony Brook, St. James, Smithtown, Kings Park, Northport, Greenlawn, Huntington or Cold Spring Harbor.

  • Passengers on the Port Jefferson line can take the LIRR to the Syosset station where FREE shuttle buses will take them to the Festival.

  • Check the LIRR time schedule for specific departure times from your station. Eastbound service (returning from the festival) from the Syosset station is available with departures throughout the day.

 

For details on specific train times at all Oyster Bay & Port Jefferson stations, consult the Special Oyster Bay Branch timetable and the Weekend Port Jefferson timetable go online to mta.info/lirr/getaways/LongIsland/OysterFestival.htm or phone 1-718-217-LIRR.

By Car:

Take advantage of our FREE SHUTTLE BUS service. Parking in the village of Oyster Bay is VERY limited. Park in officially designated parking lots with shuttle bus service to the Festival (listed below).

FROM THE LONG ISLAND EXPRESSWAY:

Take the Long Island Expressway to Exit 41 North, Route 106N (toward Oyster Bay). Proceed north on Route 106, cross 25A and continue toward the village. Signs will direct visitors to parking areas for access to the FREE shuttle bus service that will take you to the waterfront.

FROM THE NORTH SHORE:

Take the Northern State Parkway to Exit 35, Route 106N. Follow directions above to the village.

FROM THE SOUTH SHORE:

Take Sunrise Highway to Route 135N (Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway). Exit at end of ramp to Route 25 in Woodbury, and continue heading west on Route 25 until you reach Jackson Avenue. (Approximately one mile.) Turn right (north) on Jackson Avenue and proceed to Syosset Long Island Rail Road station. Park for FREE and take the FREE shuttle bus to the

festival. Or continue north to Berry Hill Road (make a left turn) and take that to Oyster Bay.

VERY LIMITED PARKING IS AVAILABLE IN OYSTER BAY VILLAGE. FESTIVAL ORGANIZERS SUGGEST USING ANY OF THE FOUR SATELLITE PARKING LOTS WITH FREE SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE INTO THE FESTIVAL LISTED BELOW.

Shuttle buses run from 10:30AM - 6:30PM Saturday and from 10:30AM - 6:30PM Sunday.

PARKING WITH FREE SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE AVAILABLE FROM:

  • Syosset train station (parking permits not required) - Syosset (Oyster Bay Road - also known as Jackson Avenue) and Underhill Boulevard, one-mile North of Jericho Turnpike (Route 25)

  • Spring and West Main (only handicapped bus) - Handicap parking area

  • Vernon School - Route 106 in East Norwich | Parking for a Cause fundraiser by the YOLO Foundation*

  • Mill Max Mfg Parking Lot - Route 106 in Oyster Bay | Parking for a Cause fundraiser by the Oyster Bay Booster Club*

*Fees apply

 

By Boat:

When you arrive in Oyster Bay Harbor call ahead to OB Marine Center 516-624-2400 = VHF 71 or

Sagamore Yacht Club 516-922-0555 = VHF 78A to reserve mooring or for further assistance