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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.

Run by a Non-Profit, for the Benefit of Non-Profits

One of the largest fundraisers of its kind, the Oyster Festival is a project of the Rotary Club of Oyster Bay and operated by the Oyster Bay Charitable Fund. Profits from all food court sales directly support the many participating local charities while the proceeds from carnival rides and merchandise sales are donated to charities supported by the Rotary throughout the year.

The Festival attracts more than 150,000 visitors annually. The success is attributed to the year-round dedication of members of the Rotary Club of Oyster Bay, and its Long Island business community sponsors.  

FUNDRAISING - PARTICIPATING NOT FOR PROFITS 2019

  • Oyster Bay Lions

  • Oyster Bay TR Statue Committee

  • Christeen Oyster Sloop Preservations Corp / Ida May Project

  • Oyster Bay Fire Co. #1

  • Italian American Citizens Club

  • Peas Eddy Sportsman Club, LTD

  • Oyster Bay East Norwich Kiwanis

  • Oyster Bay Rotary

  • Mill River Rod & Gun Club

  • North Oyster Bay Baymen

  • Life Enrichment Center at Oyster Bay

  • Quentin Roosevelt Post No. 4 American Legion

  • Oyster Bay Memorial Post 8033 VFW

  • Oyster Bay High School Interact Club (Junior Rotary)

  • Oyster Bay East Norwich Soccer

  • Boy Scout Troop 253

  • St. Dominic High School Parent Group

  • Oyster Bay East Norwich Soccer

  • The Learning Tree Preschool

  • Oyster Bay Rotary Student Loan Foundation

  • Oyster Bay East Norwich Athletic Booster Club

  • Friends of the Oyster Bay High School Performing Arts Center

  • Oyster Bay High School Girls Varsity Lacrosse Team

  • Oyster Bay High School Baseball

  • Oyster Bay Co-Op Preschool

  • Youth and Family Counseling Agency

 

NOT FOR PROFIT / EDUCATIONAL EXHIBITORS

  • Atlantic Marine Conservation Society

  • Coast Guard

  • Coast Guard Auxiliary 

  • Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium

  • Cornell Cooperative Extension of Nassau County

  • Friends of the Bay

  • Long Island Sound Study and New York Sea Grant

  • Nassau County Soil & Water Conservation District

  • NY Marine Rescue Center

  • Oyster Bay East Norwich Chamber of Commerce

  • Sagamore Hill National Guard

  • Santa Maria

  • Save the Great South Bay

  • Save the Sound

  • The WaterFront Center

  • Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Audubon Center

  • Volunteers for Wildlife