Interested in Participating?

Each year, for the past 35 years, more than 150,000 Long Islanders and visitors from throughout the tristate area flock to the region's largest waterfront festival... the Oyster Festival!

The beautiful and historic village of Oyster Bay, New York, hometown to President Theodore Roosevelt and Billy Joel, hosts an outstanding weekend of family fun, food and festivities under the auspices of The Rotary Club of Oyster Bay and its Oyster Bay Charitable Fund.

The Oyster Festival is all about giving:

To our patrons - an enjoyable weekend full of fun filled family activities

To our charitable organizations - a giant cooperative fundraiser for not-for-profits

To our sponsors & exhibitors - a chance to connect to customers through the 150,000+ attendees and give back to the community through a donation to a charity that helps support over 25 non-profits including youth organizations, school groups, religious organizations, first responders, and multi-cultural organizations

To Oyster Bay - an opportunity to showcase the spirit of our community along with its abundant historical and cultural attributes and seaside village lifestyle

Here are ways you can contribute, sponsor, exhibit or volunteer:

Charitable Donation

Main Sponsors & Exhibitors

Food Court

Arts & Crafts

The Waterfront Experience

Audrey Ave Street Fair

General Information

Volunteers Needed


Donate to a great cause for great causes:

Over 30 not for profits raise money in or around the Oyster Festival during the event.  Supporting the festival helps fund the entertainment, infrastructure and other vital areas that keep the festival going.  Donations of $1,000 or more will be recognized in our web list of benefactors and all amounts welcome!  Contact with any questions.

Donor Levels 
Commodore: $5,000 and up  |  Admiral: $1,000  |  Ensign: $500  |  Supporters: up to $500


Checks made payable to: “Oyster Bay Charitable Fund” (Tax Exempt 501C3 Non-Profit Corporation)

Send Check to: Oyster Bay Charitable Fund, PO BOX 132, Oyster Bay, NY 11771


Main Sponsors & Exhibitors:

The Oyster Festival is a collaborative effort linking business, government and the non-profit sectors in the best tradition of service to the community.  There are a number of different sponsorships and exhibitor opportunities available throughout the two day festival.


Sponsorship Inquiries: for more information.

Food Court:

By invitation and special request only.  Must be a not-for-profit with principal operations in Oyster Bay-East Norwich area.

See below for tent sizes and costs.  Costs include registration/location fees, two (2) 110 volt, 20 amp electrical outlets.  Electrical upgrades must be noted on application. 


10x10  =  $1,600  |  12x12 = $1,600  |  20x20 = $1,935  |  20x30 = $2,460  |  20x40 = $2,960  |  Mobile = $1,710

Food Court Inquiries:


Arts & Crafts: 

Each year approximately 135+ Artisans are featured from across the country under three huge tents!  We welcome professional crafts people, artists, sculptors and photographers.  All items must be designed and created by the exhibitor and confined within your designated space.

10x10 Tent Space = $425

Corner Space = Addt $75

Electric = Addt $50 (300 watts max)

We can still accept inquiries on a stand by basis.



The Waterfront Experience

The Waterfront Experience is part of the new Family Fun Zone targeted to family activities. There will be a children’s activity center featuring music, dance, arts and crafts, talent shows and the oyster eating and shucking contests.….and pirates!. The mission of the Waterfront Experience is to celebrate our natural resources, and to educate and entertain families on interesting and responsible enjoyment of our picturesque and pristine surrounding waters.

Single 10x10 Space = $500 - exhibit with vending; free - interactive exhibit

Double 20x20 Space = $1,000 - exhibit with vending; free - interactive exhibit

Click here for more information and to download the exhibitor form.

Applications due by October 1, 2019. 



Audrey Ave Street Fair

The Oyster Festival is an incredible opportunity to for Oyster Bay.  We invite all non-profits and merchants on Audrey Avenue to create interactive exhibits in themed areas stretching from the Gazebo area and north. 

Oyster Bay Rotary Members & Oyster Bay-East Norwich Chamber Members ONLY

- Restaurants / Delis = $1,000

- Retailer / Service Businesses = $375*

- Promotional Materials Only = $200


- Retailer / Service Businesses = $800*

Oyster Bay-East Norwich Based Non-Profit Groups

- Selling Items = $100

- Promotional Material Handouts Only = Free

(*Service providers judged to be competing with out sponsors will be charged full sponsor pricing)

Audrey Avenue Inquiries:


General Information:

The following are the current fees established for the Oyster Festival.  No other fees or costs are payable to the Festival unless by special arrangement agreed in writing by the Charitable Fund of Oyster Bay. 



It's for Charity - Volunteers Urgently Needed:

As the region’s largest fundraiser, volunteers are crucial to the success of the festival.  Opportunities range from the competitive minded volunteer to the general support volunteer.  See below for details:


The “competitive minded” volunteer – join us in the Oyster Tent – imagine serving 60,000 oysters in the span of two days!  Not for the light of heart, this frantically paced area is a great place for the energetic volunteer.  We have professionals that shuck the oysters.  We need people to help plate them, prepare condiments and serve them.  Are you up to the challenge?  Get together with a bunch of friends and test yourself.  There are two 4 hour shifts a day for the two day….time flies….you’ll never be bored.


General support volunteer – help out at an information booth, selling raffles and providing general visitor assistance.  Can use people in shifts of as little as two hours.

Attention Students -  Must be at least 16 years old.  Community service letters will be issued.


Please contact if interested.


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.