What’s the BEST way to visit? Via the LIRR- extra trains & drop off at the festival. What’s not to love?
COME TO OYSTER BAY VIA RAIL, ROAD OR BOAT! WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
WHAT: The 39th Annual Oyster Festival
DATES: Saturday and Sunday, October 15 and 16, 2022
PLACE: On the Waterfront at Theodore Roosevelt Park, Oyster Bay, NY
TIME: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday
ADMISSION TO EVENT: free- pet-free (service animals welcome)
TRANSPORTATION: Visit by train, by car or by boat
More than 200,000 people are expected to attend the Festival over the course of the weekend.
Please take the FREE (Thanks to OPTIMUM) 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.
The 39th Annual Oyster Festival is a project of the Rotary of Oyster Bay
Be sure to:
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Oyster Bay, Long Island
Follow us on Twitter @TheOysterFestLIRR.
The Long Island Rail Road is proud to annually serve as a major Oyster Festival sponsor.
Redeem your LIRR pass for a surprise! 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
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OYSTER BAY BRANCH
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 15 and 16.
• Westbound service (returning from the Festival) is available with departures
approximately every hour.
PORT JEFFERSON BRANCH
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.
Take advantage of FREE parking and FREE SHUTTLE BUS service. Parking in the village of Oyster Bay is VERY limited. Park in officially designated parking lots for FREE 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 FIVE SATELLITE PARKING LOTS WITH FREE SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE INTO THE FESTIVAL LISTED BELOW.
Shuttle buses run from 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Sunday.
FREE SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE SPONSORED BY OPTIMUM AVAILABLE FROM:
• Syosset train station (FREE- parking permits not required) - Syosset (Oyster Bay Road - also known
as Jackson Avenue) and Underhill Boulevard, one mile North of Jericho Turnpike (Route 25)
• Vernon School - Route 106 in East Norwich ($15 TO PARK)
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.
9TH ANNUAL FOOD COLLECTION CAMPAIGN = FREE PARKING
The Best Western of Woodbury is graciously offering Free Parking and Free Shuttle Service to the Syosset RailRoad Station to anyone who donates two cans or boxes of food to Island Harvest for Long Islanders in need.