Wellfleet Oysterfest

Wellfleet Oysterfest

Sunday, Oct 20, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm

Various Venues in Wellfleet
  508-349-3499
  Website

Schedule of Events

10:00 am - Shellfish Grant Tour
Meet at Mayo Beach, 35 Kendrick Ave
Join Wellfleet shellfisherman and SPAT Board member, Jake Puffer, and Assistant Wellfleet Shellfish Constable Johnny "Clam" Mankevetch for a tour of a multigenerational shellfish farm.

9:00 am - Shuck ‘n Run 5K Road Race
Course begins in the Dunkin' Donuts parking lot on Rt. 6 and rune along Cove Road to Pilgrim Spring Road, then out to Indian Neck Beach, and back. You can find details HERE!
Join the 18th annual Shuck n' Run. Prizes are awarded to first, second and third place, First Wellfleet Resident and First Race Walker male and female! T-shirts limited to first 100 entrants aged 10 and older. All registrations will be done electronically, and you can register HERE! For more info, please contact the Town of Wellfleet Recreation Department at 508.349.0314 or recreation@wellfleet-ma.gov.

10:00 am - OysterFest Main Street Festival at Main Street and Town Hall Parking Lot
No outside alcohol or pets permitted.

10:00 am - 5:00 pm: SPAT Booth
Located on the corner of Main Street and Town Hall Lot
Shop for lots of great OysterFest merchandise and support the educational mission of Wellfleet SPAT, Shellfish Promotion and Tasting, Inc., which includes a college scholarship program, community grants awards and initiatives to support the shellfishing and aquaculture industries. Learn more here.

10:00 am - 5:00 pm: SPAT Information Booth and Volunteer Check-in
Located within the Admissions Tent at Main and Bank Streets
Stop by for information, volunteer check-in, registration forms, directions, email list sign up and more.

11:00 am - 4:00 pm: Family Fun Area at Wellfleet Preservation Hall Garden
The Family Fun Area features performances, educational displays, craft activities, moon bounces, face-painting and family friendly food vendors.

10:15 am - 11:15 am: Music: The Hurricane at Main Stage, Town Hall Parking Lot
Calling on many decades of varied musical experience their repertoire encompasses a diverse mix of Rock, Blues and Americana. Their upbeat folksy style and brotherly interaction invite you to join them on a musical ride you won't soon forget! The Hurricane

11:00 - 11:30 am: Educational Program: We're planning right now at Wellfleet Public Library, 55 Main Street
Come back soon to find out what great programs we'll have this year! wellfleetlibrary.org

11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Go Shuck Yourself at Lower Level, Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main Street
Do you know how to open an oyster? Learn to shuck from Wellfleet OysterFest Shuck-Off Champions. They will share tips and tricks for opening oysters with ease and show you how to get professional results.

11:30 am - 12:00 pm: Educational Program: First Light: Cape Cod Oystermen at Wellfleet Public Library, 55 Main Street
Photographer Ryan Casson will share a black-and-white digital "photo essay" about our very own Wellfleet shellfishermen and women. Co-narrated by Wellfleet shellfisherman and SPAT Board member, Jake Puffer, learn about these hard-working, warm people and their intimate relationship with the sea.wellfleetlibrary.org

11:30 am - 12:30 pm: Music: Schyler Grant Band at Main Stage, Town Hall Parking Lot
Lead by songwriter and recording artist, Schuyler Grant, whose work ranges from gentle ballads to blues-driven rock with fuzzed-out guitar riffs. Schyler Grant Band

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm: Educational Program: We're planning right now at Wellfleet Public Library, 55 Main Street
Come back soon to find out what great programs we'll have this year! wellfleetlibrary.org

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Shuck Off Finals at Main Stage behind Town Hall
Cheer on your favorite contestant in the final round of Cape Cod's famous Oyster Shucking Competition. Prizes will be awarded: 1st Place-$1,000, 2nd Place-$500, 3rd Place -$250. Interested in competing?

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm: Diversifying our Seafood Diets at Lower Level, Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main Street
Diversify your seafood diets to better support our changing marine ecosystem and the fishermen who depend on them. Non-profit Eating with the Ecosystem will feature a few local, under appreciated New England seafood species and show you how to prepare them at home. Author Kate Masury and Chef Rizwan Ahmed will talk about the inspiration behind their recently released local seafood cookbook, "Simmering the Sea: Diversifying Cookery to Sustain Our Fisheries".

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm: Music: The Rip It Ups at Main Stage, Town Hall Parking Lot
The Rip-It-Ups are an 8-piece OysterFest original playing roots rock/original tunes. Good friends Shred Hawthorne, Steve Magliano and Mac Hay will join them to create some jump up, rock out, dancing feet fun! The Ripitups

5:00 pm: The OysterFest closes

Cost: $10 per day, All activities for children are free