Oyster Fest Kick Off Party!
Arcata, CA -- Arcata Main Street Oyster Festival will host their fourth-annual Oyster Fest Kick-Off Party on Saturday, May 5th, from 5 to 10:00 p.m., at the Arcata Vets Hall (1425 J St, Arcata, CA 95521). Oyster farmers from Humboldt Bay will be shucking oysters on the half shell, including appetizers and a craft cocktail bar with local beverages. A full musical line up will get your feet shuffling out onto the dancefloor with performances by Ruby & Ary Guilette, The Kentucky Warblers and Cold Blue Water. Vintage Oyster Fest posters will be on display along with information about local oyster farming. Proceeds from the event will be donated to Arcata Main Streets Plaza Watershed Program.
As a farmer, I enjoy the opportunity to showcase my product at the Oyster Festival Kick Off event and talk with people about my farm on the bay. That personal contact with people enjoying my oysters is always a good time. I take a lot of pride in what I do and really enjoy sharing it with my neighbors, said Todd Herpe of Humboldt Bay Oyster.
Arcata Main Street has been cultivating local culture through Oyster Fest for over 26 years. The evening will also include an overview of the Arcata Bay Oyster Festival and the Plaza Watershed Program.
Coast Seafoods Company, who has partnered with Pacific Choice Seafoods, has been a leader in local shellfish production since 1946. As a local shellfish grower and steward of Humboldt Bay since 1955, Coast Seafoods goal, like all local growers, is to produce the perfect oyster that reflects the beauty of the natural environment in which it is raised.
Arcata Main Streets Arcata Bay Oyster Festival will be on Saturday, June 16th, 10 a.m. 5:30 p.m. Its a celebration of North Coast culture with chefs, merchants, volunteers, and guests reveling in award-winning oysters and other tasty non-oyster delicacies, local beverages, live local music, and art. Other highlights include Oyster Calling and Shuck-n-Swallow Contests, the new Green Street, Playhouse giant puppets, an expanded Art Market, the Flupsy Zone for kids and adults, and much more. Local beer, wines and hard cider will be served 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., along with a variety of non-alcoholic drinks. There is easy access to off-site shuttles between Arcata High, H.S.U. and the downtown from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Uber will also pick up and drop off at the 10th St. shuttle stops all day. No dogs, coolers, or glass bottles allowed in the festival. Arcatamainstreet.com for more information.
Arcata Veterans Hall (View)
1425 J Street
Arcata, CA 95521
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