Oyster Fest.

Photo by Anne Henning

by Alex Hallowell

Island Creek Oysters is at it again. For several years now, those guys (and girls) from Duxbury have been throwing one of the best parties this side of the Charles: The Oyster Festival. The event supports the Island Creek Oyster Foundation, a group that promotes aquaculture as a means of a sustainable family income for those in some tougher parts of the world.

This year focused on Tilapia farming kits for families in Haiti, and included an expanded set of festivities. Friday night was for the high rollers, the Friends of Haiti event cost $250 a pop, but included entrance to both Friday and Saturday as well as a hoard of fun perks (amazing–and abundant–foods from some of the nation’s best restaurants and access to an auction that included a two-week trip to Africa.) For the rest of us, Saturday’s festivities were $50 a head where you gained access to the fun with 3,000 of your closest friends and seafood enthousiasts.

My favorite part of the night? Half a dozen IC Oysters for $5. Five dollars. They’re usually $3 each. Plus there was a great throwback this year: Narragansett Beer.

Photo by Lynne Aylesworth

For more information on the event and the Island Creek Oyster Foundation, click here.

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The South Shore and South Coast has been home to hunting, gathering, fishing, farming––and great eating––for over 10,000 years. We are committed to identifying, devouring, and sharing all that Southeastern Massachusetts has to offer today and preserving local options for future generations.
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One Response to Oyster Fest.

  1. Karen says:

    My husband would have eaten himself silly. He loves fresh oysters.

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