Newport Oyster Festival 2018Newport Oyster Festival returns for it’s third year with a veritable Rhode Island oyster tour for your taste buds! Fresh oysters, a full bar, live music, contests, and more! May 18th through the 20th, 2018!

If you love fresh shellfish, you’ll love the Newport Oyster Festival, held each year at Newport’s own Bowen’s Wharf. Rhode Island is home to more than 40 oyster farms and each with its own, unique taste.

Newport Oyster Festival 2018 is set to feature oysters from more than a dozen of these Rhode Island oyster farmers. Sampling them is like taking a kind of culinary tour of some of the Ocean State’s oyster farms.

You’ll also have the opportunity to taste the delicious prepared oyster offerings from The Wharf Pub, Matunuck Oyster Bar and other fine, Rhode Island restaurants.

Newport Oyster Festival is much more than just slurping down fresh, delicious shellfish, however. So much so that I would venture to say even people who don’t like oysters (wait – they exist?) will enjoy themselves!

While oysters – raw, steamed, roasted, fried, you name it – are definitely the focus of Newport Oyster Festival, there will be plenty of other things to eat and drink. Vendor tents, food trucks, and the above restaurants will have other delicious food, aside from oysters.

And drink, well, you DO realize that, apart from Bowen’s Wharf, Newport Oyster Festival 2018 is being hosted by Moët & Chandon … champagne and oysters, anyone? Cocktails, craft beer, wine, and more will also be available.

Beyond all the great food and drink, Newport Oyster Festival also features an Oyster Shucking Contest, vendors, and a full schedule of live entertainment – just take a look!

2018 Newport Oyster Festival Schedule

Friday, May 18
6pm to 8:30pm – Newport Oyster Festival Opening Night Benefit Party

Saturday, May 19
11am to 1pm – TheNew40
1pm to 3pm – Cee Cee and the Riders
3pm to 5pm – Chelley, Bill & Dyl

Sunday, May 20
11am to 1pm – The TeleDynes
1pm to 3pm – White-Eyed Lizard Band
3pm to 5pm – The Copacetics

Does that look like a great time or what?

Advance purchase tickets include six fresh, Rhode Island oysters and a beverage. So come on! Come travel Rhode Island’s shellfish coast with your tongue from the comfie confines of historic Bowen’s Wharf!

Bowen’s Wharf Newport Oyster Festival 2018

May 18 through the 20th, 2018
Friday: 6pm to 8:30pm – Sat & Sun: 11am to 5pm

Bowen’s Wharf – 13 Bowen’s Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
Visit www.bowenswharf.com for more details.
Stay on top of updates as they happen by visiting the Newport Oyster Festival Facebook page.

Newport Oyster Festival Lodging
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