October 13 - 14, 10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
It’s the 12th year for this two-day event that’s part street party (food! music!), part arts and crafts festival (28 vendors!) part educational and recreational (nature walks, reef tours, a road race, and skateboard competition!), and ALL about oysters.
Wellfleet oysters. My personal unbiased faves.
Oh yeah, and for kids there’s one of those bouncy-moon things, face painting, and clowns. There’s also cooking demonstrations, lectures, and a documentary film. Okay I’ll stop now. You can check it all out on the website.
Yours truly will be leading the Taste the Terroir event, at 9:00 a.m. at Preservation Hall. (Oysters for breakfast? Yes, please.) This ticketed event sells out quickly so I recommend getting there early.
And then there’s the shucking competition. Stand back as the shells fly and contestants compete for the top three prizes: $1,000, $500, and $250. More on this later. Just want to say that if you don’t have plans this weekend, come on down to the ‘fleet. And if you do have plans…you might want to change them. Just sayin.
The photo? That’s my sis on the left, Melon Regis-Civetta, the “Mayor of Newcomb’s Hollow” and the host of the unofficial opening night party. And me, on the right, looking ever-so-stylish with the windswept hair.