Cape Cod is not only home to a multitude of amazing restaurants, beaches, and museums; it’s also responsible for hosting some of the best events in the country! One of the most beloved events in this region is the annual Wellfleet Oyster Festival. Featuring delicious foods, engaging entertainment, fantastic games, and much more, this 2-day celebration is one you won’t want to miss. Learn all there is to know about the Wellfleet Oyster Festival and mark your calendar today!
Everything You Need to Know about the 2016 Wellfleet Oyster Festival
When and Where
The 16th Annual Wellfleet OysterFest will take place on October 15th-16th, 2016. The festivities will commence in Wellfleet, MA, in various spots throughout town. Each day’s activities begin at 10:00 a.m. and end at 5:00 p.m.
The Wellfleet Oyster Festival Schedule of Events
Visitors and locals alike flock to this annual festival every year for the abundant activities and entertainment! The Wellfleet OysterFest schedule features a Main Street kickoff festival, athletic competitions, educational presentations, live music, performances, cooking demonstrations, oyster-shucking contests, dance parties, and much more! There will also be a 5k race for adults and a short fun run for kids.
Other Things to Do at the Wellfleet Oyster Festival
There really is something for everyone at the Wellfleet OysterFest! People of all ages will love the countless things that this annual celebration has to offer. In addition attending the many shows and events, there will be many other things to do during this weekend of fun and fellowship. Numerous local food vendors will be serving up traditional New England cuisine as well as local beers and wines. You’ll also be able to purchase a souvenir at one of the many local arts and crafts vendors. Admission to this event is completely free; vendor items are priced individually.
Shellfish, particularly oysters, are a huge part of the Cape Cod community! The Wellfleet Shellfish Promotion and Tasting, Inc., known as SPAT, strives to honor this essential portion of Cape Cod culture by promoting and educating the local community about shellfishing traditions and technologies, as well as the importance of a healthy environment. SPAT accomplishes this goal by hosting the Wellfleet Oyster Festival every year as well as providing financial aids and educational awards to those pursuing a career in shellfishing.
Where to Stay during the Wellfleet Oyster Festival
You’ll want to unwind after an exciting day of enjoying the many Wellfleet OysterFest activities! While you’re in town for this weekend event, make sure you stay in the finest accommodations possible. Chatham Gables Inn is a cozy Cape Cod bed and breakfast tucked away in the lovely town of Chatham, Massachusetts, perfect for enjoying a weekend of total comfort and relaxation. We offer beautiful rooms, each equipped with the finest amenities, in a peaceful environment. Choose from exploring the other fantastic attractions of the area or simply spending time in our comfy sitting room by the fireplace. You’re bound to love your time with us, so check our availability online right now to book your favorite room!
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