This year’s festival takes place June 1 + 2 at Woldenberg Park. A portion of the proceeds will benefit a number of coastal restoration organizations.
Each year, local restaurants, oyster farmers and fanatics make their way to New Orleans’ French Quarter to celebrate one of the city’s greatest delicacies at Oyster Festival. A summer event, Oyster Festival is two days filled with shucking and slurping, contests, music and fun!
Oyster Festival Vendors
Some of the best oyster bars and restaurants across the city participate in the annual Oyster Festival. Everything from raw, chargrilled and fried oysters by the dozen, oyster soups, poboys, tacos and much more can be spotting among the food lineup. Highlights include: Felix’s Restaurant, Drago’s, Acme Oyster House, Jaques-Imo's Cafe, and many others. For menus, check here.
Oyster Festival Entertainment
It wouldn’t be a true New Orleans festival without live music. In addition to oysters by the dozen, Oyster Festival also features awesome performance lineup. In addition to music, check out the cooking demonstration stage as well.
Saturday, June 1st
12:00pm-- P&J Oyster Shucking Contest
2:45pm-- Cha Wa
4:30pm-- Maggie Koerner
6:30pm-- Shamarr Allen & the Underdawgs
Sunday, June 2nd
10:30-- Betty Winn & One-A-Chord
11:45am-- Acme Oyster Eating Contest
1:15pm-- Amanda Shaw
3:00pm-- Bucktown Allstars
6:45pm-- Bag of Donuts
Contests at Oyster Festival
Spectate or participate in this year’s Oyster Festival contests. The Acme Oyster House World Oyster Eating Contest calls on oyster fans from all around to eat the most oysters in just eight minutes. Last year’s winner ate 33 dozens! Oyster shuckers are invited to compete in the P&J Shucking Contest where they’ll have two minutes to shuck as many oysters as they can. The New Orleans Fish House Largest Oyster Contest highlights oysters farmers across the region. The largest oyster in the fest’s history weighed in at 3lbs!
Which will you compete in?
Oyster Festival Tickets
Hosted at Woldenberg Parks, Oyster Festival is free and open to the public. VIP Passes for Oyster Festival are offered for an enhanced festival experience. For more information on VIP packages, visit their official site.
Catch a breath of fresh air along the banks of the Mississippi, just steps from the French Quarter. The path along Woldenberg Park and the Moonwalk provides a place to bike, walk or jog with wide, open views of the...