Oyster Festival

  • Dates: June 2, 2018 - June 3, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Woldenberg Park
  • Time: 10:30 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Price: Free

Come savor all things oyster at New Orleans Oyster Festival every June in Woldenberg Park! This free, two-day food festival applauds the French Quarter’s title as the “Oyster Capital of America” while educating the public about the benefits of eating from the Louisiana Gulf and raising funds for Louisiana coastal restoration.

Oyster Fest, which takes place this year on June 2nd and June 3rd, highlights unique dishes and flavors from various local restaurants. All day, fest goers can expect live music, cooking demonstrations, arts and crafts, and contests like the annual oyster shucking contest and oyster eating contest! Whether you like ‘em cooked, raw, fried, chargrilled, in a po-boy, in a salad, or some other way - you’ll find a delicious way to enjoy oysters at this annual celebration.

2018 food vendors include Acme Oyster House, Desire Oyster Bar, Oceana Restaurant, Ajun Cajun, Dragos, GW Fins, Andreas, Creole Country Cafe, Red Fish Grill, Anotines, Jacques-Imo's Cafe, Royal House Oyster Bar, Felixs, Mr. Ed's Oyster Bar and Fish House, Superior Seafood, NOLA Snow Snoballs, Trenasse, Creole House and Voleo's Seafood Restaurant. Sample everythng from oyster poboys and seafood pasta to oyster hushpuppies and seafood soup. 

The 2018 entertainment schedule is loaded with local favorites...

Saturday, June 2nd

10:30am- Treme Brass Band

12:00pm- P&J Oyster Shucking Contest

1:00pm- Lost Bayou Ramblers

2:45pm- Bucktown All Stars

4:30pm- Darcy Malone & the Tangle

6:30pm- Shamarr Allen & the Underdawgs

Sunday, June 3rd

10:30am- Gospel

11:45am- Acme Oyster Eating Contest

1:15pm- The Mulligan Brothers

3:00pm- Sweet Crude

4:45pm- Naughty Professor w/ Sexy Dex

6:45pm- Bag of Donuts

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