May 19, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
1 Bowens Wharf
Moët & Chandon together with Bowen’s Wharf Company are proud to present the Newport Oyster Festival to promote Rhode Island-grown oysters. We can picture it now: you, enjoying Champagne & Oysters, on the waterfront, all weekend long! Did you know that RI is home to upwards of 45 oyster farms? The flavors are distinctive to each farm so this is your big chance to savor 12 kinds of them all in one festive atmosphere! Growers will be shucking alongside a select group of local restaurants under festival tents. Tickets are sold online and include four free oysters and a beverage from our sponsors. You can also shop for favorites as you find them, meet the growers, and learn all about aquaculture. Restaurants that have RI oysters on their menus are included in the Rhode Island Oyster Trail. Sunday will see the return of the Shucking Contest at 3pm, supported in part by The Nature Conservancy of RI!