Oyster Shucking At The Wellfleet OysterFest

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Want to experience one of the 7 Best Cape Cod Fall Festivals?

Head to the Wellfleet OysterFest!

The shellfish bounty of Wellfleet’s clean waters is celebrated each year with an extravagant two-day fall celebration in October.

Celebration Scrumptious Shellfish

The annual Cape Cod fall festival includes food booths from local restaurants, cooking demonstrations, oyster tastings,  and a delicious sampling of chowders and other shellfish dishes. You can also get a tour of some of the area’s shellfish operations.

Crafts, children’s activities, education exhibits about shellfish and aquaculture, and live music also round out the OysterFest weekend.

How Fast Can You Shuck?

The big draw, of course, is the Shuck-Off competition.

Yes, oyster shuckers from all over New England come to Wellfleet just to compete in the Shuck-Off competition. The grand prize can be up to $1,000.

The festivities end with a community-wide beach cleanup.

Fun And Fundraising!

Proceeds from the OysterFest – which is organized by Shellfish Promotion and Tasting – support scholarships and grants for local schools, harbor educational groups and local artists.

Entrance into the Wellfleet OysterFest is free – but there are individual costs for food booths, crafts, and some events.

So if you’re looking for something to do this fall on Cape Cod – Wellfleet in mid-October is definitely the place to be.

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