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Celebration on the Half Shell

From May 19-21, the Newport Waterfront Oyster Festival will celebrate Rhode Island's most delicious natural resources


Rhode Island is home to about 45 oyster farms. Chances are you haven’t sampled them all, but you’ll have the opportunity to cross 13 of them off your list May 19-21 at the Newport Waterfront Oyster Festival. Hosted on Bowen’s Wharf, the festival will bring farmers and select restaurants together for an oyster extravaganza. Growers will be there to talk about their farms and the different tastes from one oyster variety to another. To top it off, Moët & Chandon will be on hand to pour glasses of bubbly, the perfect accompaniment to oysters. Bowen’s Wharf, Newport. 401-849-2243