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The New Orleans Oyster Festival Planned for June 1-2

Media Contact:
Jeffrey Ory, ABC, APR
(504) 458-5866

The New Orleans Oyster Festival Planned for June 1-2


WHAT:                 Fourth Annual NEW ORLEANS OYSTER FESTIVAL

The Fourth Annual New Orleans Oyster Festival will once again celebrate that local delicacy - the oyster - that is an integral part of the unique culinary culture of Louisiana.

More than 20 restaurants will be showing off the versatility of our region's favorite bivalve at the New Orleans Oyster Festival. Launched in 2010 by representatives of the Louisiana oyster industry, the festival celebrates local oysters along with the men and women who harvest, process and cook them. Proceeds from the Festival support the Louisiana Oyster Industry, fisherman and their families, as well as the French Quarter community and the 8th District Police Department . Over the past two years, the festival has raised over $55,000 to support coastal restoration.

The Festival will once again feature oyster competitions including the Acme Oyster Eating Contest, the P&J Oyster Shucking Competition and the New Orleans Fish House Largest Oyster Contest.

A special children's area and craft vendors will also be available at the Festival.

WHEN:                 Saturday, June 1 & Sunday, June 2,10 am - 7 pm

Saturday at 12 pm - The P&J Oyster Shucking Competition

Saturday afternoon - The New Orleans Fish House Largest Oyster Contest

Sunday at 11:45 am - The Acme Oyster Eating Contest

WHERE:               Woldenberg Riverfront Park at the Mississippi River

MUSIC:                 This year's musical lineup includes:

Saturday:            10:30-11:45 am                  The Stooges Brass Band

                           1-2 pm                                  The Mulligan Brothers

                           2:15-3:15 pm                      Shamarr Allen & The Underdawgs

                          3:45-4:45 pm                      Rose Falcon

                            5:15-6:30 pm                      Joe Nichols


Sunday:               10:30-11:30 am                  Zion Harmonizers

                            1:15-2:30 pm                      Brass-A-Holics

                            3-4:30 pm                            The Revivalists

                            5-6:30 pm                            The Gin Blossoms           

INFORMATION: For more information, visit, call the festival hotline at (504) 835-6410 or visit us on Facebook (The-New-Orleans-Oyster-Festival) and Twitter (@nola_oyster).

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