OCEAN STATE OYSTER FESTIVAL / STEPHANIE EWENS
9/22 Ocean State Oyster Festival
Why: Knock back as many oysters as your heart (and stomach) desires. The annual Ocean State Oyster Festival celebrates Rhody’s aquaculture with a day full of shucking and slurping. Sample briny bivalves from dozens of local farms and wash them down with local brews. This family-friendly event provides a platform for festival-goers to learn more about Rhode Island oyster farming and it also includes a shucking contest.
Where: Riverwalk Park, South Water Street, Providence.
More info: Visit oysterfestri.com.