Wednesday, October 23, 2013

What I Saw: The Oyster Festival at Oyster Bay

This weekend Jon and I headed out to Long Island for the annual Oyster Festival. This has been an annual tradition for one of our friends and this year we decided to join in the festivities.

The trip started with a looooong ride on the Long Island Railroad. They had a special going for the festival weekend where a round trip ticket included a voucher for three oysters. Jon didn't want his and neither did a friend of ours who joined us on this adventure from Brooklyn. That left me with nine free oysters! The line was long but moved quickly. They had a crew of people shucking those oysters like mad. The oysters were delicious and no, I didn't share.

 Our long time Oyster Festival attending friend decided to join the oyster eating contest. Can you guess which one he is?

He didn't end up winning but ate nearly 100 oysters in less than three minutes. The winner consumed over 170 oysters and lived to see another day. 

Sidenote: Is my husband not the most handsome thing ever? Love this guy.

There was a plethora of non-oyster foods to choose from at this festival and soooo many people. We had arrived early on the advice of our friend and by the time we were ready to head home the line for the LIRR was outrageously long. Thankfully we got on the train and headed back to Brooklyn, a little tired and dazed from the entire experience but happy to have gone on this little adventure.

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