If there’s one Cape Cod event not to be missed, it is the Wellfleet Oyster Festival. This is my all time favorite festival, marking the beginning of crisp fall weather, traditional Cape Cod fun, and, of course, plenty of raw oysters being shucked road side and served up on paper plates with hot sauce and lemons. Local artists and craftsman line the grounds, offering their unique wares you just can’t find at home. This is not only a great opportunity to slurp shellfish – it is also an ideal time to get a jump start on your Christmas shopping.
Events take place throughout the weekend and highlights include an oyster shucking contest, live music, and a cooking demonstration. And, if you’re not a fan of oysters, don’t worry – many local restaurants will be serving some menu favorites including the famous Wellfleet Mac Shack, Moby Dick’s, the Wicked Oyster, and the Sausage King. Local breweries will keep the beer flowing and Truro Vineyards will be showcases several of their wines.
So if you happen to be on the Cape the weekend of October 15th and 16th, put the Oyster Festival on your itinerary. And bring your appetite – those oysters may not take up much space, but with the bounty of food available, you certainly won’t leave hungry!