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Contestants face off in the oyster eating contest (Credit: Lifetime Photography)

Contestants face off in the oyster eating contest at the 2011 Oyster Festival held annually in Oyster Bay every October. The 2012 Oyster Festival in Oyster Bay is on Oct. 13-14, 2012, with contests for oyster eating and oyster shucking, other seafood and food vendors, and live entertainment from pirates and musicians. (2011)

2011 Oyster Festival

The 2011 Oyster Festival, held each October in Oyster Bay, featured contests for oyster eating and oyster shucking, food from seafood vendors and live entertainment from pirates and musicians.

Men compete to shuck the most oysters at
(Credit: Lifetime Photography)

Men compete to shuck the most oysters at the 2011 Oyster Festival held annually each October in Oyster Bay. The 2012 Oyster Festival in Oyster Bay is on Oct. 13-14, 2012, with contests for oyster eating and oyster shucking, other seafood and food vendors, and live entertainment from pirates and musicians. (2011)

Contestants face off in the oyster eating contest
(Credit: Lifetime Photography)

Contestants face off in the oyster eating contest at the 2011 Oyster Festival held annually in Oyster Bay every October. The 2012 Oyster Festival in Oyster Bay is on Oct. 13-14, 2012, with contests for oyster eating and oyster shucking, other seafood and food vendors, and live entertainment from pirates and musicians. (2011)

A performer sings at the 2011 Oyster Festival
(Credit: Lifetime Photography)

A performer sings at the 2011 Oyster Festival held in Oyster Bay. The 2012 Oyster Festival in Oyster Bay is on Oct. 13-14, 2012, with contests for oyster eating and oyster shucking, other seafood and food vendors, and live entertainment from pirates and musicians. (2011)

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Plates are set up for the eating contest
(Credit: Lifetime Photography)

Plates are set up for the eating contest at the 2011 Oyster Festival. The 2012 Oyster Festival in Oyster Bay is on Oct. 13-14, 2012, with contests for oyster eating and oyster shucking, other seafood and food vendors, and live entertainment from pirates and musicians. (2011)

The Tall Ships are one of the features
(Credit: Lifetime Photography)

The Tall Ships are one of the features of the Oyster Festival. The 2012 Oyster Festival in Oyster Bay is on Oct. 13-14, 2012, with contests for oyster eating and oyster shucking, other seafood and food vendors, and live entertainment from pirates and musicians. (2011)

A musician plays on stage at the 2011
(Credit: Lifetime Photography)

A musician plays on stage at the 2011 Oyster Festival held annually in Oyster Bay each October. The 2012 Oyster Festival in Oyster Bay is on Oct. 13-14, 2012, with contests for oyster eating and oyster shucking, other seafood and food vendors, and live entertainment from pirates and musicians. (2011)

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