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Oysters are the main attraction at the 30th (Credit: Bruce Gilbert)

Oysters are the main attraction at the 30th anniversary of the Oyster Festival Oct. 19-20 in Oyster Bay. This platter was prepared by Canterbury's Oyster Bar & Grill in Oyster Bay. (Oct. 9, 2013)

Celebrating the Oyster Festival on LI

It's a pearl of an anniversary for the Oyster Festival, which marks 30 years (that's where the gift of a pearl comes in) as an Oyster Bay institution.

Oysters are the main attraction at the 30th
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Oysters are the main attraction at the 30th anniversary of the Oyster Festival Oct. 19-20 in Oyster Bay. This platter was prepared by Canterbury's Oyster Bar & Grill in Oyster Bay. (Oct. 9, 2013)

Teddy Roosevelt re-enactor James Foote, of Sea Cliff,
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Teddy Roosevelt re-enactor James Foote, of Sea Cliff, readies for the 30th anniversary of the Oyster Festival, Oct. 19-20 in Oyster Bay, with a platter of raw oysters from Canterbury's Oyster Bar & Grill in Oyster Bay. (Oct. 9, 2013)

Among the highlights of the two-day Oyster Festival:
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Among the highlights of the two-day Oyster Festival: a shucking contest at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. (Undated)

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A plate for each decade: The Oyster Festival
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A plate for each decade: The Oyster Festival marks its 30th anniversary in 2013. (Oct. 15, 2011)

The crowds flock to the oyster tent to
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The crowds flock to the oyster tent to buy and consume fresh raw oysters at the Oyster Festival in Oyster Bay. (Oct. 2011)

An event staffer shucks oysters at the Oyster
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An event staffer shucks oysters at the Oyster Festival in Oyster Bay. (Oct. 15, 2011)

A competitor in the oyster-eating contest at the
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A competitor in the oyster-eating contest at the Oyster Festival in Oyster Bay. (Oct. 13, 2012)

Event staff shucks oysters at the Oyster Festival
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Event staff shucks oysters at the Oyster Festival in Oyster Bay. (Oct. 15, 2011)

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An oyster-shucking contest at the Oyster Festival in
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An oyster-shucking contest at the Oyster Festival in Oyster Bay (Oct. 13, 2012)

Spectators watch as staff members shuck oysters at
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Spectators watch as staff members shuck oysters at the Oyster Festival in Oyter Bay. (Oct. 15, 2011)

Serge Nepo, right, of the Mill River Rod
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Serge Nepo, right, of the Mill River Rod and Gun Club, fries oysters during the Oyster Festival in Oyster Bay. (Oct. 15, 2011)

Jodi Kahanewatches her boyfriend, Jay Baum, eat an
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Jodi Kahanewatches her boyfriend, Jay Baum, eat an oyster while in line for clam chowder at the 2011 Oyster Festival.

The Oyster Festival attracts large crowds to Oyster
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The Oyster Festival attracts large crowds to Oyster Bay. (Oct. 15, 2011)

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The Tall Ships are one of the features
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The Tall Ships are one of the features of the Oyster Festival. (Oct. 2011)

Contestants face off in the oyster-eating contest at
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Contestants face off in the oyster-eating contest at the 2011 Oyster Festival.

A musician plays on stage at the 2011
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A musician plays on stage at the 2011 Oyster Festival.

Men shuck oysters at the Oyster Festival in
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Men shuck oysters at the Oyster Festival in Oyster Bay. (Oct. 13, 2012)

Plates of oysters at the Oyster Festival in
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Plates of oysters at the Oyster Festival in Oyster Bay. (Oct. 13, 2012)

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Men fry oysters at the Oyster Festival in
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Men fry oysters at the Oyster Festival in Oyster Bay. (Oct. 13, 2012)

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