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Plan before you go: Guide to Oyster Fest

See how Frank M. Flower and Sons harvests oysters from the Long Island Sound. The company supplies oysters for the annual Oyster Festival in Oyster Bay which this year will be held on Oct. 19 and 20. Credit: Newsday / David Criblez

The Oyster Festival is the biggest event of the year on Long Island, traditionally drawing more than 200,000 people to the historic hamlet of Oyster Bay and its waterfront park. Admission is free, but planning your trip is a must. Here's the ultimate guide to help visitors navigate the annual outdoor event, Oct. 19 and 20 at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park.

GETTING THERE Train, car or boat 

WHAT’S NEW Beer garden, car show and tall ship 

WHAT TO EAT Something for everyone 

FOR KIDS Carnival rides, pirates and more

THINGS TO DO Shuck and shop  

LIVE MUSIC Tribute bands and original artists 

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO Tips and tricks 

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