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Oyster Festival returns to Oyster Bay with music, magic

Oysters plated for sale during the 2015 Oyster

Oysters plated for sale during the 2015 Oyster Festival at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay. The festival returns Oct. 15-16 this year. Credit: Barry Sloan

The 33rd annual Oyster Festival, presented by the Oyster Bay Rotary Club, returns to the hamlet of Oyster Bay Oct. 15-16 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. rain or shine. More than 150,000 attended last year.

Among this year’s highlights: The 170-foot-tall ship El Galeón from Spain will be docked in the harbor for fee-based tours. Entertainment includes performances from illusionist Special Head (Danny Wolverton) from “America’s Got Talent” as well as singer Jerome Bell from “American Idol.”

Shellfish fans can try their hand at oyster shucking and eating contests Oct. 15. The festival food court returns with booths serving oyster stew, oysters on the half shell, fried oysters and the newly added lobster mac and cheese, among many other offerings.

For more information, call 516-628-1625 or visit theoysterfestival.org.

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