Attend Norwalk Oyster Festival
September 4, 2014
It’s that time of year again! After the official farewell to summer, Norwalk gathers again to celebrate its bread and butter--or, as it were, shell and shucker--with the annual Norwalk Oyster Festival. Held the first weekend after Labor Day for over thirty years, the Norwalk Oyster Festival is a veritable Norwalk tradition. So find a time this Friday through Sunday to head over to Norwalk Veteran’s Park to join in on the fun.
Once known as Oyster Town, Norwalk’s love of oysters runs deep; back in the nineteenth century it was even the largest oyster farming location in the world! The Norwalk Oyster Festival is a festive 3-day carnival that not only celebrates the bivalves that inspired Norwalk’s former nickname, but also celebrates the vibrant and cozy community Norwalk residents have worked to build over the years.
You can expect all the typical carnival rigamarole: local vendors, artists, and exhibitors selling their wares, fun exhibits for children, and all types of entertainment, including live music. This year’s festival is hosting several musical acts including, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Scott Stapp of Creed, Tito Puentes Jr., and the U.S. Army Band. In the past, entertainment has also included skydivers and stunt motorcycling. But--of course--the real reason to stop by is the oysters!
In addition to educational exhibits about the oyster lifecycle and Norwalk’s rich history with the little critters, the festival is also a prime place to stop by for the best oysters and seafood anywhere in Connecticut. Vendors serve everything from tasty raw oysters to savory lobster rolls, fish tacos, and way more!
Head on down to Norwalk Veteran’s Park this Friday, September 5, 2014 through Sunday, September 7, 2014 to enjoy the oysters and the magnificent view of the beautiful Long Island Sound, only minutes from your home at The Waypointe.