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General News · 20th May 2010
Kristen Scholfield-Sweet
Can you tell me more about oyster fest?
Is it just oysters or is it a wine fest as well?
Do you have to buy tickets?

Greetings Aaron...The oyster fest on Saturday May 22nd, was renamed this year the SEAFOOD FESTIVAL, because it is about all manner of good seafood: oysters certainly, but also clams, mussels, prawns, and traditional cedar planked salmon cooked on the beach by members of the Klahoose First Nation community. While there is of course wine and beer available from the Squirrel Cove store and the Cove Restaurant at the Festival site...the tasting event is Saturday night at Oysters, Authors and Ale sponsored by Literacy Now, where island writers and poets are reading from their work and a variety of oysters and Ale tasters will be available. Along with the seafood feast beginning at 11:30 AM there are tables with art, craft and other kinds of food for sale, plus the Cortes Craft Store opens for the season on Festival day. Adult plate tickets are 18$ and available at the food court on Festival day or at Squirrel Cove Store before Saturday. There might not be a shuttle service from the ferry this year so it’s best to plan ahead for how to get to the party. You might try carrying or wearing oyster shells in hopes that locals will give you a ride.
See you there! Cheers. Kristen