New Orleans Oyster Fest planned for June 2-3

The 3rd Annual New Orleans Oyster Festival will once again celebrate that local delicacy - the oyster - that is an integral part of the unique culinary culture of Louisiana.

Nearly 20 restaurants will be showing off the versatility of our region's favorite bivalve at the New Orleans Oyster Festival.

Proceeds from the Festival support the Louisiana oyster community, fisherman and their families, and security for the 8th District Police Department.

The Festival will once again feature oyster competitions including the Acme Oyster Eating Contest, the P&J Oyster Shucking Competition and the New Orleans Fish House Largest Oyster Contest.

The fest will be held Saturday, June 2 from 1:00pm - 9:00pm and Sunday, June 3: 12:30pm - 8:30pm

The musical lineup includes:

Saturday - Treme Brass Band, Rockin' Dopsie, Benjy Davis Project and Wet Willie

Sunday - Zion Harmonizers, Kermit Ruffins, Bonerama and Irma Thomas

It will be held at Woldenberg Riverfront Park at the Mississippi River.

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