Get Ready For a Shucking Good Time at the Fort Pierce Oyster Fest 

Get Ready For a Shucking Good Time at the Fort Pierce Oyster Fest 

Ft. Pierce, FL – The 7th Annual Fort Pierce Oyster Fest returns for two fun filled days on April 7th and 8th at Veteran’s Memorial Park and River Walk Center.
The Oyster Festival celebrates the Fort Pierce Waterfront and all of its bounty with delicious oysters, tasty seafood dishes, and landlubber foods, a great lineup of live music and entertainment, and a nice assortment of unique merchandise vendors.
 Patrons will enjoy shopping the nautical vendors and the many arts & craft booths setup along the waterway, as well as the other interesting vendors located throughout the shaded areas of the park.
New this year: No More Tickets! That’s right, no more waiting in line to buy tickets for food or cold beer! All foods, beverages and tasty cocktails can now be purchased with Cash this year. In addition to the fresh shucked raw oysters on the half shell, this year’s concessionaires will be preparing and serving up some amazing oyster dishes including Fried Oysters, Steamed Oysters, Oysters Rockefeller, Oyster Po’Boys, Fried Oyster Creole and several more oyster favorites behind the River Walk Center. There will also be plenty of other delicious seafood and landlubber dishes to choose from by the main stage. For those of legal drinking age, The Oyster Fest bars will be serving up your choice of Oyster Shooters made with Vodka or Beer.
Also new this year, is the marine education exhibit from the Florida Oceanographic Society on Saturday. While at the festival, kids of all ages will have the opportunity to meet a real mermaid and should be on the lookout for a few rogue pirates roaming about the festival.
The Oyster Festival’s live music will include everything from rock, country and reggae to blues. Guests will hear a mix of Rock, Reggae and Funk from Making Faces, the Island and Caribbean sounds of Bamboo, classic and southern rock from Jupiter Trailer Trash and energizing Reggae from the band Sweet Justice on the main stage. Three wonderfully amazing solo acts, Davee BryanGeorge E. Manosis and Karen House will be performing favorite songs from many different genres.  Be sure to visit the festival’s web site for a schedule of performance times.
The Fort Pierce Oyster Festival has been dedicated to saving its oyster shells for the “Oyster Reef Restoration Projects” in St. Lucie County. In the first four years alone, this festival has collected more than 3,800 gallons of shells which have been used on oyster reefing efforts in the Indian River Lagoon. Event patrons will be eating oysters and saving the shells for area Oyster Restoration Projects including the spoil islands near the Fort Pierce City Marina. This year, in addition to our appreciation of the folks at the S.H.I.P Organization, a portion of the festival’s oyster shooter proceeds will also benefit the Sea-Life Habitat Improvement Project.
The festival is expected to bring over 12,000 attendees this year. Opportunities are still available for sponsors, vendors, oyster shuckers and volunteers.
The 7th Annual Fort Pierce Oyster and Sea Fest takes place Saturday, April 7th from 10am to 6pm and Sunday, April 8th from 10am to 4pm and is located along the water at Veteran Memorial Park/Riverwalk Center 600 N. Indian River Dr., Ft. Pierce, FL, 34950
For more information, please visit the festival’s web site: www.fortpierceoysterfest.com or contact Kathy Gilbert at POTTC Events (561) 792-9260.
Sea-Life Habitat Improvement Project, Inc. is a 501(c) 3 public charity and is dedicated to sinking a large ship to serve as an Artificial Reef and to help the enhancement of our artificial reef systems along Florida’s Treasure Coast.

Non-perishable food donations will be accepted at the main stage for the Treasure Coast Food Bank.

Location: Veterans Memorial Park / Riverwalk Center

600 North Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce, FL 34950
Dates: April 7th & 8th, 2018
Event Hours:
Saturday 10am to 6pm, and Sunday 10am to 4pm
Admission is Free
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