Shucks, it’s time for the Oyster Fest!

Last Fall I took my son and his friend to the annual Oyster Bay Oyster Festival for the first time.  I’d gone to the Oyster Fest about 6-8 times previously, but of those visits were through the eyes of a college kid or young professional.  Let’s just say that a) it’s now a dry event and b) going with your 9 year old and his buddy is a whole different experience!

The Oyster Festival lasts an entire weekend and draws huge crowds – over 200,000 from near and far – to this lovely waterfront hamlet on the North Shore of Long Island.  Billy Joel sings about Oyster Bay in his songs and has a motorcycle shop in town, but locals know all about the beauty and fun that draws Continue reading

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