Uniting the Downtown Community


Oyster Fest 2018 
"We came, we competed, we conquered!" 
Shuck n' Swallow Contest

Main Stage 2:00 PM

Think you’ve got what it takes to shuck or swallow yourself into infamy? We are looking for our 2018 teams – consisting of one professional shucker and one hell of a swallower. 

Each team is responsible for their own shucking equipment, and will be getting dozens of oysters to shuck and swallow as fast as humanly possible. 


Sign ups for the 2018 Oyster Festival are closed.

Shuck yea!!!!

Food Competition

Chefs compete for prizes awarded in 3 categories plus one over-all best of show:

  • BEST of SHOW - Sushi Spot

  • Best Cooked Oyster - Blue Lake Casino

  • Best Raw Oyster  - Hog Island Oyster Co.

  • Best Non-Oyster - Pizza Gago


Check out the competition coverage:


North Coast Journal

Lost Coast Outpost

Oyster Calling Contest
Main Stage - NOON
Do you have what it takes to capture the attention of an oyster? Dave Silverbrand invites you to join him on stage to perform your 30 second (or less) oyster call, while judges keep score.


761 8th Street, Suite C

Arcata, CA 95521

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