The Far West Fest Oyster-Off 2011 Is in Marin on July 16th

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Far West Fest-goers; photo by David Skeeter.

On Saturday July 16th, the sixth annual ~FAR WEST FEST~ in Point Reyes Station is an all-ages outdoor fest that celebrates all kinds of lovely things—community, arts and crafts, sustainability, and especially music—but let’s focus on the food, shall we? From 1pm-3pm, the Oyster-Off competition lets you try five signature oysters dishes from these chefs for $10: Heath Haberlin, oyster tour guide/author; Tony Carracci, private chef and chef at Marin Sun Farms; Aram Danesh, formerly chef at Fish. and Anchor Oyster Bar; Jeroen van den Berg, Marin County “foodie”; and San Francisco’s own Taka Tozawa, sushi chef at ICHI Sushi, with his dish, oyster motoyaki.

Lots of other food and drink offerings are also in store, including Tomales Bay Oyster Company’s Portuguese paella and sangria, Wild Onions’ fritto misto, Curry Up Now’s Indian street food, Terra’s organic ice cream, Lagunitas IPA, wines, and much more. VIP tickets include a free wine tasting. This is a “green” event with locally based purveyors of organic, sustainable offerings like oysters, fresh produce, grass-fed meats, wood-fired pizzas, and organic baked goods.

Tickets are $22 in advance; $12 for youth; $30 at the gate. For more info, visit farwestfest.com. Proceeds from ticket sales and the Oyster-Off will benefit KWMR Community Radio, and local non-profits. 10:30am-7pm. Love Field, 11191 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Point Reyes Station.