9th Annual Oyster Fest

The largest oyster festival on the West Coast is coming up, ~SAN FRANCISCO OYSTERFEST 2008~, which drew over 15,000 people to the park last year. This ninth annual event centers on the unique combination of oysters and stout, plus a bunch of live music. A wide variety of other beverages will also be available, ranging from beers and wines to premium spirits. Though oysters are the main theme of the festival, many alternative choices of cuisine will also be offered.

Some sideshows include the Shuck and Suck Competition (ahem), an oyster history exhibition, and oyster cooking demonstrations. A play area will be set aside for children, and anyone under age 14 will have free entry, except for the special reserved seating area. Minors will not be permitted to enter the event if unaccompanied by an adult. No backpacks or coolers allowed, and no outside food or beverages permitted. Bike parking is available.

Here’s the music line-up:
Saturday, May 17th (noon–7pm)
The Dropkick Murphys
Juliette Lewis and the Licks
Yard Dogs Road Show
Eoin Harrington

Sunday May 18th (noon–7pm)
She and Him (feat. Zooey Deschanel & M. Ward)
Mother Hips
Chuck Prophet & the Mission Express
Whispertown 2000
Seattle Jim Page

9th Annual OysterFest
May 17–18, 2008

Great Meadow at Fort Mason
(Laguna and Bay)


one-day tickets:
$20 general admission
$45 special reserve (premium seating area)

two-day tickets:
$35 general admission
$80 special reserve (premium seating area)