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Newport Oyster & Chowder Festival

7th Annual Newport Oyster & Chowder Festival

May 20-21, 2023

Saturday & Sunday 11am-6pm


Taste your way around the Ocean State! Sip a refreshing cocktail and enjoy oysters and chowder from local growers and vendors on the waterfront all weekend long. Did you know that RI is home to upwards of 45 oyster farms? The flavors are distinctive to each farm, so this is your chance to savor a sampling of them in one festive atmosphere!

Oyster growers will be shucking alongside local restaurants and live music under our striped festival tents. The event is open to the public and all food will be available for purchase directly from vendors. Multiple cash bars will also be on site.

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We’re excited to be partnering with Clean Ocean Access to reduce our landfill impact and promote sustainability practices at the event. Our focus will be waste diversion and public engagement through composting, in support of their Healthy Soils Healthy Seas RI initiative. We’ll have several multi-bin waste stations managed by volunteers to help festival attendees separate landfill waste from composted material, recycling and oyster shells. Register for the Green Team here:


Music Lineup


Spend the night at Bowen’s Wharf During the Oyster Festival

Deep-water dockage at the anchor of the Newport waterfront. First-class service, accommodate yachts up to 185′ LOA.

Ride the

Jamestown Newport Ferry

Avoid parking and experience a convenient, reliable and fun way to travel to the Festival!

Coming to

the festival from out of town?

Coming to the festival from out of town? Make a weekend out of it and stay right next door at the Newport Harbor Hotel at a special discounted rate (while availability lasts)!

Oyster Festival



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