Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. hosts 4th annual Oyster Festival

Freshly shucked oysters. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file photo)

Freshly shucked oysters. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file photo)

Celebrate the North Fork’s favorite bivalve this Sunday, Oct. 9, at Greenport Harbor Brewing Co.’s fourth annual Oyster Festival.

Held at the brewery’s Greenport location, the event is presented in conjunction with Little Creek Oysters and celebrates Long Island’s rich history in oyster cultivation.

Enjoy fresh oysters, live music  and Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. beers, as well as games and activities for both kids and adults.

Local oyster growers will be on hand to shuck and serve their fresh-grown shellfish. Be sure to catch Little Creek Oyster’s third annual shucking contest, which includes competitions for both amateur and professional entries.

Live music will be provided by Greenport favorite “The Daves” all afternoon.

Cornell Cooperative Extension will be on site with special mini-workshops, like hands-on eel grass restoration projects and more.

Sunday’s festival will also be the first place you can try Greenport Harbor’s newest brew, Oyster Stout, which will join its list of special fall releases. Tours of the brewery will also be available.

Greenport Harbor Brewing Co.’s fourth annual Oyster Festival will run fromnoon to 7 p.m. at 234 Carpenter Street in Greenport. For more information, call (631) 477-1100 or visit greenportharborbrewing.com.