The Maine Oyster Festival
Celebration of ALL Maine oysters and the people who farm them!
Visitors flock to Maine from around the globe to enjoy our world class seafood, and Maine oysters are no exception. Celebrate this tasty and environmentally critical bivalve with us in Freeport on June 23 – 25, 2023 for this celebration of ALL Maine oysters featuring sea farmers representing fisheries from the entire Maine coast. There are now more than 150 oyster farms dotting Maine’s 3,500 mile long coastline. Oysters grow slowly in Maine’s cold waters, and that gives them more time to soak up the flavors in their home waters. Differences in the food they eat as well as the temperature and salinity of the water produce a wide variety of flavor characteristics from farm to farm. The Maine Oyster Festival celebrates oysters and the people who farm them from up and down the entire Maine coast!
Festival activities vary from day to day. Check our website for the festival calendar of events.