oyster bay, Long Island
ABOUT THE OYSTER FESTIVAL
The Oyster Festival, the East Coast's largest waterfront festival with more than 150,000 attendees, returns this October for its 36th year on October 19th & 20th, 2019, offering a fun mixture of new activities and old favorites that are certain to entertain the entire family.
The Oyster Festival is a project of the Oyster Bay Rotary Club and funded by the Oyster Bay Charitable Fund.
The Oyster Festival offers a fun mixture of new activities and old favorites that are certain to entertain the entire family including live entertainment, ships, top-notch artisans, pirate shows, midway rides, and the iconic oyster eating and shucking contest. And of course...the Food Court, where volunteer chefs and culinary pros work side by side, cooking and serving dozens of unique oyster, clam and other seafood concoctions along with traditional festival fare.
Sturgeon Bay, WI
"The 10th Anniversary is upon us!
In a life-or-death quest for the perfect Halloween theme, 36 songwriters face a darkly daunting deadline. Paired off in 3 frightening games of spin-the-bottle, they co-write their commingled hearts out before taking the stage to face the greatest terror of all: YOU!
Dark Songs 2019 marks the annual event’s 10th anniversary with its eleventh production, “STAGE FRIGHT!!!” Since its first incarnation in 2009 as The Edgar Allan Polka (celebrating Edgar Allan Poe’s 200th birthday), the Dark Songs stage aesthetic has fluctuated between classic Halloween and Dia De Los Muertos while more recently, some specific themes have emerged.
Last year’s theme was a psycho circus. The year before, it was a “mock opera” about Sturgeon Bay’s historic granary, which was endangered at the time. This year’s “Stage Fright” theme involves an exorcism.
Themes change, but dark comedy is the thread that runs through, along with regular nods to polka music – there’s always tuba and accordion – and of course, Edgar Allan Poe (the original guiding light).
Advance tickets go on sale Wednesday September 25! https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4396220
Tickets for each night are sold separately. Seating is assigned.
For the latest updates, please join the Facebook event at: https://www.facebook.com/events/676096422872822
Park Slope, Brooklyn