WELLFLEET – The 14th Annual Wellfleet OysterFest ends today and runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The festival is produced by Wellfleet Shellfish Promotion, a non-profit organization devoted to fostering a greater understanding of the town’s shellfishing industry.
The main attraction of the last day of the festival is the annual Oyster Shuck-Off competition finals.
Also, this year there will be a screening of the Oysters for Water, which is a short documentary about the current water quality crisis and is produced by the Association to Preserve Cape Cod.
The screening is at 10:30 a.m. this morning at the Wellfleet Public Library and will be followed by a panel discussion between filmmaker Elise Hugus, Samuel Janis, director of the Billion Oyster Project in NYC, and Curt Felix, Vice-Chair for Wellfleet’s Comprehensive Wastewater Planning Committee and the town representative for the Cape Cod Water Protection Collaborative.
The festival will also include fun events for the family all day long at the Main Street Festival location along with the Wellfleet Preservation Hall Garden.
Main Street will be closed until 7:00 pm tonight and expect traffic delays throughout the central district area of town along with Route 6.
Shuttle busses will be running all day from the ocean beach parking lots on Ocean View Drive to the festival.