Hibernian Co. and Napper Tandy’s are proud to announce the newest family and dog friendly outdoor festival to unveil in downtown Raleigh’s Glenwood South district. The Raleigh Oyster Fest will be held on Saturday, October 11, 2014 from noon until 11:00PM. The festival will be held in the parking lot of the Creamery building between North St. and Glenwood Ave and is a free-entry event, open to the public.
Live music from 5 bands, cold beverages, great food including oysters prepared in a variety of ways is just the beginning of a fantastic fall Saturday in downtown Raleigh. The rock stars of this festival will be the oyster shucking contestants vying for the title as Raleigh’s best oyster shucker. Sixteen contestant slots are up for grabs pitting local restaurant “pros” versus average everyday “ joes” in the preliminary shucking heats conducted throughout the festival with the finals being the 4 heat winners. The overall shucking champion will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Ireland to enjoy the Galway International Oyster and Seafood Festival among other prizes. The Raleigh Oyster Festival is made possible by the extraordinary corporate partnerships with Citrix, US Foods and Long Beverage Company. A portion of the proceeds from the festival will benefit the local non-profit organization Shop Local Raleigh.
The Hibernian Company is proud of its ongoing partnership with the St. Baldrick’s through various events including the upcoming 2015 edition of the St. Baldrick’s fundraiser. The foundation will be on hand at the oyster festival signing people up for the annual fundraiser event held in Glenwood South March 2015.
For more information on the Raleigh Oyster Festival, please go to www.hibernianpub.com/oysterfest