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The 2016 Festival 

Great entertainment and plenty of tasty oysters will be featured at the 2016 Pemaquid Oyster Festival on Sunday 25 September 2016 from noon to dusk at Schooner Landing in Damariscotta and throughout the in-town area.

As always, the Pemaquid Oyster Festival will feature a great line-up of entertainment, food, educational exhibits and thousands of oysters fresh from the Damariscotta River. (There is also a menu with plenty of choices other than oysters!) The festival is held right on the banks of the Damariscotta River at Schooner Landing Restaurant & Marina on Main St. in Damariscotta, and includes other Main St. businesses.

While the event is held outdoors on Schooner Landing’s riverside deck, there are tents provided by Renys to cover the educational exhibits, entertainment stage, and other locations so that the Pemaquid Oyster Festival will be held rain or shine.

Entertainment, Education, and Plenty of Oysters at Pemaquid Oyster Festival 


Pemaquid Oyster Festival Set for Sunday 25 September 2016

The scene was as serious as it gets at the Pemaquid Oyster Festival Maine Champion Oyster Shucking Contest as the efforts of eventual winner Alan Miller (right) of Boothbay are carefully regarded by judges behind him while emcee Larry Sidelinger (left) calls the action.

Oyster Poetry & Oyster Shucking Contests Part of Pemaquid Oyster Festival



WaldoStone Farm Sauces Add Gourmet Accent to Pemaquid Oyster Festival




Pemaquid Oyster Festival Logo

On Stage

Old Grey Goose
The Holy Mackerels
Steve Chadbourne & Paul Mellyn
The Eric Green Party
Steve Jones & Friends


Maine Champion Oyster Shucking Contest
Pemaquid Oyster Poetry Contest
Monstah Oystah Contest