Come Have a Pearl of a Time at This Year’s Austin Oyster Festival!
Since 2012, February in Austin has been marked by a special kind of love, and not the Valentine’s Day kind. Locals and visitors from all around come in droves to partake in their heart’s desire for the very best—the best oysters of the year, that is! On Saturday, February 25th, come take part in seafood love at the Fifth Annual Austin Oyster Festival.
Starting at noon, the French Legation Museum will open its gates to oyster connoisseurs and amateurs alike. The celebration will remain open for several hours, until 6:00 PM. Presented by Jeri’s Seafood and HOPE Farmer’s Market, the festival supports local farmers, food and the arts. Executive Chef Chris Baur of Eddie V’s has designed a selection of delicious Gulf and East Coast oysters. Dabble in oysters served grilled, oysters served raw, toasted oysters, fried oysters, oysters in gumbo and more! Additional seafood fare and accompaniments will be available as well.
Of course, drinks are in order! From Topo Chico mineral water to local water by Texas Music Water, there’s plenty of healthy hydration options. For those wanting a little more help loosening up this weekend, there will be Bloody Mary’s, beer, wine and spirits. No matter what you find yourself craving, you won’t struggle to find beverage choices at the Austin Oyster Festival!
After picking out the food and drink you prefer, take a seat with friends and family on the lawn to listen to some live music. While the music acts have yet to be released, you can rest assured that there will be an exciting mix of cajun, bluegrass, and “newgrass” entertainment. The event runs rain or shine, so dress accordingly and come have a pearl of time.
The Fifth Annual Austin Oyster Festival is being held at the French Legation Museum, which is located at 802 San Marcos Street, Austin, Texas 78702. For more information on menus, ticket prices and packages, music acts, and more, as well as a link to download the Pearl App, which will keep you up-to-date on all things Oyster Festival, visit the Austin Oyster Festival’s website.