If you love oysters, or even if you’re on-the-fence about oysters, this is the event for you. We guarantee you’ll have a new found appreciation for them after this. The Austin Oyster Festival, which is all about that delectable, slimy little morsel of the sea, is celebrating its fifth anniversary this year.
In addition to raw oysters and creative dishes where oysters are the star, they’ll also have drinks and fabulous entertainment—and all for a great cause. The fest is presented by is presented by HOPE (Helping Other People Everywhere) Farmers Market, and benefits Central Texas Food Bank.
Guests can look forward to a feast highlighting Jeri’s Seafood’s Gulf and East Coast oysters prepared in nearly every way imaginable by noted Eddie V’s executive chef Chris Bauer, combined with specialty cocktail offerings from Deep Eddy Vodka, a Bloody Mary Bar, beer from Blue Point Brewing Company, live local music, and raffle prizes.
When: Saturday, Feb. 25th
Time: noon to 6 p.m.
The French Legation Museum
802 San Marcos St.
Austin, TX 78702
Photo courtesy Mongers Market