If you love seafood, local cuisine and New England flavours then Wellfleet's Oyster Festival is the perfect place to explore.
- When? 14 - 15 October 2017
- Where? Wellfleet, Cape Cod
- Price: TBC
The world is your oyster, or so they say. Here, at Travioor, we couldn't agree more. If it's actual oysters you're looking for though, we think Cape Cod's Wellfleet Oyster Festival needs to be in your travel diary. This postcard-worthy peninsula in Massachusetts is home to an annual oyster festival that celebrates one of the region's best loved seafood dishes.
Although it's billed as a family-friendly event, the fest is popular with all sorts; from friendly locals to curious visitors. A foodie celebration of all things shellfish related, the festival showcases traditional methods and techniques for catching, preparing and cooking some of the region's staple foodstuffs. Talks, demos and competitions give Wellfleet a fun, weekend-away feel but if we're being honest, the real stars of the show are the various stalls that sell a mouth-watering array of freshly caught delicacies.
If you're planning on a mini-break to Cape Cod in October then time it to coincide with this - your taste-buds will thank you for it. Fresh oysters are a traditional favourite in this part of the world, so our 'pearls' of wisdom are that a trip to this food fest is a no brainer.
- Get there: Many of the events take place on Main Street on Wellfleet. The nearest airport to the city is the Cape Cod Airfield in Barnstable, a 50 minute drive away.
- Stay: Book accommodation in Wellfleet to be nearby. Stay close to the harbour for waterfront views.
Visit the Wellfleet SPAT website for more information about the festival.
*We do our very best to verify the dates of our events but please check with the official event provider before booking your flights. We would hate for you to be disappointed!