You know about Newport ‘s many festivals such as the Classical, Folk and Jazz music festivals. Another reason to visit are the Food festivals! Kicking off this season Moet & Chandon together with Bowen’s Wharf Company present the 4th Annual Bowen’s Wharf Newport Oyster Festival. The event will be held Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19.

Bowen’s Wharf has long supported and promoted local, RI maritime businesses. Folks will have the opportunity to meet individual oyster growers and learn more about this increasing segment of the economy. Oyster Aquaculture is joining other fishermen, shell-fishermen, and lobstermen as an expanding contributor.

All varieties of delicious oysters (and there are many!) that come from RI waters will be featured. It is a family friendly event with a shucking contest, live music and of course, plenty of food and drink from several outstanding local restaurants. It all happens on the historic Bowen’s Wharf waterfront, rain or shine. Check availability and plan a visit. Food lovers are already booking for the next great food event

Newport is full of terrific restaurants that will provide an unforgettable dining experience any time of the year. Ivy Lodge is the perfect place to stay while you enjoy exploring all of the gastronomic delights that The City by the Sea has to offer.