At the Wareham Oyster Festival, there’s something for everyone! Here are some tips on how to best enjoy your day for the 7th annual Wareham Oyster Festival on May 28, 2023.
And remember, the festival is FREE!
Wareham is easily accessible via I-195 from the west (take Exit 21 and go south on Route 28), I-495 from the north or east (take Exit 1 to I-195 and get off immediately at the Route 28 exit) or Route 25 from Cape Cod (take Exit 2 and bear right onto Glen Charlie Road, then bear right onto Route 6 and continue to downtown Wareham). Plug “200 Main Street, Wareham” into your GPS and it should take you right to our information tent, where you can buy yourself a snappy new Wareham Oyster Festival hat!
A free shuttle will whisk visitors from the Town Hall parking lot (54 Marion Road — that’s Route 6) to the festival site and back, running a continuous loop throughout the day. It’s about four blocks from that parking area to the festival site.
Food options include shellfish in a variety of preparations. For those who don’t care for seafood, there are plenty of options, with food trucks, ice cream, gourmet cookies, and more!
Those over 21 can partake of local beer and wine: Mayflower Brewery from Plymouth and Wareham’s own Lucky Goat Brewery will have beer for sale, and wine, soda and water will be available as well.
More than 60 craft vendors will offer their wares, selling everything from handmade jewelry to handcrafted home decor.
Enjoy live music throughout the day!
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Gil Correia Trio, internationally renowned blues guitarist
1-3 p.m. Southcoast Jazz Orchestra, a 17-piece group playing classic jazz that’s fun for all ages.
3-5 p.m. Daddy-O, presenting rockabilly classics
For the Kids
Throughout the festival are vendors that offer fun for kids.
Clean portable restrooms are available at both ends of Main Street, in front of the Fire Station and at the old train depot, opposite the food court.
Medical issues? Stop in the fire station or see our detail in front of Pezzoli Square.
Questions? Visit the Wareham Oyster Festival booth in the food court.
The Oyster Festival 5K, with proceeds benefiting youth sports organizations in Wareham, kicks off at 10 a.m., and runners will be passing through the festival area to end the race.
5K registration begins at 8:30, and we’ll all pause for a moment to salute our veterans, who will be passing through on the Cape Flyer train on their way to Memorial Day services in Hyannis.