Wellfleet OysterFest THIS YEAR! Wellfleet OysterFest is taking steps to reduce waste. Please bring your own reusable NON-GLASS water bottle to refill at our water stations. WHO: The Wellfleet OysterFest is brought to you by Wellfleet SPAT, Shellfish Promotion and Tasting, Inc., a non-profit organization chartered in 2002. SPAT is devoted to sustaining Wellfleet’s shellfishing and aquaculture industries. The festivities are generously supported by individual contributors, local businesses and hundreds of fantastic volunteers who donate their time to make the OysterFest an incredible success each year. WHAT: The Wellfleet OysterFest is an annual celebration of the town’s famous oysters, clams and its deep-rooted shellfishing traditions. Wellfleet’s town center comes alive for this two-day family festival that brings together locals and visitors for a weekend full of food, art, music, fun and games. Sorry, no pets or outside alcohol allowed. All bags are subject to search. WHEN: The ‘Fest happens annually the weekend after Columbus Day, – October 13 & 14, 2018, 10 am – 5 pm, rain or shine! Please check the Schedule of Activities for Main Street activities which take place on Saturday and Sunday, and Around Town for additional activities starting Friday, October 12th. WHERE: on Main Street in Wellfleet, located on Cape Cod. There are lots of fun and educational activities at various locations all around town such as a 5K Road Race and Pickleball Round Robin, both presented by the Wellfleet Recreation Department. Check the Schedule of Activities and Around Town for more information. WHY: Each year, SPAT creates educational activities designed to improve knowledge and awareness of area shellfishing traditions and techniques. Proceeds from these activities and the ‘Fest fund the organization’s educational mission which includes a local college scholarship program, community grant awards and initiatives to support Wellfleet’s shellfishing and aquaculture industries. To date, SPAT has given more than $458,000 back to the local community. WEATHER: The OysterFest goes on rain or shine! Dress for fall weather!