Oyster Fest

History on the Half Shell

It’s a fun family festival featuring gallery tours, artisan demonstrations, and live music in the rustic background of the Agricultural & Industrial Museum. Admission is free and food is a la carte.

We are a proud Supporter of the Oyster Shell Recycling Program in partnership with Coastal Conservation Association (CCA MD). Shells collected from our event will be used for habitat enhancement and reestablishing Chesapeake Bay oyster reef development.

Event Details

Agricultural and Industrial Museum
217 West Princess Street
York, PA 17401

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History on the Half Shell

  • Sunday, October 16, 11a.m. – 4p.m.
  • Variety of oysters and other food
  • Gallery tours
  • Artisan demonstrations
  • Live Music

Admission: FREE

Upcoming Events

October 7, 2016

First Friday: Tales & Ales


October 16, 2016

History on the Half Shell


November 3, 2016

Distinguished Speaker Series


November 12, 2016

Articles of Confederation Day


The York County History Center inspires the exploration of the history, people and culture of our county, state and nation. As a non-profit organization it utilizes collections, historic sites and museums to help tell the American Story.

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