Oyster Fest

History on the Half Shell

It’s a fun family festival featuring gallery tours, artisan demonstrations, and live music with Beatles cover band Crossing Abbey Road  in the rustic background of the Agricultural & Industrial Museum. Admission is free and food is a la carte.   There’s lots to see and do! Download the Schedule of Activities 2018 here!

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Event Details

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

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History on the Half Shell

  • Sunday, October 21, 11a.m. – 4p.m.
  • Variety of oysters from Henry’s Seafood, and other food by the Paddock and King Brat: crabcakes, world famous apple fritters, shrimp, soup and more!
  • Beer, Wine and Apple Cider with featured brewer Gift Horse Brewing Company
  • Gallery tours
  • Artisan demonstrations
  • Live Music with Crossing Abbey Road and Games on Princess Street
  • Children’s activities with Frank Little Bear, York’s Bubble Lady, musician Mickey Spain

Admission and Parking: FREE

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