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Around Town starting Friday, October 17, 2014
10:00 am - 4:00 pm Wellfleet Historical Society
Wellfleet Historical Society, 258 Main Street
The Wellfleet Historical Society & Museum will be open all weekend featuring a special exhibit in the East Wing titled, Main Street. This exhibit will explore the changes on Wellfleet's Main Street including a new window display emulating Paine Higgins Dry Goods Store. wellfleethistoricalsociety.com
10:00 am -5:00 pm Wellfleet Public Library
Wellfleet Public Library, 55 Main Street
Wellfleet Chamber of Commerce Guidebook Cover Competition Art Show will be on display during normal library hours. The winner will be selected by ballot vote of Wellfleet Chamber members. The winning entry will adorn the 2015 cover of the Wellfleet Chamber of Commerce Guidebook. wellfleetlibrary.org
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Number and Shirt Pick-up for Sunday's 5K Road Race
Baker’s Field Recreation Building across from Mayo Beach
Sponsored by the Wellfleet Recreation Department. Check-in and on-site registration beginning at 7:30 am on Sunday at Baker's Field Recreation Building. Advance registration form available here or by visiting the Recreation Department, Town Hall, 300 Main Street. For questions call 508.349.0314 or email: recreation@wellfleet-ma.gov
Register online at www.active.com
6:00 pm Oysterfete'
Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main Street
An elegant evening of art and design with sumptuous food and wine. Handpainted oyster plates and platters will be featured and available for purchase. $75 per person limited seating. To purchase tickets visit: wellfleetpreservationhall.org
7:30pm Jimmy Tingle! Humor for Humanity
Harbor Stage Company, 15 Kendrick Avenue
Cambridge humorist Jimmy Tingle makes his way to the Harbor Stage for 3 performances over OysterFest weekned. Over the course of three decades Tingle has worked as a comic and satirist for MSNBC, The Tonight Show, CNN, Late Night with Conan O'Brien and 60 Minutes II. Don’t miss this limited engagement – Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 3pm. All tickets are $25. To purchase tickets visit: www.harborstage.org
Saturday, October 18, 2014
OysterFest 2014 Kickoff and Main Street Festival
Welcome and Announcements from the Main Stage
Admission fee $5 per day, $8 for two days and children 12 and under are Free. Food, Arts & Crafts and Education booths open. Shuttle Service available from designated beach parking lots and Town Pier. Walk-in parking from Cove Corner Parking Lot and Wellfleet Elementary School. Handicap parking offered at the Mayo Beach lot with wheelchair accessible shuttle bus. No outside alcohol or pets permitted. Click here to purchase tickets.
SPAT Boutique
Located on the corner of Main Street and Town Hall Lot
Shop for lots of great OysterFest merchandise and support the educational mission of Shellfish Promotion and Tasting, Inc. (SPAT) which includes a college scholarship program, community grants awards and initiatives to support the shellfishing and aquaculture industries.
10:00 am - 5:00 pm SPAT Information Booth and Volunteer Check-in
Located within the SPAT Boutique
Stop by for information, volunteer check-in, registration forms, directions, email list sign up and more.
10:15 am -11:15 am Crabgrass
Main Stage, Town Hall Parking Lot
A Cape Cod favorite - badass bluegrass boys with traditional drive and close harmonies. crabgrassbluegrass.com
10:30 am - 11:30 pm Oysters for Water – Film Screening and Panel Discussion
Wellfleet Public Library, 55 Main Street
Oysters for Water is a short documentary produced for the Association to Preserve Cape Cod about the current water quality crisis. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion between filmmaker Elise Hugus, Samuel Janis director of the Billion Oyster Project in NYC and Curt Felix Vice-Chair for Wellfleet's Comprehensive Wastewater Planning Committee and the town representative for the Cape Cod Water Protection Collaborative. Come join the discussion. Free, no reservations necessary.
11:00 am - 1:00 pm Tennis Round Robin
Mayo Beach Tennis Courts, 70 Kendrick Avenue
Prizes awarded to all participants. All proceeds go to the Wellfleet Recreation Department Tennis Fund for rebuilding the tennis courts and creating programming for children and adults. Sponsored by the Wellfleet Recreation Department. Information Form available here or by visiting the Recreation Department, Town Hall, 300 Main Street. Registration fee $25. For questions call 508.349.0314 or email: recreation@wellfleet-ma.gov
11:00 am - 4:00 pm Family Fun Area
Wellfleet Preservation Hall Garden
The enchanting park behind Wellfleet Preservation Hall will feature educational activities, moon bounces, oyster jewelry making, pumpkin painting, cotton candy, face-painting and more!
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Fortune Teller
Kids and adults, find out what is in your future!
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm The Elbows
Fun-loving music for kids of all ages. This band will make you groove, move, sway and play.
theelbows.net
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm Trevor the Juggler
Trevor will entertain all with juggling feats that defy mind, matter and gravity.
trevorjuggling.com
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm The Elbows
Fun-loving music for kids of all ages. This band will make you groove, move, sway and play.
theelbows.net
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Lola’s OysterRama – Cooking Demo
Lower Level, Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main Street
A food activist and expert on preservation techniques, Kim will take you on a madcap romp of shrubs and syrups to dress or drizzle on Wellfleet’s finest oysters. The fee for this program is $5 per person and is limited to 60 people. Purchase tickets here.
11:00 am – 1:00 pm Number and Shirt Pick-up for Sunday's 5K Road Race
Baker’s Field Recreation Building across from Mayo Beach
Advance registration form available here or by visiting the Recreation Department, Town Hall, 300 Main Street. For questions call 508.349.0314 or email:recreation@wellfleet-ma.gov
11:30 am - 12:30 pm The Flakes
Main Stage, Town Hall Parking Lot
The Flakes are a local Rock'N Roll band comprised of Cape Cod natives: Josh Penney, Dan Shook, Mark Usher, and Chris Wright. Bringing the sounds of garage band rock and 60's cool, a foot stompin' good time!
The Flakes Cape Cod
noon - 12:30 pm Lecture: SPAT Supports the Shellfishing Industry
Wellfleet Public Library, 55 Main Street
SPAT Shellfish & Aquaculture Specialist, John Brawley,will talk about the challenges that currently face the shellfish industry in Wellfleet and other Massachusetts communities. He will focus on the work that has been done to address the recent changes to regulations associated with summer harvesting of oysters. This will include an overview of shellfish harvest practices, regulatory challenges, and scientific research to support future decision making. Free, no reservations necessary. wellfleetlibrary.org
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Lecture: The Comeback of the Great White Shark
Wellfleet Public Library, 55 Main Street
Tobey Curtis, a shark researcher and fishery policy analyst for NOAA Fisheries, will describe recent research on the distribution and abundance trends of Great White Sharks. After decades of decline, the White Shark population off the Atlantic coast is showing signs of recovery. The significance of this recovery and its implications for the marine environment, fisheries management, and beach goers will be discussed. Free, no reservations necessary.
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Oysters = Clean Water: The Talk
Town Pier, Opposite the Harbormaster’s Building
This two-acre site in Wellfleet Harbor restored oyster reef habitat by natural set of 4.5 million oysters in two years, which improved water quality and biodiversity. Join us and discover the critical role shellfish play in a healthy ecosystem and importance of oyster propagation efforts by Wellfleet community. Tour Leader: Dr.Anamarija Frankic, Green Harbors Project, UMass Boston. Free, no reservations necessary.
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Oyster Shuck-Off, Shucking Contest Preliminaries
Emceed by local hero and reporter, Eric Williams, host of CapeCast, the daily webcast of the Cape Cod Times:
capecodonline.com/capecast
Register at the SPAT booth by 12:00 noon. Advance registration form available here or for more information email: info@wellfleetoysterfest.org
Prizes awarded: 1st Place-$1,000 2nd Place-$500 3rd Place-$250

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Taste the Terroir and the Merroir
Lower Level, Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main Street
Learn more about oysters, clams, terroir and merroir (the French word for "taste of place") through this educational and fun seminar. Sample shellfish form various regions of Wellfleet paired with wines produced in Truro. This program will be co-presented by Wellfleet shellfisherman Andrew Cummings; Barnstable County Fisheries and Aquaculture Specialist, Diane Murphy; and Truro Vinyards Vintner, Kristen Roberts. The fee is $100 per person and participation is strictly limited to 50 people. Purchase tickets here.
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Walk - Exploring the Oyster’s Backyard

Shellfish Shack at Mayo Beach
Come and explore Mayo Beach with a naturalist from Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. The walk will focus on exploring and identifying different animals and plants that are found along this bayside beach and their adaptations. For all ages. Free, no reservations necessary.
3:00pm - 5:00 pm Rip It Ups and Friends
Main Stage, Town Hall Parking Lot
The Rip-It-Ups and friends Steve Shook, Sarah Burrill and more! An 8 piece Oysterfest original playing roots rock/original tunes. Good friends playing together to create some jump up, rock out, dancing feet fun!
theripitups.com
3;00 pm - 5:00 pm OysterFest Spelling Bee
Wellfleet Public Library, 55 Main Street
Test your spelling skills at the annual OysterFest Spelling Bee, with children's and adult rounds, prizes, and fun! Beekeeper Ed Miller returns with a new list of words this year. Registration form for both Littlenecks (12 and under) and Quahogs (13 and up) available here or at or at the library by 2:00pm. Littlenecks will begin at 3pm and the Quahogs at 4pm. Entry form here.
7:30pm Shuckers – Preview Screening!
Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, 2357 Route 6, Wellfleet
When a Montreal restaurateur goes on a quest to find out what’s the big deal with oysters? He is given more than he bargained for from Daniel Notkin, a local and passionate oyster shucker. Together the pair set out on the road to Oyster restaurants, festivals and farms to meet the craziest, most eccentric oyster shuckers, restaurateurs, and oystermen in the business. Before he knows it Tim is thrust into the vibrant wonderland of oysters and soon realizes there’s a lot more to these weird little creatures than meets the eye.
what.org shuckers-free-film
Sunday, October 19, 2014
9:00 am 5K Adult Road Race
Mayo Beach Parking Lot
Sponsored by the Wellfleet Recreation Department. Check-in and on-site registration beginning at 7:30 am at Baker's Field Recreation Department. Advance registration form available here or by visiting the Recreation Department, Town Hall, 300 Main Street, by phone 508.349.0314 or email: recreation@wellfleet-ma.gov
10:00 am - 5:00 pm Main Street Festival
Main Street and Town Hall Parking Lot
Admission fee $5 per day, $8 for two days and children 12 and under are Free. Food, Arts & Crafts and Education booths open. Shuttle Service available from designated beach parking lots and Town Pier. Walk-in parking from Cove Corner Parking Lot and Wellfleet Elementary School. Handicap parking offered at the Mayo Beach lot with wheelchair accessible shuttle bus. No outside alcohol or pets permitted.
Click here to purchase tickets.
10:00 am - 5:00 pm SPAT Boutique
Located in large tent just behind Town Hall Shop for lots of great OysterFest merchandise and support the educational mission of Shellfish Promotion and Tasting (SPAT) including the college scholarship and community grants programs.
10:00 am - 5:00 pm SPAT Information Booth and Volunteer Check-in
Located just behind Town Hall next to the SPAT Boutique.
Stop by for information, volunteer check-in, registration forms, directions, email list sign up and more.
10:00 am 1.4 Mile Children's Fun Run
Mayo Beach Parking Lot
Sponsored by the Wellfleet Recreation Department. Check-in and on-site registration beginning at 9:00 am at Baker's Field Recreation Building. Advance registration form available here or by visiting the Recreation Department, Town Hall, 300 Main Street, by phone 508.349.0314 or email: recreation@wellfleet-ma.gov
10:15 am - 11:15 pm Toast and Jam
Main Stage, Town Hall Parking Lot
Toast and Jam are a classic country bluegrass trip with well thought out harmonies and some foot stompin' fun!
toastandjammusic.com
10:30 am - 11:30 pm Oysters for Water – Film Screening and Panel Discussion
Wellfleet Public Library, 55 Main Street
Oysters for Water is a short documentary produced for the Association to Preserve Cape Cod about the current water quality crisis. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion between filmmaker Elise Hugus, Samuel Janis director of the Billion Oyster Project in NYC and Curt Felix Vice-Chair for Wellfleet's Comprehensive Wastewater Planning Committee and the town representative for the Cape Cod Water Protection Collaborative. Come join the discussion. Free, no reservations necessary.
11:00 am - 4:00 pm Family Fun Area
Wellfleet Preservation Hall Garden
The enchanting park behind Wellfleet Preservation Hall will feature educational activities, moon bounces, oyster jewelry making, pumpkin painting, cotton candy, face-painting and more! wellfleetpreservationhall.org
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm The Elbows
Fun-loving music for kids of all ages. This band will make you groove, move, sway and play.
theelbows.net
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Fortune Teller
Kids and adults, find out what is in your future!
1:15 pm – 2:00 pm Trevor the Juggler
Trevor will entertain all with juggling feats that defy mind, matter and gravity. trevorjuggling.com
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm The Elbows
Fun-loving music for kids of all ages. This band will make you groove, move, sway and play.
theelbows.net

11 am – noon

Uncle Tim’s Bridge Walk for All Ages

Meet at Uncle Tim’s Bridge, Commercial Street
Walk across Uncle Tim’s Bridge to explore Cannon Hill with Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary Director Bob Prescott. Dress for the weather. Free, no reservations necessary.

11:30 am - 12:30 pm The Spampinato Brothers
Main Stage, Town Hall Parking Lot
These two brothers have become a Cape Cod favorite playing blues, roots and rock music. They have spent decades in the music industry and founded influential band, NRBQ. Of the Spampinato brothers Teresa Spampinato says it best, “My two sons are the most beautiful creatures in the world.
rock-away.com/the Spampinato Brothers
noon – 1:00pm Michael Ceraldi - Cooking Demo
Lower Level, Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main Street
Chef and restaurateur, Michael Ceraldi, is avid about building lasting relationships with local farmers, fishermen, hunters, gatherers and beekeepers.In this program, Chef Ceraldi will team up with farmer Drew Locke of Hillside Farms to feature locally harvested ingredients. A Cape Cod twist on duck liver pate will be demonstrated featuring duck from Hillside Farms and Twenty Boat Spiced Rum from Truro Vineyards. The fee for this program is $5 per person and is limited to 75 people. Purchase tickets here.
noon - 12:30 pm Lecture - TBD
Wellfleet Public Library, 55 Main Street

wellfleetlibrary.org
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Oyster Shuck-Off, Shucking Contest Finals
Main Stage behind Town Hall
Prizes will be awarded: 1st Place-$1,000, 2nd Place-$500, 3rd Place -$250. Advance registration form available here or for more information email: info@wellfleetoysterfest.org
1:00pm- 1:30pm Lecture: Sea Turtles on Cape Cod
Wellfleet Public Library, 55 Main Street
Every year in the month of November sea turtles that have lingered in Cape Cod Bay succumb to the dropping water temperatures, become cold-stunned, and wash ashore on bayside beaches. For over 25 years, the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary has been involved with the rescue of these endangered turtles. Sanctuary director Bob Prescott will present information on this natural phenomenon and rescue efforts. Free, no reservations necessary.
2:30 am - 3:30 pm Oysters = Clean Water: The Walk
Town Pier, Opposite the Harbormaster’s Building
Join Dr. Anamarija Frankic, of Green Harbors Project and UMass Boston, on a walking tour of Wellfleet's oyster r biodiversity in Wellfleet Harbor. Discover the critical role shellfish play in a healthy ecosystem and importance of oyster propagation efforts by the Wellfleet community. Free, no reservations necessary.
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Sarah Swain and the Oh Boys
Main Stage, Town Hall Parking Lot
Sarah Swain and The Oh Boys are a delicious blend of rockabilly, Americana and a splash of soul. sarahswain.com
5:00 pm OysterFest closes for 2014
Thank you for your support. See you next year!