Wellfleet OysterFest-Schedule of Events

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Friday, October 18, 2013
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 2014 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
6:00 pm Find a Place at the Table
Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main Street
Enjoy an elegant evening of wine, art, music and food. Four courses will be paired with wines as you are the first to view the hand painted oyster plates to be auctioned over OysterFest weekend. The fee is $75 per person.
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7:30pm Blithe Spirit
Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, 2357 Route 6, Wellfleet
Theatre Ensemble will present an award winning performance of Noel Coward's famous paranormal farce BLITHE SPIRIT, Peregrine Theatre Ensemble,
directed by Will Sturdivant.
Click here to purchase tickets.
Saturday, October 19, 2013
OysterFest 2013 Kickoff
Welcome and Announcements from the Main Stage behind Town Hall.
Oysters = Clean Water
Lower Level, Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main Street
Take an ‘armchair’ tour of the flats with Wellfleet Shellfish Constable, Andy Koch, and Anamarija Frankic, lead scientist on Wellfleet's two acre oyster restoration project, professor at Umass Boston and Director of the Green Harbors Project. Learn how the oyster reef improves water quality and the critical role shellfish play in a healthy ecosystem.
Free, no reservations necessary.
wellfleetpreservationhall.org
10:00 am - 4:00 pm Wellfleet Historical Society
Wellfleet Historical Society, 266 Main Street
Explore the Town of Wellfleet and its 250 year old roots! Special exhibitions and refreshments will be offered.
wellfleethistoricalsociety.com
10:00 am - 4:00 pm NOAA’s Fisheries Service Seafood Inspection Demonstration
Family Entertainment Area, Wellfleet Preservation Hall Garden
Learn about the many species of fish in the Northeast Region, their value and their status and to showcase NOAA’s role in seafood inspection. A live interactive ‘fishing game’ will be employed by the NERO Seafood Inspection Team.  Participants will have the opportunity to ‘fish’ for a number of different species, once they ‘catch’ a fish they’ll be asked to identify it and will be encouraged to learn more about the status of that species.
wellfleetpreservationhall.org
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 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 - 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 2014 cover of the Wellfleet Chamber of Commerce Guidebook.
wellfleetlibrary.org
10:15 am - 11:15 am Crabgrass
Bluegrass music on the Main Stage.
crabgrassbluegrass.com
11:00 am - 12:00 pm “Shellshocked: Saving Oysters to Save Ourselves”
Wellfleet Public Library, 55 Main Street
‘SHELLSHOCKED: Saving Oysters to Save Ourselves' explores the importance and fragility of wild oysters in cleaning water and building ecosystems for other marine life. Today, because of overfishing and pollution, wild oyster reefs have been declared 'the most severely impacted marine habitat on Earth' and no longer play a role in their ecosystems. Now scientists, government officials, artists and high school students are fighting to bring oysters back to the former oyster capital of the world - New York Harbor. By filmmaker Emily Driscoll. Free, no registration required.
wellfleetlibrary.org
11:00 am - 1:00 pm Tennis Round Robin
Mayo Beach Tennis Courts, 70 Kendrick Ave Wellfleet
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. For questions call 508.349.0314 or email: recreation@wellfleet-ma.gov
Registration fee $25.
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 - 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 - 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 – 12:00 pm Lecture: Whale and Sea Turtle Entanglement in New England
Lower Level, Wellfleet Preservation Hall, Main Street
National Marine Fisheries Service manages a network of dedicated, trained responders, including the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies, which can disentangle whales, seals, and sea turtles found caught unintentionally in fishing gear. This presentation will focus on the growing issue of entanglement of marine animals, as well as share the what has been learned from these entanglement events and how to reduce it in the future.
Free, no registration required.
wellfleetpreservationhall.org
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Sarah Swain and the Oh Boys
Blues, rock and dance music on the Main Stage.
sarahswain.com
1:00 am - 2:00 pm “Shellshocked: Saving Oysters to Save Ourselves”
Wellfleet Public Library, 55 Main Street
‘SHELLSHOCKED: Saving Oysters to Save Ourselves' explores the importance and fragility of wild oysters in cleaning water and building ecosystems for other marine life. Today, because of overfishing and pollution, wild oyster reefs have been declared 'the most severely impacted marine habitat on Earth' and no longer play a role in their ecosystems. Now scientists, government officials, artists and high school students are fighting to bring oysters back to the former oyster capital of the world - New York Harbor. By filmmaker Emily Driscoll. Free, no registration required.
wellfleetlibrary.org
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm The Golden Scallop Screening
Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, 2357 Route 6, Wellfleet
The Golden Scallop is a mockumentary about a seafood competition and was filmed on Cape Cod at the 2011 Wellfleet OysterFest. Free and seating is limited.
Reserve your tickets by clicking here.
1:00 pm – 3:00pm 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.
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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

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Uncle Tim’s Bridge Walk for All Ages
Uncle Tim's Bridge, Commercial Street
Walk across Uncle Tim’s Bridge to explore Cannon Hill with Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary director Bob Prescott. Dress for the weather.
Meet at Uncle Tim’s Bridge.
Free, reservations are not required.
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Rip It Ups
Funky rockabilly, oldies and dance music on the Main Stage.
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 2:00 p.m.Littlenecks will begin at 3pm and the Quahogs at 3:30pm.
Click here for entry form.
4:00pm - 5:30 pm By the Waters film screening
  Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, 2357 Route 6, Wellfleet
View By The Waters a film by Marnie Crawford Samuelson which documents a year on the Indian Neck flats here in Wellfleet, revolving around mother and son shellfishermen, Barbara and Clint Austin.
Free and seating is limited.
Reserve your tickets by clicking here.
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm Sunset Dance Party
Baker's Field Tent
Wait for the traffic to clear and dance as the sun sets over Wellfleet Bay. Top 40, funk and disco music provided by DJ Woogie. This is an alcohol free event. Sponsored by the Wellfleet Recreation Department. For questions call 508.349.0314 or email: recreation@wellfleet-ma.gov
7:30pm Blithe Spirit
Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, 2357 Route 6, Wellfleet
Theatre Ensemble will present an award winning performance of Noel Coward's famous paranormal farce BLITHE SPIRIT, Peregrine Theatre Ensemble,
directed by Will Sturdivant.
Click here to purchase tickets.
Sunday, October 20, 2013
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
10:00 am - 4:00 pm Wellfleet Historical Society
Wellfleet Historical Society, 266 Main Street
Explore the Town of Wellfleet and its 250 year old roots! Special exhibitions and refreshments will be offered.
wellfleethistoricalsociety.com
10:00 am - 4:00 pm NOAA’s Fisheries Service Seafood Inspection Demonstration
Family Entertainment Area, Wellfleet Preservation Hall Garden
Learn about the many species of fish in the Northeast Region, their value and their status and to showcase NOAA’s role in seafood inspection. A live interactive ‘fishing game’ will be employed by the NERO Seafood Inspection Team.  Participants will have the opportunity to ‘fish’ for a number of different species, once they ‘catch’ a fish they’ll be asked to identify it and will be encouraged to learn more about the status of that species.
wellfleetpreservationhall.org
10:15 am - 11:15 am Crabgrass
  Bluegrass music on the Main Stage.
crabgrassbluegrass.com
10:30 am – 11:00 am Lecture: Horseshoe Crabs in Wellfleet Harbor
Lower Level, Wellfleet Preservation Hall, Main Street
Mass Audubon Wellfleet Bay’s research staff will discuss the project monitoring horseshoe crab populations in Wellfleet Harbor and how horseshoe crabs are connected to shellfish.
Free, no reservations necessary.
wellfleetpreservationhall.org
11:00 am - 12:00 pm “Shellshocked: Saving Oysters to Save Ourselves”
Wellfleet Public Library, 55 Main Street
‘SHELLSHOCKED: Saving Oysters to Save Ourselves' explores the importance and fragility of wild oysters in cleaning water and building ecosystems for other marine life. Today, because of overfishing and pollution, wild oyster reefs have been declared 'the most severely impacted marine habitat on Earth' and no longer play a role in their ecosystems. Now scientists, government officials, artists and high school students are fighting to bring oysters back to the former oyster capital of the world - New York Harbor. By filmmaker Emily Driscoll. Free, no registration required.
wellfleetlibrary.org
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
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Link Montana & the Rough Riders with special Guest P.J. O’Connell
Rock n’ roll music on the Main Stage.
12:00 pm – 1:30pm Cooking Demo and Book Signing
Lower Level, Wellfleet Preservation Hall, Main Street
Food stylist and author of, Cape Cod Chefs Table, John Carafoli will discuss Cape Cod’s evolving culinary landscape. Philip Hunt, chef at Winslow’s Tavern in Wellfleet and one of the books featured chefs, will demonstrate one of his signature dishes showcasing local ingredients. The fee for this program is $5 per person and is limited to 75 people.
Click here to purchase tickets in advance.
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm “Shellshocked: Saving Oysters to Save Ourselves”
Wellfleet Public Library, 55 Main Street
‘SHELLSHOCKED: Saving Oysters to Save Ourselves' explores the importance and fragility of wild oysters in cleaning water and building ecosystems for other marine life. Today, because of overfishing and pollution, wild oyster reefs have been declared 'the most severely impacted marine habitat on Earth' and no longer play a role in their ecosystems. Now scientists, government officials, artists and high school students are fighting to bring oysters back to the former oyster capital of the world - New York Harbor. By filmmaker Emily Driscoll. Free, no registration required.
wellfleetlibrary.org
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Oyster Shuck-Off, Shucking Contest Finals
Main Stage behind Town Hall
Emcee and host of CapeCast, Eric Williams, will provide commentary for the final round of this exciting competition! 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
2:00pm Blithe Spirit
Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, 2357 Route 6, Wellfleet
Theatre Ensemble will present an award winning performance of Noel Coward's famous paranormal farce BLITHE SPIRIT, Peregrine Theatre Ensemble,
directed by Will Sturdivant.
Click here to purchase tickets
2:00 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 2014 cover of the Wellfleet Chamber of Commerce Guidebook.
wellfleetlibrary.org
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm The Incredible Casuals
Original dance, funk and rock music on the Main Stage.
incrediblecasuals.com
5:00 pm OysterFest closes for 2013
Thank you for your support. See you next year!

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