Monday, October 11, 2010

Chincoteague Island Oyster Festival







We had a great time this past weekend on Chincotoeague Island. The weather could not have been better. It was around 80 and dry. Bright and sunny. Perfect. The oyster festival was very nice as long as you don't mind crowds or waiting quite a while on lines for your food. I have to say my oysters were perfect. They had them fried, on rolls or by themselves, and also right in their shells. I only eat the fried ones. There were also huge bowls of crabs but the lines were just so long that we only had the oysters. We stood in line for those alone around a half hour. There were 3,000 people at this festival and Chincoteague is just a tiny beach town. So it was definitely a huge crowd. I don't think I would do it again because it is very expensive and just way too crowded for me. I'd rather take that money and have a great dinner in a nice restaurant and be served! Just saying.....


Here are some pics of the food and line at the festival and also of my son - "the skater!"


I'll be back soon with a recipe....

10 comments:

Jenn said...

I love fried oysters....besides oysters rockefeller, it's my favorite way to eat them!! Glad you all had a good time...and that they weather was so lovely for you!

Cheryl said...

That oyster is huge! My gosh! I only eat them fried too, tried a raw one once when I was a bit tipsy and the outcome was not good!

Lucie said...

Sounds like a great time! I've only ever had raw oysters--that's the way we eat them here in France--but I would love to try them fried!

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Wow that fried oyster looks great! I had my first raw oyster this weekend. I was super nervous to give it a try but I found out it was not that bad :)

Val said...

Oyster Festival!!! BE STILL MY HEART!

Pam said...

The oyster festival sounds like a fun and tasty time.

Joanne said...

Whoa how much fun! I've only ever had raw oysters actually but fried sounds delicious too!

Lori said...

I have never had fried oysters. I tell you a poor boy sandwich has been calling my name for quite along time.

Glad you enjoyed your day Debbie. Its always nice when the weather cooperates.

Ricardo said...

I also had a wonderful time at the 2010 Chincoteague festival and yes it was extremely crowded. I discovered that if you wait until say about 1:00pm the lines are short if any line at all. All ready book my hotel reservation for next year!!! Ricardo

BumbleVee said...

Chincoteague.... I know that name from many years ago...when I was a kid and read a book called Misty of Chincoteague. In reality, I never knew where it was.... but, I remember the name and loved the story... what kids don't love horse stories? Well, none we knew anyway....
sorry I don't feel the same way about oysters...but, each to his own.... however.......I do love apple pies!!