JUNE 23 – 25, 2023

Visitors flock to Maine from around the globe to enjoy our world class seafood, and Maine oysters are no exception. Celebrate this tasty and environmentally critical bivalve with us in Freeport on June 23-25, 2023 for our second annual celebration of Maine oysters.

There are now more than 150 oyster farms dotting Maine’s 3,500 mile long coastline. Oysters grow slowly in Maine’s cold waters, and that gives them more time to soak up the flavors in their home waters. Differences in the food they eat as well as the temperature and salinity of the water produce a wide variety of flavor characteristics from farm to farm. The Maine Oyster Festival celebrates oysters and the people who farm them from up and down the entire Maine coast!

While we are busy planning for 2023, we’ve left up the listings of participants from our inaugural celebration to give you an idea of what to expect at our second annual festival. Check back in Spring for 2023 festival details but be sure to reserve your room, campground site or favorite vacation rental now!

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More Information

Festival Guide

Printed brochures will be available when you arrive to the Festival.

View the 2022 brochure.

We expect that the 2023 brochure will be available here in early June.

Other Maine Oyster Events

Pemaquid Oyster Festival

Maine Oysterfest at Harvest on the Harbor

And you’ll always find fun oyster adventures on the Maine Oyster Trail!

Where to Stay

Freeport is perfectly situated where Greater Portland meets the Midcoast making us the perfect place to be your homebase for a long weekend or a full week in Maine! Guests may choose from one of our upscale inns, national brand hotels, or historic bed & breakfasts. Interested in a more rustic experience? Pop up your tent, park your RV or rent a cabin at one of our stunning campgrounds among the pines, on the bay or at the foot of a mountain.

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Presenting Sponsor

Made Possible With Support From

Our Program Partners

Special thanks to Jeffrey Scott Smith, our official Festival photographer, Thomas Henninger of Madeleine Point Oyster Farms, and the other members of the Maine Family Seafarm Cooperative for the use of their photography on this site and in other The Maine Oyster Festival marketing materials. 


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