Bottoms Up! Scenes from the Pemaquid Oyster Festival

Every year, on the last Sunday in September, the Pemaquid Oyster Festival unfolds at Schooner Landing, overlooking the reversing tidal falls of the Damariscotta River at Newcastle. Tens of thousands of oysters are pulled from the downstream waters and served on the half-shell, roasted, barbequed, and stewed to festival visitors. The food is complemented by music, poetry, and educational exhibits by organizations involved in shellfish aquaculture and Damariscotta River region ecology. This is a day for those who truly love oysters, and love, too, the clean waters required by a healthy shellfish economy.

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