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Events: Guinness Oyster Festival

By Adam Sievering · August 30th, 2010 · CityBeat Recommends

Guinness technically isn’t an aphrodisiac, but oysters are. With the two combined on top of a few shots of Jameson Irish Whiskey, it’s a safe bet that folks who attend the Guinness Oyster Festival on Fountain Square will have an exceptionally hot Saturday night — if they’re able to make it back to their bed.

In celebration of Irish heritage and tradition, local restaurants offer a selection of raw and cooked oyster dishes that attendees can suck down in between tall glasses of black beer.

The event also features Celtic merchandise, a create you own Bloody Mary bar and live musical performances through the afternoon and evening by Iolite, The Unlucky Charms, The Ready Stance, Buckra, The Kreelers and Duppy a Jamba.

Finally, the second annual oyster eating contest will be held at 4:30 p.m. Bring a beverage to help wash them down quickly and claim sweet victory.

The festival runs noon-11 p.m. Saturday. No admission fee.

Go here for event details.



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