Per the Waveland Community Coalition FB page, the 2nd annual Oyster Fest has been cancelled due to city budget constraints. This seems short notice for a festival set for Saturday April 2nd.
The group posted the following message:
Regretfully, the WCC has to announce the cancellation of this year's OysterFest. The WCC's Board of Directors was informed, this morning by the city, that they could not afford to provide essential city services for the festival. Our sincerest "thanks" go out to all the sponsors, contributors, vendors and volunteers who gave of their time, talent and treasure. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Waveland-Community-Coalition/104533907743
We are disappointed to hear about this cancellation because it is such a wonderful and energetic festival.
Waveland, Mississippi is having it's 2nd annual Oyster Fest on April 2, 2011. The city of Waveland hosts the cutest small town festivals. They are just so much fun for the whole family! If you haven't already guest it, Oysters are the main event of this festival. You can get them anyway you want them; char-grilled, boiled, on the half shell & fried are some of the options. There is going to be many of our favorite local restaurants showcasing their special oyster dishes. You are going to want to try them all! Boutique vendor booth will line Coleman Avenue selling their unique goodies. This year there is going to be an oyster shucking contest. Who will have the fastest hands on the coast?! You will have to come out to see for yourself. They didn't forget the kids – who enjoy themselves just a much as any adult. There will be bounce houses, games, oyster shell painting & contests that will keep them busy for hours on end! All day long there will be bands playing on the beach. Bring a chair and set up a cozy area on the sand to enjoy the music, food, drinks & atmosphere of our sleepy little beach town! Don't forget to pack your sunscreen. See y'all there!!!
Waveland Mississippi Oyster Fest is set for April 2nd, 2011. The festival goes on from 11Am til 8PM. Last year's festival was great and wella ttended. This year should provide an even better turnout. Eating oyster poboys on the pier is must do in Waveland. Vendors and sponsors can apply here.
Family, Friends, and Fun are sure to be found at this year's Oyster Fest. See you there!