Sign up for Arcata's Oyster Fest!

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Oyster Fest is looking for sponsors, volunteers, vendors and non-profits!

The 26th Annual Arcata Bay Oyster Festival is Saturday, June 18, 2016 on the Arcata Plaza, from 10am – 5:30pm. Plans are well under way to celebrate all the things we love and expect from Arcata Main Street’s Oyster Fest: delicious oysters and food galore, fine wine, craft beer, music and dancing, oyster calling and shucking, cool crafts and so much more. We have a new, expanded layout, a fresh look and several improvements in place. How would YOU like to be involved this year? There is still time and space, please consider the following possibilities:


The goal of Arcata Main Street’s Arcata Bay Oyster Festival is to spotlight local businesses, aquaculture, craft breweries, wineries, food and music. Partnerships with area businesses and community members are paramount to ensure the success of our annual Oyster Festival.

Oyster Fest guests are a diverse crowd (over 13,000 of them!), giving you the opportunity to reach your marketing and community outreach goals while  supporting an extraordinary Humboldt County tradition. Sponsors in turn enjoy several benefits, like VIP privileges, on-site signage, broad media coverage, and much more, depending on your level of support.

Proceeds from the 26th annual Oyster Festival fund Arcata Main Street and projects that enhance our downtown and the community.  Arcata Main Street is a 501c3 non-profit organization.


Oyster Fest would not be possible without all the support from our volunteers.  Hundreds of people come together every year to enjoy a day with their friends while being a part of a community-minded diverse group of fun folks.  We need help on Oyster Fest day, but also in the weeks prior to the event. Volunteers will be rewarded with a variety of festival perks and good a feeling!


Do you have something of interest that could capture the attention of thousands of people as they stroll by? We are still accepting applications until the end of the month for food, artisan, and Kid’s Area vendors. Get more info and download the application here.


We have created a new area near the main entrance for our non-profit friends to set up a booth or table and take an active role in the fun. Bring a game, activity, or product, make a little money and get the word out about your organization. We are open to ideas.

Please email or call us for more information.