Last Friday night, Matt, his parents and I piled up in a Jeep and headed to Cape Cod for Wellfleet Oysterfest 2016. Luckily, Matt’s aunt and uncle have a beautifully spacious home in Bourne, Massachusetts, so they were our charming hosts (and tour guides) all weekend. In addition to the actual festival, we explored Plymouth, MA, feasted on burgers while watching a Patriots game at Kkatie’s and even made a final stop at Kimball’s before heading home – I had such a wonderful time!
The actual festival was in Wellfleet, an area of Cape Cod with enchanting cottages and views of the water. Despite the temporary ban on raw shellfish, the festival was packed with people dressed in Vineyard Vine fleeces and L.L. Bean sweaters. The ban actually worked to our advantage since we were able to navigate through the crowds easier. Once we were in, we were immediately surrounded by booths selling everything from homemade fudge to nautical-inspired art. By the time we made it to the food and live music area, we were ready for a drink and seafood. I ended up enjoying the locally brewed stout beer that had been brewed with oysters while there were plenty of other familiar spirits as well.
Of course, I had to sample a lobster roll, but the fried clams were delicious, too! Honestly, it was everything I could have hoped for on my first trip to Oysterfest. If you live near Cape Cod (or don’t, but love a good road trip) you have to try to add this to your bucket list 😉