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Fill Up on Bivalves at OystoberFest

I don’t know who the organizers bribed but the weather forecast for OystoberFest is looking phenomenal. Get out there and festival it up.




The weather is looking perfect for an outdoor festival and OystoberFest is happening on Saturday, so it’s a match made in heaven. Head over to St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church (3602 Hawthorne Avenue) to get on those oysters.

Central Virginia’s biggest Oyster Festival – Grilled, Po’ Boy and of course RAW Oysters are the main event. Beer, brats, wine and live music all day starting at noon and carrying on until 6 PM. There’s a KidsZone and some kid-friendly food options for the little ones to enjoy while the adults slurp adult beverages and oysters.  The festival is free to attend ($2 suggested donation).

Chuck is shucking. – Photo provided by OystoberFest

It’s also a great time to break out the bicycles. This year safe and secure BIKE VALET returns as a part of their Virginia Green commitment. The bike corral will be fenced and monitored so you don’t have to worry about your Trek taking an unplanned trek.  Not only all that but each bike earns you $2 worth of free tickets. Don’t try and carry 10 bikes to get extra tickets, it’ll end badly and you’ll still only get $2 of free tickets for the bike you’re riding.

Ride your bike and get two bucks.

All the details including beverage and food lineup and can be found at

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Richard Hayes is the co-founder of RVAHub. When he isn't rounding up neighborhood news, he's likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest board game.