Oysterfest This Weekend In Roscoe Village

By Mike Fourcher | Friday, September 16, 2011

Folks lined up to fill up on Chesapeake Bay oysters at the 2010 fest. Credit: Samantha Abernethy

The “2011 Guinness Oysterfest” kicks off this evening at 6:00 p.m. at Roscoe and Damen Avenues. Hosted by the Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce and operated by Chicago Special Events Management, the festival manages to avoid much much of the cookie cutter-ness of many other street festivals with its unusual food offerings.

The festival runs from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. tonight and from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Saturday. There’s a $7 suggested entry charge.

Check here for a band listing.

Last year’s festival contented with spotty rain and the Wrigley craziness of the Dave Matthew’s Band concert. Remember that?

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