The Arcata Bay Oyster Festival

The Arcata Bay Oyster Festival is the the largest one-day event in Humboldt County. Every year over 12,000 voracious festival-goers gather on the Arcata Plaza to celebrate our local aquaculture, and savor the delicacies that have earned us the reputation as the Oyster Capital of California. Food lovers’ taste buds will be lured by the […]

ABOUT THE ARCATA BAY OYSTER FESTIVAL

Humans have cultivated oysters for thousands of years. A shell mound on Indian Island dates back more than 7,000 years! Legends of their delectable taste, magical powers, and wondrous pearls have come to us through the ages. On California’s most northwest corner in the scenic and wild redwood coast, we are blessed with an abundance […]