Oyster Festival draws huge turnout fo...

Oyster Festival draws huge turnout for Heritage Trust

There are 6 comments on the The York Daily Record story from Oct 17, 2010, titled Oyster Festival draws huge turnout for Heritage Trust. In it, The York Daily Record reports that:

Holding a rifle with his left hand and resting it on his left foot, Shane McEachern, 42, of Philadelphia, might have been waiting for his turn to engage the enemy in the Colonial army.

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LaCluelesstia

Harrisburg, PA

#1 Oct 18, 2010
Love to eat oysters, especially the pearl.
Grunt

Stewartstown, PA

#2 Oct 18, 2010
For years, ever since it's beginning, the Oyster Festival was held on Pershing Avenue, the adjacent Colonial Court House grounds, and Golden Plough Tavern grounds. It was beautiful in that setting. Why the change in venue? Anybody know? Was it a change for the better?
Philliesfan

United States

#3 Oct 18, 2010
I think it was a weather related move. Last year, as I recall, we had a storm come through the day of the festival so it was moved. Too bad. Yesterday was delightful!
Mary

AOL

#4 Oct 18, 2010
From YorkHeritage.org : "Due to a large storm, the 2009 Oyster Festival moved from the traditional site at the Colonial Complex to the Agricultural & Industrial Museum. Since the new venue was a huge hit, the 2010 Oyster Festival will return to the Agricultural & Industrial Museum. Festival attendees will still be able to feed those colonial appetites while enjoying a day of family fun. This year’s programming will expand beyond the Colonial era and will include living history and artisan demonstrations, live music by Megan and the Wheelmen, and hands-on activities interpreting York’s long and rich heritage."

Plus, moving the event to the museum courtyard and indoors also allowed for earlier setup and eliminated the need for street closings (which tend to frustrate some folks), plus the museum was open for tours. It was a very nice day.
Grunt

Stewartstown, PA

#5 Oct 18, 2010
Mary wrote:
From YorkHeritage.org : "Due to a large storm, the 2009 Oyster Festival moved from the traditional site at the Colonial Complex to the Agricultural & Industrial Museum. Since the new venue was a huge hit, the 2010 Oyster Festival will return to the Agricultural & Industrial Museum. Festival attendees will still be able to feed those colonial appetites while enjoying a day of family fun. This year’s programming will expand beyond the Colonial era and will include living history and artisan demonstrations, live music by Megan and the Wheelmen, and hands-on activities interpreting York’s long and rich heritage."
Plus, moving the event to the museum courtyard and indoors also allowed for earlier setup and eliminated the need for street closings (which tend to frustrate some folks), plus the museum was open for tours. It was a very nice day.
Thanks for detailed answer, Mary. That explains it!
Red Molly

York, PA

#6 Oct 18, 2010
It's unfortunate that such an institution got very little play after the event. Just a blurb from one reporter is hardly enough when 3,000 raw oysters were gone in approximately 5 hours. I wish I could be more specific on the times, but I only glanced at them while checking my email...when my 13 yr old was 3 yrs old, he loved to go to the Oysterfest, even when it was at the Historical Society building proper due to rain. The "Old-tymers" - who were the bastion of York churchgoers - everyone walked up to the Historical Society after church. The "German-festers" who loved the beer truck. The young families and children or mommie's to be who came for the food. And, especially the desserts -- the ladies were very competitive with their prized recipes for the bake sale. To my old friends at the Historical Society from many years ago, Good on ya!

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