Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Monday, April 18, 2016

O is for the Oyster Fest in New Orleans and Oktoberfest in Roberts Cove -- #atozchallenge

Continuing on with the A to Z Blogging Challenge, today's letter is O.

O is for the New Orleans Oyster Festival. "Shuckin' and jivin'" take place June 4-5. In addition to a shucking contest, there is also an oyster eating contest and oyster cooking demonstrations. See more about this festival here.


Fried oysters, oysters on the half shell . . . I may have eaten fried oysters in college, but otherwise, I do not eat them. Nor do I care to. Some people love them, but they look slimy to me. My Grandma Lowdermilk used to make oyster dressing. I wouldn't eat it.

O is also for Oktoberfest. The sleepy hamlet of Robert's Cove has been hosting an Oktoberfest since 1995. Okay, technically it is called Germanfest. Close enough? Do you allow me creative license? How about this -- it takes place on the first full weekend in October!

Festival attractions include German folklore, dancing, singing, and curiously, "old time swine processing." And of course, beer and a brewing competition.

Do you like oysters, and if so, how do you eat them? What are your thoughts on beer and home brewing?


coach-daddy said...

I like oysters, of any persuasion. That wasn't always the case. I'd love to make it to a festival like this this spring! Glad to have found you through the A to Z Challenge.

~Eli@CoachDaddy (#1030)

Angie Kay Dilmore said...

Thanks, Eli! When you're a sports coach, probably hard to get away on the weekends!

Nilanjana Bose said...

I have never tried oysters (at least not knowingly) but I am a fan of all other kinds of seafood, clams and mussels and so on, absolutely would love to be at a festival like that and try fried oysters. And Octoberfest is perfectly okay with me, it's the spirit that counts!

Best wishes.
Ninja Minion

Angie Kay Dilmore said...

Thank you, Nila! I checked out your blog, too. Very cool! Where do you live?