The Central Coast Oyster & Music Festival

313858_517484624968432_2081706323_n The “one of a kind” Sixth Annual Central Coast Oyster & Music Festival has been voted by Fox News as #4 of the Top Ten Oyster Festivals in the nation and is the largest Oyster Festival on the West Coast. You will not want to miss out! This spectacular tradition was a HUGE success with close to 4,000 shuckers and jivers – the largest and most unique first year event on the Central Coast! This year will be a full day Music Festival along with amazing art installations held in the beautiful city of Avila Beach, California on Saturday July 8th, 2017 from 12-8 PM.

Local foodies and newcomers alike will truly experience the perks of the Central Coast. Oysters will, of course, be the main cuisine of the event, but alternative choices will also be provided.

In addition to the delectable flavors of fresh oysters, the festival will include special features such as whimsical structures from SpinCycle, a locally based event art installation company who first started at Burning Man creating beautiful designs and unique environments within the festival. SpinCycle will work alongside Bamboo DNA, based out of Santa Barbara.  A perfect fit for the vision of this one of a kind Central Coast Festival.

As well as featuring 30+ local food & retail vendors, there will be local beer, wine, cocktails, ALL DAY LIVE MUSIC Lineup, Aphrodisiac Lounge, “The Big O” of Central Coast Chef Award along with the “Best of Shuck” Shucking Contest. This full day of top-notch food, spirits, music, and fun is only $25 (Advance Tickets – Food & Drink Purchased Separately). Tasting Tickets will be available to sample one of each of the Restaurants Special Recipe Oysters and wine pairings, so you can judge for yourself and vote on who is the best on our mobile app. Once again, we will provide FREE water to support our ZERO WASTE and GOOD FOR HEALTH event. We are very excited to make this event even better than last year, with an abundant supply of oyster vendors, on-site parking, no shuttle lines, more vendors and an amazing line up of music, along with a full Foodie Stage highlighting the local Central Coast food, a yearly treasure we are thrilled to share again with you!

2016 “Central Coast Chefs Challenge” Winners

    • Judges’ Winner – Jolly Oyster
    • People’s Choice – Jolly Oyster

2015 “Central Coast Chefs Challenge” Winners

    • Judges’ Winner – Lawson Terrell of Lawson Oyster Selects
    • People’s Choice – Sidecar

2014 “Central Coast Chefs Challenge” Winners

  • Judge’s Winner – Cuvee Champagne Bar
  • People’s Choice – Rib Line

2013 “Central Coast Chefs Challenge” Winners

  • Judges’ Winner – Thomas Hill Organics
  • People’s Choice – Inn at Morro Bay

2012 “Central Coast Chefs Challenge” Winners

  • 1st Place – Giancarlo’s Ristorante Mediterraneo
  • 2nd Place – Thai Bounty
  • 3rd Place – Full of Life Flatbread


Central Coast Oyster Festival Beneficiary Guerilla Gardening Club

Guerrilla Gardening Club

A Local Non-Profit Providing a Zero Waste Event and Educational Program for 18-108yr old At Risk Youth.

An alternative school of education for noncomformist individuals.

Teaching Sustainable NonConformity and offering an education in Biology, Ecology, Communications, Gardening, & Hustling.