2nd Annual Guinness Oyster Festival – 9/5

Cincinnati’s second annual Guinness Oyster Festival will take place on Saturday, September 5 on Fountain Square. The festival will kick off at noon and run through the evening with live music, Celtic merchandise, oysters and more.

Organizers say that the all day event will “celebrate Irish heritage with an aphrodisiac cuisine.” Downtown seafood restaurant McCormick & Schmick’s will offer a variety of raw and cooked oyster dishes and will also host a Shucking/Eating Contest. Baru’s will also have a “Bloody Mary bar” for those looking to quench their thirst throughout the day.

Entertainment Line Up:
12 pm | Mia Carruthers & the Retros from MTV’s Taking the Stage
1:30 pm | Philosopher’s Stone
3:30pm | Buckra
5pm | The Kreellers
7pm | Cover Model
9pm | Jerry King & the Rivertown Ramblers

Oyster photo by Gary Sharp on Flickr

By Randy A. Simes

Randy is an award-winning urban planner who founded UrbanCincy in May 2007. He grew up on Cincinnati’s west side in Covedale, and graduated from the University of Cincinnati’s nationally acclaimed School of Planning in June 2009. In addition to maintaining ownership and serving as the managing editor for UrbanCincy, Randy has worked professionally as a planning consultant throughout the United States, Korea and the Middle East. After brief stints in Atlanta and Chicago, he currently lives in the Daechi neighborhood of Seoul’s Gangnam district.