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3rd Annual Austin Oyster Festival

Carson Creek Ranch

9507 Sherman Road, Austin, TX 78742, USA

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Event Description


Oysters served raw, grilled, roasted and fried...alongside delicious seafood accompaniments, Bloody Marys, beer, wine and spirits...with a side of Cajun, Bluegrass, and "Newgrass" music

Benefitting Capital Area Food Bank

Buy a ticket, feed a hungry child.

FOOD + DRINK   Exec. Chef Chris Bauer of Eddie V's presents a variety of Gulf and East Coast oysters prepared in nearly every way imaginable - on the half shell, grilled, roasted, fried, in gumbo and more!  Creole BBQ shrimp, shrimp po'boys, gruyere fritters and pommes frites compliment the beautiful bivalves.  A Bloody Mary Bar, mineral water by Topo Chico, specialty cocktails, premium wines, local water by Texas Music Water, and a selection of beers round out the extensive beverage menu  VIEW MENU

MUSIC   Listen to the live sounds of Americana, Bluegrass and Cajun all day long from local bands Prime Time Ramblers, Gumbo Ce Soir and Bottom Dollar String Band.

PRIZES   Chances throughout the day to win enviable prizes like a free unlimited month of classes at The Bar Method, a five-session acupuncture package by PK Acupuncture & Wellness, exclusive skincare products from Olive+M, a Johnson's Backyard Garden CSA box, and a host of gift certificates from local restaurants and vendors. Participate in the silent auction and possibly walk away with the festival's most valuable prize, a custom wrapped Reckless Kelly guitar, autographed CD by the band and two VIP passes to the Reckless Kelly celebrity softball jam.

GAMES   Get your game face on...horseshoes, washer pitching and the festival's first "redneck" golf tournament await.  Silent auction, games and a portion of bar proceeds to benefit HOPE Farmers Market.

$45 General Admission ($50 after Feb. 14)  includes entrance fee, live entertainment and 5 festival vouchers. Additional vouchers may be purchased inside the festival.

$70 VIP Admission ($75 after Feb. 14) includes the same with additional access to a private oyster tasting with drink pairing by Chef Shane Stark of Mongers Market + Kitchen,  perk-filled VIP lounge, preferred parking, and automatic entry into the prize raffle.

No charge for children under 12 years of age. You may share your food vouchers with them and buy more once inside ($5 each).


Due to the nature of this event and the pre-ordering of fresh seafood, tickets are non-refundable but transferrable.

The 3rd Annual Austin Oyster Festival is a proud participant in Texas A&M Corpus Christi's "Sink Your Shucks" Oyster Recycling Program.


Heading SE on 71 / Bastrop Highway (coming from Austin or San Antonio):

Once you pass Highway 183, please make a safe and legal U-turn at the Spirit of Texas Drive intersection.  After you pass Mr. Gatti's on your right, take a right on Dalton Lane.  Proceed down Dalton Lane for approx. 1 mile until you see Giraffe Pen Rd. on your right, immediately following Jimmy Evans Company. Take a right on Giraffe Pen Rd. and proceed until you arrive at Carson Creek Ranch's parking.

Heading NW on 71 / Bastrop Highway (arriving into Austin):

Before Highway 183, take a right after Mr. Gatti's and then a right on Dalton Lane.  Proceed down Dalton Lane for approx. 1 mile until you see Giraffe Pen Rd. on your right, immediately following Jimmy Evans Company.  Take a right and proceed down Giraffe Pen Rd. until you arrive at Carson Creek Ranch's parking.


Please follow the driving directions above to arrive at the appropriate parking area on Giraffe Pen Rd. Please do not park in any other area or on adjacent roads as this is all private property, and you will be towed.  Event staff will be on hand to assist.

Saturday, February 28th, 201512:00 pm –  6:00 pm