10th Annual Red Bank Guinness Oyster Festival

September 29, 2019
10th Annual Red Bank Guinness Oyster Festival

Red Bank RiverCenter today announced that one of the town’s premier fall events, Red Bank Guinness Oyster Festival, will celebrate its 10th anniversary from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 29. The popular festival, sponsored by Guinness and The Asbury Park Press, will kick-off at noon in Red Bank’s White Street parking lot and promises to offer a diverse selection of savory bites, tasty beverages, quality live music, and fun for all ages.

Already highly attended for its music line-up and eclectic food and drink, including fan favorites like fresh oysters and the Emerald Isle’s most treasured stout, the 2019 Red Bank Guinness Oyster Festival also includes family-friendly activities. Curated for children of all ages, the afternoon event will include a petting zoo, and a bevy of children’s rides and games.

Two stages on the festival grounds will include an impressive showcase of local and regional bands including: The Weeklings, Brian Kirk & the Jirks, Tim McLoone & the Shirleys, Almost U2, Alan Chez & Brothers of Funk Big Band, Fish Eyed Blues Band, and Atlantic Watch Pipes & Drums.

“It’s one of the hallmark festivals of Red Bank’s calendar year and the perfect way to celebrate the start of the fall season in Red Bank,” commented James Scavone, executive director of Red Bank RiverCenter. “Seafood lovers claim that September marks the best time of year to enjoy oysters. This festival provides families, residents, and visitors with the opportunity to sample oysters and other local seafood at their peak while also experiencing the best of Red Bank’s offerings – all for a good cause.”

Proceeds from the $5 entrance fee to the Red Bank Guinness Oyster Festival will be split between three Red Bank-based benefactors: Monmouth Day Care Center, T. Thomas Fortune House, and Red Bank RiverCenter. Red Bank RiverCenter, in conjunction with RUE Events, manages this award-winning festival.

Red Bank Guinness Oyster Festival will begin at noon on Sunday, Sept. 29 and continue until 6 p.m. Admission is $5 per person; children under the age of 10 will be admitted for free.  Parking is free throughout Red Bank on the day of the festival. A rain date of Oct. 7, 2018.

Event Sponsors are: Asbury Park Press, Guinness, Harp, Smithwicks, Guinness Blonde, Ritchie & Page, Kettle One Vodka, News 12 NJ, WRAT, Thunder, The Boss, 98.5, 1410, WJLK The Point, Foodtown, NY Waterway, Russell Reid, Speakeasy, Spitball, Tommy G Show, Starland Ballroom, Circus Wines, Opici, Black Box Sangria, Ruffino, Constellation, Nobelo, Ame Du Vin, El Coto, Opici Sangria, World Subaru, Molly Pitcher, Oyster Point, ChillRX, CubeSmart, Bath Fitter, The Melting Pot of Red Bank, and Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center.

For more information about Red Bank Guinness Oyster Festival please visit the event page on Red Bank RiverCenter’s website. To learn about the Red Bank RiverCenter please visit: www.RedBank.org.

About Red Bank

Red Bank is an all-season destination to residents and visitors who look to retreat to the New Jersey coastline for relaxation without compromising their craving for culture. The town’s rich historical roots, combined with world-class shopping, outdoor fairs, and festivals, are just some of the reasons families and friends journey to the riverside town. Traditional and contemporary art galleries, award-winning theaters and performing arts venues, gourmet and casual dining, luxury boutique hotels and pristine landscapes exemplify why residents and visitors, near and far, choose Red Bank.

About Red Bank RiverCenter

The Red Bank RiverCenter is a 501c3 not-for-profit alliance of local businesses, property owners, residents, and other stakeholders working to enhance and promote Red Bank’s downtown district as a mid-Atlantic destination for dining, shopping, and culture.  RiverCenter helms the town’s Special Improvement District to promote Red Bank businesses through special promotions. Since 1991, RiverCenter has supported the business community by recruiting new businesses to fill commercial vacancies and helping them navigate the various start-up procedures in town. For more information, please visit: http://www.redbank.org/rivercenter/, email info@redbankrivercenter.org, or call 732-842-4244.