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  • Writer's pictureDylan Kelly

2 Food Festivals to Explore: Boston Pizza Festival and Oysterfest

Savor the Flavors at the Boston Pizza Festival

Boston's pizza scene has been a topic of passionate debate for decades. With so many incredible pizzerias, it's nearly impossible to crown a single winner. Fortunately, you don't have to choose just one. The Boston Pizza Festival is here to satisfy your pizza cravings in one delicious weekend event.

Set in the heart of the city at Boston’s City Hall Plaza, this two-day festival is the ultimate gathering for pizza lovers. From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, and Sunday, June 23, you'll have the opportunity to sample a variety of pizza slices from 26 different vendors. Whether you prefer classic Margherita, innovative toppings, or a perfect gluten-free crust, there’s something for everyone.

Highlights of the Boston Pizza Festival:

  • Pizza Vendors: Dozens of local and regional pizzerias showcasing their best slices.

  • Make-Your-Own Pizza Station: Get hands-on and craft your own pizza masterpiece.

  • Demo Kitchen: Learn the secrets behind perfect pizza making from expert chefs.

  • Pizza-Making Demonstrations: Watch live as pizzaiolos create mouthwatering pies.

Entrance to the festival is free, but you pay per slice. To avoid lines and ensure you get a taste of everything, you can purchase your slices in advance on the festival's website.

Event Details:

  • Date: Saturday, June 22, and Sunday, June 23

  • Time: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Location: 1 City Hall Square, Boston

  • Cost: Free entry, pay per slice

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Dive into Oyster Delights at Oysterfest

For those who prefer the briny taste of fresh oysters, Boston Public Market’s Oysterfest is the place to be. Celebrate New England’s finest oysters at this event, held on Sunday, June 23, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Three renowned restaurants at Boston Public Market — Bluefin, Red’s Best, and The Pine Bar — come together to offer a unique oyster experience. Each restaurant will present a different varietal of New England oysters, allowing you to savor the distinct flavors of the region.

Highlights of Oysterfest:

  • Plate of Oysters: Enjoy a curated selection of oysters on the BPM patio.

  • Drinks from The Pine Bar: Complement your oysters with refreshing beverages.

  • Live Music: Groove to live tunes while you indulge in the seafood feast.

  • Oysterfest Hats: Take home a stylish memento (while supplies last).

Attending the fest is free, but for a guaranteed plate of oysters, it’s wise to pre-order on the event’s website. This ensures you won't miss out on the star of the show.

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This weekend, treat yourself to some of the best food Boston has to offer. Whether you're indulging in a slice at the Boston Pizza Festival or savoring fresh oysters at Oysterfest, your taste buds are in for a memorable experience. Mark your calendars and prepare to feast on the flavors of Boston!


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