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Connecticut: Milford Oyster Festival
Professional oyster shuckers from all across the U.S. and Canada descend on the Milford Oyster Festival to compete for the title of fastest oyster shucker in the world. But regular oyster aficionados also attend the festival. 2018 alone offered 40,000 oysters (and clams), with 21 different kinds of oysters from eight East Coast states, including Maine and Virginia. Plus, visitors can partake in an oyster-eating competition and interact with oyster growers to learn all about the tasty mollusks. In case you become oyster-ed out, the day-long festival also features entertainment (Eddie Money headlined in 2018), as well as a craft fair, kayak race, schooner cruise and even a classic car show.