Boston Seafood Festival Holds Chef Demos and Oyster Shucking Content

Photo: Courtesy of Boston Seafood Festival

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — If you've been waiting for a day to eat your body weight in lobster, the day has arrived! The Boston Seafood Festival is back for a ninth year on Sunday at Boston Fish Pier.

The family-friendly festival has over twenty food vendors, live music, breweries, children's activities, and cooking demonstrations from local chefs. In the spirit of seafood, the event hosts an oyster shucking contest and an all-day traditional lobster bake.

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The Battle of the Shuckers Oyster Shucking Competition began at 3 p.m. Sunday, and was open to the public to sign up and showcase their shucking skills.

Culinary experts and local Boston chefs, put on demonstrations for all-things seafood, including fish cutting demonstrations. Nationally recognized Chef Richard Garcia attended the event along with many locally celebrated chefs.

While the event is open to the public to enjoy food, music, and more, it is also an opportunity for the Boston Fisheries Foundation to help educate about the fishing industry and the Boston Fish Pier.

After opening in 1914, the pier has been a historic part of the New England fishing industry. It was ahead of it's time and was the nation's oldest continuously working fish pier, according to National Fisherman.

The Boston Fisheries Foundation hosts the event, and a portion of all proceeds from the event support the foundation.

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