25th Annual Arcata Oyster Festival Showcases North Coast Cuisine And Free Organic Milk And Cookies From Organic Humboldt Creamery

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Oyster Festival
Foodies from all over Northern California will convene on June 20th to celebrate the best of North Coast cuisine as the 25th annual Arcata Oyster Festival gets underway. Exceptional oysters, artisanal foods, local craft beers, hard apple cider, kombucha and local wineries will be featured, along with free organic milk and cookies courtesy of Organic Humboldt Creamery.
Local chefs will be competing for the coveted Best Raw and Cooked Oyster and Non-Oyster awards, and local bands will entertain the over 14,000 attendees expected this year. There will also be an Oyster Calling Contest and “Shuck-n-Swallow” Contest.
Organic Humboldt Creamery, one of the premier organic dairy brands in the U.S., will be participating in this year’s Oyster Festival. With their signature blue booth located next to the Kid’s Zone area, Humboldt Creamery will be handing out free organic milk and freshly baked chocolate chunk cookies. Humboldt Creamery CEO Frank Otis and other executives will be joined by the 2015-16 Dairy Princess Sarah Richardson and the 1st alternative Colleen Sandberg handing out the goodies to kids of all ages. They will be also giving away Humboldt Creamery branded cowbells to attendees. Over 10,000 cookies are being handcrafted by the team at the Gingerbread Mansion in nearby Ferndale.
The Organic Humboldt Creamery booth will be located next to the Kids Zone adjacent to the new Fire Department. Along with the games at the Kids Zone, a Treasure Map will be given to each child to fill out by going to select booths to get their map stamped The first 50 kids to complete the map will receive prizes, including an Organic Humboldt Creamery embroidered baseball cap.
Attendees can also participate in a “milk mustache” social media contest sponsored by Humboldt Creamery. By posting their best “milk mustache” photo on social media and tagging it with the @organichumboldt twitter handle they are automatically entered to win a Organic Humboldt Creamery baseball cap.
In addition to Organic Humboldt Creamery, other local vendors participating in the Oyster Festival include:
Humbrews Café
Bear River Casino
Up & Under Pub
Jack’s Seafood
Butterfly Body Art
Royal Bavarian Brezen
Cooking for Wellness
Pizza Gago
Edward Jones
Tomo Japanese Restaurant
Emerald & Sage
Mad River Tap Room
Sushi Spot
Humboldt Outfitters
Congo Café
Folie Douce
Annie’s Cambodian
Humboldt Wine Association
Humboldt Roller Derby
Humboldt Made
Eureka High Cheer
El Pueblo Market
Arcata Chamber of Commerce
Smiling Oyster
Coast Seafoods
SCRAP Humboldt
Humboldt Hot Sauce
Blue Lake Casino
Humboldt County Grow
Sunrise Rotary
Fire Brothers BBQ
Hog Island Oyster
Humboldt Bay Oyster Co.
About Arcata Oyster Festival
Now in its twenty-fifth year, the Arcata Oyster Festival is Arcata Main Street’s only fundraiser of the year and the largest one-day event in Humboldt County.
Every year over 14,000 festival attendees gather on the Arcata Plaza to celebrate Humboldt County’s local aquaculture and savor the delicacies that have earned a reputation as the Oyster Capital of California. All of the proceeds from this festival are reinvested back into the AMS community as the Oyster Festival celebrates the North Coast culture where merchants, restaurateurs, volunteers and guests embrace locally grown and prepared foods, drinks, and art.
About Humboldt Creamery
Founded in 1929 and owned by the Foster family since 2009, Humboldt Creamery, based in Fortuna, California, produces a variety of premium dairy products using cows’ milk from neighboring farms. Humboldt Creamery’s high-quality, premium dairy products include fluid milk, ice cream, butter, cottage cheese and sour cream. For Humboldt Creamery, quality is the foundation for success. That quality begins with a distinctive sense of place that is unlike anywhere else. Organic certification ensures that every item produced by Humboldt Creamery is from cows that have grazed on organic pastures free of pesticides, have not been treated with hormones or antibiotics and are fed from non-GMO feed sources. The company’s website is www.humboldtcreamery.com.