Washington Platform 32nd Annual Oyster Festival in Cincinnati, Ohio - Cincinnati Festivals & Events
Washington Platform 32nd Annual Oyster Festival
A 40+ item, fresh oyster menu features Oyster Peckers, "Big Easy" Oysters, Oysters Giovanese, and Firecracker Oysters as well as the Platform’s famous fresh-shucked Oysters on the Half Shell.
A new favorite: Oysters Roulette. Tables are encouraged to share a plate of fresh-shucked house oysters. But beware: One of those oysters is loaded! With a healthy dose of Dave's Insanity Hot Sauce!
Each year Washington Platform does a mammoth Oyster Roast! Think: pit-roasted oysters, BBQ'd oysters, special drink pricing, and live music by Cincinnati's own Buffalo Ridge Dixieland Jazz Band starting at 4pm.
Giving back has always been a part of the Oyster Festival! Guests are invited to make a nominal cash donations in exchange for participation in some “un-shellfish” fun, including the Platform’s “Pearl Count” contest and the popular “Pearls Of Wisdom,” to win gift certificates, T-shirts, and other prizes (including a Reds Weekend Getaway!). All special event/contest proceeds benefit the Soup Kitchen run by St. Framcis Xavier Church, in Over-the-Rhine.
Lucky patrons should check their oyster shells for a “Big Red 32” as part of their lunch, appetizer, or dinner order during the Oyster Festival. They're scattered here and there, and each one is worth a Washington Platform gift certificate valued at $32.