Description from their site: "The Arcata Bay Oyster Festival has become a tradition for local restaurateurs, executive chefs, and caterers to show off their culinary skills by preparing oysters in every imaginable way... More than 70% of the fresh oysters consumed in California are grown in 450 acres of Arcata Bay. June is a peak month for oyster harvests in Humboldt County. These oysters are are farmed in environmentally friendly bags tethered to posts in the Arcata Bay (no harmful dredging of the bay is necessary for their harvest).
Try them roasted, barbecued, fried, on the half shell or on pizza, secret sauces and with wild abandon.
With imagination and flair, one can eat away the entire day. The coals glow hot from early morning 'til the last oyster has been shucked."
Added by reck on September 22, 2005