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Arcata Bay Oyster Festival 2022 

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Joe Tan was kept busy shucking oysters for long lines of customers at his Nori Sushi stand.
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Tropiqueño Latin Dance Band started the day's live music and indeed, the band got attendees up and dancing in the warm sunshine.
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The three women lead singers for Tropiqueño Latin Dance Band got a warm reception from their fans.
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Live music by Tropiqueño Latin Dance Band, The Undercovers and Object Heavy brought many dancers out for fun on the grass-covered dance floor.
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Kyle Krouse was kept busy filling orders of cooked or raw oysters at the North Bay Shellfish stand.
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It wouldn't be an oyster festival without a face-painting booth like Gloria Gutierrez's Gloria G's Facepainting.
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Due to the warm sunshine, many attendees headed for whatever shade was available to enjoy their drinks and oysters.
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The Undercovers were back on stage in front of a live audience after several months of not performing.
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Paula Jones took a short break on the dance floor in between customers for her hair-braiding business.
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The Undercovers stilll had rhyme and rhythm on stage live in front of an audience after several months of not performing.
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Chasing soap bubbles proved to be a popular activity in the Kids' Zone play area.
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It took a lot of teamwork behind the scenes at the oyster vendors to shuck and cook the tasty saltwater bivalve mollusks farmed in Humboldt Bay. The "Beasts" team fundraising for local athletes (aka Sammy's Barbecue) was no exception.
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Lots of sunscreen and a few umbrellas helped attendees enjoy the live music on a hot, sunny day.
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Hemp highballs were on the menu at Humboldt Distillery.
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Kris Walborn, of Fortuna, kept the oyster theme going in his display of gems and fossils at his Suns Talks vendor table.
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Long lines of customers waited for cooked Pacific oysters and raw Kumamoto oysters at the North Bay Shellfish stand.
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The prompt of "If you were an oyster" brought out the creativity of Lindsey Barron, of Santa Cruz, and her young artist daughter (left) in the Kid's Zone play area.
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The oyster-calling contest tradition was back with long-time local TV news reporter David Silverbrand (in hat and sequined jacket) as emcee.
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The new off-plaza venue for the oyster festival attracted large numbers of attendees, many of whom ended up in long lines snaking around the grounds and even into the welcome shade of this large vendor tent.
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Dancing in the grass at the new Creamery District festival location.
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Shoshanna (right), one of the Arcata Main Street organizers of the oyster festival, could be found everywhere, including handing out cups as ticketed attendees entered the venue.
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Vendor Morgan Corviday kept the tie-dye clothing tradition alive at the event.
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Kyle Krouse was kept busy filling orders of cooked or raw oysters at the North Bay Shellfish stand.

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