Blue Island Oyster Company hosted its first-ever oyster festival Saturday at the edge of the Great South Bay in West Sayville.

Proceeds from the sold-out event supported two advocacy groups working together to protect the Great South Bay: Operation Blue Earth  and Save the Great South Bay.

Blue Point Brewing Company donated beer, with tastings from Off The Block Kitchen & Meats, Kingston’s Clam Bar, Claws Seafood Market Crab Shack & Clam Bar, South Shore Dive & Blue Island Oyster Company.

Popular local bands Soundswell and Jellyband performed as well.

The Naked Cowboy also showed up as a tribute to Blue Island’s Naked Cowboy Oysters.

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