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Oyster Fest isn’t just about oysters

It’s time for 41st Annual Oyster Fest this Sunday, October 18 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at York County Heritage Trust’s Agricultural and Industrial Museum, 217 West Princess Street in York. Once again fried oysters, raw oysters and oyster … Continue reading

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York County folks still love their oysters

At least 1,800 of people made that bivalve love affair plain Sunday at York County Heritage Trust’s annual Oyster Fest. And it has been a long relationship; our proximity to the Chesapeake Bay allowed the earliest county settlers to enjoy … Continue reading

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Sunday’s York County Heritage Trust Oyster Fest Moved Indoors

Lewis Miller Drawing of Jacob Busser Singing about Wine You can enjoy a variety of good food and drink in comfort on October 18, no matter what the weather. Because of a dismal weather forecast, the 2009 Oyster Fest will … Continue reading

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York County’s Love Affair with Oysters

Lewis Miller drawing of Polly Waltemyer Opening Oysters Ah–fall, when York County thoughts turn to–Oysters. On Sunday, October 18, York County Heritage Trust will hold the 35th annual Oyster Fest at the Colonial Complex, W. Market St. and Pershing Ave. … Continue reading

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Love of Oysters and Ice Cream Nothing New in York

John Hetrick’s Strawberry Surprise Ice cream and oysters have each enjoyed a long popularity in York County eateries. A recent post quoted an 1845 ad announcing the grand opening of Gray’s ice cream parlor, and ads for oysters abound. Click … Continue reading

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York County Rye & Barley = Good Beer

A few days ago I wrote about York County’s continuing love affair with the oyster. Many people will tell you that with good oysters you need good beer. Breweries abounded over the years in York, as evidenced by the following … Continue reading

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York County Merchant Offers Oysters by the Quart, Peck, or Barrel

We know York Countians have had a long love affair with the oyster. Start digging near the site of any old tavern, such as the Golden Plough, and you are likely to turn up remnants of long-ago oyster shells. Crushed … Continue reading

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