SPAT Silent Auction Supports Shellfishing Industry

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While the 21st OysterFest is not happening this year, Shellfish Tasting And Promotion (SPAT), the organization sponsoring the popular fundraiser, is hosting an auction to keep the festival spirit alive.

All proceeds directly impact Wellfleet’s shellfish farmers and wild harvesters by preserving, protecting and promoting the shellfishing industry.

The auction closes at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13.

To bid on items, go to

Wellfleet Shellfish Promotion and Tasting, S.P.A.T., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was chartered in 2002, the year after the first Wellfleet OysterFest®. The OysterFest began as an impromptu event to celebrate the Wellfleet Oyster and the town’s shellfishing legacy and grew to become the premiere fall festival in the region. The event attracts an average of 23,000 visitors to the Cape during the shoulder season. The 2020 and 2021 OysterFests were cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns.