History on the Half Shell (formerly Oyster Festival) is a food and arts experience for all ages! Oysters are in the spotlight, served stewed, nude, and fried, but many other delicious offerings are in the wings! Steamed shrimp, crab cakes, pulled pork, mac and cheese, hot dogs, chicken corn soup, and a huge bake sale by the Friends of the History Center are also offered. Beer, wine, cold and hot cider and soft drinks are also available. Besides delicious food, the rustic Agricultural & Industrial Museum is open for touring, with artisan craft people stationed throughout as an additional attraction. Live music in the courtyard, and this years special feature is the Global Cardboard Challenge, featuring a unique sculpture of our beautiful city.