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October 30, 1997|By Jarrett Graver

All about oysters

Wash down your Halloween candy with some tasty oysters at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum's 10th Annual Oysterfest this Saturday in St. Michaels on the Eastern Shore. From commercial to culinary, every aspect of the oyster will be covered during the festival. Experienced Chessie watermen will demonstrate traditional shucking techniques at Waterman's Wharf. Visitors can explore the decks of two of the largest ships in the historic watercraft collection, while the athletes in the crowd compete in the oyster shell skipping contest outside the Small Boat Shed. Live entertainment and food (oyster-based and otherwise) will be offered throughout the day.

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum's 10th Annual Oysterfest will be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Maritime Museum in St. Michaels. To reach the museum, take Route 50 over the Bay Bridge toward Ocean City. Route 33 will take you into St. Michaels, and the Museum is at the bottom of Mill Street. Tickets are $7.50 for adults; $6.50 for seniors; $3 for kids ages 6-17 and kids under 6 free. Call 410-745-2916.

'Fright Fest'

Ghosts, goblins and assorted spooks will be in residence at Six Flags Great Adventure Theme Park's annual "Fright Fest," closing its monthlong run this weekend. The park, in Jackson, N.J., will offer Halloween thrills along with the usual rides and attractions like the Viper and Skull Mountain. New shows include "Arena of Doom," a Halloween spectacle and circus of daredevil motorcycle stunts; "Theater of Illusion," wherein a master illusionist performs a variety of feats and "Fright Works Fireworks," a combination fireworks display and eerie Halloween concert. Hot apple cider, caramel and candy apples, hot sausages and sauerkraut are among the items on the menu. Scary music and thousands of decorations add to the Halloween atmosphere.

"Fright Fest" runs 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. tomorrow and 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday. The park is off Route 195 in Jackson, N.J., about an hour from Philadelphia. Take Exit 7A off of the New Jersey Turnpike and follow the signs. Admission is $35 for adults; $25 for children under 54 inches tall; $18 for senior citizens and free for children under 3. Call 732-928-2000.

Pub Date: 10/30/97

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