Maine Oyster Festival begins in Freeport this weekend

FREEPORT (WGME) -- The Maine Oyster Festival is happening in Freeport this weekend. Organizers say there are now more than 150 oyster farms dotting Maine's 3,500-mile-long coastline. This event celebrates oysters and the people who farm them.

Throughout the weekend, there will be live music, oyster farm tours, an oyster of the year ceremony, a professional shucking contest and of course, lots of tastings.

There is no admission fee and parking in the area is free.